And so, the Oscar nominations have been released, unleashing waves of frustration across the Internet that [Your Selection Here] was unfairly snubbed, or that the Academy seems to believe that [Your Other Selection Here] is worth the time of day, never mind an award. But looking at the nominations as they stand, who and what actually manages to make the cliche “Just being nominated is an award in itself” come true …?
With nominations in 12 categories, including best picture and best director, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the list of contenders for the 85th Academy Awards. The winners will be announced Feb. 24.
Lucy Aliber talks with Spinoff Online about collaborating with director Benh Zeitlin on the critically acclaimed Beasts of the Southern Wild, and the emotional response the film has elicited from audiences.
With Beasts of the Southern Wild, director Benh Zeitlin’s has crafted an unbelievably moving and beautiful modern fable that takes audiences wading into an exploration of mortality and heroism with the plucky pint-sized Hushpuppy as their guide.