8 items from 2016
In 2013, a then-9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis received the Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," making her the youngest nominee in the category's history. This year, the Best Actress nominees are a little bit older. But that doesn't mean we can't look back in wonder at the remarkable achievements of Hollywood's most powerful pint-sized talents.
From Shirley Temple, the youngest Oscar honoree ever at six years old, to 10-year-old winner Tatum O'Neal, the youngest winner ever, sometimes Hollywood's next generation of stars do get recognized for their early achievements.
In honor of this year's Oscars, let's take a look back at some of the youngest Oscar winners and nominees in Academy Awards history.
- Alana Altmann
Richard DeNeut, who appeared in Hal Roach’s “Our Gang” comedies but eventually became West Coast bureau chief for Globe Photos, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday from a combination of pneumonia, kidney disease and congestive heart failure. He was 84.
DeNeut was keenly interested in the movie industry — films, stars, directors, award winners — and eagerly predicted and critiqued each year’s Oscar winners, and over time, became involved in various book projects, including “Inside Hollywood” (Könemann, 2001), a large-scale compendium of treasures from Globe’s photo archives.
He maintained a decades-long friendship with Dolores Hart, who abandoned her acting career for the cloistered life of a Benedictine nun. DeNeut became a frequent guest at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., working with Reverend Mother Dolores in developing the Patricia Neal autobiography “As I Am” (1977), and later on Mother Dolores’ own memoir, “The Ear of the »
- Carmel Dagan
Fans of Undateable may have noticed that Shelly has been looking a lot slimmer recently! Ron Funches has lost an incredible 100 lbs. - the 5'11" actor has gone from 355 lbs. to 245 lbs. - over the past year by sticking to a healthy diet and adding exercise to his routine. He was motivated to lose the weight after his mother voiced her concern for his health. "My mom had mentioned a couple of times that she had been concerned, and she never mentioned it before, so when she brought that up, it made me take notice," Funches, 32, tells People. "And then »
- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya
Jacob Tremblay is taking award season by storm! On Sunday, the 9-year-old actor attended the Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica looking cuter than ever. The Room star - who is well aware of how adorable he is - was all smiles in a black tux while posing for photographers on the red carpet. Inside, Jacob melted hearts everywhere after he took home the award for best young actor and gave the most perfect acceptance speech. Popsugar was also able to send him a Shirley Temple (with extra cherries) through the award show's new Twitter campaign, #TweetADrink, and he kindly thanked us with the sweetest selfie and message.Keep reading to see more of Jacob's supercute night (including the epic moments when he met Bb-8 and busted a move on the dance floor), and then check out 18 facts you should probably know about the Hollywood newcomer. »
- Monica Sisavat
In case you somehow missed all the cuteness, Jacob Tremblay attended the Critics' Choice Awards in La on Sunday night. To make matters even sweeter, the 9-year-old adorably accepted a Shirley Temple from us - courtesy of Popsugar Celebrity's Twitter account - and made it on the winner's list for best young actor for his stunning performance in Room. The most achingly precious moments of all, though, came when he gave his acceptance speech, and all the fawning audience reactions are a testament to that. Keep reading to see what we mean. »
- Ryan Roschke
Jacob Tremblay took home the award for best young actor at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday night, and his acceptance speech could not have been more perfect. The Room actor, who enjoyed a Shirley Temple during the show, made sure to thank the cast and crew (including costar Brie Larson!) and revealed the extra special spot he'll be storing his trophy. Watch it above! »
- Quinn Keaney
It goes without saying that if you want to make an award show fun, try getting the attending celebrities a little tipsy. Nobody knows this better than the folks behind the Critics' Choice Awards, who have taken things to a whole new level by allowing fans to #TweetADrink to their favorite stars. The Twitter campaign, which allows anyone to send a cocktail using the hashtag and tagging @CriticsChoice, has garnered quite a bit of buzz from Internet fanbases - especially diehard Hannibal and Mr. Robot devotees. Popsugar can vouch that it works, too . . . we were able to send a Shirley Temple (with extra cherries) to Room star Jacob Tremblay! We'd like to send a Shirley Temple (with extra cherries) to Jacob Tremblay. @CriticsChoice #TweetADrink - Popsugar (@Popsugar) January 18, 2016 Hey @popsugar #JacobTremblay says thanks for the shirley temple! #DrinkResponsibily #TweetADrink pic.twitter.com/HJCS7llT81 - Critics' Choice (@CriticsChoice) January 18, 2016 If »
- Brinton Parker
It's the John Ford film you never heard of, not because it's bad, but because it's a little confused. Richard Greene, David Niven and an emotional George Sanders (!) dedicate their lives to clearing their father's name of a smear by international arms smugglers! Their spirited companion Loretta Young behaves almost as if this were a screwball comedy. So does the director! Ford aficionados will be fascinated. Four Men and a Prayer 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives 1938 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 85 min. / Street Date December 15, 2015 / 19.98 Starring Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders, David Niven, C. Aubrey Smith. J. Edward Bromberg, William Henry, John Carradine, Alan Hale, Reginald Denny, Berton Churchill, Barry Fitzgerald, Chris-Pin Martin. Cinematography Franz Planer Film Editor Louis R. Loeffler Written by Richard Sherman, Sonya Levien, Walter Ferris from a novel by David Garth Produced by Kenneth Macgowan Directed by John Ford
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
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8 items from 2016
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