Young Artist Awards 1979

1st Young Artist Awards 1979

Feature Film

Best Juvenile Actor in A Motion Picture: Dennis Christopher - Breaking Away - 20th Century Fox

Best Juvenile Actress in A Motion Picture: Diane Lane - A Little Romance - Warner Bros

TV Series or Special

Best Juvenile Actor in A TV Series or Special: Adam Rich - Eight is Enough - ABC

Best Juvenile Actress in a TV Series or Special: Charlene Tilton - Dallas (Royal Marriage segment) - CBS

TV Daytime Series

Best Juvenile Actor in A Daytime Series:  Meegan King - Days of Our Lives - NBC

Best Juvenile Actress in A Daytime Series: Tracey Bregman - Days of Our Lives - NBC

Musical Recording

Best Juvenile Musical Recording Artist - Male:  Michael Jackson - Off the Wall - Epic

Best Juvenile Musical Recording Artist - Female:  Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame - RCA

Entertainment Featuring Youth

Best Motion Picture Featuring Youth: A Little Romance - WB

Best TV Series or Special Featuring Youth: Eight is Enough - ABC

Best Musical Entertainment Featuring Youth - TV or Motion Picture: Nutcracker Fantasy - Sanrio Communications

Special Awards

Jane Withers Award

Best Juvenile Comedian: Gary Coleman - Diff'rent Strokes - NBC

The Sybil Jason Award

Best Juvenile Actress in a Motion Picture: Diane Lane - A Little Romance - WB

The Jackie Coogan Award

Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture: Thelonious Bernard - A Little Romance - WB

Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award

Jane Withers