Rock Center   |  March 01, 2013

Pre-Oscars, Onion staff mulled kid nominee joke

Two weeks before the Academy Awards, Rock Center's Harry Smith sat in during an “Onion” editorial meeting where the staff brainstormed content for Oscar night. The staff discussed several possible headlines and mentioned 9-year-old "Beasts of the Southern Wild" actress Quvenzhané Wallis. During the awards, Wallis was the butt of a controversial joke tweeted by "The Onion."

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