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Teen Choice Awards 2015 winners and highlights

Last Updated Aug 17, 2015 8:51 AM EDT

The 17th Teen Choice Awards threw its full support behind the hit series "Empire," honored late "Furious 7" star Paul Walker and paid homage to a respected elder: Britney Spears.

The two-hour teen celebration, broadcast live Sunday night, kicked off with a victory lap for the weekend box-office hit "Straight Outta Compton." Ice Cube and the young stars of the N.W.A biopic, which earned an estimated $56.1 million over the weekend, welcomed the young crowd to Los Angeles' Galen Center.

Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, the rapper and "Furious 7" co-star, was one of three hosts, alongside "Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez and actor Josh Peck. Bridges' film, one of year's biggest big-screen hits, was one of the night's top winners, winning best action movie and best actor in an action-adventure for the late Paul Walker.

"Paul Walker is here in spirit with us," said Vin Diesel, a star in the street racing franchise. He applauded a "special, special" teen in the crowd: Walker's daughter Meadow.

The Teen Choice Awards spread awards across movies, music, TV, fashion, sports and digital media, celebrating the favorites - from Channing Tatum to Wiz Khalifa to Stephen Curry (all winners Sunday) - of one of media's most powerful demographics.

As a pop star, Spears was a regular at the Teen Choice Awards, collecting its trademark trophies - surfboards - many times over the years, including its version of a lifetime achievement award in 2009.

On Sunday, Spears, her blonde hair partially dyed blue and purple, was honored for being a style icon. She dedicated the award to her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, and niece Lexie, who were in the audience.

The Teen Choice Awards' new reigning powerhouse, One Direction, landed eight awards, bringing their "lifetime" total to 23. The British boy band, currently on tour, accepted the awards in a taped video.

The hip-hop drama "Empire" won breakout TV show and provided one of the show's most memorable moments. While Jussie Smollett and Yazz performed "You're So Beautiful," a song from the series, the show's Gabourey Sidibe made a surprise cameo, exuberantly dancing among the back-up dancers.

Ellen DeGeneres won for best comedian. Adding a Teen Choice Award to her People's Choice Award, DeGeneres requested awards from other age groups: the elderly and babies.

Several awards went to "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1," including best actor in a sci-fi or fantasy for Josh Hutcherson. He reflected on the end of the franchise, with this fall's "Mockingjay, Part 2," like a coming graduation.

"'Hunger Games' has been a huge part of my life for almost five years now. It's coming to an end and it's really sad," said Hutcherson. "So if we want to cry together, we can do that because it breaks my heart."

Check out the list of winners below:

MOVIES

Choice Movie: Action/Adventure - "Furious 7"

Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure -Paul Walker, "Furious 7"

Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure - Shailene Woodley, "Insurgent"

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy -Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy -Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"

Choice Movie: Drama - If I Stay

Choice Movie Actor: Drama - Scott Eastwood, "The Longest Ride"

Choice Movie Actress: Drama -Chloë Grace Moretz, "If I Stay"

Choice Movie: Comedy - "Pitch Perfect 2"

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy - Skylar Astin, "Pitch Perfect 2"

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy - Anna Kendrick, "Pitch Perfect 2"

Choice Movie Villain - Bella Thorne, "The Duff"

Choice Movie Scene Stealer - Chris Evans, Avengers: Age of Ultron Choice Movie Breakout Star - Cara Delevingne, Paper Towns Choice Movie Chemistry - Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow, Pitch Perfect 2

Choice Movie Liplock - Shailene Woodley and Theo James, "Insurgent"

Choice Movie Hissy Fit - Anna Kendrick, "Pitch Perfect 2"

Choice Summer Movie - "Paper Towns"

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male - Channing Tatum, Magic Mike XXL Choice Summer Movie Star: Female - Cara Delevingne, Paper Towns

TELEVISION

Choice TV Show: Drama - "Pretty Little Liars"

Choice TV Actor: Drama - Ian Harding, "Pretty Little Liars"

Choice TV Actress: Drama -Lucy Hale, "Pretty Little Liars"

Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy - "The Vampire Diaries"

Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Jared Padalecki, "Supernatural"

Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Nina Dobrev, "The Vampire Diaries"

Choice TV Show: Comedy - "The Big Bang Theory"

Choice TV Actor: Comedy -Ross Lynch, "Austin & Ally"

Choice TV Actress: Comedy - Lea Michele, "Glee"

Choice TV: Animated Show - "Family Guy"

Choice TV: Reality Show - "The Voice"

Choice TV Villain - "A," "Pretty Little Liars"{

Choice TV: Scene Stealer -Dylan O'Brien, "Teen Wolf"

Choice TV: Breakout Star -Grant Gustin, "The Flash"

Choice TV: Breakout Show - Empire

Choice TV: Chemistry - Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins, "Supernatural"

Choice TV: Liplock- Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"

Choice Summer TV Show - Teen Wolf

Choice Summer TV Star: Male - Tyler Blackburn, "Pretty Little Liars"

Choice Summer TV Star: Female -Ashley Benson, "Pretty Little Liars"

MUSIC

Choice Male Artist - Ed Sheeran

Choice Female Artist - Demi Lovato

Choice Music Group: Male -One Direction Choice Music Group: Female - Fifth Harmony

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Nicki Minaj

Choice Country Artist -Carrie Underwood

Choice Song: Female Artist -Ariana Grande, "One Last Time"

Choice Song: Male Artist -Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Choice Song: Group -One Direction, "Steal My Girl"

Choice International Artist - Super Junior

Choice Country Song - Carrie Underwood, "Little Toy Guns"

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song - Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Choice Rock Song -Hozier, "Take Me To Church"

Choice Love Song - One Direction, "Night Changes"

Choice Break-Up Song -Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

Choice Party Song - One Direction, "No Control"

Choice Music Breakout Artist - Little Mix

Choice Music: Next Big Thing - Bea Miller

Choice Music: Collaboration- Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show -Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, "See You Again," from Furious 7

Choice Summer Song - Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink, "Worth It"

Choice Summer Music Star: Female - Taylor Swift

Choice Summer Music Star: Male- Ed Sheeran

Choice Summer Music Star: Group- One Direction

Choice Summer Tour - One Direction, "On the Road Again Tour"

SPORTS

Choice Male Athlete - Stephen Curry

Choice Female Athlete - The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

OTHER

Choice Female Hottie - Fifth Harmony

Choice Male Hottie- One Direction

Choice Comedian - Ellen DeGeneres

Choice Selfie Taker -One Direction

Choice Dancer- Chloe Lukasiak

Choice Model - Kendall Jenner

Choice Web Star: Female -Bethany Mota

Choice Web Star: Male -Cameron Dallas

Choice Web Star: Comedy -Colleen Ballinger ("Miranda Sings")

Choice Web Star: Music -Shawn Mendes

Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty - Zoe Sugg ("Zoella")

Social Media King - Justin Bieber

Social Media Queen - Caitlyn Jenner

Choice Twit -Taylor Swift

Choice Viner -Cameron Dallas

Choice Instagrammer -Ariana Grande

Choice YouTuber - Kian Lawley ("SuperKian13")

Choice Fandom - #ELF