Today 9-year-old Black actress Quvenzhané Wallis makes history…She’s the youngest actress in history to be nominated for Best Actress Oscar..
A lot of talk about Django has resulted in many people overlooking the movie Beast of the Southern Wild.. For those who say they want something that is more heartfelt and intellectually more challenging, this is the film for you.. For those who say they wanna see a flick that is more reflective of reality, then this is the film for you.. Congratulations are in order to the film’s star Quvenzhané Wallis…
Wallis will be going up against Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook ), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) and Naomi Watts (The Impossible) for the coveted accolade.
Given all the contentious conversations we’ve had in recent weeks about movies like Django and Lincoln, I would hope folks would use some of that energy and bring attention to Wallis and Beats of the Southern Wild.. If not this flick then what flick?
As for Django, those who disliked the movie need to fret not, all of its Black actors were snubbed.. No Oscars for Jamie Foxx, Sam Jackson and Kerry Washington.. Christopher Shultz was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Django was nominated for Best Picture..It’ll go head to head with Beast of the Southern Wild, Lincoln , Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables among others