This is to say nothing of the setting itself, which is beautifully realized by Tarantino's crew. It may not be his best film, but it's certainly his most prettily crafted, showing off terrific sets and costumes, slickly shot by Robert Richardson, and given an interesting soundtrack by music supervisor Mary Ramos.
Many have talked up Christopher Waltz has the man to beat as of now for Supporting Actor, and it would be justified. Beyond that, Inglorious Basterds may have a tough time finding Academy recognition, but if it scores anywhere, it'll likely be for Art Direction, Costume Design, or Cinematography.
**1/2 out of ****