Beasts of the Southern Wild

And the Nominees are…

It’s a happy day for the Court 13 and Cinereach team, here at Beasts HQ.

This morning, the nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced and we are thrilled and honored to have been included amongst a field of such amazing films and filmmakers.

Beasts of the Southern Wild has been nominated for:

Best Picture

Best Director, Behn Zeitlin

Best Actress, Quvenzhané Wallis

Best Adapted Screenplay, Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin

This recognition would truly not have been possible without the incredible support of our Beasts family. You heeded our call, you told your friends and family about the film; you watched it in cinemas again and again; you facebooked, tweeted, tumbled and shouted about it to anyone who would listen. You showed the world how to Beast it and we can’t thank you enough for that.  Congratulations to you and to all the nominees.

The awards show will be broadcast live on Sunday, Feb 24th on ABC.

The 2013 Oscar nominees are:

Best Picture
“Django Unchained”
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman – “Les Miserables”
Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”
Denzel Washington – “Flight”

Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin – “Argo”
Robert De Niro – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams – “The Master”
Sally Field – “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”
Jackie Weaver – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Animated Feature Film
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

“Amour” – Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” – Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” – Ang Lee
“Lincoln” – Steven Spielberg
“Silver Linings Playbook” – David O. Russell

Writing – Original Screenplay
“Amour” – Michael Haneke
“Django Unchained” – Quentin Tarantino
“Flight” – John Gatins
“Moonrise Kingdom” – Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
“Zero Dark Thirty” – Mark Boal

Writing – Adapted Screenplay
“Argo” – Chris Terrio
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” – Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” – David Magee
“Lincoln” – Tony Kushner
“Silver Linings Playbook” – David O. Russell

Music – Original Song
“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice,” music and lyrics by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted,” music by Walter Murphy, lyrics by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi,” music by Mychael Danna, lyrics by Bombay Jayashri
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall,” music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
“Suddenly” from “Les Miserables,” music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Foreign Language Film
“Amour” (Austria)
“Kon-Tiki” (Norway)
“No” (Chile)
“A Royal Affair” (Denmark)
“War Witch” (Canada)

“Anna Karenina”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”

Costume Design
“Anna Karenina”
“Les Miserables”
“Mirror Mirror”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Documentary – Feature
“5 Broken Cameras”
“The Gatekeepers”
“How to Survive a Plague”
“The Invisible War”
“Searching for Sugar Man”

Documentary – Short
“Kings Point”
“Mondays at Racine”
“Open Heart”

Film Editing
“Life of Pi”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Makeup And Hairstyling
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Les Miserables”

Music – Original Score
“Anna Karenina”
“Life of Pi”

Production Design
“Anna Karenina”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”

Short Film – Animated
“Adam and Dog”
“Fresh Guacamole”
“Head over Heels”
“Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare'”

Short Film – Live Action
“Buzkashi Boys”
“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”

Sound Editing
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Sound Mixing
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”

Visual Effects
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Life of Pi”
“Marvel’s The Avengers”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”

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  1. lydia audibert

    so happy ! thinking of all these people who havent seen it yet and will ,

    Jan 10, 2013 at 11:49 am | Permalink
  2. Go Hushpuppy! You absolute champion!

    Well done team. One of the best movies of all time. You deserve it!

    Jan 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Permalink
  3. Loree Collins

    Oh happy day!! I applaud the Beasts cast and crew on the well deserved recognition!! Quvenzhane, sweetie, you shine and are already a winner. Everyone will know (the proper pronunciation of) your name, enjoy your moment!

    Jan 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink
  4. Victoria

    Anna Karenina… UGGGHHH!

    Jan 10, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink
  5. Jen Rainin

    There are so many people doing a happy dance for you! Congratulations to all of you. Everyone at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation is pulling for you.

    Jan 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Permalink
  6. Kenneth Britcher

    Now that the film has been nominated for Best Picture, could you guys tell us as soon as you can whether there is a way the film can play in theatres nationwide again right up ahead of the next Oscar telecast?

    Jan 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  7. Hannelore T. Ahearn

    I have to say that this movie is supreme. I believe it should be among some of the greatest movies of all time.
    Quvenzhane’ Wallis is magnificent young actress.

    Jan 10, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Permalink
  8. Brenda Curry

    Work of art. Loved it. It will remain one of my favorite films of all time and look forward to more from all of you. This film has all the elements I think great story telling needs to have. Pristine. Bravo!

    Jan 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm | Permalink
  9. Gabi Sarhos

    My friend Katy Foley told me you guys were nominated. I haven’t seen the film yet, but she said she celebrated with you last night, and so I wanted to extend my warmest congratulations! Way to go!

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:34 am | Permalink
  10. Sarah B

    Congrats to all who were involved in this wonderful movie! They did not play it in theaters where I live, but pre-ordered the movie as soon as I could! I teach Pre-K and tragically lost one of my students 2 years ago, but gained an amazing angel. Quvenzhane your look and facial expressions resemble her so much!!! Thank you so much for choosing to do this movie and letting me get to “see my Breanna” through you! I am so proud of this movie and have shared it with everyone I know!

    Jan 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink
  11. Hooo-rah! Congrats to the nominees and the whole Beasts team!

    Jan 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
  12. Julie

    I missed in in the theaters. Will it be re-relased before the oscars? I really want to see it on the big screen.

    Jan 11, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Permalink
  13. Melonie, Baton Rouge, La

    I was so surprised that many of the people that live in Louisiana had not seen this wonderful movie.After all, Hushpuppy is from Houma Louisiana, outside of New Orleans where the movie was actually filmed. I saw it back in Ocotber 2012 and have been promoting it on my facebook page, and telling, family friends,and neighbors about this extraordinary movie and awesome cast. I teach at different schools (elementary) and was surprised by the number of people who had never heard of “Beast of the Southern Wild” So get out to see this awesome movie! I saw it twice and purchased the DVD two weeks ago….CONGRATLATIONS “HUSH PUPPY” DIRECTOR and the rest of the CAST. job well done!

    Jan 17, 2013 at 10:25 am | Permalink
  14. Susan

    Awesome movie! Quvenzhané Wallis is a true diamond in the rough. The plot, the acting,..this movie is definitely a must see!

    Feb 9, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

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