Quvenzhané Wallis is the youngest actor up for the golden statuette this year

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MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09: Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx on the set of Univision's Despierta America to promote the movie 'Annie' at Univision Headquarters on December 9, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Actors Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx attend 106 & Park at BET studio on December 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Actors Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx attend 106 & Park at BET studio on December 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: (L - R) Julissa, Quvenzhane Wallis , Jamie Foxx, and Tigger attend 106 & Park at BET studio on December 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Actors Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx pose for a picture with the 106 & Park audience during 106 & Park at BET studio on December 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09: Quvenzhane Wallis,Will Gluck,Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale attends the Annie Walk of Fame ceremony on December 9, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Columbia Pictures)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09: Quvenzhane Wallis is sighted on December 9, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09: Cameron Diaz, Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx on the set of Univision's Despierta America to promote the movie 'Annie' at Univision Headquarters on December 9, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09: Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx on the set of Univision's Despierta America to promote the movie 'Annie' at Univision Headquarters on December 9, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09: Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Annie' Walk of Fame ceremony on December 9, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Columbia Pictures)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09: Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Annie' Walk of Fame ceremony on December 9, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Columbia Pictures)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09: Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz, Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx on the set of Univision's Despierta America to promote the movie 'Annie' at Univision Headquarters on December 9, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09: Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx on the set of Univision's Despierta America to promote the movie 'Annie' at Univision Headquarters on December 9, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actors Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis (C) pose with students and mentors of Big Brothers, Big Sisters at AOL's BUILD Speaker Series Presents' The Cast Of 'Annie' at AOL Studios In New York on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis attend AOL BUILD Speaker Series Presents' The Cast Of 'Annie' at AOL Studios In New York on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis attend AOL BUILD Speaker Series Presents' The Cast Of 'Annie' at AOL Studios In New York on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis (R) and Marti attend the 'Annie' world premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on December 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Actresses Cameron Diaz (L) and Quvenzhane Wallis enter the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on December 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Actor Quvenzhane Wallis attends 'Annie' Cast Photo Call at Crosby Street Hotel on December 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: (L to R) Actors Cameron Diaz, Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Bobby Cannavale, and Rose Byrne enter the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on December 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Director Will Gluck and Actors Bobby Cannavale, Quvenzhane Wallis, Sandy the Dog, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx attend 'Annie' Cast Photo Call at Crosby Street Hotel on December 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Annie' world premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Sandy the Dog and Quvenzhane Wallis attend 'Annie' Cast Photo Call at Crosby Street Hotel on December 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Sandy the Dog and Quvenzhane Wallis attend 'Annie' Cast Photo Call at Crosby Street Hotel on December 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis (C) poses with guests at the Best Buddies screening of 'Annie' held at Sony Studios on December 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis poses at the Best Buddies screening of 'Annie' held at Sony Studios on December 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Mercedez Clark (L) and Quvenzhane Wallis pose at the Best Buddies screening of 'Annie' held at Sony Studios on December 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Founder and CEO of the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation Mama Sarah Obama and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the United Nations 2014 Women's Entrepreneurship Day at United Nations on November 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the Hello Kitty Con 2014 Opening Night Party on October 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 28: Jamie Foxx (L) and Quvenzhane Wallis visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 28, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 28: Jamie Foxx (L) and Quvenzhane Wallis visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 28, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Quvenzhane Wallis promotes Banfield Pet Hospital's 'My Very, Very Busy Day' Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership at Children's Museum of Manhattan on October 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the Los Angeles special screening of 'My Little Pony Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks' at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on September 27, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
BROOKLYN CENTER, MN - SEPTEMBER 10: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis and director Will Gluck surprise students at Northport Elementary school on September 10, 2014 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment )
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the premiere of Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet held during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival - Day 3 on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Quvenzhane Wallis (L) and Salma Hayek arrive at the premiere of Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet held during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival - Day 3 on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis tapes an interview at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis tapes an interview at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne filming 'Annie' on December 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: (L-R) Actor Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis and Rose Byrne are seen on December 2, 2013 in New York City (Photo by SMXRFNY/STAR MAX/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Actor Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis are seen on the set of 'Anna'on December 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends Giorgio Armani - One Night Only New York at SuperPier on October 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Quvenzhane Wallis seen on film set of 'Annie' on October 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis is seen on the of 'Annie'on October 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Quvenzhane Wallis (top) seen on film set of 'Annie' on October 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis (R) is seen on the of 'Annie'on October 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx are seen on the set of 'Annie'on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Quvenzhane Wallis (R) and her stand in on the set of 'Annie on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 27: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends Variety's 7th annual Power of Youth event at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 27, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 27: Honoree Quvenzhane Wallis attends Variety's Power of Youth presented by Hasbro, Inc. and generationOn at Universal Studios Backlot on July 27, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety)
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Many stars woke up to the good news this morning that they had been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. But one pint-sized actress sang and danced her way to her first-ever nomination. At 11 years old, Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy nominee Quvenzhané Wallis is the youngest actor up for the golden statuette this year.

ET caught up with Quvenzhané soon after she learned of the nomination. Her Annie co-star Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx even stopped by to congratulate her!

'Annie' Star Jamie Foxx Celebrates Quvenzhane Wallis' Golden Globe Nom

"She is so great at what she does you forget she's only been here 11 years," Jamie gushed to ET. "For people to look at the art and award you, not with a pat on the back or a good critique, you get nominated for a Golden Globe. How many celebrities, actors and actresses, have gone through Hollywood and never gotten that opportunity?... It's mind blowing."

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Quvenzhane first proved she's got the acting chops when she scored an Oscar nom at just 9 years old for her breakout role in 2012's Beasts of the Southern Wild. This marks her first Golden Globe nomination.

"For any kid out there -- no matter what race -- this is just inspiring," Jamie said.

The new, contemporary version of the fan-favorite stage musical casts Quvenzhané in the title role: a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Her hard-knock life takes a turn for the better when hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Foxx) takes her in.

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"Not every kid gets Jamie Foxx to come up to them and say 'Congratulations on your nomination' so I feel like that was really special," Quvenzhané said. "But I don't think about it as Jamie Foxx saying he appreciates me. I just think it about as my friends telling me how much he appreciates me."

The Louisiana native has some stiff competition, competing against Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Emily Blunt (Into the Woods), Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars) and Helen Mirren (The Hundred-Foot Journey), but tells ET it feels "special" to be in their company.

"I think it's something that's really amazing," she said. "Being with all these great actresses it's kind of special to be there and in their category."

Watch the full video to find out what Quvenzhané plans to wear to the Golden Globes on Jan 11. Hint: It's pink, sparkly and poofy.

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