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The 7th Youth in Film Awards ceremony (now known as the Young Artist Awards), presented by the Youth in Film Association, honored outstanding youth performers under the age of 21 in the fields of film and television for the 1984-1985 season, and took place on December 15, 1985, at the Ambassador Hotel's historical Coconut Grove night club in Los Angeles, California.[1][2][3][4] Hosting the ceremony that year was 10-year-old Drew Barrymore.[3]

7th Youth in Film Awards
Young Artist Award.jpg
Awarded forAchievement in the 19841985 season
DateDecember 15, 1985
SiteCoconut Grove
Ambassador Hotel

Los Angeles, California
Hosted byDrew Barrymore
Official websiteYoungArtistAwards.org

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][5][6]

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CategoriesEdit

Bold indicates the winner in each category.

Conflicting reports indicates a conflict in information between the Young Artist Awards official website's list of winners for that year[4] and the Daily News of Los Angeles' list of winners published the day after the ceremony.[3] The Young Artist Award's official website states that - "The Internet Movie Database has been used to ensure correct information is maintained on this web site".[7] However, IMDb was launched in 1990 (five years after the 7th Youth in Film Awards ceremony was held) and is largely a user-generated website.

Best Young Performer in a Motion PictureEdit

Best Starring Performance By a Young Actor - Motion PictureEdit

Corey Haim - Silver Bullet (Paramount Pictures)

Best Starring Performance By a Young Actress - Motion PictureEdit

Meredith Salenger - The Journey of Natty Gann (Disney)

Exceptional Performance By a Young Actor - Motion PictureEdit

Corey Haim - Firstborn (Paramount)

Exceptional Performance By a Young Actress - Motion PictureEdit

Sydney Penny - Pale Rider (Warner Bros)

Best Young Performer in a Television Special or Mini-SeriesEdit

Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Special or Mini-SeriesEdit

(Conflicting reports) Chad Allen - Code of Vengeance (NBC) - (Winner declared by the Daily News of Los Angeles[3])
(Conflicting reports) River Phoenix - Surviving: A Family in Crisis (ABC) - (Winner declared by the Young Artist Awards website[4])

Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Mini-SeriesEdit

(Conflicting reports) Laura Jacoby - The Night They Saved Christmas (ABC) - (Winner declared by the Young Artist Awards website[4])
(Conflicting reports) Carrie Wells - The Bad Seed (ABC) - (Winner declared by the Daily News of Los Angeles[3])

Exceptional Performance By a Young Actor in a Television Special or Mini-SeriesEdit

Joshua Miller - Highway to Heaven (episode "A Song for Jason") (NBC)

Exceptional Performance By a Young Actress in a Television Special or Mini-SeriesEdit

Christa Denton - Not My Kid (CBS)

Best Young Performer in a Television SeriesEdit

Best Young Actor Starring in a Television SeriesEdit

(Conflicting reports) Emmanuel Lewis - Webster (ABC) - (Winner declared by the Daily News of Los Angeles[3])
(Conflicting reports) Marc Price - Family Ties (NBC) - (Winner declared by the Young Artist Awards website[4])

Best Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesEdit

(Conflicting reports) Lisa Bonet - The Cosby Show (NBC) - (Winner declared by the Daily News of Los Angeles[3])
(Conflicting reports) Soleil Moon Frye - Punky Brewster (NBC) - (Winner declared by the Young Artist Awards website[4])

Best Young Supporting Actor in a Television SeriesEdit

Mackenzie Astin - The Facts of Life (NBC)

Best Young Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesEdit

Alyssa Milano - Who's the Boss? (ABC)

Best Young Performer in a New Television SeriesEdit

Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television SeriesEdit

Kirk Cameron - Growing Pains (ABC)

Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television SeriesEdit

(Conflicting reports) Tracey Gold - Growing Pains (ABC) - (Winner declared by the Daily News of Los Angeles[3])
(Conflicting reports) Tracy Wells - Mr. Belvedere (ABC) - (Winner declared by the Young Artist Awards website[4])

Best Young Supporting Actor in a New Television SeriesEdit

Jeremy Miller - Growing Pains (ABC)

Best Young Supporting Actress in a New Television SeriesEdit

Emily Schulman - Small Wonder (Metromedia KTTV)

Best Young Performer in a Regular Daytime SerialEdit

Outstanding Young Actor - Regular Daytime SerialEdit

(Conflicting reports) Brandon Call - Santa Barbara (NBC) - (Winner declared by the Young Artist Awards website[4])
(Conflicting reports) David Mendenhall - General Hospital (ABC) - (Winner declared by the Daily News of Los Angeles[3])

Outstanding Young Actress - Regular Daytime SerialEdit

Kimberly McCullough - General Hospital (ABC)

Best Young Performer: Guest in a Television SeriesEdit

Best Young Actor - Guest in a Television SeriesEdit

Bumper RobinsonCagney & Lacey (CBS)

Best Young Actress - Guest in a Television SeriesEdit

Jaclyn BernsteinThe Twilight Zone (episode "Children's Zoo) (CBS)

Best Young Performer: Animation Voice-OverEdit

Outstanding Young Actor - Animation Voice-OverEdit

David Mendenhall - The Berenstain Bears (Southern Star-Hanna Barbera/Australia)

Outstanding Young Actress - Animation Voice-OverEdit

(Conflicting reports) Bettina Bush - The Littles and Rainbow Brite (DIC Enterprises) - (Winner declared by the Daily News of Los Angeles[3])
(Conflicting reports) Gini Holtzman - Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show (Mendelson/Melendez) - (Winner declared by the Young Artist Awards website[4])

Best Family EntertainmentEdit

Best Family Television SpecialEdit

A Reason to Live (NBC)

Best New Television Series - Comedy or DramaEdit

Growing Pains (ABC)

Best Family Animation Series or SpecialEdit

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (Medelson-Melendez-Schulz)

Best Family Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalEdit

(Conflicting reports) The Heavenly Kid (Orion Pictures) - (Winner declared by the Young Artist Awards website[4])
(Conflicting reports) Pee-wee's Big Adventure (Warner Brothers) - (Winner declared by the Daily News of Los Angeles[3])

Best Family Motion Picture - AdventureEdit

Back to the Future (Universal)

Best Family Motion Picture - DramaEdit

Cocoon (20th Century Fox)

Youth In Film's Special AwardsEdit

Best Young Actor in a Foreign FilmEdit

Kristjan Markersen (Denmark) - Otto Is A Rhino (Metronome Productions)

Best Young Actress in a Foreign FilmEdit

Shiori Sakura (Japan) - MacArthur's Children (Orion Classics)

Best Foreign Family FilmEdit

Otto is a Rhino (Otto er et Nasehorn) (Denmark) - Directed by Rumle Hammerich

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Crouse, Richard (2005). Reel Winners (illustrated ed.). Dundurn Press Ltd. pp. 42–43. ISBN 1-55002-574-0.
  2. ^ Riggs, Thomas (2007). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Gale / Cengage Learning. ISBN 0-7876-9047-3.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Elizabeth Hartigan (1985-12-16). "Youthful Actors Honored". Daily News of Los Angeles.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "7th Annual Youth In Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2011-03-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Young Artist Awards - President's Message". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2011-03-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "HFPA Golden Globes - Young Artist Foundation". GoldenGlobes.org. Archived from the original on 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2011-03-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on 2013-08-08. Retrieved 2011-03-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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