Fox’s Teen Choice Awards brought out all the stars from just about every entertainment genre on Sunday night August 11th with custom made, full-size surfboards presented to winners chosen by fans, who voted online for their favourite movies, TV shows, songs, musicians, athletes and celebrities.
The event, hosted by ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star Lucy Hale and YouTuber David Dobrik was broadcast live from Hermosa Beach, California, and featured a massive surf-and-sand dance number that set the tone.
‘Avengers: Endgame’ had quite the reason to celebrate, with the likes of Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson taking the Choice Action Movie Actor and Actress awards, while the movie itself won the Choice Action Movie gong.
The Best Villain award went to, no surprises here, Josh Brolin for his role as Thanos in ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
‘Aladdin’ did pretty well in the film stakes, keeping the good times coming for Disney as it won Choice Sci-fi Fantasy Movie and Will Smith took the Actor’s award.
‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ hit gold, winning the Summer Film award, while its stars Tom Holland and Zendaya won in the Summer Movie Actor and Actress categories.
So, yeah, Disney did amazingly well at the awards.
In the TV category, ‘Riverdale’ won three awards in the Drama TV Show category. Real-life couple Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart took out best Drama TV Actor and TV Actress. ‘Shadowhunters’ received two awards as well.
Jared Padalecki won the Best Sci-fi Actor gong for ‘Supernatural’, making it a nice way to close the show’s final season.
Shawn Mendes was a big winner, winning most of the music awards, with Billie Eilish winning the female side of the music awards.
Taylor Swift accepted the inaugural Icon Award and took a moment to applaud the US women’s national soccer team, not only for winning the World Cup but also for “taking a historic stand in terms of gender equality, gender pay gap”.
The Jonas Brothers received the Decade Award, recognising how much their music has evolved over the past ten years.
According to online pundits, 55 million votes were cast this year, with a majority going to Marvel.