|Beasts of the Southern Wild|
|Writer||Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin|
|Starring||Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry|
|85th Academy Awards|
Beasts of the Southern Wild is an American fantasy drama film directed by Benh Zeitlin and written by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar from Alibar's one-act play "Juicy and Delicious". After playing at film festivals, it was released on June 27, 2012, in New York and Los Angeles, and later expanded wider.
- Best Actress — Quvenzhané Wallis
- Best Adapted Screenplay — Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
- Best Director — Benh Zeitlin
- Best Picture — Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, Michael Gottwald
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.