Indie film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, did not make the Golden Globe cut. Many wonder will this film be considered Oscar worthy? YES.
On Thursday some big nominations came in for the low-budget film Beasts of the Southern Wild: best picture, actress for now 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, director for Benh Zeitlin and adapted screenplay.
This is an American story based in the Louisiana Bayou, where a young daughter is about to lose her ill father. The indie film was shot with all non-professional actors. Filmmakers Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin wrote the majority of the now critically-acclaimed soundtrack for the film. According to L.A. Times writer John Horn, “The Globes have long favored showy movies anchored by A-list stars, often nominating critically and commercially scorned titles just because they feature big-name actors.”
Big names did receive many nominations: Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, and Argo. (More to come from Argo here at Indie It Press), however the Oscar buzz came true for the 6 year old (at the time “Beast” was filmed) Quvenzhané Wallis.
Like I said yesterday, be the Academy. Watch the film. You decide.
~Indie It Gal