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YBF KIDS: Quvenzhané Wallis WINS Best Young Actress At Critic's Choice Awards!

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Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis walked away with the Critic's Choices Award for best young actor/actress last night.  And that means she's the one to watch at the 2013 Oscars! Find out about her adorable acceptance speech and what's up next for this shining star....

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With her smartphone in her hand, 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis stole the hearts of viewers as she accepted her Critic's Choice Award for Best Young Actor/Actress last night. She told the crowd,

'First I would like to thank God for all my blessings.  I would also like to thank the film critic's for this award.' Thanks to Mr. Benh Zeitlin and the Court 13 family for thinking I could make a good Hushpuppy. Lastly, to my family, friends and fans—good night!',

Quvenzhané, a native of Houma, LA, stars in Beasts of the Southern Wild.  It's a film that explores how a young girl uses her fantasies to cope with living in a community separated from the Louisiana mainland after Hurricane Katrina.

She was chosen by director Benh Zeitlin from a pool of 4,000 hopefuls (she auditioned at the age of 5) and has gone on to make history as the youngest person in history to be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award.

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And now that she's signed on to star opposite Brad Pitt in a new historical drama called Twelve Years a Slave, and has the attention of famed directors like Steven Spielberg, Quvenzhané is one of Hollywood's brightest stars.

And about that Oscar nomination for Best Actress she just received, the cutie told USA Today:

"It's exciting, this is special.  I'm going to celebrate with pizza, chicken and waffles and good stuff."

Our kinda girl.  Congrats Quvenzhané!

 

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Awww, may God bless her.

Awww, may God bless her.
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Congratulations Quvenzhané

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MarshayH's picture

Saw this movie last year when

Saw this movie last year when it came out.. was amazing. It was "advertised" as a kind of fantasy, where there were these "beasts" (huge wild hogs) that were coming to destroy the rest of the world after an apocalyptic melting of the ice caps. Really, it's kind of a fictional world post-Katrina. And it focuses on the poor people left in what they call the bath tub of Louisana... I.E. the pl devastated by the flooding who chose to stay with their belongings. And the story is about their survival and more importantly the relationship between Hushpuppy and her dad. It is VERY touching, but VERY VERY sad.. so be prepared to ball your eyes out when you watch it. It's also very funny though so you'll laugh/cry throughout the whole thing. The father really did an amazing job too.
imjussaying's picture

Has anyone seen the movie?

Has anyone seen the movie?

Yes, it was a good Sundance

Yes, it was a good Sundance film http://www.beastsofthesouthernwild.com/
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ellswerthwanzer0's picture

Good for her! I saw her in

Good for her! I saw her in an interview the other night and it seems that she's starting to get a little ahead of herself (egotistical). I hope they keep her humble because little girl or not, it's NOT cool to be pompous. I wish her much luck with the Oscar though.
Happy Lady's picture

That's funny I saw the same

That's funny I saw the same interview and I thought she was confident, ambitious and knew she was talented and she had faith in herself and her future. A nine year don't know how to be a pompous.
kimaras31's picture

Ummm, First, I saw two

Ummm, First, I saw two different interviews. Second, I saw one of the men say something to her and she was kind of mocking him when she said her answer. Whether she knew what she was doing or not, she did it. I know what I saw, I'm not a hater, yes, she's confident and all that good happy stuff, but I know what I saw.
Happy Lady's picture

Congratulations to this

Congratulations to this beautiful and talented little girl. I was amazed and blown away by her performance in "Beasts of the Southern Wild".
Taj's picture

I can't stand when singers

I can't stand when singers and actors win awards and then give this "Thank God" speech, as if with all the violence, killing, poverty, and starving going on in the world all God has time to do is make sure they win a best actress award. Chileplease
BEEMA's picture

It all just became clear to

It all just became clear to me.
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

That was pretty funny you

That was pretty funny you vaginaless creature you.
Ms.Thangfromthe5thflr's picture

