Nominations for the 3rd Annual Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Awards.
Presented to young entertainers, ages 6 through 18, for their exceptional performances in music, film and television, the YoungStar Awards is the first major award program to honor the young talent who contribute substantially to the entertainment industry. The complete list of the nominations for the 15 categories follows.
From a list of more than 400 submissions, this year's nominees have been selected in a poll mailed to more than 3,500 readers of The Hollywood Reporter. The poll covers young performers who had a performance during 1997-1998. Winners of the YoungStar Awards will be announced at a star-studded awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 8 at Universal Studios.
Among the young talent nominated are: Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Lacey Chabert, Usher, Mae Whitman, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jonathan Lipnicki, Madylin Sweeten, Jessica Biel, Zachery Ty Bryan, Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams.
For more information regarding The Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Awards, contact Debbie Lockhart at 323/525-2177. The Hollywood Reporter is published by BPI Communications Inc., the world's largest network of entertainment-related publications and services.
1998 YoungStar Awards Nominees Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film Cameron Finley as Beaver in "Leave it to Beaver" Jesse James as Spencer in "As Good As It Gets" Alex D. Linz as Kevin in "Home Alone 3" Gregory Smith as Alan in "Small Soldiers" Kevin Zegers as Josh in "Air Bud" Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film Hallie Kate Eisenberg as Marie in "Paulie" Hatty Jones as Madeline in "Madeline" Lindsay Lohan as Hallie & Ann in "The Parent Trap" Christina Ricci as Dedee in "The Opposite of Sex" Mara Wilson as Anabel in "A Simple Wish" Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film Cameron Finley as Travis in "Hope Floats" Brandon Hammond as Ahmad in "Soul Food" Eammon Owens as Francie in "The Butcher Boy" Jamyang Wangchuk as the Dalai Lama in "Seven Years in Tibet" Elijah Wood as Leo in "Deep Impact" Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film Meagan Good as Cecily in "Eve's Bayou" Scarlett Johansson as Grace in "The Horse Whisperer" Christina Ricci as Wendy in "The Ice Storm" Jurnee Smollett as Eve in "Eve's Bayou" Mae Whitman as Bernice in "Hope Floats" Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Miniseries/Made-for-TV Movie Seth E. Adkins as Robbie in "First Do No Harm" Zachery Ty Bryan as Brad in "Principal Takes A Holiday" Matthew Lawrence as Jesse in "Angels in the Endzone" Frankie Muniz as young Sammy in "What the Deaf Man Heard" Elijah Wood as the Artful Dodger in "Oliver Twist" Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Miniseries/Made-for-TV Movie Kirsten Dunst as Tina in "Fifteen and Pregnant" Tina Majorino as Avocet Abigail in "Before Women Had Wings" Jena Malone as Lily in "Hope" Chaz Monet as Ruby in "Ruby Bridges" Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tommy in "3rd Rock From the Sun" Brandon Hammond as Matty in "Gregory Hines Show" Jonathan Lipnicki as Alex in "Meego" Tahj Mowry as T.J. in "Smart Guy" Ben Savage as Cory in "Boy Meets World" Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Randy in "Home Improvement" Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series Kaitlin Cullum as Libby in "Grace Under Fire" Danielle Fishel as Topanga in "Boy Meets World" Larisa Oleynik as Alex in "Secret World of Alex Mack" Madylin Sweeten as Ally in "Everybody Loves Raymond" Emily May Young as Lilly in "Step by Step" Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama TV Series Andrew & Steven Cavarno as Owen in "Party of Five" David Gallagher as Simon in "7th Heaven" George Gore II as G in "New York Undercover" Ross Malinger as Roland in "Party of Five" Austin O'Brien as Joshua in "Promised Land" Michael Yarmush as Eric in "My Life as a Dog" Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series Jessica Biel as Mary in "7th Heaven" Lacey Chabert as Claudia in "Party of Five" Erika Christensen as Romy in "Nothing Sacred" Beverley Mitchell as Lucy in "7th Heaven" Caitlin Wachs as Chloe in "Profiler" Michelle Williams as Jen in "Dawson's Creek" Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime TV Program Jonathan Jackson as Lucky in "General Hospital" Sean Marquette as Jamie in "All My Children" Nicholas Pappone as Philip in "The Young and the Restless" Tyrone Savage as young Isaac Newton in "The Inventor Specials: Newton" Jeffrey Wood as James in "Sunset Beach" Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Daytime TV Program Jessica Alba as Nella in "Flipper" Camryn Grimes as Cassie in "The Young and the Restless" Alexas Manta as Amanda in "As the World Turns" Robyn Richards as Maxie in "General Hospital" Erin Torpey as Jessica in "One Life to Live" Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Saturday Morning TV Program Ben Gould as Nicky in "Saved by the Bell" Phillip Van Dyke as Ned in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Scott Whyte as Chris in "City Guys" Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Saturday Morning TV Program Samantha Becker as Maria in "Saved by the Bell" Eric Luttrell as Emile in "The New Ghostwriter Mysteries" Lindsay McKeon as Kattie in "Saved by the Bell" Megan Parlen as Mary Beth in "Hang Time" Charlotte Sullivan as Camela in "The New Ghostwriter Mysteries" Best Performance by a Young Recording Group or Artist Hanson, Group "Middle of Nowhere" Jonny Lang, Singer "Jonny Lang in Concert" Monica, Singer "The Boy is Mine" LeAnn Rimes, Singer "LeAnn Rimes in Concert" Usher, Group "Usher"