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Quvenzhané Wallis, at age nine, made history today. As we reported, the nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced today. Louisiana native, Quvenzhané was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the movie “Beasts of The Southern Wild”.
At the tender age of five, she auditioned for the role as Hushpuppy, which has gotten her critical acclaim and she has now been cast in another movie, “Twelve Years A Slave” alongside Brad Pitt, and Paul Giamnatti.
Prior to today, Keisha Castle-Hughes held the record for youngest Best Actress Nominee, for her role in “Whale Rider”at the age of 13. Coincidently, history was made twice, as Emamanuelle Riva, age 85, is the oldest nominee for her starring role in “Amor”, and is competing against Quvenzhané in the Best Actress category.
Also in this category is Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty,” Jennifer Lawrence for “Siver Linings Playbook,”Naomi Watts for “The Impossible”.
Quvenzhané Wallis’ “Beasts of the Southern Wild” movie was nominated for a total of four awards. In addition to Quvenzhané’s nod for Best Actress, the movie was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director for Benh Zeitlin, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Congrats to Quvenzhané Wallis!! I need to watch this very soon!
If you are wondering how to say her name it’s pronounced it’s; Kwe-VEN-zhah-nay. Here is an interview with the young starlet (she pronounces her name in the 2:35 mark)