Benh Zeitlin Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2013 Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

BAFTA Awards

2013 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

2012 Won
New Horizons Competition
Special Jury Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
"We recognise the skills on display here in all the elements of cinematic language."
Nominated
Black Pearl Award
New Horizons Competition
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2013 Won
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Woman Screenwriter
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
Won
EDA Award
Best Film Music or Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Austin Film Critics Association

2012 Won
Austin Film Critics Award
Best First Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2012 Won
ACCA
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
Nominated
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

2008 Won
Special Jury Award
Glory at Sea (2008)

Black Reel Awards

2013 Won
Black Reel
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Bodil Awards

2014 Won
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Bombay International Film Festival

2012 Won
Mumbai Young Critics Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Won
Silver Gateway
Jury Grand Prize
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

The award for the Jury Grand Prize in the International Competition Section is given to BEASTS OF ... More

The award for the Jury Grand Prize in the International Competition Section is given to BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD for its vivid, unflinching depiction of New Orleans culture and the superbly-acted relationship between a ferocious little girl and her dying father.

Nominated
Golden Gateway
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Boston Independent Film Festival

2008 Won
Special Jury Prize
Short Films
Glory at Sea (2008)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2012 2nd place
BSFC Award
Best New Filmmaker
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

British Film Institute Awards

2012 Won
Sutherland Trophy
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

One film stood out as most clearly deserving of the top prize recognising innovation and ... More

One film stood out as most clearly deserving of the top prize recognising innovation and originality: Benh Zeitlin's daringly vast, richly detailed Beasts of the Southern Wild.


Camerimage

2012 Nominated
Best Directorial Debut
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Cannes Film Festival

2012 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Un Certain Regard
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Won
Golden Camera
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Won
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"Beasts of the Southern Wild", a brilliant film debut from Benh Zeitlin illustrates the fundamental... More

"Beasts of the Southern Wild", a brilliant film debut from Benh Zeitlin illustrates the fundamental issues of freedom, human life and parental love with boundless emotion and true originality. The authenticity of the acting and cinematography are present from beginning to end. A true ode to the meaning of life, love and hope!

Won
Prix Regards Jeune
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Nominated
Un Certain Regard Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2013 Nominated
COFCA Award
Breakthrough Film Artist
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
For composing, directing and screenwriting.

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Won
CFCA Award
Most Promising Filmmaker
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Chlotrudis Awards

2013 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

CinEuphoria Awards

2013 Nominated
CinEuphoria
Best Screenplay - International Competition
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

CineVegas International Film Festival

2008 Won
Special Jury Prize
Short Film
Glory at Sea (2008)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Won
Russell Smith Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Deauville Film Festival

2012 Won
Grand Special Prize
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Won
Revelations Prize
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Detroit Film Critic Society, US

2012 Nominated
DFCS Award
Breakthrough Artist
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Durban International Film Festival

2012 Won
Best Direction
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Expresion en Corto International Film Festival

2012 Won
Special Jury Award
Best Debut Feature
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)

2013 Won
Breakthrough Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Won
GFCA Award
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Ghent International Film Festival

2012 Won
Youth Jury Award
Best Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Gold Derby Awards

2013 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Gotham Awards

2012 Won
Gotham Independent Film Award
Breakthrough Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Nominated
Audience Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Humanitas Prize

2012 Won
Humanitas Prize
Sundance Film Category
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Image Awards

2013 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Independent Spirit Awards

2013 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2012 Won
ICP Award
Best First Feature
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
2nd place
ICP Award
Best Original Score or Soundtrack
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
2nd place.

International Cinephile Society Awards

2013 Nominated
ICS Award
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

2012 Nominated
IFMCA Award
Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year
Shared with:

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2013 Won
INOCA
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
Nominated
INOCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

International Online Film Critics' Poll

2012 Nominated
IOFCP Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2013 Nominated
IOMA
Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Little Rock Film Festival

2012 Won
Golden Rock Narrative Award
Best Feature Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

London Film Festival

2012 Won
Sutherland Award
First Feature Competition
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"We commended Anand Gandhi's incredibly ambitious Ship of Theseus, for tickling our intellect and ... More

"We commended Anand Gandhi's incredibly ambitious Ship of Theseus, for tickling our intellect and showing us rarely-seen facets of Indian life; as well as Haifaa Al-Mansour's Wadjda, a profound but wickedly funny take on Saudi Arabia's assault on female autonomy. However one film stood out as most clearly deserving of the top prize recognising innovation and originality: Benh Zeitlin's daringly vast, richly detailed Beasts of the Southern Wild."


Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Music
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
Won
New Generation Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Los Angeles Film Festival

2012 Won
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Nantucket Film Festival

2012 Won
Screenwriting Award
New Voices
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
New Voices in Screenwriting Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

National Board of Review, USA

2012 Won
NBR Award
Best Directorial Debut
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

New Orleans Film Festival

2008 Won
Narrative Short Award
Short Films
Glory at Sea (2008)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2012 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best First Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

New York Film Critics, Online

2012 Won
NYFCO Award
Best Debut as Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2013 Nominated
NCFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2012 Won
OFCC Award
Best First Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Online Film & Television Association

2013 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Feature Debut
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Tied with 'Stephen Chobsky' for The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2013 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2012 Won
Directors to Watch
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Won
PFCS Award
Breakthrough Performance Behind the Camera
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Reykjavik International Film Festival

2012 Won
Golden Puffin
Best Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Satellite Awards

2012 Won
Humanitarian Award
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

2013 Won
Bradbury Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Seattle International Film Festival

2012 Won
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2012 2nd place
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Tied with Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained (2012).
Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
Best Music
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Stockholm Film Festival

2012 Won
Aluminum Horse
Best Directorial Debut
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Motivation of the jury: "For achieving a sense of naturalism in a fantastic universe and grabbing a... More

Motivation of the jury: "For achieving a sense of naturalism in a fantastic universe and grabbing a hold of his audience and never letting them go. For his belief in humanity in a cinematic landscape that so often can not pull itself out of the mire of misanthropy. Like our hero Hushpuppy, Benh can not help but hear and embrace the beating heart that keeps all of us going."

Nominated
Bronze Horse
Best Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Sundance Film Festival

2012 Won
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
2010 Won
NHK Award
For "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (USA).

SXSW Film Festival

2008 Won
SXSW Wolphin Award
Glory at Sea (2008)

Sydney Film Festival

2012 Nominated
Sydney Film Prize
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2013 Won
TFCA Award
Best First Feature
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

USC Scripter Award

2013 Nominated
USC Scripter Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:

Washington DC Independent Film Festival

2005 Won
Audience Award
Best Animation
Egg (2005)

Woodstock Film Festival

2008 Won
Jury Prize
Best Short
Glory at Sea (2008)

World Soundtrack Awards

2013 Won
World Soundtrack Award
Discovery of the Year
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Shared with:
For the song "The Bathtub".

Zurich Film Festival

2012 Nominated
Golden Eye
Best International Feature Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

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