LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The Teen Choice Awards were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday (August 13). The show, which honored actors, singers, and social media stars, was highlighted by Chris Pratt, who made his first public appearance since his separation from his wife, Anna Farris. Pratt was honored with two awards, including Choice Sci-fi movie actor.
The night was also marked by references of Charlottesville, Virginia where one woman was killed and several injured on Saturday (August 12) at a white-nationalist rally. Accepting her award for Choice Summer Movie Actress, Zendaya called on teens to be educated as the future leaders of America; while Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui told the audience they were “beautiful” and “important…no matter who you are,” as the group accepted the award for Choice Musical Group.
Other highlights included Vanessa Hudgens winning the See Her award and “Riverdale” winning for Choice Breakout TV Show
Miley Cyrus was supposed to receive the night’s highest honor, the Ultimate Choice Award, but she was unable to attend the ceremony.