Youngest Oscar nominees

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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

Nine-year-old Jackie Cooper, who played the title character
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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

Bonita Granville, left, with Gloria de Haven and
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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

Brandon de Wilde, right, who made his acting
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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.

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Patty McCormack

At 11, Patty McCormack played a murderer in
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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

Patty Duke won an Oscar for best supporting
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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

Mary Badham, 9, with Gregory Peck in
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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

Tatum O'Neal won a best supporting actress Oscar
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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

At 14, Jodie Foster earned a best supporting
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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."

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Justin Henry

Justin Henry, 8, with co-star Dustin Hoffman at
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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

Anna Paquin, 11, won the best supporting actress
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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

At 11, Haley Joel Osment was nominated for
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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

At age 10, Abigail Breslin was nominated for
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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

Saoirse Ronan earned a best supporting actress nomination
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Saoirse Ronan earned a best supporting actress nomination for 2007's "Atonement" at 13. She's pictured here on Dec. 6, 2007.

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Hailee Steinfeld

At 14, Hailee Steinfeld received a best supporting
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At 14, Hailee Steinfeld received a best supporting actress nod for 2010's "True Grit."

Quvenzhane Wallis

Quvenzhane Wallis was 9 when she received a
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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.

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