History Maker: Little Black Girl Becomes Youngest Nominated For An Oscar!

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    With her smartphone in her hand, 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis stole the hearts of viewers as she accepted her Critic’s Choice Award for Best Young Actor/Actress last night. She told the crowd,

    ‘First I would like to thank God for all my blessings.  I would also like to thank the film critic’s for this award.’ Thanks to Mr. Benh Zeitlin and the Court 13 family for thinking I could make a good Hushpuppy. Lastly, to my family, friends and fans—good night!’,

    Quvenzhané, a native of Houma, LA, stars in Beasts of the Southern Wild.  It’s a film that explores how a young girl uses her fantasies to cope with living in a community separated from the Louisiana mainland after Hurricane Katrina.

    She was chosen by director Benh Zeitlin from a pool of 4,000 hopefuls (she auditioned at the age of 5) and has gone on to make history as the youngest person in history to be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. READ MORE!

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