2nd Youth in Film Awards

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2nd Youth in Film Awards
Young Artist Award.jpg
Awarded for Achievement in the 19791980 season
Date October 18, 1980
Site Sheraton Universal Hotel
Universal City, California
Official website YoungArtistAwards.org
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The 2nd 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 1979-1980 season, and took place on October 18, 1980 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California.[1][2][3]

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][4][5]

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 2nd annual ceremony was Quinn Cummings who was 23 years old on the night she won as "Best Young Actress in a Television Series" for her role as Annie Cooper in the ABC television drama, Family.[3]

Categories[edit]

Bold indicates the winner in each category.[3]

Best Young Performer in a Feature Film[edit]

Best Young Actor in a Major Motion Picture[edit]

Justin Henry - Kramer vs. Kramer

Best Young Actress in a Major Motion Picture[edit]

Diane Lane - Touched by Love

Best Young Performer in a Television Special[edit]

Best Young Actor - TV Special[edit]

Michael Sharrett - Harvest - Faith For Today

Best Young Actress - TV Special[edit]

Danielle Brisebois - Mom, the Wolfman and Me - Time-Life Television

Best Young Performer in a Television Series[edit]

Best Young Actor in a Television Series[edit]

Adam Rich - Eight is Enough - ABC

Best Young Actress in a Television Series[edit]

Quinn Cummings - Family - ABC

Best Young Actor - Daytime TV Series[edit]

Phillip Tanzini - General Hospital - ABC

Best Young Actress - Daytime TV Series[edit]

Genie Francis - General Hospital - ABC

Best Young Comedy Performer[edit]

Best Young Comedian[edit]

Gary Coleman - Diff'rent Strokes - NBC

Best Young Comedienne[edit]

Kim Fields - The Facts of Life - NBC

Best Young Musical Recording Artist[edit]

Best Young Disc Artist - Male[edit]

Christopher Cross - Ride Like the Wind - W.B.

Best Young Disc Artist - Female[edit]

Irene Cara - Fame - M.G.M.

Best Family Entertainment[edit]

Best Major Motion Picture for Family Entertainment[edit]

Touched by Love - Columbia

Best TV Special for Family Entertainment[edit]

Harvest - Faith for Today

Best TV Series for Family Entertainment[edit]

Eight is Enough - ABC

Best After School Television Special[edit]

NBC Special Treat: A Little Bit Different - NBC

Best Family Music Album[edit]

Fame - MGM

Special Award[edit]

Greatest Contribution to Youth Through Entertainment Media[edit]

Carol Johnston

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 "2nd Youth In Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Young Artist Awards - President's Message". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  5. ^ "HFPA Golden Globes - Young Artist Foundation". GoldenGlobes.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 

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