What a cutie and so poised

What a cutie and so poised and well spoken.
sweetpea1989's picture

I'm sure Oprah's thirsty,

I'm sure Oprah's thirsty, chili fritos eating ass, already scheduled an interview to brainwash her.
Ms.Thangfromthe5thflr's picture

i know right

i know right
caribbean_dream_girl's picture

ok so i had to google it.

ok so i had to google it. there's an interview on black celebrity kids site where she says it's pronounced Kwe-VEN-zhah-nay, and means “fairy". Most ppl just call her "Nazie".
shuga's picture

Still sounds like an

Still sounds like an EXPENSIVE BOTTLE OF LIQUOR!
tori's picture

That comment was so funny

That comment was so funny LMFAO, because it's so true.
kimaras31's picture

Aw, what a cutie and a big

Aw, what a cutie and a big congrats to her! That name, though? Parents really should be more considerate.
MrsCPA's picture

She's such a beautiful girl

She's such a beautiful girl with such a bright future ahead of her! I won't lie, she stole my heart the way Zelda Harris did in Crooklyn.
AnoniNYC12's picture

oh yeah,,, i loved-did that

oh yeah,,, i loved-did that movie.
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

What u know about Crooklyn??

What u know about Crooklyn?? That's MY movie...watched it EVERYDAEY one summer before goin to bed!
tori's picture

yaass, when she starting

yaass, when she starting jumping up and down on that bed talking bout "I aint no punta I keep my pajamas clean,I keep my pajamas clean,I keep my pajamas clean" i was dying out of laughter...man that movie was everything and when Rupaul was dancing in that bodega...LMAO smh lol
sexybrownpyt's picture

(Music in the store: "I never

(Music in the store: "I never go back to Georgia!! I never go back to Georgia!!") Ru Paul: "Whatchu talkin' 'bout?? I ain't no Punta. I AIN'T NO PUNTAAAA! I'm Connie.. I keeps my panty cleeeean." The Hispanic Man: "C'mon C'mon." Ru Paul: "No no no Tito.. You craaazy.."
Iridescent One's picture

LMAO, Omg..you'll are KILLING

LMAO, Omg..you'll are KILLING me, I nearly died when QUEENIE popped out the damn pull out bed sofa!
tori's picture

Aunt Song said, "OHHH DEAR

Aunt Song said, "OHHH DEAR GOD! TAKE ME RIGHT NOW!!" LMAO!!
Iridescent One's picture

Well good for her. She didnt

Well good for her. She didnt do that great but whatever.
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

Im mad that I never even

Im mad that I never even heard of this movie but best believe Im on amazon right now paying my 19.96 to get it. It sounds great! Happy & Proud to support Ms. Q.
shuga's picture

Congrats lil one!!!

Congrats lil one!!!
PinkyDaGoddess's picture

Excellent Movie... Watched

Excellent Movie... Watched about a month ago

ALRIGHT!! I'LL BE LOOKING OUT

ALRIGHT!! I'LL BE LOOKING OUT FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL CHILD!

Gabby Douglas meet ur

Gabby Douglas meet ur REPLACEMENT lol j/k, congrats to the pint sized starlet, she's TOO adorable! "Twelve Years A Slave"??? THE F*CK...smh
tori's picture

she did great in that

she did great in that movie...good for her!!! flips hair, that-is-all
sexybrownpyt's picture

good for her! now how the

good for her! now how the hell do you pronounce her name?? my son has excema too, I hope she's able to get it under control because those flare ups and finding the right products can be horrible (and expensive!!). I would have made him wear long sleeves but its cool that she is confidant enough to let it rock. Congrats to the little lady with the huge name ♥♥
shuga's picture

All parents... who put their

All parents... who put their kids into acting & modeling are Bat Shit CRAZY....but naming your child QuenchDivenchy <-------- is CRIMINAL (someone call Child Services!!!)
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