Keke Palmer wins for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Akeelah & The Bee (2007)

Palmer receives no Academy Award nomination


Every now and then, the Academy recognizes an actor below the age of 21 for their undeniable electricity on screen. But when recognizing movies from 2006, the Academy completely dropped the ball when they passed over Keke Palmer’s moving performance in Akeelah & The Bee. Along with an inspiring story, Keke brought depth, nuance and dynamic emotions to a young scholar from South L.A….all at the tender age of 12.

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