The latest edition of the Teen Choice Awards, held last night (12 August) at the Forum in Los Angeles, might be the queerest ever.
As usual, the jury of viewers – living in the US, aged 13 and over – voted through various social media. They virtually handed the colorful, custom-made surfboard to several LGBTI artists, films and shows.
Riverdale stole the show with nine awards
A few TV shows excelling in LGBTI representation, such as Riverdale and Shadowhunters, were among the protagonists of the night.
The teen drama based on Archie Comics Riverdale, in fact, won nine Teen Choice Awards. The series, which has a bisexual female couple and a conversion therapy storyline, brought home the surfboard for Choice Drama TV show.
Moreover, Madelaine Petsch, who joined the cast as bisexual Cheryl Blossom, won Choice Hissy Fit for the best meltdown scene. Vanessa Morgan, who plays her love interest Toni Topaz, won in two categories: Choice Scene Stealer and Breakout TV Star.
— My Craft by SEPTIN911 (@ThisIsMyCraft) August 13, 2018
Shadowhunters, featuring asexual, bisexual and gay characters, won as Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV show. Furthermore, Matthew Daddario, who portrays gay character Alec Lightwood, won Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor.
— Shadowhunters (@ShadowhuntersTV) August 13, 2018
Lauren Jauregui got two Teen Choice Awards
Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui, who came out as bisexual after Donald Trump’s election in 2016, won in two categories. She got a surfboard for Choice Electronic/Dance Song for All Night, featuring Steve Aoki. She also won Choice Female Hottie.
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— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) August 13, 2018
The singer posted a few pictures of her on the red carpet on her Twitter.
Love, Simon actor won Breakout Movie Star
Nick Robinson, who plays closeted gay Simon Spier in Love, Simon, won the surfboard for Choice Breakout Movie Star.
The film also won Choice Comedy Movie.
K-pop band BTS, who is very vocal about supporting LGBTI rights, won as Choice International Artist and Fandom.
Read the full list of winners here.