Thirteen films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival were nominated for Oscars today, most notably 2012 Grand Jury Prize winner Beasts of the Southern Wild, which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress. Nine-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis is the youngest person ever to be nominated in the Best Actress category. Wallis was only five when she auditioned for the role. SLC locals will have a chance to catch a free screening of Best Song nominee Chasing Ice April 11 at the Veridian Library and Event Center in West Jordan.
Best Picture: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Actress in a Leading Role: Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of Southern Wild
Actress in a Supporting Role: Helen Hunt for The Sessions
Best Director: Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild
Writing - Adapted Screenplay: Beasts of the Southern Wild, written by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Music - Original Song: "Before My Time" from Chasing Ice, music and lyrics by J. Ralph
Foreign Language Film: No (Chile)
Documentary - Feature: 5 Broken Cameras, The Gatekeepers, How to Survive a Plague, The Invisible War, Searching for Sugar Man
Documentary - Short: Open Heart
Update: Searching for Sugar Man received the Academy Award for Best Documentary
Photo: Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis is a Best Actress nominee for Beasts of Southern Wild. Courtesy Sundance Film Festival.