Youngest ever Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, age 9, at the Academy Awards luncheon

She is the youngest person in history to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, and at just nine years old Quvenzhané Wallis knows how to liven up an Academy event.

The young star walked about and was the center of attention at the 85th Academy Awards nominations luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on Monday.

Looking impeccable in a lilac party dress, and with one of her trademark puppy purses, the Beasts Of The Southern Wild star couldn't fail to cause a stir as she joked around.