First Annual Youth in Film Awards
1978-1979

 
BEST MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING YOUTH-TV OR MOTION PICTURE 
"HAIR" United Artists
"SHA NA NA" NBC
"SLEEPING BEAUTY" Disney
"THE MUPPET MOVIE" Marble Arch
"THE NUT CRACKER FANTASY" Sanrio Communications

BEST JUVENILE MUSICAL RECORDING ARTIST - MALE
SHAUN CASSIDY, "Room Service" Warner Bros.
MICHAEL JACKSON, "Off the Wall" Epic
JIMMY OSMOND, "The Osmonds Stepping Out" Mercury

BEST JUVENILE MUSICAL RECORDING ARTIST - FEMALE
EVELYN "Champagne" KING, "Shame" RCA
MARIE OSMOND, "The Osmonds Stepping Out" Mercury

BEST TV SERIES OR SPECIAL FEATURING YOUTH
"BENJI'S VERY OWN XMAS STORY" Mulberry Square
"EIGHT IS ENOUGH" ABC 
"DIFF'RENT STROKES" NBC
"LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE" NBC
"THE WALTONS"

BEST JUVENILE ACTRESS IN A DAYTIME SERIES
TRACY BREGMAN, "Days of Our Lives" NBC 
GENIE ANN FRANCIS, "General Hospital" ABC 
NATASHA RYAN, "Days of Our Lives" NBC

BEST JUVENILE ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES OR SPECIAL
DANIELLE BRISEBOIS, "All in the Family" CBS
QUINN CUMMINGS, "Family" ABC
MlELISSA GILBERT, "Little House on the Prairie" NBC 
KRISTY McNICHOL, "Family" ABC
CHARLENE TILTON, "Dallas" ('Royal Marriage' seg.) CBS

BEST JUVENILE ACTOR IN A DAYTIME SERIES
SHAWN CAMPBELL, "Doctors," NBC 
MEEGAN KING, "Days of Our Lives" NBC 
MIKEY MARTIN, "Days of Our Lives" NBC

BEST JUVENILE ACTOR IN A TV SERIES OR SPECIAL 
WILLIE AMES,"Eight Is Enough" ABC
SHAUN CASSIDY, "Like Normal People" ABC
GARY COLEMAN, "Dif'rent Strokes" NBC
NOAH HATHAWAY, "Battlestar Galactica" Universal 
ADAM RICH, "Eight Is Enough" ABC

BEST MOTION PICTURE FEATURING YOUTH
"A LITTLE-ROMANCE" WB
"THE CHAMP" MGM
"THE NUTCRACKER FANTASY" Sanrio Communications
"BREAKING AWAY" 20th Century Fox
"THE MUPPET MOVIE" Marble Arch

BEST JUVENILE ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
TRINI ALVARADO, "Rich Kids" United Artists
MARIEL HEMINGWAY, "Manhattan" United Artists
PATSY KENSIT, "Hanover Street" Columbia
DIANE LANE, "A Little Romance" WB
BROOKE SHIELDS, "Just You & Me Kid" Columbia
CINDY SMITH, "Benji's Very Own Xmas Story" Mulberry Square

BEST JUVENILE ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE 
THELONIOUS BERNARD, "A Little Romance" WB 
DENNIS CHRISTOPHER, "Breaking Away" 20th Century Fox
PANCHITO GOMEZ, "Walk Proud" Universal
JEREMY LEVY, "Rich Kids" United Artists 
RICKY SCHRODER, "The Champ" MGM


SPECIAL AWARDS
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO YOUTH
THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT

GARY COLEMAN
Gary Coleman
BEST JUVENILE ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE:
THE SYBIL JASON AWARD
DIANE LANE, "A Little Romance" WB
Diane Lane
BEST JUVENILE ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE:
THE JACKIE COOGAN AWARD
THELONIOUS BERNARD, "A Little Romance" WB
Thelonious Bernard
FORMER CHILD STAR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
JANE WITHERS
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