"Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Django Unchained" nominated for "best picture"
Two locally filmed movies have been been nominated for the "best picture" award by the Academy of Motion Pictures.
The films are the independently made "Beasts of the Southern Wild" which was filmed entirely on location in Terrebonne Parish, and "Django Unchained" the movie directed by Quentin Tarantino.
The Houma girl who starred in "Beasts," Quvenzhane Wallis, has been nominated for "best actress." Just 9-years-old, she is the youngest nominee for that award in Oscar history.
The producer and director of the movie, Benh Zeitlin was nominated for "best director" and "best adapted screenplay" awards.
Christopher Waltz was nominated for a "best supporting actor" award for his performance in "Django Unchained."
Winners will be announced February 24 during award ceremonies at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.