Harvey Weinstein’s Secret Plan to Win Inglourious Basterds Oscars

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Why didn't the Weinstein Company release Inglourious Basterds closer to awards season? We figured it was because it they didn't plan on it winning many awards. But Tom O'Neil posits today that Harvey's plan is to make an Oscar push around the time of its DVD release later this year — in doing so, he'll be able to mail out cheaper, un-watermarked screeners (which cost a quarter of what watermarked ones do) to more awards voters and journalists, in the hopes of landing Christoph Waltz a deserved Best Supporting Actor nod, or a Best Original Screenplay nomination for Quentin Tarantino. It worked for Crash, so we suppose anything's possible. [Gold Derby/LAT]