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Based on their Selection of Teen Choice Award Winners, Which Year Had the Nitwittiest Teens? 1999 or 2012?

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 23, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 23, 2012 |

The Teen Choice Awards were handed out last night, and in case you don’t want to scan through the 50 categories, here’s a brief rundown: The Hunger Games, Twilight, “Pretty Little Liars,” “Vampire Diaries” and Emma Stone won 85 percent of the awards. While it’d be easy to dismiss today’s teenagers as vapid twits, the truth is, with the exception of Twilight (and the inexplicable decision give the best action star award to the troglodytic 2x4, Taylor Lautner), their choices aren’t any better or worse than the choices in 1999. I’ve seen some of “The Vampire Diaries” and while it doesn’t soar to the height of “Buffy,” it’s not a bad show. Likewise, based on the little I’ve seen of “Pretty Little Liars,” a comparison in terms of quality to “Dawson’s Creek” would not be unfair. Also, Hunger Games is better than any of the films that won in 1999. Plus, for nearly every Twilight award, 1999 had an award for She’s All That.

Here’s a comparison of the 1999 Awards to the 2012 Awards, taking into account that there were far, far fewer awards handed out in 1999.



Best Actor: Freddie Prinze, Jr. — She’s All That
Best Actress: Jennifer Love Hewitt — I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Best Soundtrack — City of Angels
Best Comedy — There’s Something About Mary
Best Drama — Cruel Intentions
Movie of the Summer — Big Daddy
Breakout Performance — James Van Der Beek, Varsity Blues
Most Disgusting Scene — Cameron Diaz, There’s Something About Mary
Best Hissy Fit — Sandra Bullock, Forces of Nature
Funniest Scene — Matt Dillon, There’s Something About Mary
Sexiest Love Scene — Freddie Prince, Jr & Rachel Leigh Cook, She’s All That
Best Sleazebag — Sarah Michelle Gellar, Cruel Intentions

Best Actor — Joshua Jackson, “Dawson’s Creek”
Best Actress — Sarah Michelle Gellar, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Best Drama — “Dawson’s Creek”
Best Comedy — “Friends”
Breakout Performance — Keri Russell, “Felicity”



Best Comedian: Ellen DeGeneres
Best TV show (sci-fi/fantasy): “The Vampire Diaries”
Best TV actress (sci-fi/fantasy): Nina Dobrev, “The Vampire Diaries”
Best TV actor (sci-fi/fantasy): Ian Somerhalder, “The Vampire Diaries”
Best male TV scene stealer: Michael Trevino, “The Vampire Diaries”
Best TV Actor (action): Adam Rodriguez, “CSI: Miami”
Best TV drama: “Pretty Little Liars”
Best summer female TV star: Troian Bellisario, “Pretty Little Liars”
Best TV actress (drama): Lucy Hale, “Pretty Little Liars”
Best TV actor (drama): Ian Harding, “Pretty Little Liars”
Best TV female scene stealer: Candice Accola, “The Vampire Diaries”
Best female TV breakout star: Hannah Simone, “New Girl”
Best TV comedy: “Glee”
Best TV reality star: Pauly D
Best Twit: Demi Lovato


Best movie actor (drama): Zac Efron, “The Lucky One”
Best movie drama: “The Lucky One”
Best male hottie: Ian Somerhalder
Best female hottie: Miley Cyrus
Best movie comedy: 21 Jump Street
Best actress (sci-fi fantasy): Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Best liplock: Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Best movie (sci-fi/fantasy): The Hunger Games
Best male scene stealer: Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games
Best villain: Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games
Best movie actor (action): Taylor Lautner, Abduction
Best comedy actress - Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Best drama actress - Emma Stone, The Help
Best breakout in a film: Rihanna, Battleship
Best movie actress (action): Zoe Saldana, Colombiana
Best hissy fit: Charlize Theron, Snow White and the Huntsman
Best movie of the summer: Katy Perry: Part of Me
Best female movie star of the summer: Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman
Ultimate choice award: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
Choice movie (romance): The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Choice movie actress (romance): The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Best movie actor (sci-fi/fantasy): Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
Best summer male movie star: Chris Hemsworth, “Snow White and the Huntsman”

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