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This Academy Award, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is an honorary acting award. It is officially called either the "Special Award" or the Special Juvenile Academy Award. It was first awarded by the Academy for work in 1934 and continued sporadically until 1960. The trophy itself was a miniature statuette.. In 1961, Hayley Mills was the last recipient to be presented the miniature statuette for this award; she received it "for Pollyanna."[1] That year was the last year that this award was presented.

There was some criticism of the miniature statuettes, and, some time after 1961, Shirley Temple was given a full-sized statue to replace the miniature "Oscar" that she had originally been presented with her 1934 "Special Award" at the 1935 Academy Awards ceremony.



Source: Citations and parenthetical awards ceremony numbers are those provided in the searchable Official Academy Awards Database.
  • 1934 (7th) Shirley Temple - "in recognition of her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment in 1934." (Special Award)
  • 1938 (11th) Deanna Durbin and Mickey Rooney - "for their significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth, and setting a high standard of ability and achievement."
  • 1939 (12th) Judy Garland - "for her outstanding performance in The Wizard of Oz."


  1. ^ "Hayley Mills". Searchable Awards Database. Official Academy Awards Database. Accessed July 28, 2008.

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