CATEGORIES Action, Comedy, Horror, Awards, New Releases, Fandom, Movie News, Awards, New Releases, CinematicalApparently teens have short attention spans, evidenced by this year's nominees for the 2008 Teen Choice Awards, which were announced this morning. Looking at the first two movie categories, Best Action Adventure Movie and Best Actor: Action Adventure, all the contenders (including Iron Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Forbidden Kingdom) are from either May or late April of this year. I guess this summer's other movies, like The Dark Knight, The Incredible Hulk and Hancock will just be ignored, since they're too late for this year and won't be remembered next year.
Another related thing that was revealed: actresses were not too prominent in action movies of that same period, because the category for Best Actress: Action Adventure looks back a little farther to Abigail Breslin in Nim's Island, Rachel Bilson in Jumper and (whoah, December? that was so long ago) Diane Kruger in National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
Other movie awards will be presented separately in comedy, drama, horror/thriller, "bromantic comedy" and chick flick categories, plus breakthrough performance and best villain. There are also awards given for TV, music, sports, fashion/beauty, comedy and youth service. You can see all the nominees at the TC08 website (or in this PDF file) and if you're an actual teen (aged 13-19), you can also vote (actually, you can lie about your age -- I'm in my 30s and I voted).
Then tune in to FOX at 8pm (ET) on August 4th, to see if your favorites win. The telecast will be hosted by Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana).