Two years after Michael Jackson’s death, the King of Pop is still getting lauded via film and TV. The latest look into the artist’s legacy is from director Spike Lee, whose Bad 25 is eligible in the documentary feature category for the 2013 Oscar race. Lee, a two-time Academy Award nominee for 1989’s Do The Right Thing and 1997’s Four Little Girls doc, includes well-known voices like Mariah Carey and Justin Beiber discussing their views on Jackson’s seminal Bad album. The documentary branch of the Academy will vote on the short list of eligible documentary features on Nov. 26.
EXCLUSIVE: In this clip, which was first seen at The Hollywood Awards prior to Quvenzhané Wallis collecting her New Hollywood kudo, the creators of Beasts of the Southern Wild discuss how the six-year old actress’ precociousness took the film to another level in her role as Hushpuppy, the Louisiana swampland heroine who battles tides and mythical creatures. Should Wallis, now nine years old, earn a best actress Oscar nod, she will easily become the youngest nominee since Keisha Castle-Hughes, who at 13 years old was recognized for her leading work in 2003’s Whale Rider. And for all those Oscar stat keepers out there, Shirley Temple was never nominated in the actress category, rather she received the honorary Juvenile Award at six years old in 1935.
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