Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
|Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor|
|Awarded for||Best performance of the year by a young actor (male or female) in a genre film|
|Presented by||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films|
|Currently held by||Ty Simpkins for Jurassic World (2016)|
The Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor is one of the annual awards given by the American professional organization, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The Saturn Awards are the oldest film-specialized awards to reward science fiction, fantasy, and horror achievements (the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, awarded by the World Science Fiction Society who reward science fiction and fantasy in various media, is the oldest award for science fiction and fantasy films).
The category was first introcued for the 1984 film year, to specifically reward young actor and actresses in films, and was the first acting award of the Academy to reward both males and females. Haley Joel Osment and Chloë Grace Moretz are the only people to have won the award twice. Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, and Tobey Maguire are the three actors to have won both the Best Performance by a Younger Actor award and later a Saturn Award for adults.
Winners and nominees
- 2 wins
- Chloe Grace Moretz
- Haley Joel Osment