On March 24, 2002, Lisa Blount and and her husband Ray McKinnon picked up the Oscar for Best Live Action Short for their film “The Accountant.” Directed by McKinnon (and starring him) it was produced by Blount.
Married since 1998, the couple were strong promoters of the Arkansas film scene, especially from the early 2000s, onward. They were active in supporting the Little Rock Film Festival as well as film projects located in Arkansas.
In 2004, they moved to Little Rock, which was a return for Blount to the Central Arkansas in which she had grown up. Born in Fayetteville, her family had moved to Jacksonville. After graduating from Jacksonville High School, she attended the University of Central Arkansas. It was there she got her big break appearing in the film September 30, 1955.
A month before her October 2010 death, Blount was inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame.