Quvenzhane Wallis, who is all of 9 and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, was adorable on the 2013 Oscars Red Carpet, wearing a princess-like blue dress with a shawl, poufy sleeves and slight black overlay, while carrying her now-signature puppy purse. Woof woof.

The talented pre-teen wore a sparkly headband in her hair and ringlets hung near her ears. How cute, right? She looked like she was ready to be the flower girl at a wedding. Or to make history by taking home an Oscar.

She also wore age-appropriate but sparkly ballet slippers.

Given her talent and willingness to sass the grown-ups when necessary, we're kind of loving her. (By the way, in case you haven't heard, she snagged the title role in that Will Smith-helmed movie adaptation of 'Annie.' We're sure she'll kill it.)

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