17 Youngest Acting Award Winners & Nominees Ever (PHOTOS)

Acting may not be easy, but you don't have to be an experienced pro to do it well. In fact, some of the best acting around is done by kids and young teens -- and they've got the awards and nominations to prove it. From 10 year old Tatum O'Neal in Taxi Driver and to 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, pint-size performers have been in the running for Oscars, Golden Globes, and more for decades.

 

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Here's a look at some of the youngest actors and actresses to score major award nominations or win Hollywood's biggest prizes outright. Go, kids, go!

 

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