teen choice awards

It’s not exactly the Oscars, but the teens of America spend a lot of money and will be the taste makers of the future, so the 2018 Teen Choice Awards may give a hint at what that future holds.  It turns out, they’re major geeks.  The Marvel movies ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Black Panther’ dominated the film categories, but as it turns out, Marvel Comics can’t hold a candle to Archie Comics as The CW’s ‘Riverdale’ pretty much swept the TV categories and any others in which the show was nominated.

Oddly, the Teen Choice Awards are getting as scattered as the Saturn Awards when it comes to inclusivity.  There are now film categories for Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy and… Summer?  Okay, it makes sense because school is starting back and teens are headed back from like, the best summer EVER you guys!  But, it’s a bit much and the way the films are divided is a bit odd, considering that ‘Infinity War’ is classified as Action, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ are Sci-Fi, ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is considered a Comedy and ‘Star Wars’ is Fantasy.

While some areas are seemingly determined by who’s the dreamiest, there were a few upsets.  For instance, Robert Downey Jr. was crowned Choice Action Movie Actor over more ‘Tiger Beat’-friendly faces like John Boyega, Tom Holland and Dylan O’Brien.  While the legendary Carrie Fisher was awarded Choice Fantasy Movie Actress, the only win for the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.

As far as TV, there were a few areas where ‘Riverdale’ simply didn’t qualify, allowing some others to take home some surfboards.  Fans of the cancelled Freeform show ‘Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments’ rallied to take home the Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show prize as well as Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor for Matthew Daddario.  Efforts to get the show picked up by another outlet have been underway for months.  Perhaps this showing will encourage a network or streaming service to save it?

The CW’s ‘The Flash’, its star Grant Gustin and ‘Supergirl’‘s  Melissa Benoist represented for DC properties.  In what I thought was an utter shock, the Choice Animated Series prize went to ‘Miraculous: Tales of Lady Bug & Chat Noir’ over currently popular, older-skewing shows like ‘Rick & Morty’, ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and perennials ‘The Family Guy’ and ‘The Simpsons’.  In one final Marvel win, Olivia Holt from Freeform’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’ won Choice Summer TV Star.

Below you can find a list of nominees and winners, but only in the categories pertinent to this site.  Unfortunately, that means, I left out the music, sports, and social media listings.  Cole Sprouse and one of the girls from Fifth Harmony won the Choice Hottie awards, if you were interested.



Choice Action Movie 
*WINNER: Avengers: Infinity War
Justice League
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Tomb Raider

Choice Action Movie Actor
*WINNER: Robert Downey Jr. – Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Evans – Avengers: Infinity War
Dylan O’Brien – Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Henry Cavill – Justice League
John Boyega – Pacific Rim: Uprising
Tom Holland – Avengers: Infinity War

Choice Action Movie Actress 
*WINNER: Scarlett Johansson – Avengers: Infinity War
Alicia Vikander – Tomb Raider
Amy Adams – Justice League
Elizabeth Olsen – Avengers: Infinity War
Gal Gadot – Justice League
Zoe Saldana – Avengers: Infinity War

Choice Sci-Fi Movie
*WINNER: Black Panther
Blade Runner 2049
Ready Player One
Thor: Ragnarok

Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor
*WINNER: Chris Hemsworth – Thor: Ragnarok
Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther
Dwayne Johnson – Rampage
Mark Ruffalo – Thor: Ragnarok
Ryan Gosling – Blade Runner 2049
Tye Sheridan – Ready Player One

Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress 
*WINNER: Letitia Wright – Black Panther
Danai Gurira – Black Panther
Lupita Nyong’o – Black Panther
Naomie Harris – Rampage
Olivia Cooke – Ready Player One
Tessa Thompson – Thor: Ragnarok

Choice Movie Villain 
*WINNER: Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Aiden Gillen – Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Bill Skarsgard – It
Cate Blanchett – Thor: Ragnarok
Josh Brolin – Avengers: Infinity War

Choice Fantasy Movie 
A Wrinkle in Time
Peter Rabbit
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Choice Fantasy Movie Actor
*WINNER: Anthony Gonzalez – Coco
Gael García Bernal – Coco
James Corden – Peter Rabbit
John Boyega – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Mark Hamill – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Oscar Isaac – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Choice Fantasy Movie Actress 
*WINNER: Carrie Fisher – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Mindy Kaling – A Wrinkle in Time
Oprah Winfrey – A Wrinkle in Time
Reese Witherspoon – A Wrinkle in Time
Storm Reid – A Wrinkle in Time

Choice Drama Movie 
*WINNER: The Greatest Showman
A Quiet Place
Midnight Sun
Murder on the Orient Express
Truth or Dare

Choice Drama Movie Actor
*WINNER: Zac Efron – The Greatest Showman
Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
Jacob Tremblay – Wonder
Leslie Odom Jr. – Murder on the Orient Express
Patrick Schwarzenegger – Midnight Sun
Timothée Chalamet – Lady Bird

Choice Drama Movie Actress 
*WINNER: Zendaya – The Greatest Showman
Bella Thorne – Midnight Sun
Daisy Ridley – Murder on the Orient Express
Julia Roberts – Wonder
Lucy Hale – Truth or Dare
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Choice Movie Ship
*WINNER: Zac Efron and Zendaya — The Greatest Showman
Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger — Midnight Sun
Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o — Black Panther
Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario — Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale — Love, Simon
Sophia Lillis and Jeremy Ray Taylor — It

Choice Comedy Movie
*WINNER: Love, Simon
Daddy’s Home 2
I Feel Pretty
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Pitch Perfect 3

