Who Is the Youngest Golden Globe Winner?
When the 2018 Golden Globes kick off on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. ET, two young actors have the chance to take the stage and accept one of the biggest awards in showbiz. Katherine Langford, 21, earned a nomination for her role in Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why (in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama category), while Timothée Chalamet, 22, is up for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama award for Call Me by Your Name.
While it’s certainly impressive that these two newcomers have earned nominations for the prestigious awards, they’re not the youngest actors to be nominated or win Golden Globes. That honor goes to Ricky Schroder (above), who won the Golden Globe in 1980 for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Male at just 9 years old. The young actor took home the award for his role in The Champ, a 1979 sports drama also starring Jon Voight and Faye Dunaway. The category that Ricky won was later discontinued following the 1983 Golden Globes ceremony
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As for young winners in the TV categories, Claire Danes and Chris Colfer are two of the youngest actors to take home the coveted award. Danes was just 15 when she won in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for My So-Called Life. Colfer, meanwhile, was 20 years old when he earned the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television in 2011 for the hit TV show Glee.
Below, you'll find the youngest stars who have been nominated and won for best actor and actress in both leading and supporting roles in film.
Jackie Cooper is the youngest male to be nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 1931 Golden Globes after taking home a nom for Skippy at just 9 years old. The youngest winner in the same category is a full 20 years older—Adrien Brody took home the award for The Pianist when he was 29 at the 2003 ceremony.
Quvenzhané Wallis is the youngest Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee. She earned a nod for Beasts of the Southern Wild when she was 9 at the 2013 show. The youngest winner in the category is Marlee Matlin, who took home the award for Children of a Lesser God at age 21 during the 1987 Globes. In second place is Jennifer Lawrence, who won for Silver Linings Playbook at 22 during the 2013 ceremony.
Justin Henry was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 1979's Kramer vs. Kramer at just 8 years old. He also holds the record for youngest nominee in any category since his nomination in 1980. As for the youngest supporting actor winner, that trophy goes to Timothy Hutton, who won for Ordinary People at age 20 in 1981.
In the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Tatum O’Neal is both the youngest winner and nominee. The youngster took home the Golden Globe for the movie Paper Moon at 10 years old during the 1974 show.