A representative for the Weinstein Company has just confirmed that Christoph Waltz’s role in Django Unchained will be campaigned as a Supporting role for the rest of the awards season.  Waltz, who plays Dr. King Schultz ,will now compete against co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio, who just won the National Board of Review’s award for Supporting Actor and Academy Award nominee, Samuel L. Jackson.  Waltz was named one of the runner-ups in the recent New York Film Critics Circle. just earlier this week.

Many critics (including myself) have seen the film during the past week but are currently under embargo until Wednesday, December 12.  Until then, all you’re going to have to do is speculate.

Do you feel Waltz’s chances have just improved?

Comment and discuss.