During the Hannah Montana star’s opening number – Cyrus hosted the show, at Universal City’s Gibson Amphitheatre – she performed her single “7 Things,” running in every direction but stopping to deliver a rose to audience member Fergie.
And Fergie’s reaction? Just like any other Hannah Montana fan’s. She started jumping up and down.
Cyrus had three reasons of her own to jump for joy, too – nabbing the prizes – which are surfboard trophies – for choice TV comedy, comic actress and female artist.
Top winner in the TV division was Gossip Girl, whose six awards included those for choice drama and breakout show – while its star, Chace Crawford was named choice breakout actor; Blake Lively, breakout female and TV drama actress; and Ed Westwick, who plays the antagonistic Chuck Bass, choice TV villain.
“I feel like I’m still a teenager, because I’m perpetually in high school,” Crawford told reporters backstage. “And I’m 23.”
Jonases Score Six
The Jonas Brothers also won six awards: choice single, breakout group, love song, song of the summer, male red-carpet fashion icons and male hottie awards.
Introduced by The Office‘s Rainn Wilson, Kevin, Joe and Nick made continuous appearances during the ceremony, thanks to a segment called “Ask the Jonas Brothers,” in which they answered questions sent in from fans on YouTube.
In the first, they are asked to describe the perfect date. Joe says it’s riding in white horse on the beach to pick up his date, then going to Paris, “maybe” Barcelona, “maybe” see a movie.
As for other winners, three surfboards went to Will Smith (one for Hancock and two for I Am Legend); Chris Brown accepted five music awards, including best male artist; Hayden Panettiere was best TV action-adventure actress; and David Beckham won best male athlete.
Bring his three sons on to the stage with him, Becks thanked America for accepting him. After his father’s speech, young Cruz Beckham suddenly broke into a break dance on stage as the crowd cheered him on.
The awards, which were selected by more 30 million votes cast online by teenagers, honor celebrities in TV, film, music, sports and fashion. The ceremony will air on FOX Monday night at 8 ET.