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Nominated for: Beasts of the Southern Wild in 2013
What got Oscar’s attention? Beasts was a visual masterpiece, carefully balancing the line between fact and fiction in one girl’s fantasy world.
Did he win? No
What happened next? Zeitlin was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay but hasn’t yet made another feature. —Jake Perlman
Image Credit: Jess Pinkham
January 16 2014 — 12:00 AM EST