Sunday night was a big night for teens who like to keep up with the latest trends in music, film and television, as the winners of the Teen Choice Awards 2016 were announced in a big ceremony hosted by John Cena and Victoria Justice.
The awards event is at its 18th edition and honors the year’s biggest achievements in various areas of entertainment, such as music, movies, television, sports, social media, and more, handing the winners trademark surfboard trophies.
Among this year’s biggest winners were Justin Timberlake, Chloe Moretz, Selena Gomez and One Direction. Timberlake, even though still young by many people’s standards, was presented with the lifetime achievement award by five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. Considering the voters are teen viewers – ages 13 to 19 – we can say this career award is somehow justified.
The British hotties from One Direction were named winners of the Choice Song Group award for their hit Home, and they also received accolades such as Choice Fandom and Choice Music Group.
In the movie category, the big winners were Captain America: Civil War, which won Choice Movie Sci-Fi/Fantasy award, Deadpool in Action/Adventure and Miracles from Heaven in Drama.
Chris Evans took home Choice Movie Actor, while Jennifer Lawrence was the winner of the Choice Movie Actress award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category.
Meanwhile, when it comes to TV, teen drama Pretty Little Liars was the most awarded show, with accolades in no less than four categories, including Choice Drama Series, Choice Scene Stealer, and Choice Drama Actor and Actress for Ian Harding and Ashley Benson, respectively.
The ceremony held on Sunday night at The Forum in Los Angeles not only passed out the coveted prizes to winning celebrities but also tackled two serious social issues. First of all, it conducted its first presidential poll, while the co-hosts appeared on stage dressed as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and encouraged teens to register to vote. Secondly, Jessica Alba, Ne-Yo and a group of teenagers called for an end to gun violence with a moving tribute to those who lost their lives in recent tragedies across the country.
What’s more, the night would not have been complete without performances from some of the stars present on the grounds, including actress Serayah, NE-YO, Flo Rida, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, and Jason Derulo.
For the complete list of winners, visit FOX’s website.