WATCH: Ellen Gives Quvenzhané Wallis An Oscars-Worthy Accessory


While the other nominees for Best Actress at this year’s Academy Awards will no doubt be tapping the couture houses of Paris and the diamond purveyors of Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive for their red carpet looks, 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis is a whole other story. How to look both age appropriate and appropriately glamorous for the biggest Hollywood event of the year?

Well, Wallis has at least one part of her outfit set and ready to go: her puppy purse, which she says is her “signature” accessory. On Ellen today, the pint-sized actress pointed out that she’s been toting versions of the plush bag around “since Utah” (ie, Sundance — see? The kid’s already a pro), and has already amassed a collection of “about 20.” Her host sent her off with one more, however, since her usual canine carryalls might not cut it size-wise for a ceremony as long as the Oscars.

Degeneres’ oversized version also comes with some goodies to get Wallis through the show, and we can only hope that the nominee brings at least one of them along for when the camera cuts to her table.

Watch Wallis’ adorable reaction to the puppy present below:

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