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Beasts of the Southern Wild Details

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A six-year-old girl from the southern Delta searches for her long-lost mother after her father falls ill and her world spins out of balance in the film from director [[Performer~P481290~Benh Zeitlin~benhzeitlin]] that took home the Grand Jury Prize and Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. A harsh but loving father, Wink swore that his beloved daughter Hushpuppy would be prepared for the day he was no longer able to look after her. Little did Wink realize that day would come sooner than anyone suspected, and when illness strikes him down, nature runs amuck. As the soaring temperatures melt ice caps and the sea levels swell, a race of prehistoric beasts named the aurochs emerge to reclaim the planet. Meanwhile, as the apocalypse unfolds, determined Hushpuppy bravely sets out on a mission to locate the mother she's never known. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 29, 2012

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Board of Review Quvenzhané Wallis Breakthrough Performance by an Actress 2012 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Quvenzhané Wallis Best Young Actor or Actress 2012 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Quvenzhané Wallis Breakthrough Performance 2012 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Quvenzhané Wallis Best Actress 2012 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Quvenzhané Wallis Best Female Lead 2012 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Dwight Henry Best Supporting Actor 2012 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Benh Zeitlin New Generation Award 2012 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Benh Zeitlin Best Music Score 2012 Winner
National Board of Review Benh Zeitlin Best Directorial Debut 2012 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Benh Zeitlin Best First Film 2012 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Benh Zeitlin Best Adapted Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Benh Zeitlin Breakthrough Artist 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Benh Zeitlin Best Director 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Benh Zeitlin Best Adapted Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Benh Zeitlin Best Director 2012 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Dan Janvey Best Producer 2012 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Josh Penn Best Producer 2012 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Michael Gottwald Best Producer 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Lucy Alibar Best Adapted Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lucy Alibar Best Adapted Screenplay 2012 Nominee

Crew

Benh Zeitlin
Director
Josh Penn
Producer
Dan Janvey
Producer
Michael Gottwald
Producer
Lucy Alibar
Play Author
Lucy Alibar
Screenwriter
Benh Zeitlin
Screenwriter
Benh Zeitlin
Composer (Music Score)
Crockett Doob
Editor
Affonso Goncalves
Editor
Alex Digerlando
Production Designer
Matthew Parker
Co-producer
Paul S. Mezey
Executive Producer
Steve Boeddeker
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Boeddeker
Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Boeddeker
Sound Effects Editor
Neil Stockstill
Special Effects Coordinator
Gordon Bell
Script Supervisor
Michael Silvers
Dialogue Editor
Chris Gridley
Dialogue Editor
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