2001 Teen Choice Awards

UNIVERSAL CITY, Aug. 12, 2001 — Who says the teen movement is dead?

Certainly not the screaming throngs at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards, which handed out surfboard trophies to teens’ favorites in movies, music, television and sports. Certainly not the celebrities who supported their rivals (and dates).

Take note: While reigning boy band ‘N Sync collected three awards, they lost the Choice Pop Group category to a stunned Destiny’s Child. While Freddie Prinze Jr. laments the box office of his last three films, he kissed fiancée Sarah Michelle Gellar when she was presented with the Extraordinary Achievement Award. Kisses were also swapped between winner Britney Spears and boyfriend Justin Timberlake; Female Hottie winner Jennifer Lopez and rumored fiancé Cris Judd; and Choice TV Actress winner Jessica Alba and fiancé (and Dark Angel co-star Michael Weatherly). Meanwhile, um, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter gave good-natured shoves to little brother Aaron, who won the Choice Male Artist category.

But the most surprising appearance on the telecast was by Ben Affleck, who is in the middle of rehab for alcohol abuse. Sitting next to friend (and Forces of Nature co-star) Sandra Bullock, Affleck was on hand to accept two awards for Pearl Harbor.

“I actually wasn’t going to be here, but I felt like it was important, because this actually means a lot to me because it’s voted on by you guys,” Affleck said.

Performers included Shaggy, Dream, Lil’ Bow Wow, Aaron and Nick Carter, Eve featuring Gwen Stefani and Eden’s Crush. The awards will be broadcast Monday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

Here’s a list of winners.


Choice Movie Comedy: Miss Congeniality

Choice Movie Drama: Pearl Harbor

Choice Movie of the Summer: Legally Blonde

Choice Movie Actor: Ben Affleck, Pearl Harbor

Choice Movie Actress: Julia Stiles, Save the Last Dance

Choice Breakout Performance: Kerry Washington, Save the Last Dance

Choice Sleazebag: The Rock, The Mummy Returns

Choice Fight Scene: Julia Stiles and Bianca Lawson, Save the Last Dance

Choice Wipeout: Sandra Bullock, Miss Congeniality

Choice Chemistry: Tom Hanks and Wilson, Cast Away

Choice Hissy-Fit: Jim Carrey, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Choice Movie Your Parents Didn’t Want You to See: Scary Movie 2


Choice TV Comedy: Friends

Choice TV Drama: 7th Heaven

Television (cont.)

Choice TV Actor: Joshua Jackson, Dawson’s Creek

Choice TV Actress: Jessica Alba, Dark Angel

Choice TV Personality: Carson Daly

Choice TV Reality Show: TRL

Choice Late Night Show: Saturday Night Live

Choice TV Sidekick: Sean Hayes, Will & Grace


Choice Female Artist: Britney Spears

Choice Male Artist: Aaron Carter

Choice Rock Group: blink-182

Choice Pop Group: Destiny’s Child

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist: Shaggy

Choice Single: “Pop,” ‘N Sync

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Track: “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” Eve featuring Gwen Stefani

Choice Dance Track: “Play,” Jennifer Lopez

Choice Rock Track: “Jaded,” Aerosmith

Choice Love Song: “Angel,” Shaggy

Choice Album: “Celebrity,” ‘N Sync

Choice Breakout Artist: O-Town

Choice Song of the Summer: “Lady Marmalade,” Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink


Choice Male Hottie: Justin Timberlake

Choice Female Hottie: Jennifer Lopez

Choice Model: Tyrese

Choice Comedian: Adam Sandler

Choice Extreme Athlete: Tony Hawk

Choice Male Athlete: Shaquille O’Neal

Choice Female Athlete: Mia Hamm

Extraordinary Achievement Award: Sarah Michelle Gellar