Oscars: Two Kid Presenters Went to Universal Studios Together Two Days Before the Show

9-year-old Jacob Tremblay and 14-year-old Abraham Attah, who became the youngest actor-presenters in the ceremony’s history, acted their age at the L.A. theme park before the annual awards.
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Jacob Tremblay (left) and Abraham Attah

A version of this story first appeared in the March 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Two days before the Oscars — where Room’s Jacob Tremblay, 9, and Beasts of No Nation’s Abraham Attah, 14, became the youngest actor-presenters in the ceremony’s history — the kids acted their age at Universal Studios.

“We were going on a scary water ride, and I hid and waited for him to come out, and I jumped out,” says Attah. Adds Tremblay, “I was so nervous because it was fast, and then he scared me!”

Other highlights for Tremblay were picking up a Harry Potter wand and spending time with his awards-season buddy, who was wiped out after their studio date. Says Attah, “I went on all the rides, and then I went back to my hotel room and fell asleep.”


#AbrahamAttah and I almost got eaten today! #universalstudioshollywood #beastsofnonation #roomthemovie @abraham.attah.nii

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