Two years ago, Quentin Tarantino sheepishly walked onto the stage of the Beverly Hilton Hotel's ballroom to collect a Hollywood Film Awards screenplay prize for his gonzo western "Django Unchained."
"It's strange to get an award while I'm still in the editing room," Tarantino said. Even so, he thought that the honor could prove helpful in winning arguments with his editor. "I'll be able to say, 'Hey, you want to take a line out of my award-winning screenplay?' "