|2012||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Actress||Beasts of the Southern Wild||Nominated|
|2012||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Female Lead||Beasts of the Southern Wild||Nominated|
|2012||National Board of Review||Breakthrough Performance by an Actress||Beasts of the Southern Wild||Won|
|2012||New York Film Critics Online||Breakthrough Performance||Beasts of the Southern Wild||Won|
|2012||Washington D.C. Film Critics Association||Best Young Actor or Actress||Beasts of the Southern Wild||Won|
by Jessie Heyman
This year's Oscar nominations yielded plenty of snubs, but for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," it was nothing but pleasant surprises. Benh Zeitlin's feature-length directorial debut follows a young heroine as she embarks on a...