Columbia TriStar’s “Fly Away Home” was honored Sunday as best family pic of 1996, as the Film Advisory Board saluted family and children’s entertainment.
Other pics honored were MGM/UA’s “Zeus and Roxanne” and “House Arrest”; Republic Pictures/Spelling Entertainment’s “Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored”; and TriStar’s “Matilda,” “The Second Jungle Book” and “Alaska.” Video and TV winners were BMG Video’s “Peter and the Wolf”; Film by Jove’s vid series “Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Stories From My Childhood”; HBO’s “In the Gloaming”; PBS’ “Gene Stratton Porter: Voice of the Limberlost” and the PBS and Bob Banner spec “Happy Birthday George Gershwin.”
Attendees included thesps Steve Guttenberg, Kathleen Quinlan and Mara Wilson; directors George Miller, Harry Winer and Duncan McLachlan; singer Maureen McGovern; and producers Banner, Nellie Nugiel, Ann Eldridge and Oleg Vidov.
Also given out were a humanitarian award to former tap dancer Nicholas Royce and special recognition to Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment.
Those saluted included Nest Entertainment, Leucadia Family Film Corp., Celebrity/Just for Kids Video, the “Los Kitos” comic strip and Citadel Communications’ “The Bee Safe Program.”
Event was held at the Century Club in Century City.