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1st Youth in Film Awards
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Awarded for Achievement in 19781979 season
Date October 1979
Site Sheraton Universal Hotel
Universal City, California
Official website YoungArtistAwards.org
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The 1st Youth in Film Awards ceremony (now known as the Young Artist Awards), presented by the Youth in Film Association, honored outstanding youth performers in the fields of film, television and music for the 1978-1979 season, and took place in October 1979 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California.[1][2][3][4][5]

Established in 1978 by long-standing Hollywood Foreign Press Association member, Maureen Dragone, the Youth in Film Association was the first organization to establish an awards ceremony specifically set to recognize and award the contributions of performers under the age of 21 in the fields of film, television, theater and music.[1][6][7]

Although the Youth in Film Awards were conceived as a way to primarily recognize youth performers under the age of 21, the eldest winner in a competitive category at the 1st annual ceremony was Dennis Christopher who was 23 years old on the night he won as Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in Breaking Away.[3]

Categories[edit]

Bold indicates the winner in each category.[3]

Best Young Performer in a Feature Film[edit]

Best Juvenile Actor in A Motion Picture[edit]

Dennis Christopher - Breaking Away - 20th Century Fox

Best Juvenile Actress in A Motion Picture[edit]

Diane Lane - A Little Romance - Warner Bros

Best Young Performer in a TV Series or Special[edit]

Best Juvenile Actor in A TV Series or Special[edit]

Adam Rich - Eight is Enough - ABC

Best Juvenile Actress in a TV Series or Special[edit]

Charlene Tilton - Dallas (Royal Marriage segment) - CBS

Best Young Performer in a TV Daytime Series[edit]

Best Juvenile Actor in A Daytime Series[edit]

Meegan King - Days of Our Lives - NBC

Best Juvenile Actress in A Daytime Series[edit]

Tracey Bregman - Days of Our Lives - NBC

Best Young Musical Recording Artist[edit]

Best Juvenile Musical Recording Artist - Male[edit]

Michael Jackson - Off the Wall - Epic

Best Juvenile Musical Recording Artist - Female[edit]

Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame - RCA

Best Entertainment Featuring Youth[edit]

Best Motion Picture Featuring Youth[edit]

A Little Romance - WB

Best TV Series or Special Featuring Youth[edit]

Eight is Enough - ABC

Best Musical Entertainment Featuring Youth - TV or Motion Picture[edit]

Nutcracker Fantasy - Sanrio Communications

Special Awards[edit]

Jane Withers Award[edit]

Best Juvenile Comedian[edit]

Gary Coleman - Diff'rent Strokes - NBC[5]

The Sybil Jason Award[edit]

Best Juvenile Actress in a Motion Picture[edit]

Diane Lane - A Little Romance - WB

The Jackie Coogan Award[edit]

Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture[edit]

Thelonious Bernard - A Little Romance - WB

Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Jane Withers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crouse, Richard (2005). Reel Winners (illustrated ed.). Dundurn Press Ltd. pp. 42–43. ISBN 1-55002-574-0. OCLC 9781550025743. 
  2. ^ Riggs, Thomas (2007). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Gale / Cengage Learning. ISBN 0-7876-9047-3. OCLC 9780787690472. 
  3. ^ a b c "1st Annual Youth In Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Former child stars Jackie Coogan and Jane Withers got together for the first "Youth in Film Awards"". Associated Press. 1979-10-16. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Coleman, Jackson and King Garner Youth Awards". Jet Magazine. 1979-11-08. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  6. ^ "Young Artist Awards - President's Message". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  7. ^ "HFPA Golden Globes - Young Artist Foundation". GoldenGlobes.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 

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