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  • Malick
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    Over the past decade time and time again young actors have been snubbed.
    Your guess would be as good a guess as mine, as to why they have been
    left off. An interesting note is, it seems to be much tougher for young
    male actors then young female actors to breakthrough.

    Young Actors nominated over the past decade

    * Haley Joel-Osment – The Six Sense (he nominated in 99 but hes the last young male so he had to be mentioned)
    Keisha Castle-Hughes For Whale Rider 2003
    Abigail Breslin For Little Miss Sunshine 2006
    Saoirse Ronan For Atonement 2007
    Hailee Steinfield For True Grit 2010

    4 actors from 2000 onwards seems a bit ridiculous if you think about it. Who are some of the young actors that should’ve been recognized but weren’t over the past decade.

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    babypook
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    #53790

    ^
    Dont see Hailee Steinfeld up there.

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    Malick
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    #53791

    Just updated it thanks your on the ball lol.

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    #53792

    Unless a child actor is as good as, say, Margaret O’Brien was in MEET ME IN ST LOUIS, I say, ignore ’em.  Otherwise, give them an honorary “Juvenile Award,” but don’t make them compete with adult actors.

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    Chris Beachum
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    There are only 20 slots per year, mostly filled by people that have established a career.

    You could also add anybody under 30, because it is so difficult to get noticed (Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan, Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonah Hill, etc).

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    Trent
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    Many actors’ don’t realize that children turn in performances that are sometimes better than adults. For example, Hailee Steinfeld stole the movie away from Jeff Bridges. She should have won Best Supporting Actress, and probably could have even upset the Best Actress race. Also at the Emmys children are criminally ignored even though Nolan Gould delivers a better performance in one episode of Modern Family than Jon Cryer does in three plus seasons of Two and a Half Men. A sitcom starring a cast completely made up of children could premiere, earn critical acclaim, be a ratings giant and still get ignored because it stars children.

    Another reason could be the fact that grown-up child actors often have issues, and the Academy wants to wait until they prove themselves to be serious actors as adults. I am positive that Hailee Steinfeld will be an Oscar winner one day if she continues to act the way she did in True Grit. That doesn’t make up for the fact, though, that this is a pretty pathetic reason nonetheless.

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    Andrew Eng
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    Young actors under 30 who were Oscar nominated from 2002-2011

    2003-Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider
    2003-Samantha Morton, In America
    2003-Charlize Theron, Monster (WON)

    2004-Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace
    2004-Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2004-Natalie Portman, Closer

    2005-Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
    2005-Keira Knightley, Pride and Prejudice
    2005-Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line (WON)
    2005-Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
    2005-Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

    2006-Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
    2006-Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
    2006-Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls (WON)
    2006-Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

    2007-Ellen Page, Juno
    2007-Saoirse Ronan, Atonement

    2008-Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
    2008-Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight (WON)

    2009-Carey Mulligan, An Education
    2009-Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
    2009-Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

    2010-Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
    2010-Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
    2010-Natalie Portman, Black Swan (WON)
    2010-Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

    2011-Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    2011-Jonah Hill, Moneyball 

    Lead Actor nominees: 3
    Lead Actress nominees: 14
    Supporting Actor nominees: 3
    Supporting Actress nominees: 8

    Lead Actor wins: 0
    Lead Actress wins: 3
    Supporting Actor wins: 1
    Supporting Actress wins: 1

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    Cordell Martin
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    @ FNLFan89 you forgot to mention Jennifer Hudson. She was 25 when she won.

    Here are some children/teen performances that were snubbed imo:

    -Elle Fanning for Super 8
    -Chole Grace Moretz in Kick Ass
    -Freddie Highmore in Finding Neverland
    -Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam

    It’s also interesting to see that no African-American child actors has been nominated/won an Academy yet. I think they academy missed on some wonderful performances from:

    Keke Palmer in Akeelah and the Bee
    Shareeka Epps in Half Nelson
    Jaden Smith in the Pursuit of Happyness
    Jurnee Smollett in Eve’s Bayou
    Raven Goodwin in Lovely & Amazing

     

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    Andrew Eng
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    ^fixed. Thanks.

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    Tye-Grr
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    @ FNLFan89 you forgot to mention Jennifer Hudson. She was 25 when she won.

    Here are some children/teen performances that were snubbed imo:

    -Elle Fanning for Super 8
    -Chole Grace Moretz in Kick Ass
    -Freddie Highmore in Finding Neverland
    -Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam

    It’s also interesting to see that no African-American child actors has been nominated/won an Academy yet. I think they academy missed on some wonderful performances from:

    Keke Palmer in Akeelah and the Bee
    Shareeka Epps in Half Nelson
    Jaden Smith in the Pursuit of Happyness
    Jurnee Smollett in Eve’s Bayou
    Raven Goodwin in Lovely & Amazing

     

    I agree with all of these. Great mentions.

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    Madson Melo
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    -Chole Grace Moretz in Kick Ass
    -Freddie Highmore in Finding Neverland
    -Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam

    ^ I certainly would nominated these kids \o/

    Evan Rachel Wood should’ve taken Hughes’ spot in 2003 and I don’t like that much of Abigail Bresling =S

    Osment nomination was worthy and I’d give the Oscar for Ronan, wonderful performance but she will get her Oscar soon.

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    Malick
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    @ Try Again Freddie Highmore in Finding Neverland is a really really good one.

    Some that i thought that were outstanding were:

    Saiorse Ronan – The Lovely Bones
    Elle Fanning – Somewhere
    Thomas Horn – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    Asa Butterfield – Hugo
    Jose Julian – A Better Life

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    Malick
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    @ MadsonMelo, Evan Rachel Wood in Thirteen is a really good one as well, that probably is my favourite in recent years that didnt make it.

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    Pieman1994
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    Pretty much every single kid in City of God, which is likely the greatest ensemble film of all time. The same could be said for Slumdog Millionaire. Even the kids were fantastic. 

    Everyone I would have mentioned (Hailee Steinfeld, Chloe Mortez, Freddie Highmore, etc.) were already listed.

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    babypook
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    Shareeka Epps more than held her own in Half Nelson. Since then, she’s great in everything. Same with Freddie Highmore.
    The kids in Super 8, and particularly Joel Courtney
    The kids in The Kite Runner, which may have bordered on unwatchable without them
    The kids in Slumdog Millionaire. The actual children.
    The kids in Changeling
    The kids in Let the Right One In, and Let Me In, particularly Kodi Smit-McPhee
    The kids in Hugo
    Keke Palmer, equal to the adults in Akeelah and the Bee
    Saoirse Ronan, the best thing about ANY of her films and certainly terrific in the lousy Atonement, given Redgraves very short perf.
    Abigail Breslin: loved her in LMS. She was the glue that held everybody together.

    Child actors often amaze me, they’re so good, and so often overlooked.

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