Oscars 2013: Best Actress Race Features Oldest and Youngest Nominees

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Oscar Statues AwardLOS ANGELES (LA Times) –

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences made history Thursday nominating both the oldest — Emmanuelle Riva, 85, in “Amour” — and the youngest –Quvenzhane Wallis, 9, in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” — actresses in the best actress category.

The two will compete against Naomi Watts for her role in “The Impossible” Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty” and Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook.”

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