“Gossip Girl” has six more reasons to say OMG. And so do the Jonas Brothers.
Both the sudsy CW show about a group of tawdry prep-school students and the squeaky clean boy band swam away with multiple surfboard trophies at Sunday’s 10th annual Teen Choice Awards. The awards, which were selected by over 30 million votes cast online by teenagers, honor celebrities in TV, film, music, sports and fashion.
“Gossip Girl” was lauded with six Teen Choice Awards: TV drama, breakout show, breakout male actor Chace Crawford, breakout female and TV drama actress Blake Lively and TV villain Ed Westwick, who plays the antagonistic Chuck Bass on the series.
“I feel like I’m still a teenager because I’m perpetually in high school,” Crawford said backstage. “And I’m 23.”
The awards show at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios Hollywood was hosted by 15-year-old teen queen Miley Cyrus, who picked up three awards. Cyrus kicked off the ceremony with a performance of her new single “7 Things.” She later grooved with friend Mandy Jiroux and their dance team M&M Cru as part of a dance-off with Adam Sevani and Jon Chu’s dance troupe ACDC. Fergie and the audience later crowned Cyrus’ crew as winner.
Throughout the taped ceremony, the Jonas Brothers appeared on stage to field questions from teenagers on Web cameras. At one point, the trio were strapped to harnesses and hoisted over the audience. The “Camp Rock” stars received six awards: choice breakout group, love song, music single, song of the summer, male red carpet fashion icons and male hotties.
Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and “Gossip Girl” weren’t the only attendees who sailed away with multiple awards. Will Smith stopped by to pick up three surfboard trophies — one for “Hancock” and two for “I Am Legend.” Chris Brown accepted five music awards: choice music male artist, R&B artist, R&B track, rap/hip-hop track and music hook-up for his Jordin Sparks duet “No Air.”
Other winners included “The Hills” star Lauren Conrad as choice TV female reality star, “Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere as choice TV action-adventure actress and David Beckham as choice male athlete. The soccer player’s youngest son, Cruz, stole his father’s thunder by unleashing a spontaneous break dancing routine on stage following his pop’s acceptance speech.
“He went on tour with the Spice Girls,” Beckham later said. “He learned some moves from them.”