Quvenzhane Wallis as Hushpuppy in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." The role made her the youngest actress (at age 9) to ever receive an Academy Awards nomination in the best actress category. She made the film when she was just 6 years old.
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Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 23, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif.
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Quvenzhane Wallis, nominated for best actress in a leading role for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," arrives at the 85th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 4, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Actress Quvenzhane Wallis accepts the Best Young Actor/Actress Award for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, held at Barker Hangar on Jan. 10, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif.
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Breakthrough performance honoree Quvenzhane Wallis, of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," attends the National Board of Review awards gala at Cipriani 42nd St. on Jan. 8, 2013, in New York.
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Actress Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") arrives at the 2012 Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on December 1, 2012.
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Director Benh Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the "Beasts of the Southern Wild" premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on Oct. 12, 2012, in London.
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Quvenzhane Wallis as "Hushpuppy" in "Beasts of the Southern Wild."