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Full 2013 Oscar Nomination List

Oscars – And so it begins... The list of nominees for the 85th Academy Awards dropped today, along with our jaws in many categories. No Affleck or Bigelow? Why couldn't there be some more "Skyfall" love? But for now, we'll leave it up to you to decide the greatest injustices of the morning.

8 years 13 weeks ago via jackiechan

Producers Guild Announces 2013 Nominees; 'Skyfall,' 'Beasts' and 'Moonrise' Make Cut

PGA Awards – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. Full press release below. Commentary to come. LOS ANGELES, CA (January 2, 2013) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. 8 years 14 weeks ago via donnieyen

ARGO Wins Best Film from Southeastern Film Critics Association; SEFCA Honors BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD with Wyatt Award

Argo – Plenty of regional critics associations are announcing their winners, but I'm reporting on the picks from the Southeastern Film Critics Association since I'm a member (also, according to Awards Daily's Sasha Stone, we have influence!). I have to admit I'm pretty disappointed with the results. Argo was chosen as the Best Picture of the year, and while I could see its inclusion in the Top 10, it's a fun thriller without much depth.

8 years 16 weeks ago via theothersenhman

With four films in serious contention, Fox Searchlight has a plan – Fox Searchlight's Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley discuss strategies for 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'The Sessions' and 'Hitchcock.' It's not unusual for a specialty film label to juggle multiple contenders going into awards season. But it's pretty rare to be pushing the majority of your releases in a single year. 8 years 19 weeks ago via brucelee

Awards: Independent Spirit Nominees – The nominees have just been announced for the 28th Annual Independent Spirit Awards which will be held on February 23rd. Five films have scored nominations for the top award of the night - Best Feature. They include "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," "Bernie," "Keep The Lights On," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Silver Linings Playbook." Four of those five also scored nominations for best director with Julia Loktev's work on "The Loneliest Planet" taking over for Richard Linklater's "Bernie". 8 years 19 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Gotham Awards Announce 2012 Nominations

Gotham Independent Film Awards – "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Bernie," "Middle of Nowhere," and "Moonrise Kingdom" led the 22nd Gotham Independent Film Award nominations with two apiece, it was announced this morning. 8 years 25 weeks ago via jetli

Sundance 2012: 5 Bidders Vying for Festival Breakout 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' – Despite a report that appeared online Sunday saying Searchlight was wrapping up a deal, sources close to the dealmaking say that the film remains very much in play. 9 years 11 weeks ago via jetli

Sundance 2012: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Has Buyers Roaring – Benh Zeitlin's debut film prompts a standing ovation and interest from Fox Searchlight, Focus Features, Sony Pictures Classics and The Weinstein Co. 9 years 12 weeks ago via brucelee
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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a...
Benh Zeitlin
Fox Searchlight
June 27, 2012