It’s no secret that today is a big deal. Many will trek out to the polls to choose the next President of the United States. But there’s another voting campaign close to my heart that I want to share today as well. One of the most poignant films I have seen so far, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD has made it to the final 5 round in the Gotham Independent Film Audience Awards.
You won’t see countless YouTube ads or hilarious SNL sketches about it, but your vote still counts on this one. BEASTS has a magical quality that stays with you. This truly independent film has screened across the globe, winning numerous festival awards since it premiered at Sundance this year. Now the ever-political industry award season is approaching, starting with the Gotham Awards. With two nominations (director Behn Zeitlin for Breakthrough Director and star Quvenzhané Wallis for Breakthrough Actor), your vote could make the film a triple threat. If you’ve seen BEASTS, now you can show your support for Hushpuppy and the whole Bathtub crew with a simple click.
Voting opened yesterday and goes through November 18th HERE. The winner will be announced live at the awards show on November 26th.