Thursday, January 10, 2013

9-Year-Old Quvenzhané Wallis: Youngest Nominated Actress in Oscar History

Posted By on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 12:24 PM

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The 2013 Academy Award nominations are in and, as always, the controversy is abundant.

Already, the internet is spewing its always reliable deluge of opinions. “Katherine Bigelow snubbed for best director!” “Give Leo a break already!” “Silver Linings what now?”

But the most shocking development to come out of this morning’s announcements is the Best Actress nomination of Quvenzhané Wallis for her work in last year's 'Beasts of the Southern Wild.' At just 9-years-old, Wallis is the youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Oscar. Not only that, she was only six when the movie was filmed.

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Many are crying foul, suggesting that a 6-year-old cannot possibly be in control of his or her acting choices.

Have you seen the film? What do you think of a child so young being up against grown-ups like Jennifer Lawrence and Naomi Watts? Are child actors worthy of this traditionally "adult" award?

Check out the Current's own Kiko Martinez' take on the nominations!

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