She may be young, but Abigail Breslin is already an acting force to be reckoned with.

Now 17, Breslin received her first Academy Award nomination in 2007 when she was 10 for her role in "Little Miss Sunshine."

On Nov. 2, she will receive a Discovery Award at the 16th annual Savannah Film Festival.

The presentation will take place just before the screening of Breslin's latest film, "August: Osage County." She will participate in a question-and-answer session after the screening.

Breslin became one of the youngest actresses ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.

She began her career with a memorable performance as Bo Hess in M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs," which starred Mel Gibson as her father.

Since then, Breslin has appeared in "The Call," "Rango," "Zombieland," "My Sister's Keeper," "New Year's Eve" and "Raising Helen," among others.

In "August: Osage County," she co-stars with Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts and Juliette Lewis.

Breslin's career began when she appeared in a Toys "R" Us commercial at the age of 3.

She was just 5 when she won the role in "Signs" and 9 when she filmed "Little Miss Sunshine," her breakthrough role.

As Olive Hoover, Breslin portrayed an unconventional child beauty pageant contestant, the youngest in a dysfunctional family on a road trip.

She was cast in the role at the age of 6, years before filming actually started.

Born in New York City, Breslin made her stage debut in 2007 in "Right You Are (If You Think You Are)" at the Guggenheim Museum with an ensemble cast that included Cate Blanchett, Dianne Wiest, Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard.

In 2010, Breslin made her Broadway debut as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker."

Also receiving a Discovery Award at the festival will be Natalie Dormer, star of "Game of Thrones."