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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

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild Nominee for the 2013 British Independent Film Awards for Best International Independent Film
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild Nominee for the 2013 Critics' Choice Award for Best Picture
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild Winner for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for Caméra d'or
  • 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 2013 Academy Award for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Shared with Lucy Alibar)
  • Benh Zeitlin Co-Nominee for the 2013 BAFTA Award for Adapted Screenplay (Shared with Lucy Alibar)
  • Benh Zeitlin Nominee for the 2013 Academy Award for Directing
  • Benh Zeitlin Nominee for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
  • 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
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival for Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
  • 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 2013 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for New Generation Award
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2013 National Board of Review Award for Best Directorial Debut
  • Benh Zeitlin Winner for the 2013 Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best First Feature
  • Benh Zeitlin, Dan Romer Co-Winner for the 2013 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music Score
  • Dan Janvey, Josh Penn Co-Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for Sundance Institute Indian Paintbrush Producer's Award
  • Dwight Henry Winner for the 2013 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Lucy Alibar Co-Nominee for the 2013 Academy Award for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Shared with Benh Zeitlin)
  • Lucy Alibar Co-Nominee for the 2013 BAFTA Award for Adapted Screenplay (Shared with Benh Zeitlin)
  • Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn Co-Nominee for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn Co-Nominee for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
  • Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn Co-Nominee for the 2013 Producers Guild of America Award for Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • Quvenzhané Wallis Nominee for the 2013 Academy Award for Actress In a Leading Role
  • Quvenzhané Wallis Nominee for the 2013 Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress
  • Quvenzhané Wallis Nominee for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
  • Quvenzhané Wallis Winner for the 2013 Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actor/Actress
  • Quvenzhané Wallis Winner for the 2013 National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance - Female

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