1:30 pm, December 26th | by Lucy Alibar, TrèsSugar
One of the first things you might notice when meeting Beasts of the Southern Wild writer Lucy Alibar are her arms. They’re visibly strong, sculpted to a sinewy, solid perfection by the yoga she practices so frequently. Much like her Beasts main character, Hushpuppy, the petite screenwriter — and her biceps — proves that forces to be reckoned with often come in small packages. Lucy’s imaginative coming-of-age story has become one of the year’s most beloved little movies that could. It’s already racked up no less than six dozen awards and nominations, including the prestigious Caméra d’Or honor at Cannes and a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for best picture, and catapulted its pint-size star, Quvenzhané Wallis, to renown.