3rd Youth in Film Awards
The 3rd Youth in Film Awards ceremony (now known as the Young Artist Awards), presented by the Youth in Film Association, honored outstanding youth performers in the fields of film, television and music for the 1980-1981 season, and took place in December 1981 in Hollywood, California.
|3rd Youth in Film Awards|
|Awarded for||Achievement in the 1980—1981 season|
|Hosted by||Dana Hill and Henry Thomas|
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.
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 3rd annual ceremony was Lionel Richie who was 32 years old on the night he won as "Best Young Musical Recording Artist - Male" for his song "Endless Love" from the soundtrack for the motion picture Endless Love.
The 3rd annual ceremony also marked the first and only time in the history of the Youth in Film Awards that a fictional character would be nominated in a competitive category, with "Little Miss Piggy" winning as "Best Young Musical Recording Artist - Female" for her song "The First Time It Happens" from the soundtrack for the motion picture The Great Muppet Caper.
Best Young Performer in a Feature Film
Best Young Motion Picture Actor
Best Young Motion Picture Actress
Best Young Performer in a Television Special
Best Young Actor in a Television Special
Best Young Performer in a Television Series
Best Young Actor in a Television Series
Best Young Actress in a Television Series
Best Young Actor in a Daytime Series
Best Young Comedy Performer
Best Young Comedian: Motion Picture or Television
Best Young Musical Recording Artist
Best Young Musical Recording Artist - Male
Best Family Entertainment
Best Motion Picture - Family Enjoyment
★ Raiders of the Lost Ark - Paramount
Best Motion Picture: Fantasy or Comedy - Family Enjoyment
★ Clash of the Titans - M.G.M.
Best Television Special - Family Enjoyment
- Broken Promises - CBS
- Fallen Angel - CBS
- Leave 'Em Laughing - CBS
- A Step in Time - KCET
- Twirl - NBC
Best Television Series - Family Enjoyment
★ Father Murphy - NBC
Best Children's Television Series
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