After seven weeks in limited release, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" has grossed $7.3 million. As it sets to expand in the coming months, the promotional machinery is gearing up.
The film follows the travails of a family living in squalor on the fringes of society. Quvenzhane Wallis steals the picture as Huspuppy, the six-year-old fanciful daughter of Wink (Dwight Henry) forced to fend for herself when their home is flooded.
Below is a fascinating featurette from the Creators Project that explores the making of this low-budget picture that could become a major Oscar player. It has already won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance and the Camera D'or from Cannes.
Writer/director Behn Zeitlin discusses the difficulty of filming in the Louisiana bayou and visual effects wiz Ray Tintori explains how he worked around the oil spill. Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar adapted her stage play. The multi-tasking Zeitlin also wrote the score with Dan Romer.
Every actor submits only one sample episode, which will be judged by other actors (ranging from 25 to 75 per category jury) between July 28 and August 14. TV series submit six, which will be split into three pairs to be distributed randomly to about 300 voters. We now have uncovered every single title submitted for the 2014 races. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODES
We analyze the pros and cons
of episodes submitted by actors
to Emmy judges
Who submitted well? Click links below to read our in-depth analysis of each actor's episode entry.
DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Kate Burton ("Scandal")
Jane Fonda ("The Newsroom")
Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex")
Kate Mara ("House of Cards")
Margo Martindale ("The Americans")
Diana Rigg ("Game of Thrones")