Youngest Oscar nominees
Age ain't nothin' but a number for these tiny actors -- a couple of whom beat out nominees more than three times their age to win an Academy Award.
Jackie Cooper(Credit: AP)
Nine-year-old Jackie Cooper, who played the title character of the 1931 movie "Skippy," earned a best actor nomination for the role, at the time making him the youngest actor to be nominated for an Academy Award.
Bonita Granville(Credit: AP)
Bonita Granville, left, with Gloria de Haven and Jackie Cooper at the opening of the Hollywood Casino in Hollywood on July 4, 1942, was nominated for best supporting actress at age 14 for her role in the 1936 film "These Three."
Brandon de Wilde(Credit: AP)
Brandon de Wilde, right, who made his acting debut in 1952's "The Member of the Wedding," with Julie Harris, left, and Ethel Waters, was nominated for best supporting actor for the film "Shane" the following year at the age of 11.
Patty McCormack(Credit: AP)
At 11, Patty McCormack played a murderer in the 1956 film "The Bad Seed" and earned a best supporting actress nomination for the portrayal.
Patty Duke(Credit: AP)
Patty Duke won an Oscar for best supporting actress at 16 for her role in 1962's "The Miracle Worker." She's pictured here on April 6, 1961.
Mary Badham(Credit: AP)
Mary Badham, 9, with Gregory Peck in "To Kill a Mockingbird" in March 1963, was nominated for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Scout.
Tatum O'Neal(Credit: AP)
Tatum O'Neal won a best supporting actress Oscar at only 10 years old for her role in 1973's "Paper Moon." She's pictured here on July 19, 1978.
Jodie Foster(Credit: Handout)
At 14, Jodie Foster earned a best supporting actress nod for her portrayal of a 12-year-old prostitute in Martin Scorsese's 1976 film "Taxi Driver."
Justin Henry(Credit: AP)
Justin Henry, 8, with co-star Dustin Hoffman at the premiere of their film "Kramer vs. Kramer" in Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 1979, earned a best supporting actor nomination for the role.
Anna Paquin(Credit: AP)
Anna Paquin, 11, won the best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in "The Piano" at the 66th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 21, 1994.
Haley Joel Osment(Credit: AP)
At 11, Haley Joel Osment was nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "The Sixth Sense." He's pictured here on Jan 23, 2000.
Abigail Breslin(Credit: AP)
At age 10, Abigail Breslin was nominated for best supporting actress for 2006's "Little Miss Sunshine." She's pictured here on Jan. 21, 2006.
Saoirse Ronan(Credit: AP)
Saoirse Ronan earned a best supporting actress nomination for 2007's "Atonement" at 13. She's pictured here on Dec. 6, 2007.
Hailee Steinfeld(Credit: AP)
At 14, Hailee Steinfeld received a best supporting actress nod for 2010's "True Grit."
Quvenzhane Wallis(Credit: AP)
Quvenzhane Wallis was 9 when she received a best-actress nomination for her leading role for 2012's "Beasts of the Southern Wild." She's pictured here on Feb. 4, 2013.