11:12 PM EDT 10/16/2013

Add PEOPLE News

Emmanuelle Riva

Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty; Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty
The Major Differences Between Oldest & Youngest Best Actress Nominees

Oscars 2013

Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhané Wallis: Differences Between the Actresses

Originally posted 01/17/2013 06:20PM

Amid the excitement over last Thursday's announcement of the Oscar nods, it was widely noted that this year brings the eldest Best Actress nominee in the 85-year history of the Academy Awards – as well as the youngest.

They are French actress Emmanuelle Riva, star of the French-language German-Austrian production Amour, who will turn 86 on Oscar day, Feb. 24, and a 9-year-old newcomer from Houma, Louisiana, Quvenzhané Wallis, star of the $1.8 million independent film Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Wallis is so young, in fact, that she had to wait until school was over on Thursday before she was able release a comment about how it felt to be nominated.

Like their ages, the performances of these two remarkable actresses are a study in stark contrasts.

Read More

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters