BAM Award Winners: Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

This is a newly-siphoned off post from the original Young Actors post. This category came into being in the 2011 BAM Awards. After adding an Ensemble Award the next logical step was to end the unisex nature of the Youth Lead Categories. The final step was complete this year with the inclusion of Supporting categories for young actors. The Lead Youth Acting winners from 1996-2010 can be found in a separate post.

2022 Walker Scobell The Adam Project

2021 Woody Norman C’mon C’mon

2020 Noah Schnapp Abe

2019 Jackson Robert Scott The Prodigy

2018 Noah Jupe A Quiet Place 

2017 Oakes Fegley Wonderstruck and Jaeden Lieberher It 

2016 Daniel Huddlestone London Town


2015 Kodi Smit-McPhee All the Wilderness


2014 Antoine L’Écuyer The Custody

The Custody (2014, Attraction Media)

2013 Asa Butterfield Ender’s Game

Ender's Game (2013, LionsGate)

2012 Rick Lens Kauwboy

Kauwboy (2012, Waterland Film)

2011 Joel Courtney Super 8