DeGeneres, Hutcherson take early Teen Choice Awards

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — The 17th Teen Choice Awards kicked off with a victory lap for the stars of the weekend box-office hit "Straight Outta Compton" and early wins for Ellen DeGeneres, Josh Hutcherson and the Fox series "Empire."

The two-hour teen celebration, broadcast live from the Galen Center in Los Angeles, began with an introduction by Ice Cube and the young stars of the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," which earned an estimated $56.1 million over the weekend.

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 Hutcherson.

The hip-hop drama "Empire" won breakout TV show.