How do we love Quvenzhane Wallis? Let us count the ways. When it was announced that she had won the Best Young Actor/Actress award at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2013, the 9-year-old “Beasts of the Southern Wild” spent more time hugging director Benh Zeitlin than she did giving her acceptance speech.
When Zeitlin finally did send her on her way, Wallis confidently strutted up to the stage in pure Hushpuppy fashion. She whipped out her cell phone to read off her acceptance speech, drawing chuckles from the audience.
“Thanks to Mr Benh Zeitlin and the Court 13 family for thinking I could make a good Hushpuppy,” she said, also thanking God. “Last to my family, friends, and fans. Good night.”