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Child Stars at the Oscars

by Beth Rowen

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Each winter, Hollywood stars get decked out in glamorous gowns and suits, jewelry and hairstyles for film's biggest extravaganza of the year—the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars.

Although adults dominate the list of nominees and winners, kids have made their mark in Oscar history. Check out these young Oscar contenders. (Actors whose names are in bold won an Oscar.)

Young Oscar Nominees and Winners
ActorAgeFilmYear
Justin Henry8Kramer vs. Kramer1979
Jackie Cooper9Skippy1931
Mary Badham10To Kill a Mockingbird1962
Quinn Cummings10The Goodbye Girl1977
Patty McCormack10The Bad Seed1956
Tatum O’Neal10Paper Moon1973
Abigail Breslin10Little Miss Sunshine2006
Brandon De Wilde11Shane1953
Haley Joel Osment11The Sixth Sense1999
Anna Paquin 11The Piano1993
Keisha Castle-Hughes13Whale Rider 1999
Jodi Foster14Taxi Driver1976
Patty Duke16The Miracle Worker 1962
Jack Wild16Oliver! 1968
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