Quvenzhane Wallis

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    The Oscar Nominations Are Out! Here's Who Got Snubbed!

    The following folk were excluded by the Oscar nominators and will have to either jump off a cliff or just learn to deal with it.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Disabilities Will Permeate The Oscar Nominees

    Get sick on screen, cough a little too hard, and you've got a nomination all locked up. Here are some of the frontrunners for nomination consideration, who will suddenly feel much better if they're announced among the chosen this Thursday. Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone (above). The French favo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    The Youngest and Oldest Oscar Acting Nominees Ever?

    I started thinking those breakthroughs could simultaneously happen if both Quvenzhane Wallis and Emmanuelle Riva get nominated for Best Actress on January 10, when the Academy's list of chosen folk is announced. Wallis, now 9, has gotten acclaim for her startling turn as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    My Oscar Predictions As Of This Moment!

    Naturally, they might change--especially when I see every last film--but right now, this is what I'm predicting on (where they ask various commentators for their incredibly prescient forecasts and expect them to be accurate). SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1--Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 2--S ... More >>

  • Film

    June 27, 2012

    Quvenzhané Wallis Endures in Beasts of the Southern Wild

    A child—and child performer—thrive despite adverse conditions

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    The Two Best Movies Of The Year So Far

    Beasts of the Southern Wild--opening on the 27th--is a beautifully filmed, award winning tale of a girl named Hushpuppy who lives with her dad in the Southern delta, learning the ropes of living as dad gets sick, the ice caps melt, and giant pigs roam the swamps. It's evocative, charming, and drama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Sundance Film Festival 2012: Beasts of the Southern Wild and Compliance

    ​Broken social and economic systems, and the broken lives and homes they leave in their wake, have been a big theme at Sundance this year. Across documentaries and fiction features, broached directly and indirectly, it seems the new American dream is a longing for the old normal; accumulation or a ... More >>