Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of the year's most critically acclaimed films (most notably, it won four prizes at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival) and much of that praise has fallen upon Quvenzhane Wallis & Dwight Henry, Beasts' two leads, who had no previous acting experience before this New Orleans-set drama.
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Wallis' nominations are especially noteworthy as she was just six years old during production of the film, making her one of the youngest Lead Actress nominees in history.
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Now you can check out an exclusive snippet from The LA Times' The Envelope Screening Series, where screenwriter Lucy Alibar explains a little bit about how Beasts came to be.
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