Taylor Lautner receives a nod for his performance in 'New Moon', while Emma Roberts and Saoirse Ronan are put in a strong competition for Best Performance by Leading Young Actress kudo.
AceShowbiz - %cTaylor Lautner% could follow the step of his "Twilight" co-star %cKristen Stewart% who has just landed Orange Rising Star Award at 2010 BAFTAs. The 18-year-old hunk has been announced as one of the contenders to win Best Performance by Leading Young Actor at the 31st Annual Young Artist Awards for his portrayal of Jacob Black in "The Twilight Saga's New Moon". For the said prize, he will be up against %cJake T. Austin% ("Hotel For Dogs"), %cJimmy Bennett% ("Alabama Moon"), %cMax Records% ("Where The Wild Things Are") and %cDevon Bostick% ("Adoration").
Meanwhile, %cEmma Roberts% and %cSaoirse Ronan% are put under the same category, facing each other for the Best Performance by Leading Young Actress kudo. The "Hotel For Dogs" star and the "The Lovely Bones" beauty are additionally joined by %cAbigail Breslin% ("My Sister's Keeper"), %cJolie Vanier% ("Shorts") and %cYara Shahidi% ("Imagine That") in the competition for the award.
The nominations for 2010 Young Artist Awards also honor %cChloe Moretz% and %cDakota Fanning% with one nod each. The "500 Days of Summer" star is nominated for Best Performance by Supporting Young Actor for her role in the romantic comedy, while the "I Am Sam" star secures a spot in Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role category for being cast in animation "Coraline".
The 31st Annual Young Artist Awards is presented by The Young Artist Foundation and is dedicated to talented young people in television and movies who might otherwise be overshadowed by their older co-stars. The winners of the awards show will be announced on Sunday, April 11 during a gala held at the Beverly Garland, Studio City in California.
List of the 31st Annual Young Artist Awards in Feature Film:
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM
Leading Young Actor
Leading Young Actress
Supporting Young Actor
Supporting Young Actress
Young Ensemble Cast
- %cBrennan Bailey%, "My Sister's Keeper"
- %cAlex Ferris%, "The Time Traveler's Wife"
- %cBrandon Soo Hoo%, "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra"
- %cWilliam Cuddy%, "Amelia"
- %cChandler Canterbury%, "Knowing"
- %cJake Cherry%, "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian"
- %cJae Head%, "The Blind Side"
- %cTy Wood%, "The Haunting in Connecticut"
- %cChase Ellison%, "Fireflies in the Garden"
- %cJason Spevack%, "Sunshine Cleaning"
BEST PERFORMANCE IN AN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM - Leading Young Performers:
- "Shorts" - %cJimmy Bennett%, %cJake Short%, %cDevon Gearhart%, %cLeo Howard%, %cJolie Vanier%, %cTrevor Gagnon%
- "Aliens in the Attic" - %cMegan Parker%, %cHenri Young%, %cRegan Young%, %cAustin Robert Butler%, %cCarter Jenkins%
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHORT FILM
- %cDenis Sukhomlinov%, "Shenok" (Russia)
- %cNick Romeo Reimann%, "Die Vorstadtkrokodile" (Germany)
- %cTom Russell%, "Last Ride" (Australia)
- %cFouad Habash% & %cIbrahim Frege%, "Ajami" (Israel)
- %cLeonard Proxauf% & %cLeonie Benesch%, "The White Ribbon" (Germany)
- %cRicardo Hoyos% - "The Armoire"
- %cChristopher Casa% - "The Catharsis of Foster Pensky"
- %cTristan Price% - "Liberty Lane"
- %cJoey Luthman% - "Save the Skeet"
- %cJack Weatherbe% - "Trolls"
- %cMichael William Arnold% - "Weird Al's Big Brain"
- %cDawson Dunbar% - "Trolls"
- %cJoseph Castanon% - "Santa's Little Helper"
- %cNathan Coenen% - "Tinglewood"
- %cRyan Grantham% - "The Anachronism"
- %cBrandon Tyler Russell% - "The Exemption of Hunter Riley"
- %cAndy Scott Harris% - "Amory Blaine, Son of Beatrice"
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A VOICE-OVER ROLE - Young Actor/Actress:
- %cCaitlin EJ Meyer% - "I Love You Bernie Summersby"
- %cMegan Mckinnon% - "The Tricks"
- %cVictoria Moroles% - "Innocent Eyes"
- %cMadison Leisle% - "City of Lights"
- %cJolie Vanier% - "Strange Little Girl"
- %cKiernan Shipka% - "Squeaky Clean"
- %cSierra Pitkin% - "Trolls"
- %cSavannah McReynolds% - "The Christmas Valentine"