Family kudo for ‘Home’

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.

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