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China pulls ‘Django Unchained’ on day of premiere

In this Saturday, March 2, 2013 photo, actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for a photo call during a press conference to promote his new film "DJango Unchained" in Tokyo. The Hollywood film "Django Unchained" has been pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, despite weeks of promotion for director Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga. AP

The Hollywood film “Django Unchained” was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day Thursday, in a rare move despite weeks of promotion in the country for director Quentin Tarantino’s violent slave-revenge saga.

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‘Django’s’ remarkable characters hold viewers’ rapt attention

DICAPRIO. Emerging versatility and depth.

After “Lincoln” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” the latest Oscars-cited movie to hit local screens is Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” It’s interesting to note that, quite inadvertently, the timing of the film’s local release has made it a sort of “companion piece” to “Lincoln.”

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DiCaprio says on-screen violence doesn’t deter him

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for the media before a press conference for his new film "Django Unchained" in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 7, 2013. DiCaprio is in Seoul to promote the film which is to be released in South Korea on March 21. AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

Leonardo DiCaprio says filming violent scenes like in “Django Unchained” doesn’t deter him from wanting his movies to be great art.

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Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz win supporting-acting Oscars

Anne Hathaway accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Anne Hathaway has gone from propping up leaden sidekick James Franco at the Academy Awards to hefting a golden statue of her own with a supporting-actress Oscar win as a doomed mother-turned-prostitute in the musical “Les Miserables.”

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Partial list of 85th annual Academy Award winners

Actor Christoph Waltz accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for "Django Unchained" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Partial list of the 85th annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday in Los Angeles:

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Christoph Waltz wins 2nd best supporting actor award

Best Supporting Actor winner Christoph Waltz arrives for the Oscars. RUBEN NEPALES

Christoph Waltz, the Austrian-German actor who successfully broke into Hollywood in recent years, has won his 2nd best supporting actor award on Sunday’s Oscars (Monday in Manila).

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Has politics weighed on Oscars race?

Gun-control advocates find Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” politically insensitive to what’s happening in the United States, in the wake of senseless shootings and deaths. Tarantino is prepared if it won’t win any award in the Oscars but “the recognition, being invited to the party, is a lot of fun." INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Perhaps it is no surprise, given that 2012 was a US election year, but this year’s Oscars crop includes a heavy dose of politics—which has arguably influenced Hollywood’s top awards race.

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Washington wins 3 trophies at NAACP Image Awards

Kerry Washington arrives at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. AP

Kerry Washington was a triple threat at the NAACP Image Awards. The star of ABC’s “Scandal” picked up a trio of trophies at the 44th annual ceremony: outstanding actress in a drama series for “Scandal,” supporting actress in a motion picture for “Django Unchained” and the President’s Award, which is given in recognition of special achievement and exceptional public service.

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Tarantino wins best screenplay Globe for ‘Django’

US director Quentin Tarantino poses with fans as he arrives on the red carpet for the UK premiere of the film Django Unchained in central London on January 10, 2013. AFP/LEON NEAL

Quentin Tarantino won the best screenplay Golden Globe on Sunday for his blood-spattered spaghetti Western tribute “Django Unchained.”

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Samuel Jackson predicts ‘some controversy’ when Tarantino’s ‘Django’ is released

“I LEAD by example. I show up on time, I know my lines, I hit my marks.”

LOS ANGELES—Samuel Jackson predicted that “Django Unchained,” which reunites him with director Quentin Tarantino, may stir “some amount of controversy.” The fuss might come from Quentin’s take on racism and slavery in the revenge film, which is set two years before the US Civil War. In our recent interview, Samuel also talked about his current [...]

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