Monticello Native Lucy Alibar Earns Academy Award Nomination

Monticello Native Lucy Alibar’s Film Earns Multiple Academy Award Nominations

Lucy Alibar

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Lucy Alibar, who was raised in Monticello, has been nominated, along with co-writer Benh Zeitlin, for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Beasts of the Southern Wild“.  A project based on her one-act play “Juicy and Delicious”.  The film was also nominated for Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Picture and Best Actress (Quvenzhane Wallis), who at 9 years of age is the youngest nominee in history.  The Academy Awards will air Feb. 24 on ABC  at 7pm.

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