Beasts Of The Southern Wild Is Up For Four Academy Awards
Last January, filmmaker Behn Zeitlin and his grassroots crew Court 13 wowed audiences at Sundance, taking home a Special Jury Prize for their breakout film Beasts of the Southern Wild—a fantastical tale depicting the life of an independent six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), growing up in the bayous of Louisiana.
Though it seems like the same big-budget pictures always get nominated for all the awards, this morning we were ecstatic to hear that Beasts is is up for four Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actress (Quvenzhané Wallis), Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin).
While they were filming, we went behind the scenes with Zeitlin and crew and learned how they created the mythical bayou monsters, toured their production studio (set up in an old gas station), broke down the film’s score and cinematography, and found out how the film’s star, Wallis, was cast.
We’ll be pulling for Beasts at the awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24th, but until then learn more about one of this year’s best films in our YouTube playlist above. And if you haven’t seen the film, watch it now on Amazon Instant Video.