Choice Comedy Movie Actor
*WINNER: Dwayne Johnson – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Eugenio Derbez – Overboard
Jack Black – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Kevin Hart – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Mark Wahlberg – Daddy’s Home 2
Will Ferrell – Daddy’s Home 2

Choice Comedy Movie Actress
*WINNER: Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect 3
Amy Schumer – I Feel Pretty
Anna Faris – Overboard
Hailee Steinfeld – Pitch Perfect 3
Karen Gillan – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect 3

Choice Summer Movie 
WINNER: Incredibles 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Life of the Party
Ocean’s 8
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Choice Summer Movie Actor
*WINNER: Chris Pratt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Alden Ehrenreich – Solo: A Star Wars Story
Donald Glover – Solo: A Star Wars Story
Julian Dennison – Deadpool 2
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool 2
Sam Claflin – Adrift

Choice Summer Movie Actress
*WINNER: Bryce Dallas Howard — Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Emilia Clarke — Solo: A Star Wars Story
Melissa McCarthy — Life of the Party
Sandra Bullock — Ocean’s 8
Shailene Woodley — Adrift
Zazie Beetz — Deadpool 2

Choice Breakout Movie Star
*WINNER: Nick Robinson — Love, Simon
Keala Settle — The Greatest Showman
Kelly Marie Tran — Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Letitia Wright — Black Panther
Olivia Cooke — Ready Player One
Sophia Lillis — It


Choice Drama TV Show
*WINNER: Riverdale
Famous in Love
The Fosters
This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actor
*WINNER – Cole Sprouse — Riverdale
Freddie Highmore — The Good Doctor
Jesse Williams — Grey’s Anatomy
Jussie Smollett — Empire
K.J. Apa — Riverdale
Sterling K. Brown — This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actress 
*WINNER: Lili Reinhart — Riverdale
Bella Thorne — Famous in Love
Camila Mendes — Riverdale
Chrissy Metz — This Is Us
Maia Mitchell — The Fosters
Ryan Destiny — Star

Choice TV Villain
*WINNER: Mark Consuelos, Riverdale
Anna Hopkins, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Cameron Monaghan, Gotham
Gabrielle Anwar, Once Upon a Time
Mind Flayer, Stranger Things
Odette Annable, Supergirl

Choice TV Ship
*WINNER: Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart — Riverdale
Grant Gustin and Candice Patton — The Flash
K.J. Apa and Camila Mendes — Riverdale
Matthew Daddario and Harry Shum Jr. — Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard — Stranger Things
Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards — Arrow

Choice Liplock
*WINNER: Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart, Riverdale
Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o, Black Panther
Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, Avengers: Infinity War
Gina Rodriguez and Justin Baldoni, Jane the Virgin
Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard, Stranger Things
Zac Efron and Zendaya, The Greatest Showman

Choice Hissy Fit
*WINNER: Madelaine Petsch, Riverdale
Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jack Black, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Joe Keery, Stranger Things
Kevin Hart, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Mark Ruffalo, Avengers: Infinity War

Choice Scene Stealer
*WINNER: Vanessa Morgan — Riverdale
Charlie Heaton — Stranger Things
Katie McGrath — Supergirl
Nick Jonas — Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Taika Waititi — Thor: Ragnarok
Tom Hiddleston — Thor: Ragnarok

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
*WINNER: Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Stranger Things
The 100
The Originals

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
*WINNER: Matthew Daddario — Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Bob Morley — The 100
Dominic Sherwood — Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Finn Wolfhard — Stranger Things
Gaten Matarazzo — Stranger Things
Joseph Morgan — The Originals

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
*WINNER: Millie Bobby Brown — Stranger Things
Eliza Taylor — The 100
Emeraude Toubia — Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Katherine McNamara — Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Lana Parrilla — Once Upon a Time
Rose McIver — iZombie

Choice Action TV Show
*WINNER: The Flash
Lethal Weapon
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Choice Action TV Actor
*WINNER: Grant Gustin — The Flash
Chris Wood — Supergirl
Damon Wayans — Lethal Weapon
David Mazouz — Gotham
Lucas Till — MacGyver
Stephen Amell — Arrow

Choice Action TV Actress
*WINNER: Melissa Benoist — Supergirl
Caity Lotz — DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Candice Patton — The Flash
Chloe Bennet — Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Danielle Panabaker — The Flash
Emily Bett Rickards — Arrow

Choice Comedy TV Show
*WINNER: The Big Bang Theory
Fuller House
Jane the Virgin
Modern Family
The Good Place

Choice Comedy TV Actor 
*WINNER: Jaime Camil — Jane the Virgin
Andy Samberg — Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Anthony Anderson — black-ish
Elias Harger — Fuller House
Hudson Yang — Fresh Off the Boat
Rico Rodriguez — Modern Family

Choice Comedy TV Actress 
*WINNER: Gina Rodriguez — Jane the Virgin
America Ferrera — Superstore
Candace Cameron Bure — Fuller House
Kristen Bell — The Good Place
Sarah Hyland — Modern Family
Yara Shahidi — blackish, grown-ish

Choice Animated TV Show
*WINNER: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
Rick and Morty
Steven Universe
The Simpsons

Choice Summer TV Show
*WINNER: So You Think You Can Dance
Beat Shazam
Cobra Kai
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
The Bold Type
Total Bellas

Choice Summer TV Star
*WINNER: Olivia Holt — Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
Aisha Dee — The Bold Type
Aubrey Joseph — Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
Katie Stevens — The Bold Type
Meghann Fahy — The Bold Type
Xolo Maridueña — Cobra Kai