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Friday, February 8, 2013

'BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD' Annihilates All Competition at Last Night's Black Reel Awards

One of my personal favorites from last year, Beasts of the Southern Wild, took home four awards at last night's Black Reel Awards, including Outstanding Actress (Quvenzhané Wallis) and Outstanding Picture. Lets hope this is an indication of their success at the Oscars later this month.

Meanwhile, a film that was snubbed by the Academy, Middle of Nowhere, also made out like a bandit at the ceremony. Its writer/director Ava Duvernay won Outstanding Director and Screenplay. The acting categories went to other deserving talent like Denzel Washington for Flight, Naomie Harris for Skyfall and Samuel L. Jackson for Django Unchained.

“The culmination of a special year featuring some very special films and performances is highlighted by a fantastic job by our voters, recognizing some of the year's true gems,” said Tim Gordon, President and creator of the Black Reel Awards. “This was a very special year for many of us.”

Overall, these are very pleasing results. Check out the full list of film winners below:

Outstanding Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Outstanding Actor
Denzel Washington | Flight

Outstanding Actress
Quvenzhane Wallis | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Samuel L. Jackson | Django Unchained

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Naomie Harris | Skyfall

Outstanding Director
Ava DuVernay | Middle of Nowhere

Outstanding Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Ava DuVernay | Middle of Nowhere

Outstanding Documentary
The Central Park Five | Sarah Burns, Ken Burns & David McMahon

Outstanding Ensemble
Django Unchained | Victoria Thomas

Outstanding Foreign Film
The Intouchables | France

Outstanding Score
Dan Romer & Behn Zeitilin | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Outstanding Song
John Legend "Who Did That to You" | Django Unchained

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance
Quvenzhane Wallis | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Outstanding Voice Performance
Dennis Haysbert | Wreck-it Ralph

Outstanding Independent Film
LUV | Sheldon Candis


Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

This little actress was just stunning in the film. Would love to see her win her Oscar nomination!

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