A24, the studio behind the film, has officially submitted Ashley, along with her Spring Breakers castmates and director Harmony Korine, for 2014 Academy Award consideration. Here’s a snapshot of the form A24 submitted with the following information: Best Director, Harmony Korine; Best Actress, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson; Best Supporting Actor, James Franco; Best Supporting Actress, Selena Gomez and Rachel Korine. It should come as no surprise that A24 is seriously pushing for a nomination for James Franco, who totally stole the show with his eccentric portrayal of crime lord Alien. They launched a "Consider This Sh*t" campaign for Franco in September.
But don’t get too excited, Pretty Little Liars fans. This doesn’t guarantee Ashley an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, but it is the first step in reaching that goal. (If it were up to us, she would definitely be nominated for her stellar work as bad girl Brit.)
We know one of Ashley’s dreams is to win an Oscar, and with Spring Breakers under her belt, we can’t wait to see what this talented actress does next!
Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things Pretty Little Liars. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!