The first wave of nominees for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards have been announced, and they feature a few films and television shows that aren’t exactly considered critical darlings. Nominees for awards shows like the Teen Choice Awards and the MTV Movie & TV awards don’t typically have a ton of crossover with the prestige ceremonies like the Academy Awards and the Emmys. The nominees that are targeted for these specific awards shows celebrate a lot of blockbuster crowd pleasers from major franchises along with highly rated shows. These are the pop culture phenomenons that appeal the most to a younger audience, and this is their chance to vote. Sometimes, however, they give awards to films and shows that are considered outright critical flops.
For this years Teen Choice Awards, that tradition continues, as the film that earned the most nominations is xXx: The Return of Xander Cage with five. The Fate of the Furious and Power Rangers, two films with mixed critical reception, each earned four nods. Other critically panned films that were nominated include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Space Between Us, The Shack, Baywatch, and Keeping Up With the Joneses, Sandy Wexler, and Table 19. Some of the films that are nominated have been out for less than a couple weeks, including Wonder Woman, Cars 3, and the still-without-critical reviews Transformers: the Last Knight.
In television, long-running and divisive Freeform series Pretty Little Liars dominates with seven nominations. The CW’s The Flash earned four nods, with Lethal Weapon, Arrow, Supergirl, This is Us, and The Vampire Diaries earning three. These nominees are more in line with the critical consensus, but still feature some younger-skewing choices, like nominating Fuller House over HBO comedies Veep and Silicon Valley.
The full list of the first wave of nominees is below. Fans have the ability to vote up to ten times for each of the awards over social media until this Thursday at 9:00 PM PT. The show will be telecast live on FOX on August 13th from 8:00-10:00 PM ET.
Choice Action Movie (#ChoiceActionMovie): Logan, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Fate of the Furious, Transformers: The Last Knight, Wonder Woman, xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Choice Action Movie Actor (#ChoiceActionMovieActor): Brenton Thwaites – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; Chris Pine – Wonder Woman; Dwayne Johnson – The Fate of the Furious; Hugh Jackman – Logan; Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; Vin Diesel – The Fate of the Furious, xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Choice Action Movie Actress (#ChoiceActionMovieActress): Deepika Padukone – xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman, Kaya Scodelario – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Michelle Rodriguez – The Fate of the Furious, Nina Dobrev – xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Ruby Rose – xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Choice Sci-Fi Movie (#ChoiceSciFiMovie): Arrival, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, Power Rangers, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Space Between Us
Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActor): Asa Butterfield – The Space Between Us, Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Dacre Montgomery – Power Rangers, Diego Luna – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jeremy Renner – Arrival, Tom Hiddleston – Kong: Skull Island
Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActress): Amy Adams – Arrival, Becky G – Power Rangers, Brie Larson – Kong: Skull Island, Felicity Jones – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Naomi Scott – Power Rangers, Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Choice Fantasy Movie (#ChoiceFantasyMovie): Beauty and the Beast, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Moana
Choice Fantasy Movie Actor (#ChoiceFantasyMovieActor): Asa Butterfield – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Benedict Cumberbatch – Doctor Strange, Dan Stevens – Beauty and the Beast, Dwayne Johnson – Moana, Eddie Redmayne – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Choice Fantasy Movie Actress (#ChoiceFantasyMovieActress): Auli’i Cravalho – Moana, Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast, Eva Green – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Katherine Waterston – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rachel McAdams – Doctor Strange
Choice Drama Movie (#ChoiceDramaMovie): Before I Fall; Everything, Everything; Gifted; Hidden Figures; The Edge of Seventeen; The Shack
