Quvenzhane Wallis was out for the 23rd annual Trumpet awards, a ceremony aimed at honoring the achievements of black men and women throughout their chosen careers. This year, Quvenzhane’s co-star Jamie Foxx was honored alongside an impressive and diverse group that included The Isley Brothers and Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice.


Quvenzhane, the youngest actress to ever be nominated for a Best Actress Academy award, may have only been there to show her support this year, but could one day be an honoree herself. At only 11 years old, she has already captivated a nation and found major success.

She made history again when she became the first black girl to snag the title role in an adaptation of Annie. The role reportedly earned her a whopping $750,000 pay cheque. Of course, that number will rise depending on the film’s success. But according to TMZ, the young star has accepted a payout of only $40,000 for her role in the upcoming, Fathers and Daughters, also starring big names such as Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried. However, the contract apparent leaves room for a bonus of up to $200,000 depending on how the movie fares at the box office.

Needless to say, Quvenzhane is well on her way to holding her very own Trumpet award. She arrived at the ceremony on Saturday, January 24th, dressed to impress in a sleek, modern-yet-conservative, skirt suit that called attention to a graceful maturity within her.

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