Top 10 Youngest Oscar Winners

Every actor or anyone anyhow related to making music dreams of winning the little golden man. Winning this award, which is also commonly known as Oscars, is a true honor as they are given to only the best. Performers like Katherine Hepburn (4 Oscars) and Jack Nicholson (3 Oscars) hold the record for most wins and are an inspiration to all other actors. But being brilliant actor and playing difficult roles doesn’t always guarantees the actors an Oscar. Although we are not referring to Leonardo DiCaprio, he has amazed the world with his exceptional performances but he still waits for his Academy Award. The following are the Youngest Oscar Winners in the world.

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#10. Cuba Gooding, Jr.

This actor is well known for some of his outstanding performances in movies including Boyz n the hood, As good as it gets and Jerry Maguire, which won him the Academy Award for best supporting actor. He was 28 years old when he was honored with the Oscar.

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#9. Jennifer Jones

This is the another Hollywood actress on this list of the youngest Academy Award winners who got her name listed on the Hollywood walk of fame (Anne Baxter has her name her too). Jennifer Jones won the Academy Award for best actress in 1943 for the movie The Song of Bernadette when she was just 25 years old.

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#8. Joan Fontaine

Joan was one of the most popular beauty queens of her time and won the Academy Award for best actress at the age of 24 for Hitchcock’s Suspicion in 1941. She is the older sister of Olivia de Havilland who has also won an Oscar for a leading performance, which makes them the only Hollywood siblings that have won the most wanted acting award.

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#7. Anne Baxter

Another actress with her name on the Hollywood walk of fame, Anne Baxter has pulled off some very impressive acting performance in movies like The Ten Commandments and the Razor’s Edge. Anne Baxter won the Academy Award as well as Golden Globe award for best actress for her outstanding acting in The Razor’s edge in 1946 when she was only 23 years old.

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#6. Jennifer Lawrence

She is 24 years old but up till now she has won several nominations and awards including the big Academy Award for best actress in 2012 for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook which made her the 2nd youngest actress to win the best actress Academy Award after Marlee Matlin. In early 2014 on the 86th Academy Awards, she was nominated in the category for best supporting actress, but she lost to Lupita Nyong’o.

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#5. Marlee Matlin

She is the only deaf performer in the world to win an Academy Award. Marlee won the Academy Award at the age of 21 for best actress for her performance in Children of a Lesser God.

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#4. Timothy Hutton

He is the youngest male actor ever in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Academy Award. Timothy Hutton won the golden Oscar at the age of 19 for best supporting actor in 1980 for his performance in Ordinary people.

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#3. Patty Duke

She won the Academy Award for best supporting actress at the age of 16 for The Miracle worker back in 1962. Patty moved on to give one beautiful performance after another and cemented her name as an outstanding actress.

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#2. Anna Paquin

What were you doing when you were 11 years old? Probably not filming movies and winning an Academy Award. One of the most beautiful Hollywood actress nowadays, Anna Paquin, won the Academy Award at the age of 11 for best supporting actress in the movie The Piano back in 1993 and is still going strong.

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#1. Tatum O’Neal

She won Academy Award in 1973 for best supporting actress in the movie Paper Moon. Tatum O’Neal was just a child of 10 years when she won the most prestigious acting award for any actor or actress around the globe. Tatum O’Neal was so nervous during the ceremony; she was shivering and shaking when she got the Academy Award and became the youngest person on earth to be honored with it. Impressive!

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