Benh Zeitlin Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2013 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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BAFTA Awards

2013 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Abu Dhabi Film Festival

2012 Winner
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."
Nominee
Black Pearl Award
New Horizons Competition
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2013 Winner
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Woman Screenwriter
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Winner
EDA Award
Best Film Music or Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Austin Film Critics Association

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

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2012 Winner
ACCA
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Nominee
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Black Reel Awards

2013 Winner
Black Reel
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Bodil Awards

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

Bombay International Film Festival

2012 Winner
Mumbai Young Critics Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Winner
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.

Nominee
Golden Gateway
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Boston Independent Film Festival

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

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2012 Nominee
BSFC Award
Best New Filmmaker
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

British Film Institute Awards

2012 Winner
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 Nominee
Best Directorial Debut
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Cannes Film Festival

2012 Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Un Certain Regard
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Winner
Golden Camera
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Winner
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!

Winner
Prix Regards Jeune
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Nominee
Un Certain Regard Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

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

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Winner
CFCA Award
Most Promising Filmmaker
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Chlotrudis Awards

2013 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2018 Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score
Brimstone & Glory (2017)
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CinEuphoria Awards

2013 Nominee
CinEuphoria
Best Screenplay - International Competition
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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CineVegas International Film Festival

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

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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

Deauville Film Festival

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

Detroit Film Critics Society, US

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

Durban International Film Festival

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

Expresion en Corto International Film Festival

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

Film Independent Spirit Awards

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

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

2013 Winner
Breakthrough Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Ghent International Film Festival

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

Gold Derby Awards

2013 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Gotham Awards

2012 Winner
Gotham Independent Film Award
Breakthrough Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Nominee
Audience Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Humanitas Prize

2012 Winner
Humanitas Prize
Sundance Film Category
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Image Awards

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

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2012 Winner
ICP Award
Best First Feature
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Nominee
ICP Award
Best Original Score or Soundtrack
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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2nd place.

International Cinephile Society Awards

2013 Nominee
ICS Award
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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International Documentary Association

2017 Winner
Creative Recognition Award
Best Music
Brimstone & Glory (2017)
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International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

2013 Nominee
IFMCA Award
Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year
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International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2013 Winner
INOCA
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Nominee
INOCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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International Online Film Critics' Poll

2012 Nominee
IOFCP Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2013 Nominee
IOMA
Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival

2012 Winner
FICC Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Little Rock Film Festival

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

London Film Festival

2012 Winner
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 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Music
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Winner
New Generation Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Los Angeles Film Festival

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

Nantucket Film Festival

2012 Winner
Screenwriting Award
New Voices
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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New Voices in Screenwriting Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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National Board of Review, USA

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

New Orleans Film Festival

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

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2012 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best First Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

New York Film Critics, Online

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

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2013 Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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

Online Film & Television Association

2013 Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Feature Debut
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2013 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Palm Springs International Film Festival

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

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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

Reykjavik International Film Festival

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

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Satellite Awards

2012 Winner
Humanitarian Award
Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

2013 Winner
Bradbury Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Seattle International Film Festival

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

Sidewalk Film Festival

2008 Winner
Special Jury Award
Glory at Sea (2008)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2012 Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Best Music
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Tied with Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained (2012).

Stockholm Film Festival

2012 Winner
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."

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

Sundance Film Festival

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

SXSW Film Festival

2008 Winner
SXSW Wolphin Award
Glory at Sea (2008)

Sydney Film Festival

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

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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

USC Scripter Award

2013 Nominee
USC Scripter Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Washington DC Independent Film Festival

2005 Winner
Audience Award
Best Animation
Egg (2005)

Woodstock Film Festival

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

World Soundtrack Awards

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

Zurich Film Festival

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

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