Hollywood South's 'Beasts of the Southern Wild', 'Django Unchained' earn Oscar nominations

Hollywood South's 'Beasts of the Southern Wild', 'Django Unchained' earn Oscar nominations

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Posted on January 10, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 10 at 1:50 PM

Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News

Hollywood South is home to several Oscar nominations this year, with the locally-filmed “Beasts of the Southern Wild” picking up four nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress, for Houma native Quvenzhané Wallis, who becomes the youngest Best Actress nominee in history.

The Louisiana-filmed “Django Unchained” also received three nominations, including Best Picture.

Nominations were announced Thursday morning.

As for “Beasts,” the film’s producer-director Benh Zeitlin was also nominated for Best Director and
Best Adapted Screenplay, for his film which tells the fictional tale of a 6-year-old girl named Hushpuppy and her struggle for survival in the southern Delta with her ailing father as a storm approaches.

The movie was filmed entirely in Terrebonne Parish within the communities of Dulac, Montegut, Isle de Jeans Charles and others in 2010.

Supporting actor Dwight Henry, who by day is the baker and businessman behind New Orleans’ Buttermilk Drop Bakery, and earned raves as Hushpuppy’s father, was unfortunately not nominated.  The film is his first acting role.

Wallis, who was 5 when the movie was filmed, is nominated in the field which includes: Naomi Watts, for "The Impossible,” Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty,” Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook," Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour.”

The Louisiana-filmed “Django Unchained” also picked up a Best Original Screenplay nomination for Quentin Tarantino and a supporting actor nod for Christoph Waltz.

The winners will be announced Feb. 24.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

Best Supporting Actor:

Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"

Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"

Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Alan Arkin, "Argo"

Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
 

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Field, "Lincoln"

Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"

Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"

Amy Adams, "The Master"


Best Director:

David O'Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"

Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"

Michael Haneke, "Amour"

Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"


Best Actor:

Daniel Day Lewis, "Lincoln"

Denzel Washington, "Flight"

Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"

Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"


Best Actress:

Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"

Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"

Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"


Best Picture:

"Beasts of the Southern Wild"

"Silver Linings Playbook"

"Zero Dark Thirty"

"Lincoln"

"Les Miserables"

"Life of Pi"

"Amour"

"Django Unchained"

"Argo"

 

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