The Teen Choice Awards 2017 has anounced the first group of nominations for the upcoming ceremony. Among the nominees are Deepika Padukone, Hasan Minhaj, Lilly Singh who will be vying for the coveted honor as the event allows teens at home to vote on the year’s best movies, music, fashion, comedy, and digital content.
This year, Dwayne Johnson has the distinction of being nominated in three separate categories for three different films, including Choice Action Movie Actor for The Fate of the Furious, Choice Fantasy Movie Actor for Moana, and Choice Comedy Movie Actor for Baywatch.
Hailee Steinfeld also scored three nominations for Choice Female Artist, Choice Song, and Choice Drama Movie Actress for The Edge of Seventeen. Emma Watson also nabbed nominations in separate categories for two different movies with nods for Beauty and the Beast (Choice Fantasy Movie Actress) and The Circle (Choice Drama Movie Actress). Meanwhile, the entire cast of “Pretty Little Liars” – Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse, Shay Mitchell and Troian Bellisario – are competing against each other for Choice Drama TV Actress.
This year’s host and presenters have yet to be announced, but Gossip Cop will update as more details about the show are revealed, including the next wave of nominees. The 2017 Teen Choice Awards will air Sunday, August 13 on Fox. See the first wave of nominees below!
“I’ve always dreamt of owning a decorative surfboard!” Hasan Minhaj confessed on Twitter June 20. A subtle hint for his devout fans who can help the Indian American comedian achieve this dream of his. You would ask, how? Well, the nominations for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards – whose winners take home a full-size surfboard as their trophy – have arrived and fans can vote for their favorite stars. Minhaj, a special correspondent on Comedy Central’s popular late-night news satirical show, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” is currently riding high on the success of his autobiographical show on Netflix, “Homecoming King.”
Deepika Padukone, who made her Hollywood debut in Vin Diesel’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” as Serena Unger, is competing with “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” co-actors Nina Dobrev and Ruby Rose, “Wonder Woman’s” Gal Gadot, Kaya Scodelario, of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” fame, and Michelle Rodriguez from “The Fate of the Furious.”
Another interesting piece of news for Padukone’s fans is that she will be part of the fourth installment of the “xXx franchise,” as confirmed recently by director D.J. Caruso. This year’s top teen icons in television, music, film, sports, comedy and digital will be celebrated when the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airs live Aug.13.