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Plot, Details & Awards

Beasts of the Southern Wild

(2012)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language and brief sensuality.

PG-13 In Theaters 06/27/2012 , 91min.
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Plot & Details

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 fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Benh Zeitlin Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Quvenzhane Wallis Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Lucy Alibar Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Benh Zeitlin Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Benh Zeitlin Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Lucy Alibar Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 American Film Institute Top Ten Film of the Year Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Benh Zeitlin Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Lucy Alibar Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Breakthrough Artist Benh Zeitlin Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Benh Zeitlin Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Cinematography Ben Richardson Won
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Quvenzhane Wallis Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association New Generation Award Benh Zeitlin Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Music Score Benh Zeitlin Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Music Score Dan Romer Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Dwight Henry Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 National Board of Review Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Quvenzhane Wallis Won
2012 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated
2012 National Board of Review Best Directorial Debut Benh Zeitlin Won

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