9. ‘Django Unchained’ Overcomes Criticism
Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” was one of the most controversial films of the year, due in no small part to its violence, subject matter and liberal use of the N-word. Despite this, Tarantino won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and actor Christoph Waltz shockingly defeated favorites Robert De Niro and Alan Arkin to win Best Supporting Actor. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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