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By Raisa Bruner
February 23, 2017

Jodie Foster. Jacob Tremblay. Haley Joel Osment. And now, Best Picture nominated-Lion’s Sunny Pawar. Every year, it seems, breakout child stars find themselves in the mix at the Academy Awards—often foreshadowing the start of interesting careers in showbiz, but mostly just making audience hearts melt everywhere as they cement their status as Oscars pros.

To get you ready for the ceremony, here’s a rundown of the adorable—and recognizable—young actors who started out at the top before they’d even reached their teens.

Write to Raisa Bruner at raisa.bruner@time.com.

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