Get ready to meet the next wave of young actors!
Asian Monet, Sean Ryan Fox, Alisha Marie and over 400 other young celebs attended the 2nd Annual Young Entertainer Awards at the Universal Studios Globe Theater on Sunday, March 19. The ceremony was hosted by Courtney Friel (KTLA News), Naibe Reynoso (Fox News Latino), Gerardo Mejia (Rapper) and Nadia Mejia (Miss California 2016) and awards were presented by YouTube sensations Mia Stammer & Alisha Marie, KIIS FM’s Manny Streetz, Kelly Packard, William James Jones, Jennie Kwan, Michael Cade and India Williams.
In addition to the awards, the show was filled with awesome performances from hip hop dancer Lindsay Taylor (Lady Gaga, Meghan Trainor) and her students dancers Lyric and Abbie Matthews and a musical performance by America’s Got Talent semifinalists MUSICALITY and NBC Hairspray actress Shahadi Wright Joseph.
Director of Prison Break Event Series, Kevin Tancharoen was honored with Recipient of Annual Young Entertainer Lifetime Achievement Award and MUSICALITY took home the award for Young Entertainer Scholarship Award.
“We are so proud of our second annual YEA Awards. We know how hard it is to work in the entertainment industry and to maintain a successful career,” shares Alitzah Wiener President of The Young Entertainer Awards, founder of the Young Entertainer Foundation. “So often we celebrate the teens, adults at their peek, but we want to celebrate the kids just starting out, those in full bloom and encourage them as they move forward and honor their hard work and dedication thus far. This marked another great year for us and we are excited to see these kids continue to excel and meet new talent breaking into the industry next year.”
The Young Entertainer Awards Foundation is a non-profit organization created by various members of the entertainment industry who want to provide a positive incentive for young entertainers to perfect their skills, build a strong foundation of confidence that will benefit them, and even provides an annual scholarship to an individual or to another organization or institution assisting talented youth who might not otherwise be able to realize their dream. To learn more, visit http://www.youngentertainerawards.org/.