Everything You Need to Know About the Teen Choice Awards, In Case You Missed It
FLO RIDA TURNED THE TEAL CARPET INTO A DANCE PARTY
The rapper threw his very own house party when he kicked off the show by dancing his way down the carpet and into the arena in Inglewood, California. And just in case that wasn't cool enough, he recruited stars like Jordan Fisher and Bebe Rexha to party with him.
VICTORIA JUSTICE WAS CARRIED IN ON A SURFBOARD
Now that's what we call an entrance! Co-host Justice went big for her first onstage moment of the night, arriving on one of the Teen Choice Awards' signature surfboards carried by a bunch of buff, tough men dressed as wrestlers – a nod to her co-host, pro wrestler John Cena.
CHRIS EVANS WON THE FIRST SURFBOARD OF THE NIGHT
Despite some tough competition from fellow nominees like Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth, Evans took home the first surfboard of the night, for Choice Movie Actor, Sci-Fi/Fantasy. "This means so much to me," he said during his acceptance speech. "I'd be lying if I said it didn't feel like a little bit of a mistake, but I'll take it!"
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS SCORED ITS FOURTH CHOICE TV DRAMA WIN
Well, this should make A happy. The Freeform hit took home its fourth surfboard for Choice TV Drama (after two wins for Choice Summer TV show in 2010 and 2011) – and that was just the start of its whopping six wins, which included Choice TV Drama Actor and Actress for Ian Harding and Ashley Benson, and Choice TV Villain for Janel Parrish.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE WON THE FIRST EVER DECADE AWARD
After earning an astounding 22 surfboards over the course of his career, Timberlake got to add one more, very special award to his collection: the first-ever Teen Choice Decade Award. In his heartfelt, slightly goofy speech, Timberlake paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, Al Green and Muhammad Ali as he told the teens gathered in the audience and watching at home that their choices matter. "Be generous, be kind, be fair. It’s not just the right thing to do, it's a good thing to do," he said, before concluding his speech by encouraging them to "go on and become the greatest generation yet."
THE AWARDS TOOK A STAND AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
In a touching, heartbreaking tribute to those who've died as a result of gun violence in the U.S., Jessica Alba was joined onstage by teenagers who lost family members in mass shootings in Orlando, Florida, San Bernardino, California, and Newton, Connecticut, as well as the son of Alton Sterling, a man killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earlier this month. After an emotional performance of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" by Ne-Yo, a teary-eyed Alba asked everyone at the awards to take a stand by posting a picture of the grieving family members onstage, along with the hashtag #StopTheViolence.
JASON DERULO BROUGHT THE HOUSE DOWN
We're pretty sure that if you look up the definition of "going out with a bang," you'll find Derulo, singing, dancing and just generally blowing the roof off of the arena with the night's final performance, which included a medley of his biggest hits and his newest single, "Kiss the Sky." (Oh, and don't even get us started on those arms!) Empire's Serayah and Charlie Puth also entertained during the awards.