January 7, 2009
The Shrine Auditorium glimmered when the little girl we all loved showed up all-grown-up and lady-like. She came donned in a one-shouldered electric blue mini-dress with blackchunky heels to match.
The fourteen-year-old actress graced the PCA '09 for Indie film, The Secret Life of Bees, which bagged Favorite Movie Drama (up against 21 and Eagle Eye) and Favorite Independent Movie (up against The Duchess and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day).
She was also given the Rising Star Award last January 6 at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.