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STUDIO CITY, Cal. — It was a day of winners as child and teen stars gathered Sunday (May 5) to honor those considered the best young actors and actresses in motion pictures and television. Coming from all parts of the United States and Canada, they celebrated both their wins and nominations for work done in 2012. The occasion was the 34th Annual Young Artist Awards held this year by the non-profit organization at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

Taking home honors for their work in 2012 were:

Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film: Tom Holland for The Impossible.

Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film: A tie. Kathryn Newton for Paranormal Activity Four and Quvenzshane Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Young Actor 10 and Under in a Feature Film: CJ Adams for The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

Supporting Young Actor in a Feature Film: A tie. Robert Capron for The Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Dog Days and Austin MacDonald for Jesus Henry Christ.

Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film: Savannah Lathem for California Solo.

Supporting Young Actor 10 and Under in a Feature Film: Sebastian Banes for In The Family.

Supporting Young Actress 10 and Under in a Feature Film: Isabelle Allen for Les Miserables.

Young Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film: Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Dog Days.

Young Actor in an International Feature Film: Antoine Olivier Pilon for Les Pee-Wee 3D (in French from Canada).

Young Actress in an International Feature Film: Alice Morel-Michaud for for Les Pee-Wee 3D (in French from Canada).

Young Actor in a Short Film: Connor Beardmore for When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Dinosaur.

Young Actor 11 and 12 in a Short Film: A tie. Christian Trauemer for Borero and Dawson Dunbar for A Strange Day in July.

Young Actor 10 and Under in a Short Film: Nicholas Neve for A Sunflower.

Young Actress in a Short Film: Jolie Vanier for Hello, My Name is Abigal.

Young Actress 11 and 12 in a Short Film: Paris Smith for Scouted.

Young Actress 10 and Under in a Short Film: A tie. Katelyn Mager for When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Dinosaur and Hannah Swain for Geronimo.

Leading Young Actor in a TV Movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot: A tie. Josh Feldman for The Sleepover and Sean Michael Kyer for Anything but Christmas.

Leading Young Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot: Kyla Kenedy for Raising Issie.

Supporting Young Actor in a TV Movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot: Valin Shinyei for Christmas Miracle.

Supporting Young Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot: Eliza Faria for The Christmas Consultant.

Leading Young Actor in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Blake Michael for Dog With a Blog.

Leading Young Actress in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): A tie. Savannah Paige Rae for Parenthood and Torri Webster for Life With Boys.

Supporting Young Actor in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Tyree Brown for Parenthood.

Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Alisha Newton for Heartland.

Guest Starring Young Actor in a TV Series: A tie. Shak Ghacha for Touch and Joey Lutham for Kickin’ It.

Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13 in a TV Series: Mateus Ward for Weeds.

Guest Starring Young Actor 10 and Under in a TV Series: Bruce Salomon for Emily Owens MD.

Guest Starring Young Actress 17-21 in a TV Series: Erin Sanders for The Fresh Beat Band.

Guest Starring Young Actress 14-16 in a TV Series: Isabella Palmieri for Good Luck Charlie.

Guest Starring Young Actress 11-13 in a TV Series: Annika Horne for Army Wives.

Guest Starring Young Actress 10 and Under in a TV Series: Charlotte White for Private Practice.

Recurring Young Actor 17-21 in a TV Series: Brock Ciarlelli for The Middle.

Recurring Young Actor in a TV Series: Marten Holden Weiner for Mad Men.

Recurring Young Actor 10 and Under in a TV Series: Rory and Declan McTigue for Boardwalk Empire.

Recurring Young Actress 17-21 in a TV Series: Frederique Dufort for Unite 9.

Recurring Young Actress in a TV Series: A tie. Addison Holly for My Babysitter’s a Vampire and Kiernan Shipka for Mad Men.

Young Actor in a Daytime TV Series: Daniel Polo for The Young and the Restless.

Young Actress in a Daytime TV Series: Samantha Bailey for The Young and the Restless.

Young Actress 10 and Under in a TV Series: Brooklyn Rai Silser for General Hospital.

Young Ensemble in a TV Series: The Neighbors.

Young Actor in a Feature Film Voice-Over Role: Charles Tahan for Frankenweenie.

Young Actor in a TV Voice-Over Role: A tie. Zach Callison for Sofia the First:Once Upon a Princess and Jake Sim for The Magic Hockey Skates.

Young Actress in a TV Voice-Over Role: Caitlin Carmichael for Doc McStuffins.

Young Actor in a DVD Film: A tie. Ryan Hartwig for The Aggression Scale and Brandon Tyler Russell for Smitty.

Young Actress in a DVD Film: Jordan Van Vranken for After the Wizard.

Young Actor Web Performance: Luke Broyles for Up In Arms.

Young Actress Web Performance: Ariel Fournier for Beyond the Spotlight.

Young Actor in Live Theater: Matthew Nardozzi for Lyle the Crocodile.

Young Actress in Live Theater: Camden Angelis for Web Totally Amp’d.

I had a great time meeting up with several of the nominees on their special day! Everyone looked so elegant. It was a great event!!

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Caitlin Carmichael looked amazing in a green dress with a tutu type skirt, matching shoes and her hair in a bun! She was nominated and won for her voice over work on Doc McStuffins.

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Brandon Tyler Russell was nominated and won for his work in Smitty, a heart warming story about a young boy who resumes a dog.

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Zach Callison was nominated and won for his voice over work for Sophia the First.

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Josh Feldman won for his voice over work in The Sleepover and Maxim Knight was nominated for his work in Falling Skies.

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Mateus Ward won for his role in Weeds!

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Ella Anderson was a nominee and looked adorable ! She was nominated for guest on A.N.T. Farm
She was a tough little orphan!

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I loved meeting Kayla Maisonet. She was so great in her role on Dog with a Blog as Lindsay that she was nominated for an award!!

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Ava Allen was so pretty and sweet! She was nominated for a Short Film: Billie Speare

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