Quvenzhané Wallis - youngest actress ever to be nominated for Oscar

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OMG, this little girl is killing me, too cute!!

Quvenzhane Wallis Accepts Critics' Choice Award with iPhone!







Quvenzhane Wallis reads her acceptance speech on her iPhone on stage at the 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar on Thursday (January 10) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 9-year-old actress picked up the Best Young Actor/Actress award for her work in Beasts of the Southern Wild, which also garnered her a nomination in the Best Actress category.

Earlier in the day, Quvenzhane became the youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category for in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. What an amazing honor!
Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
 

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I haven't seen it, but I've heard good things about it and that her performance was the best part of the film. Good for her!
 

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how cute! i hope she has a long career and doesn't get sidetracked and pulled down by life like so many child stars. she's already accomplished so much at such a young age!
 

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I saw her in a few interviews today and I get Smith kid vibes from her. Like she's 'on'. I can't really describe it, but I hope she stays on the straight and narrow and continues to get good roles.
 

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I saw her in a few interviews today and I get Smith kid vibes from her. Like she's 'on'. I can't really describe it, but I hope she stays on the straight and narrow and continues to get good roles.


hmm I saw a random interview of her and she seems fine and candid. She was likely younger. I am sure they make her rehearse interviews since she just made history and has so many interviews lined up.
 

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I saw this movie when it came out and thought wow this little girl can act...good for her!!
 

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This kid was amazing in the film. I hope she can continue her career into adulthood.
 

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'I don't want to grow up!' Quvenzhané Wallis opens up about being a multi-award nominated actress at just 11-years-old

Quvenzhané Wallis is well on her way to becoming a screen legend.
The eleven-year-old star, who is the youngest Academy Award Best Actress nominee, recently chatted with Elle magazine about her role as Little Orphan Annie in the updated film adaptation of the classic story.
Also in the January issue of the publication, the Beasts Of The Southern Wild actress grappled with the inevitable reality that she won't be a child forever.

Bright future ahead: Quvenzhané Wallis is featured in the pages of the January issue of Elle magazine

'I don't want to grow up, but I know it's not going to last much longer,' she revealed.
Many critics have dubbed Quvenzhané as the next leading child actor and she is surely proving them right.
But the young starlet admitted she has moments where she just wants to act like a kid.
'I feel like I'm five sometimes, because I still enjoy myself,' she said. 'I enjoy what I do.'

Rising star: The eleven-year-old Academy Award nominee admitted during the interview: 'I don't want to grow up, but I know it's not going to last much longer'

Spoken like a veteran actress she explained: 'I just keep doing what I'm doing and don't ever give up. That's what I like about Annie. If she has goals, she'll finish them, like me. We're both confident.'
And that confidence is what landed her the leading role of the film.
Originally, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith signed on as producers for Annie with plans of their 14-year-old daughter Willow to play the role of the orphan girl, but director Will Gluck had other ideas.

Right up her alley: The Beasts Of The Southern Wild actress landed the role of Annie in the latest film adaptation of the classic story about a little orphan girl


Not-so hard knock life: Quvenzhané, pictured at the London photocall for the film, beat out Willow Smith for the lead part
The initial requirements Gluck was looking for in the leading lady were: 'someone close to Annie's actual age, 11; someone plucky, smart, and on the hustle; and someone 50 percent hardened and 50 percent endlessly generous with their heart - two things that don't often go together.'
'[Quvenzhané] was dropped down from heaven,' he gushed to Elle about casting her in the film. 'She has a face that can do anything.'
The apparent difference between the past Annie adaptations is that the lead is a Caucasian young woman, however Gluck knew that Quvenzhané was destined to play the part.
Adding: 'We just wanted a modern girl. And when you see the movie, it's not about her race. It's just about a headstrong girl who cares about everyone around her. And that's Quvenzhané.'

On her way to legendary stardom: The star's role in Annie has nabbed her multiple nominations including a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress

Gluck wasn't the only one blown away by Quvenzhané's amazing acting abilities, actor Jamie Foxx, her on-screen father Will Stacks, present day 'Daddy' Warbucks, thought so too.
'She brought so much talent and charisma to set,' he proudly told Elle.
'Quvenzhané was made to play this role. I'm convinced it was in her DNA,' he added.

Meant to be: Jamie Foxx gushed about his on-screen daughter's acting abilities telling Elle: 'Quvenzhané was made to play this role. I'm convinced it was in her DNA'


Father-daughter pair: The duo posed together for photographers at the photocall in London

Her role in Annie has nabbed her multiple nominations including a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Quvenzhané will compete against veteran actors Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Emily Blunt (Into The Woods), Helen Mirren (The Hundred-Foot Journey) and Julianne Moore (Maps To The Stars) at the January 11 Golden Globe ceremony,
Annie will be released in US theaters on December 19 and also stars Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.


Soon-to-be hit: Annie will be released in US theaters on December 19 and also stars Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale

 

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Really refreshing to see a young actress her age who doesn't seem like a stage managed kid. She comes over really lovely in interviews.
 

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I saw the first half and all I could think was: "why in the h*ll is always running in the middle of the street?" The sidewalks were empty, but she needs to run in traffic.