Teen Choice 2008: Highlights
We are live at the 10th Annual Teen Choice awards, reporting on a hot summer day from a press tent outside Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheater. Outside, nominees and presenters are sweltering on the blue (rather than red) carpet.
Host Miley Cyrus did a fine job, although she announced at the beginning of the show that this was "the biggest music awards show in the world", leaving out TV, Film, Sports, etc. but hey, her hosting expertise improved from there and her "7 Things I Hate About You" performance was a highlight.
The big dance-off between Miley and pal Mandy's M&M Cru and Step Up 2 the Streets, actor Adam Sevani and director Jon Chu's ACDC crew was hosted by Fergie and judged by a "noise-o-meter" that indicated audience screaming had picked the M&M dancers as the winners! It was, however, a close race.
Actor Rainn Wilson of "The Office" and the upcoming comedy The Rocker called the awards "the Adolescent Decision Awards" and held up Jonas Brothers dolls which "praised" how cool he is in his new movie. Winners were announced by the presenters unrolling large beach towels with the winner's name on them. Gorgeous David Beckham (winner of the "Choice Male Athlete" award) and three adorable young sons win this reporter's "OMG How Cute is That?" award as the boys first hid behind dad's award surfboard then break-danced on stage before the mega-soccer-star could herd them off!
The Jonas Brothers, multiple award winners for "Choice Music Breakout Group", "Single of the Year" for "When You Look Me in the Eyes" and "Choice Summer Song" for "Burnin' Up", answered video-taped questions from their fans about a "fave date", "weirdest fan gift" and the guys demonstrated their "signature dance move".. a flip. Later, while commercials rolled, the guys signed autographs passed to their seats by crazed fans in the audience.
"Choice Comedian" Adam Sandler read an acceptance speech that he would have written if he were still age 13, including condemning his older brother for teasing him and asking girls to date him.
More from Teen Choice 2008:
- Channing Tatum on Miley Cyrus as a Host
- Teen Choice 2008 - Press Room Pics
- 3 Questions with Sophia Bush
- Drake Bell Q&A
- Teen Choice 2008 Pre-Party
- Gossip Girl's Chase Crawford at TCA '08
- "The Hills" Star Lauren Conrad wins "Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star"
- Chad Michael Murray Backstage
The 2008 Teen Choice Awards air on FOX on Monday August 4th at 8pm/7pm Central.