Choice Drama Movie Actor (#ChoiceDramaMovieActor): Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge; Chris Evans – Gifted; Kian Lawley – Before I Fall; Nick Robinson – Everything, Everything; Taylor Lautner – Run the Tide
Choice Drama Movie Actress (#ChoiceDramaMovieActress): Amandla Stenberg – Everything, Everything; Emma Watson – The Circle; Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen; Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures; Zoey Deutch – Before I Fall
Choice Comedy Movie (#ChoiceComedyMovie): Cars 3, Finding Dory, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Table 19, The LEGO Batman Movie
Choice Comedy Movie Actor (#ChoiceComedyMovieActor): Dwayne Johnson – Baywatch, Owen Wilson – Cars 3, Ricky Garcia – Bigger Fatter Liar, Will Arnett – The LEGO Batman Movie, Zac Efron – Baywatch, Zach Galifianakis – Keeping Up with the Joneses
Choice Comedy Movie Actress (#ChoiceComedyMovieActress): Alexandra Daddario – Baywatch, Anna Kendrick – Table 19, Ellen DeGeneres – Finding Dory, Gal Gadot – Keeping Up with the Joneses, Jennifer Hudson – Sandy Wexler, Tori Kelly – Sing
Choice Drama TV Show (#ChoiceDramaTVShow): Empire, Famous In Love, Pretty Little Liars, Riverdale, Star, This Is Us
Choice Drama TV Actor (#ChoiceDramaTVActor): Cole Sprouse – Riverdale, Ian Harding – Pretty Little Liars, Jesse Williams – Grey’s Anatomy, Jussie Smollett – Empire, Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us, Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
Choice Drama TV Actress (#ChoiceDramaTVActress): Ashley Benson – Pretty Little Liars, Bella Thorne – Famous In Love, Lucy Hale – Pretty Little Liars, Sasha Pieterse – Pretty Little Liars, Shay Mitchell – Pretty Little Liars, Troian Bellisario – Pretty Little Liars
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show (#ChoiceSciFiTVShow): Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, Stranger Things, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries, Timeless
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor (#ChoiceSciFiTVActor): Bob Morley – The 100, Dylan O’Brien – Teen Wolf, Ian Somerhalder – The Vampire Diaries, Jensen Ackles – Supernatural, Joseph Morgan – The Originals, Matthew Daddario – Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress (#ChoiceSciFiTVActress): Abigail Spencer – Timeless, Eliza Taylor – The 100, Emeraude Toubia – Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, Jennifer Morrison – Once Upon A Time, Kat Graham – The Vampire Diaries, Lana Parrilla – Once Upon A Time
Choice Action TV Show (#ChoiceActionTVShow): Arrow, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supergirl, The Flash
Choice Action TV Actor (#ChoiceActionTVActor): Chris Wood – Supergirl, Clayne Crawford – Lethal Weapon, Gabriel Luna – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Grant Gustin – The Flash, Stephen Amell – Arrow, Wentworth Miller – Prison Break
Choice Action TV Actress (#ChoiceActionTVActress): Caity Lotz – Legends of Tomorrow, Candice Patton – The Flash, Danielle Panabaker – The Flash, Emily Bett Rickards – Arrow, Jordana Brewster – Lethal Weapon, Melissa Benoist – Supergirl
Choice Comedy TV Show (#ChoiceComedyTVShow): Baby Daddy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fuller House, Jane the Virgin, One Day at a Time, Young & Hungry
Choice Comedy TV Actor (#ChoiceComedyTVActor): Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Anthony Anderson – black-ish, Hudson Yang – Fresh Off the Boat, Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin, Jean-Luc Bilodeau – Baby Daddy, Micah Fowler – Speechless
Choice Comedy TV Actress (#ChoiceComedyTVActress): Candace Cameron Bure – Fuller House, Emma Roberts – Scream Queens, Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin, Rose McIver – iZombie, Yara Shahidi – black-ish, Zendaya – K.C. Undercover
Choice Animated TV Show (#ChoiceAnimatedTVShow): Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Gravity Falls, Rick and Morty, Sonic Boom, Steven Universe
Choice Reality TV Show (#ChoiceRealityTVShow): Chasing Cameron, Dance Moms, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Masterchef Junior, The Voice, Total Bellas
Choice Throwback TV Show (#ChoiceThrowbackTVShow): Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; One Tree Hill; Sister, Sister; The O.C.; Veronica Mars
Choice TV Personality (#ChoiceTVPersonality): Anthony Anderson – To Tell the Truth, Blake Shelton – The Voice, Ellen DeGeneres – The Ellen DeGeneres Show, James Corden – The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jimmy Fallon – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Source: Teen Choice Awards
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