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Kids’ Shoe Moments on the Oscars Red Carpet Through the Years: Jaden Smith, Drew Barrymore and More

Children have been a part of the annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, since the third edition of the show when 9-year-old Jackie Cooper was nominated for Best Actor for his role in 1931’s “Skippy.” Since then, many child stars have graced the Oscars red carpet, including Shirley Temple, Drew Barrymore and Jaden Smith.

Whether they are attending because of a nomination as a plus one to one of their parents, the children of the Oscars have brought standout shoe moments to the red carpet.

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Many of the boys tend to gravitate towards loafers that feature patent leather silhouettes. On the other hand, the girls have favored sandals and ballet flats over the years. Nevertheless, they all bring a sense of cheerfulness to the event with playful silhouettes that embody vibrant colors and fun textures like color blocking or crystal-embellished detailing.

Here is a look at kids’ shoe moments on the Oscars red carpet over the years.

Quinn Cummings, 1978

Quinn Cummings attends the 50th Academy Awards ceremony at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, California, on April 3, 1978. (Photo by Alan Berliner/WWD/Penske Media via Getty Images)
Quinn Cummings attends the 50th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on April 3, 1978. Penske Media via Getty Images

Quinn Cummings looked whimsical as she attended the 50th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on April 3, 1978. The “Goodbye Girl” actress wore a white embroidered midi dress that featured an A-line silhouette and a pink satin waist belt. She added a matching shaw and a pair of white sheer stockings, which cascaded into a pair of light pink ballerina flats.

Justin Henry, 1980

LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 14,1980: Child actor Justin Henry arrives to the 52nd Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Justin Henry arrives to the 52nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on April 14, 1980. Getty Images

Justin Henry suited up for the 52nd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on April 14, 1980. The “Kramer vs. Kramer” actor opted a white button down shirt which he layered with a navy blue blazer. He completed the look with a matching pair of trousers and black leather loafers that featured a rounded toe and gold hardware at the top of the upper.

Drew Barrymore, 1983

Drew Barrymore at the 55th Academy Awards on April 11, 1983. (Photo by Ralph Dominguez/MediaPunch via Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore at the 55th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on April 11, 1983. MediaPunch via Getty Images

Drew Barrymore commanded attention at the 55th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on April 11, 1983. The “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” actress opted for a hot pink tiered ball gown which she layered with a white fur shawl. She completed the look with a pink bow hairpiece, a pearl necklace and a pair of white heels that were primarily hidden under her voluminous dress.

Anna Paquin, 1994

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Anna Paquin attends the 66th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 21, 1994. WireImage

Anna Paquin went with a monochrome look for the 66th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 21, 1994. The “Piano” actress wore a royal blue ball gown with a satin skirt and a sheer bodice which she layered with an embroidered vest. She added a bead-embellished beanie with black patent leather ankle boots with royal blue lining the lace-up closure.

Haley Joel Osment, 2000

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Halley Joel Osment at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 26, 2000. Getty Images

Haley Joel Osment looked sharp attending the 72nd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 26, 2000. The “Sixth Sense” actor opted for a classic black tuxedo with a white button-down shirt and a black bow tie. He paired the suit with a pair of black patent leather loafers with a lace-up closure and a square toe.

Emily McEnore, 2003

HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 23:  Actress Tatum O'Neal and daughter Emily attend the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on March 23, 2003 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Tatum O’Neal and daughter Emily McEnroe attend the 75th Annual Academy Awards on March 23, 2003 in Hollywood.Getty Images

Emily McEnroe graced the carpet with her mother, Tatum O’Neal, at the 75th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 23, 2003. She wore a white floral gown with a crystal-embellished neckline and lace detailing along the sheer hemline. She added a white beaded purse and strappy silver sandals with a square toe and spool heel that was about 1 inch tall.

Keisha Castle-Hughes, 2004

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 29:  Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes attends the 76th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes attends the 76th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 29, 2004 in Hollywood.Getty Images

Keisha Castle-Hughes looked pretty in pink at the 76th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 29, 2004. The “Whale Rider” actress wore a light pink satin dress with a sparkling mini sheer shaw. She added a light pink clutch and a pair of light pink sandals with a crystal-embellished strappy design and a spool heel that was about 2 inches tall.

Corinne Foxx, 2005

HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 27: Actor Jamie Foxx nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in "Collateral" and for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in "Ray" arrives with his daughter Corrine Marie for the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27, 2005 in Hollywood, California.    (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Actor Jamie Foxx with his daughter Corrine Marie for the 77th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2005 in Hollywood.Getty Images

Corinne Foxx looked angelic as she walked the red carpet at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27, 2005. Jamie Foxx’s daughter wore a white gown with matching gloves. She accessorized with a sparkling headband and a striped crystal-embellished crossbody bag. Foxx completed her look with a pair of white stockings and metallic silver ballet flats.

Jaden Smith, 2007

HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 25:  (L-R) Actors Jaden Smith, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 79th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Jaden Smith, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 79th Annual Academy Awards on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood.Getty Images

Jaden Smith joined his parents, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, on the red carpet at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 25, 2007. The “Pursuit of Happiness” actor wore a white button-down shirt and tie with a black suit. He added a pair of black patent leather loafers that had a rounded toe and a lace-up closure.

Saoirse Ronan, 2008

HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 24:  Actress Saoirse Ronan arrive at the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Actress Saoirse Ronan arrive at the 80th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2008, in Hollywood.Getty Images

Saoirse Ronan popped at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 24, 2008. The “Atonement” actress wore an emerald green satin gown that featured a mesh overlay with lace detailing along the hemline and V-neckline. She paired the dress with a sparkling bracelet and silver metallic sandals with a criss cross design and a stiletto heel about 3 inches tall.

Roxy Sorkin, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (R) and guest arrive at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and daughter Roxy arrive at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2012, in Hollywood.Getty Images

Roxy Sorkin had a black-and-white moment at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 26, 2012. Aaron Sorkin’s daughter wore a white satin A-line minidress with a black embroidered overlay and a floral embellishment along the waist belt. She completed her look with a pair of black heels that featured a crystal-embellished butterfly strap and an ankle strap.

Quvenzhané Wallis, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24:  Actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the Oscars on Feb. 24, 2013 in Hollywood.Getty Images

Quvenzhané Wallis elegantly attended the 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 24, 2013.  The “Beasts of the Southern Wild” actress graced the carpet wearing a sparkling midnight blue ball gown with a matching shaw and a princess dog purse. She completed the look with a headband and a pair of midnight blue ballerina flats that featured a crystal-embellished upper and a thin bow.

Sunny Pawar, 2017

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actor Sunny Pawar attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Sunny Pawar attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2017 in Hollywood.Getty Images

Sunny Pawar brought a pop of color to the red carpet at the  89th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 26, 2017. The “Lion” star wore a white button-down shirt with a black bow tie and suit. He paired the set with colorblock sneakers that featured a black and green leather panel along the upper and yellow laces.

Alan Kim, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: (L-R) Alan S. Kim and Christina Oh attend the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images)
Alan S. Kim and Christina Oh attend the 93rd Annual Academy Awards on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles.Getty Images

Alan Kim put a casual twist on formal dressing while attending the 93rd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on April 25, 2021. The “Minari” actor wore a white dress shirt with a black blazer by Thom Browne. He paired the jacket with matching trouser shorts and black knee-high socks with one of them having four white stripes. He completed the look with black embroidered loafers.

Jude Hill, 2022

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Jude Hill attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Jude Hill attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood.Getty Images

Jude Hill looked dapper while attending the 94th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 27, 2022. The “Belfast” actor wore a white button-down shirt with a black suit that featured ribbed detailing lining the jacket. He accessorized with a black bow tie and a white pocket square. His look was finished with a pair of black embroidered leather loafers.

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