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Rachel Leigh Cook, Britney Spears, Jonathan Jackson, Haley Joel Osment, Leelee Sobieski Among Winners at The Hollywood Reporter's 4th Annual YoungStar Awards.

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of The Hollywood Reporter's 4th Annual YoungStar Awards were announced last night during the star-studded awards ceremony at Universal Studios Hollywood. The YoungStar Awards, created to honor talented young performers ages 6-18 working in film, television, music, and stage were hosted by Melissa Joan Hart and Donny Osmond.

"We couldn't have a brighter group of winners," said Robert Dowling, editor-in-chief and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter. "These young performers embody the spirit of the YoungStar Awards -- they excel at their craft and touch the lives of thousands with their work. We'll no doubt be seeing more of all of them in the future."

Winners for the sixteen YoungStar Awards categories were announced during the live webcast of the 4th Annual YoungStar Awards, co-hosted by Danielle Fishel (Boy Meets World), Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital, Deep End of the Ocean), Richard Jackson (Ally McBeal), Jason Marsden (Step By Step). Presenters at the show included Jake Lloyd (The Phantom Menace), Adam Wylie (Balloon Farm), Ashley Lyn Cafagna (Saved By the Bell: The New Class) Ryan Merriman (The Pretender), Larisa Oleynik (3rd Rock From the Sun), Lou Ferrigno, Madylin Sweeten (Everybody Loves Raymond) and more. The evening featured special performances by No Authority, The Moffats, Traci Andrews, Nobody's Angel, and Renee Olstead.

This year's nominees were selected by members of the Casting Society of America from a list of more than 400 submissions. A poll of 3,500 entertainment industry insiders who read The Hollywood Reporter determined the 4th Annual YoungStar Awards winners. A complete list of winners is attached.

The Hollywood Reporter's 4th Annual YoungStar Awards were executive produced by dick clark productions and The Hollywood Reporter's editor-in-chief and publisher, Robert Dowling. The show was webcast live by AENTV on www.aentv.com and www.celebritysightings.com. The evening benefited AIDS Project Los Angeles' Skills for Teen AIDS Risk Reduction (S.T.A.R.R.) Program. Sponsor participants of the 4th Annual YoungStar Awards include AENTV, American Express Tax & Business Services, Celebrity Sightings, KIIS FM and Universal Studios Hollywood.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S 4th ANNUAL YOUNGSTAR AWARDS WINNERS

BEST YOUNG ACTOR / PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY FILM

Jason Schwartzman as "Max Fisher" in Rushmore (Disney)

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS / PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY FILM

Rachel Leigh Cook as "Laney Boggs" in She's All That (Miramax)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR / PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY TV SERIES

Zachery Ty Bryan as "Brad Taylor 'in Home Improvement (ABC)

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS / PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY TV SERIES

Mila Kunis as "Jackie Burkhardt" in That 70s Show (Fox)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR / PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA FILM

Joseph Mazzello as "John" in Simon Birch (Disney)

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS / PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA FILM

Jena Malone as "Anna" in Stepmom (Columbia)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR / PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA TV SERIES

Robert Iler as "Anthony Soprano" in The Sopranos (HBO)

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS / PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA TV SERIES

Jamie Lynn Sigler as "Meadow Soprano" in The Sopranos (HBO)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR / PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME TV PROGRAM

Jonathan Jackson as "Lucky" in General Hospital (ABC)

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS / PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME TV PROGRAM

Amber Tamblyn as "Emily" in General Hospital (ABC)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR / PERFORMANCE IN A MINI-SERIES/MADE FOR TV FILM

Haley Joel Osment as "Bobby" in Cab to Canada (CBS)

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS / PERFORMANCE IN A MINI-SERIES/MADE FOR TV FILM

Leelee Sobieski as "Joan of Arc" in Joan of Arc (CBS)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/PERFORMANCE IN A SATURDAY MORNING TV PROGRAM

Brandon Baker as "Cray Blake" in One World (NBC)

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS/PERFORMANCE IN A SATURDAY MORNING TV PROGRAM

Lindsey McKeon as "Katie Peterson" in Saved by the Bell: The New

Class (NBC)

BEST YOUNG RECORDING ARTIST OR MUSICAL GROUP

Britney Spears for Baby One More Time (Jive Records)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A VOICE OVER TALENT

Myles Jeffrey, voice of "Easy" in Babe: Pig in the City (Universal)

In addition, YoungStar Awards were awarded by Back Stage West (a sister publication of The Hollywood Reporter) to the following young performers for Best Stage Performance by a Young Actor and Actress, respectively:

-- Will Rothhaar as "John" in The Cryptogram (The Geffen Playhouse)

-- Megan Drew as "Helen" in Jane Eyre (La Jolla Playhouse)
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