UNIVERSAL CITY, California — Compared with the sensation caused by Miley Cyrus’ saucy performance of “Party in the USA” at last year’s Teen Choice Awards, the 2010 show was pretty tame. With 85.5 million votes cast, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “Eclipse” took home the most awards (15 in total).
Just like any other awards show, the reason to tune in when the show airs Monday night (August 9) on Fox is to catch a glimpse of your favorite stars, and the 2010 Teen Choice Awards certainly delivered big names. Attendees and winners included: Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Megan Fox, Channing Tatum, Sandra Bullock and David Beckham, just to name a few.
Beginning with host [artist id="3274550"]Katy Perry[/artist] and co-hosts/ “Glee” co-stars Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale and Chris Colfer, any time Perry took the stage with one of the boys, they played to a recurring theme of revisiting high school and being in a “Teenage Dream,” which involved costume changes into different stereotypes: jock, nerd, hippie, prom king and queen.
Other show highlights included killer live performances: The two best were by the “Step Up 3D” dancers, who wowed the crowd with acrobatics and crazy dance moves and, later in the show, Bruno Mars and [artist id="3574923"]Travie McCoy’s[/artist] high-energy rendition of “Billionaire.” [artist id="2973647"]Jason Derülo[/artist] also get style points for opening his “In My Head” number sporting light-up shoes and MJ-inspired moves.
Sandra Bullock’s acceptance of Choice Movie Actress (for her performances in “The Blind Side” and “The Proposal”) and Choice Movie Dance was another key moment because she involved her “Proposal” and dance-sequence co-star, Betty White. Bullock taunted White to come onstage, and the spry 88-year-old responded by shimmy-ing her way to Bullock, and they shared a freestyle dance moment together, which delighted the crowd.
Another acceptance-speech-related highlight was Taylor Swift’s remote thank you for her award. Swift appeared in a taped message wearing a wet suit, Teen Choice Award surfboard in hand, and literally jumped into a lake with the board, attempting to surf on it, sans waves or ocean.
In addition to expected ear-splitting screams for Pattinson and Lautner, Choice Male Athlete David Beckham earned a healthy share of his own. Not only that, but to accept his surfboard, he brought his three sons onstage with him, and at the end, they tossed Beckham-signed soccer balls into the crowd. Awww.
The show ended with the very sizable casts of “New Moon” and “Eclipse” onstage to send a group thank you to their Most Obsessive Fans.
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