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Beasts of the Southern Wild

July 13, 2012 | 1h 34m

Genre

Drama

Director

Benh Zeitlin

Cast

Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper, Gina Montana, Amber Henry, Jonshel Alexander, Nicholas Clark, Joseph Brown, Jovan Hathaway, Henry D Coleman, Kaliana Brower, Philip Lawrence, Hannah Holby, Jimmy Lee Moore, Kendra Harris

Producer

Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, Michael Gottwald, Philipp Engelhorn, Michael Raisler, Paul Mezey, Matthew Parker, Chris Carroll, Casey Coleman, Annie Evelyn, Nathan Harrison, John Williams

Writer

Benh Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar

Synopsis

Faced with her father's fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.

Awards

  • Ben Richardson Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic
  • Ben Richardson Winner for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
  • Benh Zeitlin Co-Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Shared with Lucy Alibar)
  • Benh Zeitlin Co-Nominee for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Adapted Screenplay (Shared with Lucy Alibar)
  • Benh Zeitlin Co-Winner for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music Score
  • Benh Zeitlin Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Directing
  • Benh Zeitlin Nominee for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for Caméra d'or
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 Deauville Festival of American Cinema for Grand Prize
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 Deauville Festival of American Cinema for THE MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER PRIZE
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 London Film Festival for The Sutherland Award for the most Original & Innovative First Feature
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for New Generation Award
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival for Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 National Board of Review Award for Best Directorial Debut
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival for Best Director Golden Space Needle Award
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best First Feature
  • Dan Janvey Co-Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Dan Janvey Co-Nominee for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
  • Dan Janvey Co-Nominee for the 2013 Producers Guild of America Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • Dan Janvey Co-Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for Sundance Institute Indian Paintbrush Producer's Award
  • Dan Romer Co-Winner for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music Score
  • Dwight Henry Winner for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Josh Penn Co-Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Josh Penn Co-Nominee for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
  • Josh Penn Co-Nominee for the 2013 Producers Guild of America Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • Josh Penn Co-Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for Sundance Institute Indian Paintbrush Producer's Award
  • Lucy Alibar Co-Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Shared with Benh Zeitlin)
  • Lucy Alibar Co-Nominee for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Adapted Screenplay (Shared with Benh Zeitlin)
  • Michael Gottwald Co-Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Michael Gottwald Co-Nominee for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
  • Michael Gottwald Co-Nominee for the 2013 Producers Guild of America Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • Nominee for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Picture
  • Quvenzhané Wallis Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Actress In a Leading Role
  • Quvenzhané Wallis Nominee for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress
  • Quvenzhané Wallis Nominee for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
  • Quvenzhané Wallis Winner for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actor/Actress (Under 21)
  • Quvenzhané Wallis Winner for the 2012 National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance - Female

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