Louisiana presence strong in Critics Choice Awards nominations

by Kayla Reed on December 11, 2012

The Critics Choice Movie Awards nominations were released today, and many of the categories include films with Louisiana ties. The most notable contenders are Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained and Looper. Way to go, y’all!

BEST PICTURE
Beasts of the Southern Wild
– Shot and set in Louisiana
Django Unchained
– Shot in New Orleans

BEST ACTOR
John Hawkes, The Sessions– Screened at the New Orleans Film Festival

BEST ACTRESS
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild– Shot and set in Louisiana. Wallis is from Houma, LA.

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Rian Johnson, Looper- Shot in New Orleans

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Rise of the Guardians– Based on the book and executive produced by Shreveport native William Joyce

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Looper

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Joseph Gordon Levitt, Looper

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Emily Blunt, Looper

BEST COMEDY
21 Jump Street- Shot in New Orleans

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Channing Tatum, 21 Jump Street

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect– Shot in Baton Rouge

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Looper