Tonight marks the official start of what the film industry calls awards season, beginning with the New York based fete, the IFP Gotham Film Awards. Beasts is nominated for 3 awards including the Gotham Audience Award, which is the most important one for us considering your contribution to our nomination!
We are humbled to be part of the awards conversation and so excited for the actors and crew who are being recognized for their work on Beasts. Beyond the accolades, awards season buzz allows us to get more coverage about the movie and ultimately share it with a larger audience.
Quvenzhané Wallis and Benh Zeitlin were recently interviewed about awards season for the November issue of The Wrap where Benh had this to say about his star:
"You know she takes it in stride...She doesn't have this ultimate goal in life to win this and that if it doesn't happen it's a disaster. And her parents keep her grounded. She's not doing campaigning during the week. She's staying in school and not letting it take over her life. I think she's starting to sense what it means, but not in a way that it feels like she has to stop being herself or stop living the life that she already has."
Read the full article here.