The Teen Choice Awards
is an awards show presented
annually by Fox
program honors the year's biggest achievements in music
and more, as voted on by teens
aged 13–19. The program usually features a
high number of celebrities and musical performers. The winners are
awarded with authentic mini size surfboards
designed with a fresh summertime theme
every year. The ceremony has also created spin-off teen awards on
Teen Choice was started in 1999. The 2009 awards were held on Sunday,
August 9 in Los Angeles,
CA and was aired on Monday, August 10.
Bob Bain and Michael Burg came together, as Executive Producers, to
create an award show for a young demographic, somewhat older than
that of the Nickelodeon
Kids' Choice Awards
but similar to that of MTV
. Greg Sills has been the Supervising Producer and
Paul Flattery has been the producer for all of the shows since its
inception in 1999.
The format of the show has remained the same, awarding the
achievements of those in the entertainment and athletic industries
with non-traditional categories fixed into the ceremony.
It is held
at the Gibson
Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA every year and has been since 2001.
first two years - 1999 and 2000 - it was held at the Barker Hanger
at Santa Monica Airport, CA.
Ballots were once used in teen-oriented magazines, where readers
were to purchase and tear out their ballot. Votes could also be
cast online through Fox.com. In 2008, Fox
and the show's producers
created Teenchoiceawards.com as the official website for the
Teen Choice Awards
. That year, over 32 million votes were
cast . In 2009, the number of votes cast was in excess of 83
million. That same year "teenchoicegirl" appeared on Twitter. She
is actually a teenage girl working on the show as an intern and
keeps fans informed of news and gossip. In just a few weeks she had
over 28,000 followers.
Since the ceremony's inception, the show has given out genuine
custom-made surfboards to individual winners. They create a new
original design every year. The surfboard was chosen as the award
because it represents the freedom of the summer vacation for teens,
whether they surf or not. Some celebrities have used them to surf
(Jennifer Love Hewitt); Marlon Wayans famously said "Brothers don't
surf" and in 2009, Hugh Jackman, upon winning his first one, said
he was no longer the only Australian without a surfboard.
Justin Timberlake(JT) has won the most TC awards ever - 21 - for
his solo work and as a member of NSYNC. The most awards for a
female is 12—by Britney Spears.
has won the most for
an individual - 14, and Britney Spears has the most individual
awards by a female.
- There were no hosts between 1999-2002
- Choice Music: Rap
- Choice Music: Female Artist
- Choice Music: Male Artist
- Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track
- Choice Music: R&B Track
- Choice Music: Rock Track
- Choice Music: Love Song
- Choice Music: Single
- Choice Music: Breakout Artist
- Choice Music: Breakout Group
- Choice Music: Tour
- Choice Male Athlete:
- Choice Female Athlete:
- Choice Action Sports Female Athlete:
- Choice Action Sports Male Athlete:
- Choice Summer Movie - Drama/Action Adventure
- Choice Summer Movie - Comedy/Musical
- Choice Summer TV Show
- Choice Summer Artist
- Choice Summer Song
- 2007 - Choice Movie
- Choice Hottie (male)
- Choice Hottie (female)
- Choice Red Carpet Icon (female)
- Choice Red Carpet Icon (male)
- Choice Web Star
- Choice Twit award
- Choice Fab-u-lous!
In 2008, Dosomething.org sponsored The Do Something Award—which
recognized amazing young people. Nine nominees —who saw a problem
in the world and then tackled it—each won $10,000 for their cause.
One lucky winner received the $100,000 grand prize. The Do
Something Award (formerly the BR!CK Awards) is a program of Do
Something, a New York-based non-profit that reaches about 11.5
million young people annually. The award is not being presented in
2009. It was replaced with "Choice Celebrity Activist" which was
won by Hayden Panetierre.
Ultimate Choice Award
Note: Special Awards are not given every year.
The conservative media watchdog group Parents Television Council
been a prominent critic of the Teen Choice Awards, claiming that
they glorify celebrities who promote immoral messages to teenagers.
PTC founder L. Brent Bozell
criticized the 2000, 2005,
and 2006 awards ceremonies for awarding R rated films
and other entertainers
allegedly not appropriate for teenagers, claiming it showed "how
successfully Hollywood has marketed adult fare to the young."
Bozell also attacked Nelly Furtado
's performance of their hit
" in the 2006
awards ceremony for "promoting a message to teens about sex by
performing their song," which contains lyrics about sex, and then
telling the audience to perform safe sex
. The PTC also named the 2005
and 2006 awards ceremonies the "Worst Family TV Show of the Week"
after their initial broadcasts on Fox
In 2009, there was controversy about Miley
' performance of "Party in
" which some critics found overtly sexual when she
sang and danced from an ice cream cart that had a stripper pole
coming out of it. The debate was whether the pole was for balance
or evocative of "pole dancing". Earlier in the evening, Sean Kingston
had a performance with an
overtly sexual performance, with similarly scantily-clad women
performing on two poles in pole-dancing routines earlier in the
performance. At the same awards show, Dane
made jokes while presenting the Choice Hottie awards at
, saying, "Girl, you
gots to keep your clothes on! Phones are for phone calls, girl," to
which Hudgens showed displeasure. The teens present hissed and
booed at Cook, so he continued to present the award. However,
despite the bad reception, Cook stated that he will never apologize
to Hudgens, saying "My fans are very young as well, and everybody's
very opinionated," he said. "You gotta keep it classy. Mostly I
just wanted it to be funny."
However, L. Brent Bozell III
did somewhat praise the
2004 awards ceremony for containing little objectionable as a
result of the controversial
incidents at the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show
Dane Cook was actually given applause, but after the show Vanessa's
boyfriend and High School Musical costar Zac Efron confronted
- YouTube Kid's Choice Award: Celebrity Website
Looking To Win
- The Teen Choice Awards 1999 (1999) (TV)
- The Teen Choice Awards 2003 (2003) (TV)
- The Teen Choice Awards 2005 (2005) (TV)
- The Teen Choice Awards 2006 (2006) (TV)
- The Teen Choice Awards 2007 (2007) (TV)
- , Retrieved on August 2, 2008.
IS GONNA SHAKE IT!", Retrieved on August 2, 2008.
- L. Brent Bozell. Teens' Bad Choices: Who's to Blame?
Parents Television Council.
August 30, 2000. Retrieved April 15, 2007.
- L. Brent Bozell. "Terrifying 'Teen Choice' Champions".
Parents Television Council.
August 18, 2005. Retrieved April 15, 2007.
- L. Brent Bozell. Growing the Teens Too Fast. Parents Television Council.
August 31, 2006. Retrieved April 15, 2007.
- Teen Choice Awards on Fox - Worst Family TV Shows
of the Week. Parents Television Council.
August 22, 2005. Retrieved April 15, 2007.
Worst Family TV Show of the Week - Teen Choice Awards on Fox.
Parents Television Council.
August 24, 2006. Retrieved April 15, 2007