Youngest ever Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, aged 9, acts up at Academy Awards luncheon as she revels in the spotlight
She is the youngest person in history to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, and at just nine years old Quvenzhané Wallis knows how to liven up an Academy event.
The young star larked about and was the centre of attention at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on Monday.
Looking impeccable in a lilac party dress, and with one of her trademark puppy purses, the Beasts Of The Southern Wild star couldn't fail to cause a stir as she joked around.
Fun Academy: Quvenzhané Wallis entertains at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday
Uninhibited by the A-listers sharing the room, she fooled around and made everyone smile.
At the age of five, Quvenzhané lied about her age to audition for her very first acting job, the starring role in Beasts Of The Southern Wild – the minimum age for consideration was six.
She won the part, beating 4,000 contenders for the role of Hushpuppy.