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    It's A Done Deal! Quvenzhané Wallis Has Been Hired To Replace Willow Smith In 'Annie' Musical

    Whomever that Oscar voter was, who cited being unable to pronouce Quvenzhané Wallis' name, as one of his reasons for not voting for her for the Best Actress Oscar, had better try a little harder, because she's not going anywhere anytime soon.

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    "Anonymous" Academy Awards Voter Gives Ridiculous Reason For Not Voting For Quvenzhane Wallis

    What type of sick individual could hate on a cute little baby like Beast Of The Southern Wild's Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis?

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    The Early Gems: Notable Performances From The 2013 Best Actress Oscar Nominees

    With the Oscars now only four days away, it's time for our Early Gems series to come to a close. Over the last week, we've been highlighting performances and films from those nominated in the acting and directing categories, from Amy Adams in "Junebug" to Benh Zeitlin's short film "Glory At Sea." Bu...

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    'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Star Quvenzhané Wallis In Contention To Play 'Annie'

    It's one thing to be a young actress and deliver a performance that gets noticed. It's quite another to get an Oscar nomination for your efforts, but Quvenzhané Wallis has been turning heads all through 2012 with her electric turn in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." And while the actress has since tak...

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    Will Smith Is Considering Quvenzhané Wallis To Replace Willow Smith In 'Annie' Musical

    As Nikki Finke would probably say at a moment like this: TOLDJA!

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    Watch: Quvenzhané Wallis Talks To Time Magazine

    Here's a short but sweet video with Quvenzhané Wallis, done for Time Magazine, in which she talks about her experiences working on Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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    Willow Smith Will No Longer Star In 'Annie' Remake; Might Quvenzhané Wallis Take Over?

    Last we wrote about this project in summer 2012, Emma Thompson, talking to the BBC, said that she'd been writing the script for nearly three years, was excited about it, and was heading to LA to work with Willow Smith (who was to star in the film), and that Jay-Z (who's one of...

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    Good and Bad Surprises Come with 2013 Oscar Nominations

    Oscar nominations were announced this morning and per usual there were the surprises, both of the good and bad variety. Nine year old Quvenzhané Wallis becomes the youngest Best Actress nominee for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Kathryn Bigelow shockingly did not receive a Best Director nominat...

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    'Beasts' Director Wants Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry For Next Film On Wacky Aging (Details)

    In light of today's Oscar news, with Beasts Of The Southern Wild contending in major Academy Award categories (Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture), I thought this was worthy of a repost/reminder, as it seems like the news (first reported last September) went somewhat unnoticed. There...

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    Why Having Only Strong Girl Heroines is Not Enough

    A.O. Scott in the lead story of the NY Times Magazine this past weekend wrote a very interesting piece on how Hollywood has finally embraced women, well not exactly women, heroines.  The piece "Hollywood's Year of Heroine Worship" delves into many very great points about the uniqu...

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