Milwaukee Film Blog

posted by Blyth on January 10th, 2013

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Beasts of the Southern Wild, Milwaukee premiere

We wanted to send out a quick and heartfelt congratulations to all the MFF alums that appeared on the final nomination list for the 2013 Oscars early this morning. We're pulling for you all and very grateful to have shared your films with the Milwaukee audience.  Listen carefully on February 24 - there will be a dull roar coming from the Midwest cheering you on.

 

The underdog in the pack is Beats of the Southern Wild, which was produced by Wauwatosa native Mike Raisler and was first seen in Milwaukee by our members at our monthly Members-Only Screening in July. (Not a member yet? Fix that.) Check out photos from that evening here, which also featured Raisler (and his charming parents) in person.

 

Also making a strong showing across multiple categories is Silver Linings Playbook, which was our Super Secret Members Screening during the festival this year. (See a pattern here? Yes, yes. Resistance is futile, movie lovers.)

 

Here's all the MFF alums that made the final cut:

 

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

 

Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

 

Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

 

Actress in a Supporting Role

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

 

Directing

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

 

Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War

 

Editing

Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, Silver Linings Playbook

 
Music, Original Song
"Before My Time," Chasing Ice
 
Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

 

A complete list of the 2013 Oscar nominees can be found here.