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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 3 years ago

Do you think children should be nominated for Oscars (Academy Awards)? - why/ why not?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago
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    Child actors often don't get credit for very good performances. And, there have been many in cinematic history. Some have been recognized, while others have been overlooked. The movie, The Sixth Sense, would not have been as good without Haley Joel Osment. He had some very difficult, intense scenes in that movie. Linda Blair in The Exorcist was outstanding. But, there's just so many that don't get nominated at all, simply because Academy voters often have to choose between adult veteran actors.

    Tatum O'Neal won the Oscar in 1974 for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Paper Moon. She definitely deserved the nomination and the win. For a 10-year-old girl to win in her very first movie, says something about her and her director, Peter Bogdanovich. She held her own with other very good actors, including the star, her father Ryan O'Neal. She was perfect in her supporting role to her father's character. And, that's why she won.

    In the clip below, Tatum O'Neal's character tags along for that sentimental, motherless child effect, to assist her grifter, scheming bible salesman father as he attempts to take advantage of widows. What her father doesn't realize, is that she's very observant, and shows something sales people should never have...a heart.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_Moon_(film)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlcVmowWnec

  • 3 years ago

    No, too young. I think child actors need to earn their time in the showbusiness and mature.

  • 3 years ago

    They should because they work and act just as well as the adult actors. Being underage doesn't mean they shouldn't deserve recognition.

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