Fifth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards

Fifth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards

5th annual coming of age movie awardsKeeping the tradition alive – TheSkyKid.Com launches the Coming-of-Age Movie Awards for a fifth consecutive year.

The Coming-of-Age Movie Awards recognize excellence in eight categories, for films and TV programming in that genre, which were released during 2012. The categories are: Best ActorBest NewcomerBest Performance in a TV FilmBest CinematographyComing-of-Age ValueSpecial SoundtrackBest Short Film and Best International Film.

Last year we had plenty of titles to choose from when nominating the films and the young actors who starred in them. In 2012, the number of popular titles recognizable instantly by audiences from across the globe is limited. The task of balancing the number of international releases and independent productions is overwhelming. Even for a website with exclusive focus on a particular genre, listing all releases of films for a particular year can be a challenging task. Yet we believe that we have considered a significant amount of titles in order to select the few that were nominated in the respective categories.

Recognizing the fact that many of you may not have had an opportunity to see some of the international releases (many of which were screened primarily at film festivals and local cinemas), this year we have decided to include a complete list of the releases that were under consideration for nomination. We believe that this will enable you to discover a masterpiece in the Coming-of-Age genre.

As a reminder :

“A Coming-of-Age movie is a film in which the central plot revolves around a person suddenly facing a life changing experience, trial or tribulation. That person, who was once naive or childish or pre-pubescent, is now suddenly older and wiser because of the experience. They see life and their place in the universe for the first time.”  Alternative descriptions can be consulted  at the Coming-of-Age Films Definition article.



Fifth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards Best Cinematography

Best Cinematography

  • “Foreign Letters” (6%, 6 Votes)
  • “Kauwboy” (10%, 11 Votes)
  • “Little Red Wagon” (7%, 7 Votes)
  • “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (42%, 45 Votes)
  • “Moonrise Kingdom” (35%, 37 Votes)

Total Voters: 106

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Fifth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards Best Actor
CJ Adams, Gavin Brown, Michael Hall D’Addario, Tom Holland, Kacey Mottet Klein

Best Actor

  • Kacey Mottet Klein for his role in "Sister" / "L'Enfant d'en Haut" (41%, 60 Votes)
  • Tom Holland for his role in "The Impossible" (17%, 25 Votes)
  • Michael Hall D'Addario for his role in "People Like Us" (5%, 7 Votes)
  • Gavin Brown for his role in "Found" (3%, 4 Votes)
  • CJ Adams for his role in "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" (34%, 49 Votes)

Total Voters: 145

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Fifth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards Coming of age Value

Coming-of-Age Value

  • "Sister "/ "L'Enfant d'en Haut" (38%, 57 Votes)
  • "The Impossible" (15%, 22 Votes)
  • "Moonrise Kingdom" (19%, 28 Votes)
  • "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (29%, 44 Votes)

Total Voters: 151

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Fifth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards Best Newcomer
CJ Adams, Tom Holland, Jelte Blommaert, Rick Lens

Best Newcomer

  • Rick Lens for his role in "Kauwboy" (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Jelte Blommaert for his role in “Allez, Eddy!” (61%, 129 Votes)
  • Tom Holland for his role in “The Impossible” (13%, 28 Votes)
  • CJ Adams for his role in “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (23%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 212

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Best Short Film

  • "Manddom AKA Manhood" (16%, 8 Votes)
  • "Charlie 13" (53%, 26 Votes)
  • "Colton's Big Night" (20%, 10 Votes)
  • "Green Is Red" (10%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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Fifth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards Best performance at a TV movie
Nolan Gould , Christian Martyn

Best Performance in a TV Film

  • Christian Martyn for his role in"Home Alone: The Holiday Heist" (87%, 223 Votes)
  • Nolan Gould for his role in "Ghoul" (13%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 255

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Fifth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards Special Soundtrack

Special Soundtrack

  • "Kauwboy " (32%, 21 Votes)
  • "Moonrise Kingdom" (57%, 37 Votes)
  • "Zack's Zap Pack" (11%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 65

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Fifth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards best International film

Best International Film

  • "Nos plus belles vacances" (1%, 2 Votes)
  • "Csak A Szél" aka "Just the Wind" (3%, 5 Votes)
  • "Vuelve" (14%, 22 Votes)
  • "Sister" / "L'Enfant d'en Haut" (25%, 39 Votes)
  • "Allez, Eddy! " (56%, 88 Votes)

Total Voters: 156

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Coming-of Age Movies Released in 2012:

  • Parental Guidance
  • Quand je serai petit 
  • Home Run Showdown 
  • Min sosters born alene hjemme 
  • Jesus Henry Christ 
  • Koen Kampioen 
  • A Christmas Story 2 
  • I Am Gabriel (video)
  • Isdraken 
  • Nono, the Zigzag Kid
  • Dead Europe
  • I Declare War
  • Ghoul (TV Movie)
  • Funeral Kings 
  • Bobby en de Geestenjagers 
  • Barlowe Mann 
  • Blackbird 
  • Mees Kees 
  • Moone Boy (TV Series)
  • Little Lady (TV Movie)
  • Quand je serai petit 
  • In Their Skin 
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 
  • Rust and Bone 
  • The Twitchers 
  • Thursday Through Sunday
  • Swchwrm 
  • Brammetje Baas 
  • People Like Us 
  • Home Run Showdown 
  • My Sister’s Kids Home Alone 
  • All Dark Places 
  • Jesus Henry Christ 
  • Ichabod’s Christmas 
  • Colton’s Big Night 
  • Girl in Progress 
  • Goats 
  • 16-Love 
  • Vuelve 
  • Foreign Letters 
  • Found 
  • Broken 
  • Mud
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Kauwboy
  • Sister
  • The Impossible
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Zack’s Zap Pack
  • Allez, Eddy!
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Voting is open until 28-February-2013. The winners will be announced on this web page, via an article and a press release, which will be updated to include detailed information for the films that receive recognition each consecutive year.   Happy Voting!!

Some of the nominated films have been reviewed on TheSkyKid.Com. You can discover more about the nominees by visiting the IMDB list of nominated movies.


  1. Saw The Impossible tonight and I just wanted to comment on Tom Holland’s performance. I thought it was outstanding. His ability to emotionally express and access those range of emotions was outstanding.

    Such a hard role for anyone, let alone a child, to let themselves be immersed in. I thought he was the stand out performance in this film.

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