Then: Kristy McNichol, then 17, beat out her "Little Darlings" co-star to win Favorite Young Motion Picture Actress in 1980.
Now: Kristy, now 49, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1992, causing her to quit her job on "Empty Nest." She did, however, return for the show's series finale, which was her final onscreen appearance. She hasn't left acting behind altogether, though. Nowadays, she teaches theater at a Los Angeles private school. In January 2011, she publicly declared that she's a lesbian and that she's been living with her partner, Martie Allen, for the past two decades.