The 17th Teen Choice Awards this past Sunday proved to be another mind-boggling, entertaining series of events. Opening the show was Ice Cube and the young stars from the rapper’s epic biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” which slayed the box-office generating an outstanding $56.1 million over the weekend. Hosts Ludacris, Gina Rodriguez and Josh Peck followed with the “Jane the Virgin” star showing us her ‘mad’ rapping skills while Peck took part in a sad but intentionally funny One Direction impression.
The star-studded two-hour event saw countless surfboard winners including the cast of “Pretty Little Liars” taking home the award for Choice TV Show Drama, with each actor in the ensemble also winning individual surfboards. The infamous ‘A’ played by actress Vanessa Ray, who took home the award for Choice TV Villain, was finally able to join the cast onstage and bask in all her fictional vengeful glory.
Winning the Choice TV Actress in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy show, Nina Dobrev made her mark at this year’s Teen Choice Awards with a tear-jerking yet inspiring farewell to “The Vampire Diaries” and her character(s) from the supernatural television show. Dobrev stated,
“Just like Elena, I started the show as a young girl, and together we grew up…These were six incredible years that I’ve had the pleasure of sharing with all of you guys…The last few months have been a big change for me. Change. It’s a scary word, or I used to think that, because it meant new beginnings…But change is necessary — necessary for you to grow up and learn and to better yourself, because everything in life comes to an end…So remember change is coming. So hold on and enjoy the ride. It’s gonna be fun.”
In between Sarah Hyland’s public misstep, Gabourey Sidibe’s surprising appearance during the “Empire” cast’s “You’re So Beautiful” performance—headed by Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz the Greatest” Gray—and Britney Spears accepting the Candies Style Icon award in a stunning plunging cutout dress, the “Furious 7” cast accepted one of 4 awards including Choice Movie for Action/Adventure while fighting back tears for fellow cast mate, the late Paul Walker. “Pablo, our brother….Paul Walker is here in spirit with us,” stated Vin Diesel. Walker also won Choice Movie Actor for Action/Adventure and Diesel applauded a “special, special” teen in the audience: Walker’s daughter, Meadow.
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