It was all about riding the surfboard to success at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday. Enjoying the ride: fantasy features and Selena Gomez.
Kaley Cuoco was the host for the 13th Teen Choice Awards at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Gibson Amphitheatre. And lighting up the venue was the 19-year-old Gomez, who nabbed five such surfboards (that’s what the award is) for TV actress, female hottie and music group with her band The Scene. They also picked up the choice single trophy for “Who Says” and love song for “Love You Like a Love Song,” which she performed at the event. And if ever a song was named to win a love-song award, it would surely be that one.
Perhaps as important as the winning of five awards was the fact that Gomez beat her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, who only won four, in the categories of male music artist, male hottie, twit and TV villain for his CSI guest starring role. Must do better, Bieber.
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But not to be outdone, singing sensation Taylor Swift was doing her own high five, after tying Gomez’s tally thanks to being awarded female music artist, country female artist, female red carpet fashion icon, country single for “Mean” and break-up song for “Back to December.”
The 21-year-old was also recognized for her contributions to entertainment with the Ultimate Choice Award, which is as close as the annual event gets to a lifetime achievement award. “I feel like it’s been a long time since I was a teenager, like, two years,” Swift joked. If only there was an award for best gag as she’d have surely sown that up too with a zinger of that caliber.
Other notable multi-award winners included “Glee,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” Robert Pattinson and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Fans who might already be missing Harry and his friends, now that the movie franchise has come to an end, will have been cheered by the touching tribute at the end of the show.
And those last two installments won the most awards, sweeping the likes of sci-fi/fantasy movie, lip-lock, villain (Tom Felton) and summer movie star for both Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe. Although he couldn’t be there in person, Radcliffe accepted his surfboard via satellite from New York. Cross-country travel is clearly tough work, even for a wizard. (via AP)
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