Here are the youngest Oscar nominees of all-time

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As we continue to gear up for the upcoming 2016 Oscars in February, we figured it would be time to look back at some of the most memorable moments in Oscar history.

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Some of our favorites? When young actors are recognized for their incredible performance in movies. Who can forget adorable little Abigail Breslin being nominated for "Little Miss Sunshine" in the same category as Jennifer Hudson? Or Quvenzhané Wallis flexing her muscles when her name was announced as a nominee for Best Actress in "Beasts of the Southern Wild?"

Though we wish Jacob Tremblay had been recognized this year for his star-making turn in "Room," we still wanted to remember some of the Academy's favorite youngsters.

We're taking a look back at the youngest Oscar nominees in the history of the awards, focusing on the actors and actresses that received nominations before their 20th birthdays.

Scroll through the gallery below for some young nominees you may have forgotten about:
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Here are the youngest Oscar nominees of all-time

Justin Henry, age 8: Best Supporting Actor for "Kramer vs. Kramer" in 1979

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Jackie Cooper, age 9: Best Actor for "Skippy" in 1931

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Quvenzhane Wallis, age 9: Best Actress for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" in 2012

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Tatum O'Neal, age 10: Best Supporting Actress for "Paper Moon" in 1973 (WON)

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Mary Badham, age 10: Best Supporting Actress for "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1962

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Quinn Cummings, age 10: Best Supporting Actress for "The Goodbye Girl" in 1977

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Abigail Breslin, age 10: Best Supporting Actress for "Little Miss Sunshine" in 2006

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Patty McCormack, age 11: Best Supporting Actress for "The Bad Seed" in 1956

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Anna Paquin, age 11: Best Supporting Actress for "The Piano" in 1993 (WON)

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Haley Joel Osment, age 11: Best Supporting Actor for "The Sixth Sense" in 1999

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Brandon deWilde, age 11: Best Supporting Actor for "Shane" in 1953

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Saoirse Ronan, age 13: Best Supporting Actress for "Atonement" in 2007

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Keisha Castle-Hughes, age 13: Best Actress for "Whale Rider" in 2003

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Bonita Granville, age 14: Best Supporting Actress for "These Three" in 1936

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Hailee Steinfeld, age 14: Best Supporting Actress for "True Grit" in 2010

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Jodie Foster, age 14: Best Supporting Actress for "Taxi Driver" in 1976

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Jack Wild, age 16: Best Supporting Actor for "Oliver!" in 1968

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Sal Mineo, age 17: Best Supporting Actor for "Rebel Without a Cause" in 1955

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River Phoenix, age 18: Best Supporting Actor for "Running on Empty" in 1988

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Leonardo DiCaprio, age 19: Best Supporting Actor for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" in 1993

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Mickey Rooney, age 19: Best Actor for "Babes in Arms" in 1939

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