Landrieu went on to congratulate individuals involved in the film, including the star of "Beasts," 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, who became the youngest nominee for Best Actress in history. Wallis was 5 when the movie was filmed.
Congrats to LA filmed #BeastsOfTheSouthernWild and 9 year old Houma native Quvenzhané Wallis on your Oscar nominations. We are very proud!— Senator Landrieu (@SenLandrieu) January 10, 2013
Tax credit incentives and an aggressive state promotion strategy have helped turn post-Hurricane-Katrina New Orleans into an attractive shooting location for films, prompting the coining of the term "Hollywood South."