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Thursday 24 July 2014

Quentin Tarantino hails 'good week'

Quentin Tarantino's film has picked up plenty of award nominations

Quentin Tarantino has joked about enjoying a "good week" after receiving nods from the Academy Awards and the Baftas.

The controversial director's Western revenge tale Django Unchained is up for five Oscars including Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Actor in a Supporting Role for actor Christoph Waltz.

At the film's London premiere in Leicester Square, the 49-year-old said: "It's been a good week. Five Oscar nominations today, five Bafta nominations yesterday."

Quentin admitted being disappointed that he did not receive a nomination for Best Director but said he is in good company.

He said: "That would have been pretty nice. But I actually feel bad that Ben Affleck didn't get nominated. I think he really deserved it too."

He added: "I don't think I will win Best Picture. But if it did, I will take it for sure."

The director of films including Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs was joined at the premiere by stars Christoph, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L Jackson and Kerry Washington.

Oscar-winner Jamie, looking stylish in a purple suit by Ozwald Boateng, said the nominations are "fantastic". He said: "Hats off to Christoph Waltz and all our geniuses."

Kerry, who braved the cold in a white gown by Giles Deacon, said: "It's very exciting. The film is such a collaborative effort so it would be a win for everyone."

Django Unchained opens in cinemas on January 18.

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