The Oscars and RVA: Beasts of the Southern Wild and Lincoln score multiple nominations

Two films with local ties were given Oscar nominations this morning.

Two films with RVA ties earned Oscar nominations this morning. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, which filmed in Richmond, garnered the most nominations with 12, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis).

Beasts of the Southern Wild also earned Best Picture and Best Director nominations, along with Best Actress, Quvenzhané Wallis, who, at the age of nine, is the youngest actress to ever receive an Oscar nominee.

We spoke with one of Beasts co-producers, Richmond-native Michael Gottwald, and he had this to say: “This is so crazy, so beyond the realm of anything we were thinking about when we made this film. This movie has given me so much, today is just the newest, highest wave of joy.”

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Best Picture

Best Actor

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Denzel Washington, Flight
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress

  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible
  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
  • Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
  • Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Amy Adams, The Master

Best Director

  • David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
  • Michael Haneke, Amour
  • Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
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Nathan Cushing is a writer, journalist, and RVANews Editor.

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