Youngest and oldest face off for Oscar
Nike indoor football boots critics have raved about the talent, poise and maturity Quvenzhane showed while playing Hushpuppy, a young girl living with her father in a fanciful Louisiana bayou.
The movie has snagged four Oscar nominations, and is up for best picture.
But Quvenzhane has not been caught up in the Hollywood hype.
She told Sky News she does not know who any famous actors are though she says she admires singers Beyonce and Rihanna.
In true nondiva fashion, she said she hopes she wins the Oscar, but ‘I won’t be all selfish about it’.
When Quvenzhane auditioned for the role she was just five years old too young for the part and had never acted before.
So her parents inflated her age, and the casting directors picked the Houma, Louisiana, native over thousands of other kids. Her ability to burp on demand is said to have helped her odds.
Director nike indoor football boots Benh Zeitlin told Sky News Quvenzhane brought an innate talent to the role.
He said: ‘Her performance describes itself she is a force of nature in the film, it is a fearless and ferocious character, it has so much heart and emotion. I think it is incredible.’
And the precocious actress’ Tinseltown career seems to just be starting.
Already Quvenzhane has been cast to play opposite Michael Fassbender and modern screen legend Brad Pitt in the upcoming Twelve Years A Slave.
But acting is not her only goal.
She told Sky News: ‘For my career I want to be an actress and a dentist so I can see people smile.’
In an awards season twist of fate, Quvenzhane is competing for the Oscar against the oldestever best actress nominee.
French actress Emmanuelle Riva, 85, is nominated for her lead role in Amour. She could also become the oldestever actor to win.
Her performance already earned her best actress Bafta and Cesar awards, wins that have pundits refiguring a race where Jennifer Lawrence had been presumed a sure thing nike indoor football boots for her part in Silver Linings Playbook.
In the film directed by Michael Haneke, Riva plays a married woman in her 80s whose final years are plagued by a health crisis that steals her body and newest football boots her mind.
Praise for Amour is being called Riva’s second ’15 minutes of fame’.
Her first encounter with the limelight came as a starring role in the 1959 French New Wave film Hiroshima Mon Amour. It has since become a cult classic.
She played an nike indoor football boots unnamed French actress in love with a Japanese architect after the bombing of Hiroshima.
Growing up in the countryside of eastern France, Riva’s life did not seem destined for fame despite her lifelong dream to act.
She first worked as a seamstress in her small village before moving to Paris to study acting.
She landed her first stage role in Paris in 1954, and while a number of film roles followed Hiroshima Mon Amour, the bulk of Riva’s career has been spent in the theatre nike indoor football boots newest football boots.