Plenty of stars will receive surfboard awards for their talents and accomplishments, but we all know which category is really the most important--Choice Hottie! This year's most coveted of awards are granted to two very deserving young actors: Rachel Bilson (The O.C.) and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill). Congratulations, Rachel and Chad--you're hot!
"It Girl" is a term applied to a given year's reigning young starlet, usually a beautiful girl taking her first grown-up-sized steps down the yellow brick road of fame. This year's Choice It Girl award goes to Alexis Bledel, star of the WB's hit Gilmore Girls and the summer movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Welcome to the big time, Alexis!
The award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy goes to That '70s Show's Ashton Kutcher, who has officially left the series but will make special appearances on four episodes next season. Keep an eye on Ashton, who has two other successful TV shows (Punk'd and Beauty and the Geek), and who topped Teen People's list of powerful young celebrities.
Adam Brody of Fox's The O.C. will ride the waves of Orange County on the Teen Choice surfboard for Choice TV Actor: Drama. It looks like all of Seth Cohen's love problems have paid off!
It Girl Alexis Bledel snags another Teen Choice award--Choice TV Actress: Comedy--for her work on the fifth season of Gilmore Girls. We hope Alexis has enough room in her garage for all those surfboards!
Joining Alexis in the multiple-award camp is Rachel Bilson, whose role as Summer Roberts on The O.C. has earned her the surfboard for Choice TV Actress: Drama.
The Choice TV Breakout Performance: Female award goes to Desperate Housewives' sultry Eva Longoria, who blasted out of her daytime soap world to a new home on scandal-ridden Wisteria Lane. Eva may have been snubbed by this year's Emmys, but Teen People readers know she's the best new thing on prime time!
Another Desperate Housewives star--Jesse Metcalfe--takes home the award for Choice TV Breakout Performance: Male. The 26-year-old former Passions actor plays the very sexy and very young gardener John Rowland, who does a little more for Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria) than just trimming her hedges and mowing her lawn.
With all the passion, betrayal, and hilarity that viewers have come to expect from Desperate Housewives, it's no surprise that the series has won the award for Choice TV Breakout Show. Congratulations to Jesse Metcalfe, Eva Longoria, and the rest of Desperate Housewives' stellar ensemble cast!
Real-life couple Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson can add yet another surfboard to their growing collection, for their offscreen love translates to enough onscreen sparks to win them the Choice TV Chemistry award. They're certainly the hottest couple on The O.C.!
Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls, another worthy actress somehow overlooked at the Emmys, can rest assured that her work is appreciated by young viewers. She's going home with the award for Choice TV Parental Unit for her role as single mom Lorelei Gilmore, who is a constant source of friendship and support for daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel).
The awards for Choice TV Personality: Male and Female go to Ashton Kutcher and Jessica Simpson. They've dominated the airwaves with their reality shows, guest appearances, and red-carpet antics, and have the good looks and sparkling smiles to win the hearts of Teen People voters. What a pair!
American Idol champion Carrie Underwood wins the award for Choice TV Reality/Variety Star: Female, and runner-up Bo Bice should have a song in his heart when he goes home with the title of Choice Reality/Variety Star: Male. Check out Carrie and Bo on this summer's American Idols Live Tour, which wraps up on September 10 in Syracuse, NY. Way to go, guys!
Wilmer Valderrama wins the Choice TV Sidekick award for his role as Fez on That '70s Show. Now that Ashton Kutcher and Topher Grace have left the series, will Wilmer step up to fill their shoes and be a sidekick no more? Watch That '70s Show this fall to find out!
The Choice TV Show: Comedy award goes to Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel's Gilmore Girls, which launches its sixth season at 8:00pm on Tuesday, September 13. The season premiere will give us the answer to a very important question from last season's cliff-hanger finale, so be sure to check it out!
It looks like everything's coming up Orange this year. The O.C. stars Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson have picked up four surfboards so far, and now the series itself wins the award for Choice TV Show: Drama. The season premiere of The O.C. is set for 8:00pm on Thursday, September 8, and it's bound to be worth watching.
American Idol--generator of copycat shows, hot new stars, and much tabloid scandal--nabs the Choice TV Show: Reality award. Surprised by the news? Neither are we!
A new category has been added to the Teen Choice Awards this year, and Desperate Housewives runs away with the Choice V Cast award. For the uninitiated, a V Cast is a new service from Verizon Wireless that allows consumers to view broadband video clips of their favorite shows on their mobile phones. That means fans have been downloading Desperate Housewives clips from all kinds of places! Check out Verizon's Web site to learn more.
That's it for TV-related awards, but the list goes on and on to include prizes for fashion, film, music, sports, and more! Visit Teen People online for a complete list, and be sure to watch the awards show this Tuesday on Fox!