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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2013

Nominee
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Dan Janvey
Josh Penn
Michael Gottwald
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Quvenzhané Wallis

At age 9 years and 135 days, Wallis is (to date) the youngest ever nominee for the Academy Award ... More

At age 9 years and 135 days, Wallis is (to date) the youngest ever nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She earned this honor in the same year as the award's oldest ever nominee, Emmanuelle Riva.

Best Achievement in Directing
Benh Zeitlin
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin

BAFTA Awards 2013

Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin

Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012

Winner
New Horizons Competition
Special Jury Award
Benh Zeitlin
"We recognise the skills on display here in all the elements of cinematic language."
Nominee
Black Pearl Award
New Horizons Competition
Benh Zeitlin

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2013

Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Quvenzhané Wallis

AFI Awards, USA 2013

Winner
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD roars with the strength of a people who wish to live and die in a world... More

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD roars with the strength of a people who wish to live and die in a world a wonder with adversity. At the center of this poetic storm stands Hushpuppy, a tiny heroine who towers among the toughest of the year. Hers is a triumphant tale of the mind and of the power of fantasy and folklore to carry us forward. In Hushpuppy, director Benh Zeitlin and co-writer Lucy Alibar capture the spirit of an unsung America with a commanding reminder from a small but strong voice - that all of us are "a little piece of a big, big universe, and that makes it right."


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2012

Winner
AAFCA Award
Breakout Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis
Top 10 Films
8th place

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2013

Winner
EDA Award
Best Film Music or Score
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
Winner
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Woman Screenwriter
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin
Best Breakthrough Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis

Austin Film Critics Association 2012

Winner
Austin Film Critics Award
Best First Film
Benh Zeitlin
Winner
Breakthrough Artist Award
Quvenzhané Wallis
Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Film

Australian Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Nominee
AFCA Award
Best International Film (English Language)

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2012

Winner
ACCA
Best Original Score
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
ACCA
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin
Best Cinematography
Ben Richardson

BET Awards 2013

Nominee
BET Award
Best Movie

Black Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

Winner
BFCC Award
Top Ten Films
4th

Black Reel Awards 2013

Winner
Black Reel
Best Film
Michael Gottwald
Josh Penn
Dan Janvey
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Breakthrough Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Original Score
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
Black Reel
Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry
Best Breakthrough Performance
Dwight Henry

Bodil Awards 2014

Winner
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Benh Zeitlin

Bombay International Film Festival 2012

Winner
Mumbai Young Critics Award
Benh Zeitlin
Winner
Silver Gateway
Jury Grand Prize
Benh Zeitlin

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.

Best Actor
Dwight Henry

For his astonishing and indelible performance in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; dancing on the edge... More

For his astonishing and indelible performance in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; dancing on the edge of sanity right up until the very poignant end.

Nominee
Golden Gateway
Benh Zeitlin

Boston Online Film Critics Association 2012

Winner
BOFCA Award
Ten Best Films of the Year
2nd place

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2012

Nominee
BSFC Award
Best New Filmmaker
Benh Zeitlin

British Film Institute Awards 2012

Winner
Sutherland Trophy
Benh Zeitlin

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.


British Independent Film Awards 2012

Nominee
British Independent Film Award
Best International Independent Film

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Young Actor/Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis

Camerimage 2012

Nominee
Best Directorial Debut
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
Golden Frog
Main Competition
Ben Richardson

Cannes Film Festival 2012

Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Un Certain Regard
Benh Zeitlin
Winner
Golden Camera
Benh Zeitlin
Winner
Prix Regards Jeune
Benh Zeitlin
Winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
Benh Zeitlin

"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!

Nominee
Un Certain Regard Award
Benh Zeitlin

Capri, Hollywood 2012

Winner
Capri Actress Award
Quvenzhané Wallis
Winner
Capri Surprise Film of the Year Award

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2013

Nominee
COFCA Award
Breakthrough Film Artist
Quvenzhané Wallis
For acting.
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Breakthrough Film Artist
Benh Zeitlin
For composing, directing and screenwriting.

