Vera Farmiga

Awards contenders 'Moonlight,' 'Lion' and 'A Monster Calls' are carried on the small shoulders of child actors

Awards contenders 'Moonlight,' 'Lion' and 'A Monster Calls' are carried on the small shoulders of child actors

Nearly every year, gifted child actors come out of nowhere and cut through artifice to the heart of a story in ways that move audiences to tears. Last year, young "Room" star Jacob Trembly inspired an Oscar-winning performance from castmate Brie Larson. This fall, boys again take center stage in three affecting dramas featuring breakthrough performances by young unknowns.

“A Monster Calls”

Lewis MacDougall

"A Monster Calls" casts Lewis MacDougall as a lonely British schoolboy who finds both frustration and solace in an imaginary monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) as he...

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