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||Tom Holland for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2018)|
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 introduced for the 1984 film year, specifically to reward young actors and actresses in films, and was the first acting award of the Academy to reward both males and females. Chloë Grace Moretz and Tom Holland are the only actors to have won it twice, with Holland being the only one to have won it two years in a row, and to have won twice for the same role. Moretz and Daniel Radcliffe have received the most nominations, with 5 each. Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, and Tobey Maguire are the only actors to have won both Best Performance by a Younger Actor and later a Saturn Award for adults.
Winners and nominees