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Winner
CFCA Award
Most Promising Performer
Quvenzhané Wallis
Most Promising Filmmaker
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry
Best Director
Benh Zeitlin
Best Original Score
Benh Zeitlin
Dan Romer
Most Promising Performer
Dwight Henry
Best Adapted Screenplay
Benh Zeitlin
Lucy Alibar

Chlotrudis Awards 2013

Winner
Chlotrudis Award
Best Production Design
Alex DiGerlando
Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry
Best Movie
Best Director
Benh Zeitlin
Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin
Best Cinematography
Ben Richardson

CinEuphoria Awards 2013

Winner
CinEuphoria
Best Supporting Actor - International Competition
Dwight Henry
Nominee
CinEuphoria
Best Screenplay - International Competition
Benh Zeitlin
Lucy Alibar
Best Original Music - International Competition

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2013

Nominee
CDG Award
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Stephani Lewis

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Winner
Russell Smith Award
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Tied with Naomi Watts for The Impossible (2012).

Deauville Film Festival 2012

Winner
Grand Special Prize
Benh Zeitlin
Winner
Revelations Prize
Benh Zeitlin

Denver Film Critics Society 2013

Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis

Detroit Film Critics Society, US 2012

Nominee
DFCS Award
Breakthrough Artist
Benh Zeitlin

Durban International Film Festival 2012

Winner
Best Direction
Benh Zeitlin

Empire Awards, UK 2013

Nominee
Empire Award
Best Female Newcomer
Quvenzhané Wallis

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2013

Nominee
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Technical Achievement
Ben Richardson
Cinematography

Expresion en Corto International Film Festival 2012

Winner
Special Jury Award
Best Debut Feature
Benh Zeitlin
Court 13 Pictures
Cinereach
Journeyman Pictures

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2013

Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Cinematography
Ben Richardson
Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Female Lead
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Feature
Michael Gottwald
Dan Janvey
Josh Penn
Best Director
Benh Zeitlin

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

Winner
Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Quvenzhané Wallis

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2013

Nominee
Dorian Award
Film of the Year

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) 2013

Winner
Breakthrough Award
Benh Zeitlin
Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Production Design
Alex DiGerlando
Best Original Score
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
Breakthrough Award
Quvenzhané Wallis
Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Benh Zeitlin
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin

Ghent International Film Festival 2012

Winner
Youth Jury Award
Best Film
Benh Zeitlin

Gold Derby Awards 2013

Winner
Gold Derby Award
Breakthrough Performer
Quvenzhané Wallis
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Lead Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin
Original Score
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
Breakthrough Performer
Dwight Henry

Golden Schmoes Awards 2012

Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Actress of the Year
Quvenzhané Wallis
Breakthrough Performance of the Year
Quvenzhané Wallis

Golden Trailer Awards 2013

Winner
Golden Trailer
Best Independent Poster
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Nominee
Golden Trailer
Best Independent Trailer
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Mark Woolen & Associates
Best Independent TV Spot
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Mark Woolen & Associates
For "TV:30 AUROX".

Gotham Awards 2012

Winner
Gotham Independent Film Award
Breakthrough Director
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
Audience Award
Benh Zeitlin
Michael Gottwald
Dan Janvey
Josh Penn
Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Breakthrough Actor
Quvenzhané Wallis

Grand Prix de l'UCC 2013

Winner
Grand Prix de l'UCC

Hollywood Film Awards 2012

Winner
New Hollywood Award
Quvenzhané Wallis

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2012

Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Original Score
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin

Humanitas Prize 2012

Winner
Humanitas Prize
Sundance Film Category
Lucy Alibar (writer)
Benh Zeitlin (writer)

IGN Summer Movie Awards 2012

Nominee
IGN Award
Best Fantasy Movie

Image Awards 2013

Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Quvenzhané Wallis
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Dwight Henry

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2012

Winner
Original Vision Award
Nominee
IFJA Award
Best Picture

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2012

Winner
ICP Award
Best First Feature
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
ICP Award
Best Film
7th place.
Best Lead Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis
8th place.
Best Original Score or Soundtrack
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
2nd place.

International Cinephile Society Awards 2013

Nominee
ICS Award
Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry
Best Original Score
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2013

Winner
INOCA
Best Original Score
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
INOCA
Best Picture
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry
Best Adapted Screenplay
Benh Zeitlin
Lucy Alibar

International Online Film Critics' Poll 2012

Winner
IOFCP Award
Top Ten Films
Nominee
IOFCP Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Quvenzhané Wallis

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) 2013

Nominee
IOMA
Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin

Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival 2012

Winner
FICC Award
Benh Zeitlin

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2012

Nominee
Sierra Award
Best Picture
9th place

Little Rock Film Festival 2012

Winner
Golden Rock Narrative Award
Best Feature Film
Benh Zeitlin

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013

Nominee
ALFS Award
Technical Achievement of the Year
Ben Richardson (cinematography)
Film of the Year

