Beasts of the Southern Wild
Everyone’s talking about this Sundance darling’s Oscar chances, thanks to surprise nods for Best Picture and Best Actress. The movie is pretty damn wonderful, too. Director Ben Zeitlin's nomination was itself a shock given the pedigree of the other filmmakers he was competing with, but Oscar loves to reward promising newcomers, and both Zeitlin and Quvenzhane Wallis show plenty in their respective roles.
Source: Fox Searchlight