5. 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Gets Four
One of last year's most critically acclaimed films is also one of its biggest sleeper hits. This indie darling is an imaginative look at the swampy world surrounding a six-year-old girl named Hushpuppy, whose life changes when a storm hits her bayou community. The film picked up nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress.—David Onda (Photo: Fox Searchlight)
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