9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis joined the ranks when she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Hushpuppy in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild.' She auditioned for the role when she was just five years old and now holds the title of the youngest actress to be nominated in this category.
Justin Henry, who played the role of Billy Kramer in 'Kramer vs. Kramer,' was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1980 at the ripe young age of 8. He remains the youngest actor to ever be nominated for an Oscar.
The youngest actor to not only be nominated for an Academy Award, but to earn a nomination in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category is Jackie Cooper from the movie 'Skippy.' The 9-year-old was nominated for the award in 1931 for his performance as the film's title character. He held onto the title of youngest Oscar nominee for 50 years!
In 1974, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner of all time when she took home the top prize for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The actress, who played Addie Loggins in 'Paper Moon,' was only 10 years old.
'True Blood' star Anna Paquin didn't waste any time getting involved in show business as a child! At the young age of 11, she won an Academy Award for her work in 'The Piano.' She took home the top prize in the category Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1994.
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What are some of your favorite child performances in a film? Oscar nominated or not. Mine is Andrew Ducote in the Ellie/Brandon Nesler movie, Judgement Day.