ABC and Nickelodeon Actors Lead Winners at Young Artist Awards

Photo Source: Miles Brown and Marsai Martin on “Black-ish” (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

Actors from ABC and Nickelodeon comedies won big at the 37th Annual Young Artist Awards.

“Black-ish” stars Miles Brown and Marsai Martin won best actor and best actress on a TV series, respectively, for their supporting work as the youngest children to Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross on the ABC sitcom. The series earned two additional nominations for Marcus Scribner in the leading young actor, 14–21 category, and the ensemble featuring the aforementioned actors, and Yara Shahidi.

ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” picked up kudos for its ensemble (Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen), and for Luna Blaise’s work in the recurring young actress, 14–21 category.

The ceremony, which took place Sunday, March 13 in the Empire Ballroom at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center in Studio City, Calif., presented awards in over three dozen categories, and also included wins for Nickelodeon actors.

Matt Cornett (recurring young actor, 14–21) and Rio Mangini (recurring young actor, 13 and under) won for “Bella and the Bulldogs,” while Piper Keesee (guest starring young actress, 11–13) and Laura Krystine (recurring young actress, 13 and under) received awards for “100 Things to Do Before High School.” Nicole Samantha Huff took her young actress in a TV movie, miniseries, special, or pilot category win for another high school–set series, “Degrassi: Don’t Look Back.” Forrest Deal won the same category for males for his role in the NBC TV movie about a country music legend, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors”

The feature film winners were widespread across several films.

Isabella Crovetti-Cramp (supporting young actress, 13 and under) won for portraying a young Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s “Joy.” Meanwhile Forrest Goodluck (supporting young actor, 14–21) picked up an award as Leonardo DiCaprio’s son Hawk in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-winning “The Revenant.”

Liv Southard (“Breaking Legs”) and Michael Grant (“Where Hope Grows”) won leading actor awards in the 14–21 age bracket, and Kaitlyn Dias won in the 12–21 young actress voiceover category for her work as Riley on “Inside Out.”

Live theater performance recognition went to Exodus Lale of “The Lion King” and Eva de Zwart of “The Velveteen Rabbit.”

Previous award recipients include former child actors and Oscar winners Christian Bale and Reese Witherspoon, and Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris.

Check out a complete list of this year’s Young Artist Award winners below.

Leading Young Actress, 14–21, in a Feature Film: Liv Southard in Breaking Legs

Leading Young Actress, 13 and under, in a Feature Film: Quinn McColgan in Extinction

Leading Young Actor, 14–21, in a Feature Film: Michael Grant in Where Hope Grows

Leading Young Actor, 11–13, in a Feature Film: Steele Stebbins in Vacation

Leading Young Actor, 10 and under, in a Feature Film: Jared Breeze in The Boy

Supporting Young Actress, 14–21, in a Feature Film: Niamh Wilson The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Supporting Young Actress, 13 and under, in a Feature Film: Isabella Crovetti-Cramp in Joy

Supporting Young Actor, 14–21 in a Feature Film: Forrest Goodluck in The Revenant

Supporting Young Actor, 13 and under, in a Feature Film: Aiden Lovekamp in Pawn Sacrifice

Young Actress, 14–21, in a Short Film: Megan Ashley Brown in Until Tomorrow

Young Actress, 11–13, in a Short Film: Keely Wilson in Until Tomorrow

Young Actress, 10 and under, in a Short Film: Savannah Liles in Big Sister

Young Actor, 14–21, in a Short Film: Robin de Zwart in Circular

Young Actor, 11–13, in a Short Film: Jakob Wedel in Real Boy

Young Actor, 10 and under, in a Short Film: Michael Berthold in Billy the Fetus

Young Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot: Nicole Samantha Huff in Degrassi: Don’t Look Back

Young Actor in a TV Movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot: Forrest Deal in Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors

Leading Young Actress, 14–21, in a TV Series: Johnnie Ladd in Table 58

Leading Young Actress, 13 and under, in a TV Series: Layla Crawford in The First Family

Leading Young Actor, 14–21, in a TV Series: Rhys Matthew Bond in Ties That Bind

Leading Young Actor, 13 and under, in a TV Series: Sloane Morgan Siegel in Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street

Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series: Marsai Martin in Black-ish

Supporting Young Actor in a TV Series: Miles Brown in Black-ish

Guest Starring Young Actress, 14–21, in a TV Series: Mandalynn Carlson in Grey’s Anatomy

Guest Starring Young Actress, 11–13, in a TV Series: Piper Keesee in 100 Things To Do Before High School

Guest Starring Young Actress, 10 and under, in a TV Series: Mila Brener in Mutt & Stuff

Guest Starring Young Actor, 14–21, in a TV Series: Christian Hutcherson in Survivor’s Remorse

Guest Starring Young Actor, 11–13, in a TV Series: Graham Verchere in Impastor

Guest Starring Young Actor, 10 and under, in a TV Series: Samuel Faraci in Saving Hope

Recurring Young Actress, 14–21, in a TV Series: Luna Blaise in Fresh Off The Boat

Recurring Young Actress, 13 and under, in a TV Series: Laura Krystine in 100 Things To Do Before High School

Recurring Young Actor, 14–21, in a TV Series: Matt Cornett in Bella and the Bulldogs

Recurring Young Actor, 13 and under, in a TV Series: Rio Mangini in Bella and the Bulldogs

Best Performance in a TV Commercial, Actor or Actress: Christian Ganiere in Subaru- Jr. Driver

Young Ensemble Cast in a Web or VOD Series: A History of Radness with Marlhy Murphy, Isaak Presley, Cecilla Balagot and Dalton Cyr

Young Ensemble Cast in a TV Series: Fresh Off The Boat with Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen

Voice-Over Role, Young Actress, 12-21: Kaitlyn Dias in Inside Out

Voice-Over Role, Young Actress, 11 and under: Ava Priestley in Wishenpoof!: Friends Forever

Voice-Over Role, Young Actor, 12-21: Graham Verchere in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Voice-Over Role, Young Actor, 11 and under: Zachary Haven in Pearly Gates-“Americana”

Film for DVD, Young Actress: Mandalynn Calson in A Horse For Summer

Film for DVD, Young Actor: Toby Nichols in Chasing Ghosts

Web Performance, Young Actress: Mila Brener in Hopeless Bromantic

Web Performance, Young Actor: Brice Fisher in Between 2 Phat Kids

Live Theater, Young Actress: Eva de Zwart in The Velveteen Rabbit

Live Theater, Young Actor: Exodus Lale in The Lion King

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