Quentin Tarantino Upset Django Unchained’s Leonardo DiCaprio Missed Out On Oscar Nod
His film ‘Django Unchained’ notched up an impressive five Academy Award nominations this week but director Quentin Tarantino said he’s upset star Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t receive a Bes Actor nod for his performance.
Leo has been nominated three times for an Oscar but has never won. Many predicted his role as ruthless plantation ownder Calvin Candie would earn him a fourth nomination but he missed out.
Tarantino whilst happy with the nominations in the Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, categories among others is disappointed Leo’s acting was overlooked:
“It’s pretty cool, I’m still taking it in,” he tells the Daily Express of hearing the Oscar news. “We spent a lot of money on the movie so we hoped it would do well. It was a pretty good week: five Bafta (Film Awards) nominations… four Oscar noms (sic)… it was lovely.”
“I’m sorry Leo didn’t get nominated.”
Although Tarantino was snubbed in the Best Director category, he was more surprised fellow filmmaker Ben Affleck wasn’t recognised for his thriller ‘Argo’, adding:
“I feel sorry for Ben Affleck. He really deserved it and I think everybody thought he was going to get it so I’m disappointed for him.”
Django Unchained also picked up nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz), as well as Cinematography and Sound Editing mentions.