3. Quentin Tarantino (Best Original Screenplay)
In response to XFINITY Entertainment Editor David Onda’s question about being rewarded for his highly criticized script:
Tarantino: “I have to say, all that criticism that came out, it ended up being kind of a good thing because one of the things that I wanted to do is, I wanted to actually start a conversation about slavery, about America’s role in it, and to actually take an audience member from the 21st century and stick them in the antebellum South and see whether they would have a sense of what America was like back then. And, so, even the people that have criticized the movie, and a lot of people don't like it, and I can understand that, but a lot of people do like it, and they have been kind of going back and forth. And that back and forth is really what I really wanted for the end of the day of this movie, and I hope that actually even continues for the next few years."
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