Young Artist Academy


Hollywood's 1st & Longest-Running Youth Awards

Founded by Golden Globes Executive Maureen Dragone

The Organization welcomed new administration in January 2017

A 501(c)(3) fully BONDED and in compliance with CPS and the Krekorian Talent Services Bond

Past honorees include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, Julia Roberts, Drake, Johnny Depp, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Selena Gomez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Zendaya, Lisa Boet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder, Mario Lopez, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jaden Smith, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Zac Effron, Tatyana Ali, John Stamos, Reese Witherspoon, Jody Foster, Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigel, Mila Kunis, Kaley Cuoco, Joaquin Phoenix, Johnny Galecki, Yara Shahidi, Kirsten Dunst, Hilary Duff, Hayden Panettiere, Jake Gyllenhall, Emmy Rossum, Megan Fox, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Roberts, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Shailene Woodley, Ariel Winter, Quvenzhané Wallis, Brie Larson, Elle Fanning and Hillary Swank.

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Year Round Publicity

Academy Newsletter 

Awards Presenter Priority

Industry Introductions

Performance Priority

Academy Sponsored Events



Special Merit Consideration


2024 WINNERS Announced 

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Limited Membership Special

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2024 WINNERS Announced 

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Mission Statment

The Young Artist Academy is a vastly different organization from when it was first founded in 1978.  Since coming under new Management in January 2017, its previous business model and partners were replaced.  That same year, after a 20 year hiatus, Allport Productions was commissioned to direct the annual award show - equipped by the academy with new directives and conventions.  With notably stricter security protocols in place, the organization does not permit any unverified or disreputable individuals to be affiliated with its projects and events, barring their participation and proximity to its Members and guests.  The Young Artist Academy proactively separates from unevolving business relationships, with a focus on progressive practices and goals. The non-profit organization has alligned with brands such as GenZ Social Summit, Kidz Con, Le PeTiT CiRqUe, and the Directors Guild of America.  The Board of Governors aims to educate, protect, and train young entertainers to safely navigate and elevate in Hollywood, while giving them an annual platform for high-class recognition.  The academy maintains transparency in its processes and structure, provides a new level of edu-tainment, bringing its participants and members valuable year-round opportunities.

 We welcome you to get to know the NEW Young Artist Academy!


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