Hollywood: First time lucky Oscar winners!

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By HT

Mumbai, Feb. 26 -- 
 
We list out Hollywood stars who won the Oscars for their debut movies!
 
ANNA PAQUIN 
 
She was the first millennial to get nominated for the Oscars and the first millennial to win it. Paquin's first acting stint was when she was nine years old, in The Piano (1993). As luck would have it, that changed her life. She beat Emma Thompson, Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez, and Holly Hunter to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. 
 
LUPITA NYONG'O 
 
From political exile to the most famous female African actor in the world - that's the story of Lupita Nyong'o, who is of Kenyan-Mexican descent. She decided to try acting when she became sick of her 9-to-5 routine. Despite the odds, it seems Nyong'o was meant to be a star. She won an Oscar for her debut film, 12 Years a Slave (2013), which was a period drama and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir of the same name, written by Solomon Northup, an American abolitionist. 
 
JULIE ANDREWS 
 
She brought the hills to life with the sound of her music. Julie Andrews is a name that has been stealing hearts for decades now. But this wonderful actor, known mainly for the iconic movie The Sound of Music (1965), had already won an Oscar with her first movie, Mary Poppins (1964), where she played the mysterious yet playful Poppins herself. At 82, she is still as charming and graceful as she was almost half a century ago. 
 
BARBARA STREISAND 
 
As if her superstardom wasn't enough, she was further immortalised by a song by Duck Sauce. Barbara Streisand was set to become a legend the moment she came into the spotlight in the early 1960s. Even though she had a very successful career as a singer, she was always into theatre as well. Little did she know she would be taking home an Oscar with her first movie, Funny Girl (1968). Not only is she a phenomenal singer, talented actor, and groundbreaking director, but she is a passionate activist and generous philanthropist, too. Talk about talent!