At age 9, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis has a self-possessed quality that any adult would envy.
The fourth-grade newcomer tells CNN that her Academy Award nomination for best actress didn't catch her off guard this week, but she does recognize the honor of not only nabbing the recognition but also being the youngest lead actress ever to do so.
Below is an edited transcript of an interview that CNN's KJ Matthews had with Wallis and "Beasts" director Benh Zeitlin, who also earned a nod in the best director category.
After Thursday's Academy Awards nominations, Seth MacFarlane can say he's the Oscars host as well as a nominee.
His song "Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from his film “Ted" earned MacFarlane a nod for his lyrics, with music by Walter Murphy. Talking to a panel of experts on CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien via satellite after the nomination announcements, the "Family Guy" creator joked about his good fortune. FULL POST
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, and "Gangster Squad" actress Emma Stone were up bright and early on Thursday to announce the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards.
Check out a partial list below, and see who will take home the Oscar on Sunday, February 24. Are there any nods that surprise you?
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