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8th Youth in Film Awards
Awarded forAchievement in the 19851986 season
DateNovember 22, 1986
SiteCoconut Grove
Ambassador Hotel

Los Angeles, California
Hosted byFred Savage and Alyssa Milano
Official websiteYoungArtistAwards.org

The 8th 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, television and music for the 1985–1986 season, and took place on November 22, 1986, at the Ambassador Hotel's historical Coconut Grove night club in Los Angeles, California.[1][2][3]

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 18 in the fields of film, television, theater and music.[1][4][5]

Categories

Bold indicates the winner in each category.[3]

Best Young Performer in a Feature Film

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Feature Film – Comedy or Drama

Corey HaimLucas (20th Century Fox)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film – Comedy or Drama

Laura Jacoby – Rad (Tri-Star)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film: Comedy, Fantasy, or Drama

Fred SavageThe Boy Who Could Fly (20th Century Fox)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film: Comedy, Fantasy, or Drama

Gennie JamesPapa Was a Preacher (LaRose Productions)

Best Young Performer in a TV Special or Movie of the Week

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a TV Special or Movie of the Week

Corey HaimA Time to Live (NBC)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a TV Special or Movie of the Week

Roxana ZalCBS Schoolbreak Special – God, The Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes (CBS)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role: TV Series, TV Special or Movie of the Week

Taliesin JaffeChild's Cry (CBS)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role: TV Series, TV Special or Movie of the Week

Melanie Gaffin – CBS Schoolbreak Special – God, The Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes (CBS)

Best Young Performer in a TV Series: Comedy or Drama

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor In a Long Running Series: Comedy or Drama

Danny PintauroWho's The Boss? (ABC)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Long Running Series: Comedy or Drama

Emily SchulmanSmall Wonder (Metromedia KTTV)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Television Comedy or Drama Series

Kirk CameronGrowing Pains (ABC)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Television Comedy or Drama Series

Alyssa MilanoWho's the Boss? (ABC)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a New Television Comedy or Drama Series

Ke Huy QuanTogether We Stand (CBS)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a New Television Comedy or Drama Series

Christina ApplegateHeart of the City (ABC)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Guest Starring in a Television Series: Comedy or Drama

Billy JacobyThe Golden Girls (NBC)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Series: Comedy or Drama

Alyson CroftHighway to Heaven (NBC)

Best Young Performer in a Daytime Series

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime Series

Brandon CallSanta Barbara (NBC)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Daytime Series

Kimberly McCulloughGeneral Hospital (ABC)

Best Young Performer in a Cable Series or Special

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor/Actress in a Cable Series or Cable Special

Scott Nemes – It's Garry Shandling's Show (Showtime)

Best Young Performer in Animation

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in Animation: TV Series, TV Special, or Film Feature

David MendenhallRainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (Warner Bros)

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in Animation: TV Series, TV Special, or Film Feature

Kristie Baker – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! (Lee Mendelson/Bill Melendez Productions)

Best Family Entertainment

Exceptional Family TV Special or Movie of the Week

CBS Schoolbreak Special – God, The Universe, And Hot Fudge Sundaes (CBS)

Exceptional New Family Television Comedy or Drama Series – Fall 1986 Season

Our House (NBC)

Exceptional Family Animation Series or Specials

Jim Henson's Muppet Babies (Jim Henson Productions/Marvel Productions)

Exceptional Feature Film – Family Entertainment: Animation

Rainbow Brite (Warner Bros.)

Exceptional Feature Film – Family Entertainment: Fantasy or Comedy

The Dirt Bike Kid (Trinity Pictures, Inc.)

Exceptional Feature Film – Family Entertainment: Drama

The Karate Kid Part II (Columbia)

Youth In Film's Special Awards

Most Inspiring Family Commercial

"Father and Son" – Pacific Bell

Most Promising Young Recording Artist Male and Female

Jimmy Salvemini and Tiffany Renee

Performing Arts Scholarship

Wendy Anderson

Exceptional Foreign Film – Family Entertainment

Little House Under the Moon (China) – Deputy Director: Jie Yu; Director: Yuqiang Zhang.

Ensemble Award

Ensemble Cast in a Television Series

Kids Incorporated – Ensemble: Ryan Lambert, Renee Sands, Rahsaan Patterson, Stacy Ferguson and Martika.

The Michael Landon Award

Outstanding Contribution to Youth Through Television

Ensemble Cast in a Television Special

Babies Having Babies – Ensemble: Akosua Busia, Renee Estevez, Lori Loughlin, Claudia Wells and Jill Whelan; Director: Martin Sheen.

The Jackie Coogan Award

Outstanding Contribution to Youth Through Motion Picture

Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film

Stand By Me – Ensemble: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell.

References

  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 978-0-7876-9047-2.
  3. ^ a b "8th Annual Youth In Film Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  4. ^ "Young Artist Awards – President's Message". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  5. ^ "HFPA Golden Globes – Young Artist Foundation". GoldenGlobes.org. Archived from the original on 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2011-03-31.