Hannah Montana star Cyrus, 15, took the favorite TV actress and favorite female singer awards on a night that saw Harrison Ford, Cameron Diaz and Orlando Bloom drenched in green slime–as part of the ceremony’s traditional ritual.
One of the biggest prizes of the night, the ‘Wannabe’ award for a celebrity who acts as a good role model for children, went to actress Diaz.
She used the honor to promote environmental issues, telling the young audience, “You’re going to change the world. Every one of you kids is the future–go out and make the world a better place.”
Prior to the event, rumors began to surface that Britney Spears was lining up a surprise appearance at the ceremony. However, the rumors failed to materialize.
American Idol scooped the favorite reality-show gong; the Harry Potter series was named the favorite book winner, and Alvin and the Chipmunks won favorite movie.
However, the night was more about the anarchic fun on hand. As well as a goo-covered Ford, Diaz and Bloom, R&B star Akon crashed a vehicle into a slime container, and Usher fired the sticky solution at a sumo wrestler from a cannon.
Meanwhile, supermodel Heidi Klum was in the thick of the action, flying from the roof on a bungee cord and popping balloons en route to ground level.
Black told the crowd over 88 million votes had been registered for the 2008 ceremony–more than twice last year’s record-breaking 40 million.
The main list of winners is as follows:
TV show – Drake and Josh
Reality show – American Idol
TV actor – Drake Bell
TV actress – Miley Cyrus
Movie actor – Johnny Depp
Movie actress – Jessica Alba
Female singer – Miley Cyrus
Male singer – Chris Brown
Group – The Jonas Brothers
Book – Harry Potter series
Movie – Alvin and the Chipmunks
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