"I feel like my house just crashed on the yellow brick road and everything just turned color. So proud Quvenzhane [Wallis] and Lucy [Alibar] and of my whole ragtag band of warriors. I got to especially thank the members of the Academy for coming out for a movie made about as far from Hollywood as you can get. I think it's a beautiful thing for independent filmmaking and for creative freedom everywhere." --Benh Zeitlin, nominated for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for "Beasts of the Southern Wild." The movie is nominated for four awards, including Best Picture.