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2003 Teen Choice Winners Announced

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Aug 06, 2003 | 10:34am EDT

Teen idols including Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, Brittany Murphy, Ryan Seacrest, Colin Farrell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Hilary Duff and Tony Hawk were on hand for this year's Teen Choice Awards Saturday at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, Calif.

Making his first public appearance in two weeks was Los Angeles star Laker Kobe Bryant, who was not expected at the event after being formally charged with felony sexual assault against a 19-year-old woman who worked at an exclusive resort hotel in Eagle, Colo., on July 18.

Accompanied by his wife, Vanessa, Bryant flashed a thumbs-up and peace sign at fans but did not talk to reporters before going into the show, where he received best male athlete honors. This was Bryant's fourth win in five years. The Los Angeles Lakers are the only professional sports team to have members who have won this award, with Shaquille O'Neal taking the honor in 2001.

Other highlights of the night include Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Gellar, who won for best TV actress in a drama. This was her fourth win in five years in this category and ninth win overall--more than any other female.

Best hissy fit went Saturday Night Live alum Adam Sandler--his fifth award overall in five years--for his role in the big-screen comedy Anger Management.

In TV highlights, the WB drama 7th Heaven, which revolves around a Christian family and the issues they encounter, also received its third consecutive win as best TV drama. The series, now in its eighth season, stars Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, David Gallagher, Beverly Mitchell and Mackenzie Rosman.

Kutcher, however, was the night's big winner. He won best actor in a TV comedy for his role as Kelso in That '70s Show, best reality host for his MTV prankster series Punk'd and the coveted "male hottie" award.

The David Spade-hosted telecast will air Aug. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

MOVIES

Choice Movie, Drama: The Matrix Reloaded

Choice Movie Actor, Comedy: Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty)

Choice Movie Actress, Comedy : Queen Latifah (Bringing Down the House)

Choice Movie Villain: Colin Farrell (Daredevil)

Choice Movie Hissy Fit : Adam Sandler (Anger Management)

Choice Breakout Female Movie Star: Hilary Duff (The Lizzie McGuire Movie)

TELEVISION

Choice TV Drama:7th Heaven

Choice TV Breakout Show: 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

Choice TV Actor, Comedy: Ashton Kutcher (That '70s Show)

Choice TV Actor, Drama: David Gallagher (7th Heaven)

Choice TV Actress, Drama: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Choice TV Sidekick: Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show)

Breakout Male TV Star: George Stults (7th Heaven)

Breakout Female TV Star: Kaley Cuoco (8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter)

Choice TV Reality Show: American Idol

Choice Reality/Variety Host: Ashton Kutcher (Punk'd)

Choice TV Reality Babe: Paula Abdul (American Idol)

Choice TV Reality Hunk: Ashton Kutcher (Punk'd)

Choice Greatest TV Reality Moment: Justin Timberlake's tax repossession (Punk'd)

Choice Grossest TV Reality Moment: Eating squid guts (Fear Factor)

Choice Scariest Reality Moment: Ruben Studdard in the bottom two (American Idol)

MUSIC

Choice Music Female Artist: Kelly Clarkson

Choice Music Rock Track: "Bring Me To Life" (Evanescence)

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

Choice Male Hottie: Ashton Kutcher

Choice Male Athlete: Kobe Bryant

Choice Comedian: Jim Carrey

Choice Male Fashion Icon: Ryan Seacrest

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards is executive produced by Bob Bain (The Billboard Music Awards) and Mike Burg. Paul Flattery and Michael Levitt serve as producers. Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.

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