Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film

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The Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film is one of the Young Artist Awards presented annually by the Young Artist Association to recognize a young actor under the age of 21, who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the film industry.wikipedia
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14th Youth in Film Awards

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Beginning with the 14th Youth in Film Awards, the association once again split the category, this time creating a new category to recognize young film actors age 10 and under in their own separate category.
★ Elijah Wood - Radio Flyer (Columbia Pictures)

34th Young Artist Awards

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The most recent recipient was Tom Holland, who was honored at the 34th Young Artist Awards ceremony (2012) for his performance in The Impossible.
★ Tom Holland - The Impossible - Warner Brothers

10th Youth in Film Awards

1989Best Family Television SeriesBest Young Actor/Actress Under Five Years of Age
In the late 1980s, the category was split for three ceremonies; the 9th Youth In Film Awards ceremony (1987), the 10th Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1988), and the 15th Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1993).
★ Christian Bale - Empire Of The Sun (Warner Bros)

15th Youth in Film Awards

1994Best Youth Actress in a Soap OperaBest Youth Actress in a TV Mini-Series, M.O.W. or Special
In the late 1980s, the category was split for three ceremonies; the 9th Youth In Film Awards ceremony (1987), the 10th Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1988), and the 15th Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1993).
★ (tie) Edward Furlong - A Home of Our Own (Gramercy Pictures)

Dennis Christopher

The first recipient was Dennis Christopher, who was honored at the 1st Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1979) for his performance in Breaking Away.
His performance won him the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the Youth in Film Award for Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture, as well as garnering a Golden Globe nomination.

4th Youth in Film Awards

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At the 4th Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1982), however, the "Best Supporting Young Actor in a Feature Film" category (not listed on this page) was specifically introduced as a separate award.
★ Henry Thomas - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Universal)

1st Youth in Film Awards

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The first recipient was Dennis Christopher, who was honored at the 1st Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1979) for his performance in Breaking Away.
Although the Youth in Film Awards were conceived as a way to primarily recognize youth performers under the age of 21, the eldest winner in a competitive category at the 1st annual ceremony was Dennis Christopher who was 23 years old on the night he won as Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in Breaking Away.

3rd Youth in Film Awards

(3rd)1981Best Young Motion Picture Actor
Until the 3rd Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1981), nominations for the "Best Young Actor in a Feature Film" award included all actors, regardless of whether the performance could be perceived to be in either a leading or supporting role.
★ Ricky Schroeder - The Earthling - Filmways

5th Youth in Film Awards

(5th)Best Young Actor in a Comedy SeriesBest Young Actor in a New Television Series
★ [ [C. Thomas Howell] - The Outsiders (Warner Bros)

Breaking Away

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The first recipient was Dennis Christopher, who was honored at the 1st Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1979) for his performance in Breaking Away.
As the film's young lead, Christopher won the 1979 BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the 1979 Young Artist Award for Best Juvenile Actor, as well as getting a Golden Globe nomination as New Star of the Year.

7th Youth in Film Awards

(7th)Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television SeriesBest Young Supporting Actress in a Television Series
★ Corey Haim - Silver Bullet (Paramount Pictures)

9th Youth in Film Awards

1987(9th)1988
In the late 1980s, the category was split for three ceremonies; the 9th Youth In Film Awards ceremony (1987), the 10th Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1988), and the 15th Youth in Film Awards ceremony (1993).
★ Corey Haim - The Lost Boys (Warner Bros)

A Little Romance

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As the film's young leads, Thelonious Bernard and Diane Lane both received Young Artist Award nominations as Best Actor and Best Actress respectively, as well as earning the film a win as Best Motion Picture Featuring Youth.

Thelonious Bernard

Bernard was nominated for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film in the first annual Young Artist Awards, but lost out to Dennis Christopher in Breaking Away.

13th Youth in Film Awards

Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Under Ten(13th)Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series
★ Ethan Randall Embry - Dutch (20th Century Fox)

Jesse Bradford

He began his career as a child actor at the age of five and received two Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film nominations.