Eight is great for One Direction at Teen Choice Awards
Published 17/08/2015 | 05:08
One Direction have proved they are still top pick as a four-piece, winning eight gongs at the Teen Choice Awards.
The boy band were named choice male music group, choice summer music group, and choice selfie takers, while heartthrobs Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson beat former bandmate Zayn Malik to be named choice male hotties.
The group's hit Steal My Girl was named choice song by a group, while their track Night Changes was named choice love song, and single No Control was voted choice party song.
Their On The Road Again live show was crowned choice summer tour.
Fellow British band Little Mix also enjoyed a winning night at the Galen Centre in Los Angeles, picking up a surfboard award for choice music breakout artists after performing a lively rendition of their hit Black Magic
Supermodel Cara Delevingne scored awards for choice movie breakout star and choice summer female movie star for her first leading role in the drama Paper Towns, which was named choice summer movie.
The seventh instalment of the Fast And Furious franchise was also honoured by the young voters, who named it choice action/adventure movie.
Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash before filming was completed, was named choice action/adventure movie actor.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who was celebrating her seventh wedding anniversary to actress Portia de Rossi, collected the first surfboard of the night for choice comedian, saying: "What a coincidence, I was on my way to the beach and had forgotten by surfboard so this will come in handy, I will put it on top of my car.
"I want to state right now I am pro teen choice. They say teens make bad decisions but you made a good choice tonight by choosing me, that was smart."
She added: "I want to say it feels good to be chosen but there was a time in my life when I was not chosen, I was the opposite of chosen because I was different and I want to make sure everyone knows what makes you different now makes you stand out later in life so you should be proud of being different and be proud of who you are."
One Direction thanked fans for their many gongs by appearing with a surfboard award in a video message as star Harry Styles said: "We just want to say a massive thank you for these awards you have given us this year, we should probably begin to surf. We can't swim!"
Fast And Furious 7 stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Ludacris appeared on stage to collect the choice movie award and pay tribute to Walker and his teenage daughter Meadow.
Diesel said: "This was a very special movie for us to make so the fact you voted for this movie means a lot to us. We make these movies with our hearts, we really are a family."
He added: "I can't stand here and be rewarded like this without talking about somebody very important to us. One of the best blessings in our lives was the fact we had the opportunity to call Pablo our brother.
"Paul Walker is here in spirit with us and since this is a teen choice award, there is one teen in the audience that is a part of the family that kept us going. It's Paul Walker's family, his brother and his parents but there is one very special teen and her name is Meadow Walker. I love all of you."
Pop superstar Britney Spears was presented with the Candie's choice style icon award by girl group Fifth Harmony.
Spears, who appeared at the first Teen Choice Awards in 1999, told the crowd: "It really means a lot to me, fashion has always been something I have loved to experiment with, it gives us all a chance to express ourselves and our own personalities and shine in our own way.
"To all the teens out there watching, be fearless in your choices and don't be afraid to yourself."