Riverdale and the MCU win big at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards

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Aug 13, 2018

Superheroes, science fiction, and fantasy reigned big at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night. Nearly 5 million fans cast their votes for the nominees, which included some of the best and most popular genre films and TV shows from the past year. 

The big winner of the night was The CW's Archie Comics-inspired Riverdale, which won nine of the 12 categories it was nominated in. First up, it was voted "Choice Drama TV Show," while Vanessa Morgan won "Choice Breakout TV Star" and "Choice Scene Stealer." Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart were named "Choice Drama TV Actor" and "Actress," while the pair won for "Choice TV Ship" and "Choice Liplock." Mark Consuelos scored "Choice Villain," while Madelaine Petsch took home "Choice Hissy Fit."

Another comic book adaptation, The Flash, won both "Choice Action TV Show" and "Choice Action TV Actor" for Grant Gustin's portrayal of Barry Allen and his titular alter ego. "Choice Action TV Actress" went to Melissa Benoist in Supergirl

"Choice Summer TV Star" went to Olivia Holt, who plays Tandy Bowen in Marvel's Cloak & Dagger and Millie Bobby Brown won "Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress" for her portrayal of Eleven in Netflix's Stranger Things

On the movie side of things, the MCU did predictably well, with Avengers: Infinity War taking home "Choice Action Movie." Scarlett Johannson was named "Choice Action Movie Actress," and Robert Downey Jr. got "Choice Action Movie Actor" for his ninth run as Iron Man. "Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor" went to their Avengers co-star Chris Hemsworth for Thor: Ragnarok.

The MCU didn't stop there, with Black Panther taking home three awards. Letitia Wright's portrayal of Shuri won "Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress," and Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger nabbed "Choice Movie Villain," while the film took home "Choice Sci-Fi Movie."

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were voted "Choice Movie Actor" and "Actress" for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt accepted the award in person, while Howard surprised the crowd by chiming in on Skype. 

Finally, Carrie Fisher was posthumously named "Choice Fantasy Movie Actress" for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the space opera's sole win of the night. 

The Hollywood Reporter has posted the full list of winners here. Do you think the voters got it right? Let us know in the comments. 

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