Shirley Temple At age six she became the first recipient of the Juvenile Academy Award, the youngest person ever to receive an Academy Award. After receiving her award she turned to her mother and asked, "Mommy, can I go home now?" Years later, Temple explained. At the 1935 Oscar banquet, her special award was one of the last to be presented that evening. By the time she got her award, at about 10:00 p.m., she was exhausted and ready to go home to bed.