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Last year, a then-9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis received the Best Actress nomination for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," making her the youngest nominee in the category's history. This year, the Best Actress nominees are a little bit older. But that doesn't mean we can't look back in wonder at the remarkable achievements of Hollywood's most powerful pint-sized talents.

While Wallis is the latest poster child for youthful talent, there have been plenty of child actors and actresses over the years who've earned their own Oscar nods. From Shirley Temple, the youngest Oscar honoree ever at six years old, to 10-year-old winner Tatum O'Neal, the youngest winner ever, sometimes Hollywood's next generation of stars do get recognized for their early achievements.

In honor of this year's Oscars -- airing on February 24 -- let's take a look back at some of the youngest Oscar winners and nominees in Academy Awards history.
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