London Film Festival 2012

Winner
Sutherland Award
First Feature Competition
Benh Zeitlin

"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 Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry
Best Music
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
Winner
New Generation Award
Benh Zeitlin

Los Angeles Film Festival 2012

Winner
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Benh Zeitlin

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2013

Nominee
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
Bob Edwards (supervising sound editor)
Chris Gridley (supervising dialogue/adr editor)
Kim Foscato (dialogue/adr editor)
Michael Silvers (dialogue/adr editor)

MTV Movie + TV Awards 2013

Nominee
MTV Movie Award
Breakthrough Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis

Nantucket Film Festival 2012

Winner
Screenwriting Award
New Voices
Benh Zeitlin
Lucy Alibar
New Voices in Screenwriting Award
Benh Zeitlin (writer)
Lucy Alibar (writer)

National Board of Review, USA 2012

Winner
NBR Award
Best Directorial Debut
Benh Zeitlin
Top Films

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best First Film
Benh Zeitlin

New York Film Critics, Online 2012

Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Debut as Director
Benh Zeitlin
Breakthrough Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis
Top Films of the Year

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2013

Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

Winner
OFCC Award
Best First Film
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
OFCC Award
Best Film
6th place

Online Film & Television Association 2013

Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Breakthrough Performance: Female
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Feature Debut
Benh Zeitlin (writer/director)
Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Youth Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Breakthrough Performance: Male
Dwight Henry

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin
Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012

Winner
Directors to Watch
Benh Zeitlin

PGA Awards 2013

Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Michael Gottwald
Dan Janvey
Josh Penn

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2012

Winner
PFCS Award
Best Youth Performance in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female
Quvenzhané Wallis
Breakthrough Performance Behind the Camera
Benh Zeitlin
Breakthrough Performance on Camera
Quvenzhané Wallis
Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Quvenzhané Wallis
Breakthrough Performance on Camera
Dwight Henry

Reykjavik International Film Festival 2012

Winner
Golden Puffin
Best Film
Benh Zeitlin

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2012

Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Cinematography
Ben Richardson
Best Score
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2013

Winner
Virtuoso Award
Quvenzhané Wallis

Satellite Awards 2012

Winner
Special Achievement Award
Outstanding New Talent
Quvenzhané Wallis
Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Cinematography
Ben Richardson
Best Motion Picture
Best Original Score
Benh Zeitlin
Dan Romer

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America 2013

Winner
Bradbury Award
Benh Zeitlin (writer/director)
Lucy Alibar (writer)

Seattle International Film Festival 2012

Winner
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Director
Benh Zeitlin

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Winner
Wyatt Award
Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
6th place

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2012

Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Benh Zeitlin
Tied with Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained (2012).
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin
Best Cinematography
Ben Richardson
Best Music
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
Special Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)
Dwight Henry
For the hurricane (and Wink shooting at it).

Stockholm Film Festival 2012

Winner
Aluminum Horse
Best Directorial Debut
Benh Zeitlin

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
Benh Zeitlin

Sundance Film Festival 2012

Winner
Cinematography Award
Dramatic
Ben Richardson
Winner
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Benh Zeitlin

Sydney Film Festival 2012

Nominee
Sydney Film Prize
Benh Zeitlin

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Winner
TFCA Award
Best First Feature
Benh Zeitlin

USC Scripter Award 2013

Nominee
USC Scripter Award
Lucy Alibar (playwright and screenwriter)
Benh Zeitlin (screenwriter)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Winner
UFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry
Nominee
UFCA Award
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis

Village Voice Film Poll 2012

Winner
VVFP Award
Best First Feature
Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis
5th place.
Best Supporting Actor
Dwight Henry
10th place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Winner
Joe Barber Award
Best Youth Performance
Quvenzhané Wallis
Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Score
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin

Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

Winner
WFCC Award
Best Young Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis

World Soundtrack Awards 2013

Winner
World Soundtrack Award
Discovery of the Year
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
Dan Romer (music and lyrics by)
Benh Zeitlin (music and lyrics by)
The Lost Bayou Ramblers (performed by)
For the song "The Bathtub".

Young Artist Awards 2013

Winner
Young Artist Award
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress
Quvenzhané Wallis

Zurich Film Festival 2012

Nominee
Golden Eye
Best International Feature Film
Benh Zeitlin

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