Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Schroder, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Christina Applegate, Cuba and Omar Gooding, Tori Spelling, Scott Baio, River Phoenix, Alyssa Milano, Gary Coleman, Melissa Gilbert, Shannon Doherty, Molly Ringwald, Diane Lane, Fred Savage, Kristy McNichol, Elizabeth Shue, Justine and Jason Bateman, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Charlene Tilton, Erin Moran, Jenna Van Oy, Maitland Ward, David Faustino, Cory Feldman, Emmanuel Lewis, Dante Basco, Mario Lopez, Candice and Kirk Cameron, Benjamin Salisbury, Nicole Eggert, Tracy Gold, Melissa Joan Hart, Kim Fields, Soleil Moon Frye, John Stamos, Brian Bonsall, Wil Wheaton, Nancy McKeon, Chad Allen, David Mendenhall, Ke Huy Quan, Michael Damian, Keith Mitchell Coogan, Tracey Bregman, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Robin Lively, Beverley Mitchell, Lacey Chabert, Sara Schaub, Eric Lloyd, Madeline Zima, Christian Bale, Brice Beckham, Adam Wylie, Gregory Smith, Austin O'Brien, Ariana Richards, Alan James Morgan, and many, many many, many more.
As young actors - most in their teens - they were either nominated for or won YOUTH IN FILM AWARDS, in their respective categories. They all attended.
Why? Because the YOUTH IN FILM AWARDS gives future stars their first recognition, and opens doors in Hollywood.
Jena Malone from the motion picture, "Stepmom" R. J. Arnett former host of "Radio AAHS" Roland Thomson host of "World Youth News" Justin Thomson winner of a Young Artist Award for "Boy Meets World" Selwyn Ward star of "Power Rangers in Space" on FOX Kids Network Tracy Lynn Cruz star of "Power Rangers in Space" on FOX Kids Network * * * * * * Throughout the evening other young well known names were presenters of selected categories. This was the 20th year of the YOUNG ARTIST AWARDS, and it has become the industry's most reliable predictor of future stars. But it is so much more than an annual awards show. YOUNG ARTIST AWARDS gives scholarships to financially and/or physically challenged young performers so they may pursue a career in entertainment by attending a performing arts school of their choice.