Wes Anderson’s "Moonrise Kingdom," which was shot entirely in Rhode Island, including Newport, lost Sunday night in its bid for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
The Oscar instead went to "Django Unchained," which was written by Quentin Tarantino.
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Premiering to a worldwide audience in the spring of 2012 at the Cannes Film Festival, "Moonrise Kingdom" became a critical hit.
Starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban, "Moonrise Kingdom" follows a young boy and girl (newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall in love and run away together while a variety of townspeople mobilize to search for them on a unique island off the coast of New England in the 1960s.
To date, more than 100 critics, have deemed "Moonrise Kingdom" “one of the year’s best pictures.“
It was selected as Movie of the Year at the American Film Institute Awards and Best Film at the Gotham Awards. The National Board of Revue voted it one of the Top Ten Independent Films. It also won a Boston Society of Film Critics award for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Use of Music in a Film; Best Production Design from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; and Best Screenplay from the New York Film Critics Circle.
Additional nominations include the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy; the Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast; Independent Spirit Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Male (Bruce Willis).