For the 10th time in a row, teenagers across the country are given the power to choose their favorites in the entertainment industry for the 2008 Teen Choice Awards. On Tuesday, June 17, the annual award show whose winners are voted by teens aged 12 to 19 has announced its long list of this year's nominees and the movie category has been dominated by romantic comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and drama comedy "Juno".
Both Universal Pictures' flick featuring Hollywood hotties, Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis, and Fox Searchlight Pictures' film starring rising star Ellen Page earned themselves five gongs each. "Forgetting" gathered nod for Best Romantic Comedy Movie, brought double nominations for Bell in the category of Comedy Actress and Breakout Female, and helped Kunis and Jason Segel to get gong for Breakout Female and Breakout Male respectively. Meanwhile, "Juno" nailed a count for Best Comedy Movie and put its two stars, Page and Michael Cera, for double nods. Page is up for Comedy Actress and Breakout Female, and Cera is in run for Comedy Actor and Breakout Male.
Besides the domination of the two films, the nominees list also sees many newly released movies nabbing the counts. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "Iron Man" received four gongs, while "Speed Racer", "The Strangers" and "What Happens in Vegas..." collected three nods. Additionally, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" and "Baby Mama" got one nomination each.
The award ceremony of the 2008 Teen Choice Awards will be aired live on Monday, August 4 starting on 8:00 P.M. ET/PT on FOX. It is set to be hosted by singing sensation Miley Cyrus and is going to give out kudos to the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, comedy, sports and fashion. The winners will be chosen by teens who can vote for their favorites through TeenChoiceAwards.com. The complete list of the movie's nominees can be seen below, while the overall nominees list can be read via the awards' press release (PDF).
The list of 2008 Teen Choice Awards in Movie: