الثلاثاء، 9 أغسطس، 2011
Harry Potter steals hearts at Teen Choice awards
We've slowly started building up to awards season and now the kids are having their say. America's youth last night entrusted their adolescent hearts to Harry Potter, Twilight, Bad Teacher and The Tourist at the annual Teen Choice awards , held at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Production year: 2010Countries: Rest of the world, UK Cert (UK): 12ARuntime: 146 minsDirectors: David YatesCast: Alan Rickman, Dame Maggie Smith, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Rupert Grint, Tom FeltonMore on this film
The penultimate film about JK Rowling's boy wizard, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one, defeated the third movie in Stephenie Meyer's teenage vampire saga, Twilight: Eclipse, to grab best movie and best sci-fi/fantasy. Harry, Hermione et al also achieved victory in several other categories: Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson won Choice Movie Liplock (beating Kristen Stewart's snogs with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner), while Tom Felton's Draco Malfoy was voted best villain. In all, the Potter franchise won in seven categories, while Twilight pulled off victory in only three, despite sweeping previous Teen Choice ceremonies.
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were conspicuous by their absence from the Academy Award nominations last year for their joint turn in The Tourist, a film that critics greeted with a collective yawn. The kids saw things differently, handing the stars twin gongs for Choice Movie Action Actor and Choice Movie Action Actress. Fast Five drove away with the best action award (the famously poor-performing Scott Pilgrim vs the World was third) and Bad Teacher won best comedy, with its stars Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake picking up best comedy actress and actor. The kids were down with the critics when it came to the drama category: Oscar-winner Natalie Portman took the Choice Movie Drama Actress award for her performance in Black Swan, which floated off with best drama.
The Academy Awards does not have an award for best romantic comedy actor; the Teen Choices, however, do – this year the man to triumph was Ashton Kutcher for No Strings Attached. Kutcher took the opportunity to weigh into the debt crisis debate, offered some sage words for the teens in attendance. "Here's the best piece of advice I got when I was a teenager," he said. "Don't ever charge anything on a credit card if you don't already have the money in the bank to pay for it." Emma Stone, star of Easy A, but triumphed in the best romantic comedy actress category, with her film also taking best romantic comedy.
The Teen Choice awards ceremony was broadcast live for the first time this year on the Fox network in the US. Next year's event will be the final opportunity for Teams Potter and Twilight to battle it out, as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part two draws the long-running series to a close.