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Re-Opening the Wounds of a Generational Rift

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 9, 2010 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 9, 2010 |






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Before I reveal the winners of the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, and we all laugh and point at the general imbecility of the 13-19 year old generation now in power, I thought maybe we could look back 11 years at the first Teen Choice Awards, and marvel at our own stupidity. I wasn't part of the 13-19 year old demographic at the time, but I wasn't too far removed, and I know many of our readers (and writers) were part of that group. Back in 1999, the big winner in the movies category was She's All That, which I think most of us can agree was pretty crap. But, there were also a lot of winners and nominees that year that I think many of us have a soft spot for, like Varsity Blues ("I. Don't. Want. Your. Life"), Ten Things I Hate About You, October Sky, Rushmore, Cruel Intentions, Go, Ever After, There's Something About Mary,Election, and even Slums of Beverly Hills, which earned Natasha Lyonne a nomination (what happened to her?). And in the television category, "Felicity," "Dawson's Creek," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "That 70's Show," and "Party of Five," were prevalent among the winners and noms.

So, the question I put to you is, based on some of the winners and nominations in 1999, were our pop-culture tastes as vapid as the current generation's tastes, or will Twilight and The Blind Side and "The Vampire Diaries," and "Glee," and "Gossip Girl," be redeemed a decade from now as this generation's guilty pleasures/soft spots? It's hard to make a case for any of the winners in this year's television category (save for, perhaps, "Glee,"), and I suppose it's hard to make a case for most of the movies, too (though, I honestly do believe that Jennifer's Body will be something akin to Cruel Intentions for this generation). But could older viewers in 1999 make much of a case for Varsity Blues or Ten Things I Hate About You?

It's something to consider, especially in light of last week's running theme here on Pajiba, namely that teenagers have always liked shit, but it's not yet completely destroyed America, though it is worth noting that the United States used to lead the world in the number of college graduates; now, we're only 12th. Can we blame Twilight for that?

Here's the list of nominees:

MOVIES

Choice Movie: Action Adventure
"Sherlock Holmes"

Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure
Channing Tatum, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure
Rachel McAdams, "Sherlock Holmes"

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi
"Avatar"

Choice Movie: Liplock
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Choice Movie: Fight
Mia Wasikowska vs. The Jabberwocky, "Alice in Wonderland"

Choice Movie: Hissy Fit
Miley Cyrus, "The Last Song"

Choice Movie: Chemistry
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Choice Movie: Male Breakout
Liam Hemsworth, "The Last Song"

Choice Movie: Female Breakout
Taylor Swift, "Valentine's Day"

Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer
Kellan Lutz, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Choice Movie: Female Scene Stealer
Ashley Greene, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi
Sam Worthington, "Avatar"

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi
Zoƫ Saldana, "Avatar"

Choice Movie: Fantasy
"The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy
Taylor Lautner, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy
Kristen Stewart, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Choice Movie: Drama
"The Blind Side"

Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Robert Pattinson, "Remember Me"

Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"

Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy
"Valentine's Day"

Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy
Ashton Kutcher, "Valentine's Day"

Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy
Sandra Bullock, "The Proposal"

Choice Movie: Comedy
"Date Night"

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Ashton Kutcher, "Killers"

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Tina Fey, "Date Night"

Choice Movie: Horror/Thriller
"Paranormal Activity"

Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Shutter Island"

Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller
Megan Fox, "Jennifer's Body"

Choice Movie: Animated
"Toy Story 3"

Choice Movie: Villain
Rachelle Lefevre, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Choice Movie: Dance
Sandra Bullock and Betty White, "The Proposal"

Choice Summer Movie
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male
Robert Pattinson, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Kristen Stewart, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

TELEVISION

Choice TV Show: Drama
"Gossip Girl"

Choice TV Actor: Drama
Chace Crawford, "Gossip Girl"

Choice TV Actress: Drama
Leighton Meester, "Gossip Girl"

Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
"The Vampire Diaries"

Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Paul Wesley, "The Vampire Diaries"

Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Nina Dobrev, "The Vampire Diaries"

Choice TV Show: Action
"NCIS: Los Angeles"

Choice TV Actor: Action
Zachary Levi, "Chuck"

Choice TV Actress: Action
Yvonne Strahovski, "Chuck"

Choice TV Show: Comedy
"Glee"

Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Jonas Brothers, "JONAS"

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Selena Gomez, "Wizards of Waverly Place"

Choice TV: Animated Show
"Family Guy"

Choice TV: Reality Show
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians"

Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
"American Idol"

Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star
Lee DeWyze, "American Idol"

Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star
The Kardashians, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"

Choice TV: Villain
Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"

Choice TV: Personality
Ryan Seacrest

Choice TV: Breakout Show
"The Vampire Diaries"

Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer
Hilary Duff, "Gossip Girl"

Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer
Chris Colfer, "Glee"

Choice TV: Female Breakout Star
Nina Dobrev, "The Vampire Diaries"

Choice TV: Male Breakout Star
Paul Wesley, "The Vampire Diaries"

Choice TV: Parental Unit
Mike O'Malley, "Glee"

Choice Summer TV Show
"Pretty Little Liars"

Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Ian Harding, "Pretty Little Liars"

Choice Summer TV Star: Female
Lucy Hale, "Pretty Little Liars"


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