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Poll: Oscar Nominated Child Performances

Which of these child performances (under 18 years of age) nominated for an Oscar impressed you the most? Listed youngest to oldest.

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    Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

    Justin Henry in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), 8 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actor, the youngest ever nominee in that or any other acting category
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    Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

    Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), 9 years when nominated for Best Actress, the youngest ever nominee in that category
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    Skippy (1931)

    Jackie Cooper in Skippy (1931), 9 years when nominated for Best Actor, the youngest ever nominee in that category
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    Mary Badham and Phillip Alford in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

    Mary Badham in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), 10 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actress, the youngest ever nominee in that category
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    Paper Moon (1973)

    Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon (1973), 10 years when winning for Best Supporting Actress, the youngest ever winner in that category
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    Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

    Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), 10 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actress
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    "The Goodbye Girl" Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings 1977 Warner

    Quinn Cummings in The Goodbye Girl (1977), 10 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actress
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    The Piano (1993)

    Anna Paquin in The Piano (1993), 11 years when winning for Best Supporting Actress
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    Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (1999)

    Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (1999), 11 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actor
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    Alan Ladd and Brandon De Wilde in Shane (1953)

    Brandon De Wilde in Shane (1953), 11 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actor
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    "The Bad Seed" Patty McCormack in a special photo shoot for her Oscar nominated performance 1956 Warner Brothers

    Patty McCormack in The Bad Seed (1956), 11 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actress
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    Keisha Castle-Hughes in Whale Rider (2002)

    Keisha Castle-Hughes in Whale Rider (2002), 13 years when nominated for Best Actress
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    Best Supporting Actress

    Saoirse Ronan in Atonement (2007), 13 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actress
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    Bonita Granville

    Bonita Granville in These Three (1936), 13 years old when nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the first year of the category
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    Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit (2010)

    Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit (2010), 14 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actress
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    Jodie Foster in "Taxi Driver"

    Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver (1976), 14 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actress
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    Regan in a not-very-good-mood

    Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973), 15 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actress
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    Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker (1962)

    Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker (1962), 16 years when winning for Best Supporting Actress
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    Mark Lester and Jack Wild in Oliver! (1968)

    Jack Wild in Oliver! (1968), 16 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actor
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    James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo in"Rebel Without A Cause." 1955 Warner / MPTV

    Sal Mineo in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), 17 years when nominated for Best Supporting Actor
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    River Phoenix and Judd Hirsch in Running on Empty (1988)

    River Phoenix in Running on Empty (1988), although over 18 at the time of the nomination for Best Supporting Actor, he was 16 and 17 when making the film
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    Juliette Lewis at event of The Mod Squad (1999)

    Juliette Lewis in Cape Fear (1991), although over 18 at the time of the nomination for Best Supporting Actress, she was 17 when making the film