Academy Awards 2016: 22 Youngest Winners and Nominees

#1. Justin Henry

Age at Awards Show: 8 years, 10 months, 20 days old
Award: Actor in a Supporting Role (1980) for “Kramer vs. Kramer”
Result: Nominee

Topping out the list as the youngest Oscar nominee, Justin Henry was cast in “Kramer vs. Kramer” at the age of 7. Despite not having any acting experience, he was nominated for three awards for his part, including two Golden Globes. Henry went on to pursue a variety of acting roles before leaving the industry to pursue a bachelor’s in psychology at Skidmore College. He has since returned to films as both an actor and director.

Noteworthy Findings

This group of young nominated actors has a strong majority of female actors, with only six being male. Additionally, all of the actors that won an Oscar were female.

Quite a few members on this list are now deceased while others faded into obscurity. The team at PrettyFamous will continue to track and report on the careers of the remaining stars listed here.