Quvenzhane Wallis

quvenzhane wallis Quvenzhane Wallis is the surprise “breakout” star and wild card among the five worthy nominees for Best Actress, one of which will be chosen for the ultimate honor at the 85th annual ceremony, which is scheduled to be held in Hollywood on February 24, 2013. Quvenzhane Wallis’ riveting performance in “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” was a breakout sensation during the past year, and held audiences rapt in their seats. Critics likewise showered praise on the skills of young Quvenzhane Wallis, and this international acclaim has led to her securing the nomination as Best Actress. At only 9 years, Quvenzhane Wallis has charmed the Academy, and the world to boot.

While “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” is Quvenzhane Wallis’ first performance in a major Hollywood motion picture, it will almost certainly not be her last. She possesses a quality of raw exuberance and visceral animation, while still preserving her childlike spirit and keeping her essentially wild eyed, girlish, character intact. She possesses immense potential for growth, and may well follow in the footsteps of Jodie Foster and Brooke Shields as a major motion picture child actress turned serious adult star. “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” has not been recognized by the Academy in any other capacity, but Quvenzhane Wallis’ nomination ought to be enough to secure it a lasting degree of fame,

Interestingly, young Quvenzhane Wallis had to lie about her age to even be considered for her breakout star turn in “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”. It seems the production was only looking for child actresses some six years of age or older. Once accepted for the role, the part of Hushpuppy was quickly reshaped and rewritten to fit around the strong willed personality of Quvenzhane Wallis, and a new star was born. Her nomination for Best Actress ought to be enough to consolidate her stature