After earning no recognition from the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday, "Django Unchained" swept into the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday, scoring five nods.
Behind Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," which received seven honors, Quentin Tarantino's film was the second-most recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. "Django" tied Ben Affleck's "Argo," with five nominations.
"Django," about a slave-turned-bounty hunter, is up for best drama, director and screenplay for Tarantino. Its stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz will also vie for the supporting actor prize, though Jamie Foxx, who plays Django, was not nominated.
The film centers around Waltz's character, Dr. King Schultz, who frees Foxx's Django, teaches him the ways of bounty hunting and helps him rescue his enslaved wife from brutal plantation owner, Calvin Candie, played by DiCaprio.