This year, there was a new category: the Do Something Award, for young people that saw a problem in the world and then fought it. Nine nominees each won $10,000 for their cause. The winner was Chad Bullock, an anti-smoking activist, who won $100,000.
Nominees for the Choice Breakout Music Artist:
Nominees for the Choice Rap Music Artist:
Nominees for the Choice Summer Song:
-"7 Things" by Miley Cyrus.
-*"Burnin' Up" by The Jonas Brothers*.
-"Forever" by Chris Brown.
-"I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry.
-"Leavin'" by Jesse McCartney.
Nominees for the Choice Summer Action/Adventure Movie:
-"The Dark Knight".
-"The Incredible Hulk".
-"Journey To The Center of The Earth".
Nominees for the Choice Movie Villian:
-Cate Blanchett (Spalko in "Indiana Jones 4").
-Jeff Bridges (Stane in "Iron Man").
-*Johnny Depp (Sweeney in "Sweeney Todd")*.
-Samuel L. Jackson (Roland in "Jumper").
-Susan Sarandon (Queen Narissa in "Enchanted").
Nominees for the Choice Drama TV Show:
-"Friday Night Lights".
-"One Tree Hill".
Nominees for the Choice Drama TV Actor:
-Chace Crawford (Nate in "Gossip Girl").
-*Chad Michael Murray (Lucas in "One Tree Hill")*.
-Patrick Dempsey (Derek in "Grey's Anatomy").
-Penn Badgley (Dan in "Gossip Girl").
-Taylor Kitsch (Tim in "Friday Night Lights").
Nominees for the Choice Drama TV Actress:
-*Blake Lively (Serena in "Gossip Girl")*.
-Hilarie Burton (Peyton in "One Tree Hill").
-Katherine Heigl (Izzie in "Grey's Anatomy").
-Leighton Meester (Blair in "Gossip Girl").
-Sophia Bush (Brooke in "One Tree Hill").
Nominees for the Choice Comedy TV Show:
-"How I Met Your Mother".
-"Two And A Half Men".
Nominees for the Choice Male Music Artist:
Nominees for Choice Most Fanatic Fans:
-The Jonas Brothers.
Shawn Johnson, winner of "Choice Female Athlete", wasn't able to attend due to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
Nominees for Choice Male Athlete:
-*David Beckham (soccer)*.
-Eli Manning (football).
-Kobe Bryant (basketball).
-LeBron James (basketball).
-Tiger Woods (golf).
Nominees for Choice Female Athlete:
-Candace Parker (basketball).
-Danica Patrick (indy racing).
-Maria Sharapova (tennis).
-Serena Williams (tennis).
-*Shawn Johnson (gymnast)*.
Nominees for Choice Action Sports Male:
-Kelly Slater (surfing).
-Mick Fanning (surfing).
-Ryan Nyquist (BMX).
-*Ryan Scheckler (skateboarding)*.
-Shaun White (skateboarding; snowboarding; surfing).
Nominees for Choice Action Sports Female:
-Dallas Friday (women's wakeboarding).
-Gretchen Bleiler (snowboarding).
-Hannah Teter (skateboarding).
-Kristi Leskinen (free ski).
-*Stephanie Gilmore (surfing)*.
Nominees for Choice Comedian:
Nominees for Choice Red Carpet Fashion Female Icon:
Nominees for Choice Red Carpet Fashion Male Icon:
-*The Jonas Brothers*.
Nominees for Choice Female Hottie:
Nominees for Choice Male Hottie:
-*The Jonas Brothers*.
Miley Cyrus opened the ceremony by performing her single "7 Things".