Academy Awards 2016: 22 Youngest Winners and Nominees

#19. Jack Wild

Age at Awards Show: 16 years, 6 months, 15 days old
Award: Actor in a Supporting Role (1969) for “Oliver!”
Result: Nominee

Jack Wild was raised in an English working-class family and discovered by a talent agent. After his success in the stage and film versions of “Oliver!,” Wild continued acting and released three albums. He died in 2006 after a long battle with mouth cancer, which he attributed to years of heavy drinking and smoking.