The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum announced Friday that “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino's revisionist Western, won the museum's Wrangler award for outstanding theatrical motion picture for this year's Western Heritage Awards.
The museum announced its full slate of Wrangler awards Friday for Western-themed film, television, literature and music completed in 2012.
“Django Unchained,” which won Oscars for best original screenplay and Christoph Waltz's best supporting actor performance, follows a freed slave who travels across the U.S. with a bounty hunter on a mission to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner. The film also stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and former Oklahoma City resident Rex Linn.
“Longmire,” the A&E drama starring Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips and Robert Taylor, won for outstanding fiction drama. History Channel's “Hatfields & McCoys,” starring Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton and Tom Berenger, won outstanding television film docudrama.
“The Dust Bowl,” Ken Burns' two-part PBS film, won the outstanding documentary category.
“Shadow of the Mesa,” starring Wes Brown, Kevin Sorbo, Barry Corbin, Gail O'Grady, Greg Evigan and Meredith Baxter, won best television feature film.
Also, the museum announced music awards for The Gilette Brothers, Miss Devon and the Outlaw and Bill Barwick, as well as literary awards for “Unbroke Horses” by D.B. Jackson, “Geronimo” by Robert M. Utley, “Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct” edited by Adam Duncan Harris, “National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West” by Rich Clarkson and James C. McNutt, “The Quilt Walk” by Sandra Dallas, “Proclaiming Space” by John Dofflemyer and the Oklahoma Today magazine article “The Other Trail” by Jim Logan.
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The awards will be presented at the annual Western Heritage Awards on April 20 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. For more information, go to www.