Monday 19 August 2019

Teen Choice Awards winners 2019: Taylor Swift is an Icon Award winner at 29

Taylor Swift accepts the Icon award at the Teen Choice Awards (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift accepts the Icon award at the Teen Choice Awards (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift was honoured with the first ever icon award at the Teen Choice Awards (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Emily Osment arrives at the Teen Choice Awards in Hermosa Beach (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale wore a red mini-dress for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Candace Cameron-Bure, best known for appearing in sitcoms Full House and Fuller House, wore tiger stripes for the Teen Choice Awards (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Nominee Madison Beer poses for pictures on the blue carpet at the Teen Choice Awards (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Robert Downey Jr was among the early winners at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards as he was recognised for his Iron Man swan song (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire)
Sarah Hyland was among the celebrities arriving at the Teen Choice Awards (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Wrestler Brie Bella posed for photographers on the blue carpet of the Teen Choice Awards (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers were among the winners at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.

The annual ceremony is voted for by fans aged 13 and over and features categories in film, TV, music, sport and social media.

Pop superstar Swift won the first-ever icon award and used her acceptance speech to call for gender equality and announce the release date of a new single.

The 29-year-old was introduced to the stage by Alex Morgan, who won the World Cup with the US women’s football team in July.

Taylor Swift was honoured with the first ever icon award at the Teen Choice Awards (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift was honoured with the first ever icon award at the Teen Choice Awards (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Swift backed the team in their campaign for equal pay with the men’s side and told fans: “Please, please, please support her and her teammates because this isn’t over yet. It’s not resolved.”

She told viewers to “get online” and discuss the issue, adding: “Let people know how you feel about it because what happened to them is unfair. It’s happening everywhere and they are heroes and icons for standing up.”

Taylor Swift, Avengers:Endgame and the Louis Tomlinson were among the winners at the Teen Choice Awards (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift, Avengers:Endgame and the Louis Tomlinson were among the winners at the Teen Choice Awards (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
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Taylor Swift accepts the Icon award at the Teen Choice Awards (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

Swift also told fans to “stand up for yourself”, days after Kid Rock was widely condemned for a “sexist tweet” claiming the pop star was only supporting left-leaning causes to further her career in Hollywood.

Read more: Taylor Swift announces release date of next single from upcoming album

The Jonas Brothers were among the winners at the Teen Choice Awards (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
The Jonas Brothers were among the winners at the Teen Choice Awards (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

She then announced the release date for the next single from her upcoming album. Title track Lover will arrive on August 16, a week before the album.

Other big winners on the night included the Jonas Brothers, who closed out the show after winning the decade award.

Kevin, Joe and Nick took to the stage to accept the prize, which organisers said celebrates their development over the last 10 years.

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Louis Tomlinson was among the winners at the Teen Choice Awards (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

The band formed in 2005 and earned worldwide fame after appearing on the Disney Channel.

They split in 2013 but got back together in March with the number one single Sucker.

Kevin, 31, and Nick, 26, said they were both bullied in school for traits that would later make them famous and told fans on Hermosa Beach to “embrace those things” that make you special.

Early winners included Robert Downey Jr, who won choice action movie actor for his portrayal of Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, while Avengers: Endgame was named action movie of the year.

Elsewhere Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes and Cuban-American pop star Camila Cabello won the choice summer song prize for their UK number one hit Senorita.

The rumoured couple were not at the ceremony but Mendes thanked fans in a video message.

Other winners include Noah Centineo, who won choice comedy movie actor for The Perfect Date and Zendaya, who was named choice summer movie actress for her portrayal of MJ in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Riverdale won choice drama TV Show, while performers on the night included Mable, OneRepublic and Monsta X.

The winners include:

– Film

Choice action movie – Avengers: Endgame

Choice action movie actor – Robert Downey Jr (Avengers: Endgame)

Choice action movie actress –  Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Endgame)

Choice sci-fi/fantasy movie – Aladdin

Choice sci-fi/fantasy movie actor – Will Smith (Aladdin)

Choice sci-fi/fantasy movie actress – Naomi Scott (Aladdin)

Choice drama movie – After

Choice drama movie actor – Hero Fiennes Tiffin (After)

Choice drama movie actress – Josephine Langford (After)

Choice comedy movie – Crazy Rich Asians

Choice comedy movie actor – Noah Centineo (The Perfect Date)

Choice comedy movie actress – Laura Marano (The Perfect Date)

Choice movie villain – Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame)

Choice summer movie – Spider-Man: Far From Home

Choice summer movie actor – Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home)

Choice summer movie actress – Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home)

– TV

Choice drama TV show – Riverdale

Choice drama TV actor – Cole Sprouse (Riverdale)

Choice drama TV actress – Lili Reinhart (Riverdale)

Choice sci-fi/fantasy TV show – Shadowhunters

Choice sci-fi/fantasy TV actor – Jared Padalecki (Supernatural)

Choice sci-fi/fantasy TV actress – Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters)

Choice action TV show – MacGyver

Choice action TV actor – Stephen Amell (Arrow)

Choice action TV actress – Gabrielle Union (LA’s Finest)

– Music

Choice male artist – Shawn Mendes

Choice female artist – Billie Eilish

Choice R&B/hip-hop artist – Cardi B

Choice rock artist – Panic! At The Disco

Choice song: female artist – Lauren Jauregui (Expectations)

Choice song: male artist – Louis Tomlinson (Two Of Us)

Choice pop song  – Ariana Grande (thank u, next)

Choice R&B/hip-hop song – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus (Old Town Road [Remix])

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