With the 2017 Academy Awards just around the corner, we want to take a minute to praise young actors who’ve kicked some serious butt in Hollywood by scoring an Oscar nomination.
This year, 20-year-old Hailee Steinfeld was our best bet for an actor under 20 to represent, but sadly she narrowly missed getting a nomination for her coming-of-age-flick The Edge of Seventeen. P.S. That would have been her second nomination!
Click inside to sees some of the youngest Oscar nominees of all time…
Yara Shahidi was just honored with a major award!
The black-ish starlet was honored last night at the 2017 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards with the Generation Next Award, and it looks like all of her family was there to celebrate.
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“I’m fortunate,” Yara shared in her speech after her TV mom Tracee Ellis Ross presented to her. “Because you all have taught me by example what the role of the artist is: to disrupt, to remold and to create.”
Quvenzhane Wallis and Dear White People‘s Logan Browning were also at the event.
Congrats again, Yara!
FYI: Yara wore a head-to-toe Chanel look.
We can seriously not handle this cuteness right now!
Baby Daddy star Jean-Luc Bilodeau went to the Kari Feinstein’s Pre-Oscar Style Lounge just ahead of the 2017 Academy Awards this coming weekend and got hit with a whole lot of cuteness with a puppy!
We just can’t handle it.
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Switched at Birth star Lucas Grabeel, Kelli Berglund and the youngest Oscar nominee ever Quvenzhane Wallis were also at the lounge.
If you missed all the news about Baby Daddy (or how it premieres on March 13th on Freeform), see the latest news now on JJJ!
Can you believe that Quvenzhane Wallis is already 13?!
The young actress, who made her film debut in Beasts of the Southern Wild, got all dolled up for the 2016 National Board of Review Gala last night in NYC, next to Manchester by the Sea‘s Lucas Hedges and up and coming actress Royalty Hightower.
Quvenzhane, who also starred in the 2014 remake of Annie, is growing up so fast!
At the event, Quvenzhane presented the best breakthrough actress award to Royalty, who’s major break came in The Fits.
Next, Royalty will star opposite Laurence Fishburne in Ruby In Murdertown next year.
Chloe x Halle show off their striking nose jewelry on the carpet at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (August 28) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The two sisters joined Quvenzhane Wallis as part of Beyonce‘s “Lemonade” crew at the music event.
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chloe x Halle
If you missed them, you can catch pics of Chloe x Halle performing at the NYX Face Awards last week on JJJ now!
FYI: Chloe x Halle are wearing Rodarte. Quvenzhane is wearing Erickson Beamon jewelry.
Make sure to watch the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, airing TONIGHT at 9pm ET/PT on MTV!
Quvenzhane Wallis wears a cute blue dress while walking the carpet at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.
Also in attendance at the event were rapper Silento and actor Jacob Latimore.
Quvanzhane and Silento are both competing for the YoungStars Award at the event tonight. They are nominated against Amandla Stenberg, Willow Smith, and Yara Shahidi.
“So excited for #BETAwards tonight Young Star Award #young #star #blessed #honored,” Quvenzhane tweeted that day. She ditched her signature puppy bag and decided to wear an Apple Watch instead.
Rowan Blanchard and China Anne McClain pose with Salma Hayek on the red carpet ahead of the screening of GKID’s ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ held at LACMA on Wednesday night (July 29) in Los Angeles.
The two Disney Channel stars were joined by Descendants‘ Cameron Boyce, China Anne‘s sisters, Lauryn and Sierra, and Quvenzhane Wallis.
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“After just seeing @salmahayek ‘s new film ‘The Prophet’ and crying endless happy tears in the theater. One of my favorites EVER because it is so magical and mesmerizing and it reminds you that no matter how dark the world may seem around us, there is still plenty of light. Huge congrats @salmahayek ?? Go see Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet!!!!” Rowan posted on Instagram afterwards.
30+ pics inside of Rowan, the McClains, Cameron and Quvenzhane…
Quvenzhane Wallis gets surrounded by fans at the 2015 Essence Festival Day of Service held at Walmart on Thursday afternoon (July 2) in New Orleans, La.
The 11-year-old Annie actress hosted a fun photo booth for everyone at the event, which provided free health screenings and wellness resources to hundreds of locals.
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Attendees were also treated to live performances by local dance studio Studio G, who were promoting the new Minions movie and Cupid performed the “Cupid Shuffle”.