With winners that ranged in age from teens to early 40s, the 16th annual Young Hollywood Awards feted a bevy of the young and the young at heart. Held on July 27 at L.A.'s Wiltern Theater, the kudos honored everyone from snowboarders to actors, musicians to fashion trendsetters, viral stars to bad-boy pop stars with charitable sides. Performances by Trey Songz and Colbie Caillat kept the evening moving, while host Kelly Osbourne roamed throughout the audience, but the focus was on the winners themselves, who spoke to Variety backstage.
Fan Favorite Actor (Female) - Chloe Grace Moretz
You're So Fancy - Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne is keeping busy with six films in the works, the most imminent being "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," where she stars opposite Steve Carell. The actress is also releasing her first book, "Autumn Falls" centered on a dyslexic character. "I really wanted to show kids that if I'm dyslexic and I can have book series with Random House, if I can do it, why can't they do it too?"
Breakthrough Actress - Danielle Brooks
"I'm really living my dream right now," said Danielle Brooks. "I'm 24, and to be on a show that was nominated for 12 Emmys, I'm over the moon excited." The 2011 Juilliard graduate focused on theater before playing Taystee on Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black." During her show's hiatus, the actress continues to work, with roles in two new films, "I Dream Too Much" and "Time Out of Mind."
Coolest Crossover Artist - Nick Jonas
From Disney star to no-longer-a-JoBro, Nick Jonas is making waves with his latest song "Chains" and his starring role in DirecTV's newest drama "Kingdom." He said, "Working on this material ('Kingdom') that's really inspiring has elevated the music portion of what I'm doing and is pushing me harder on the acting side." Jonas trained in boxing, jiu jitsu and judo to play an MMA prize fighter on the new show. "It's the best workout you could ever ask for."
YH Trendsetter - Vanessa Hudgens
Young Hollywood's trendsetter award couldn't have gone to anyone more appropriate than the actress often dubbed the "Coachella Queen." Vanessa Hudgens said she welcomes the title. "I love running around barefoot on the grass, listening to my favorite bands. It's pure bliss for me." The actress said her love of fashion could open up a new window in her career, when the time is right. "Designing, of course, is the next step."
#Socialmediasuperstar - Ashley Tisdale
With over 12 million followers on Twitter, Ashley Tisdale said social media is a way
to stay connected with her fans and to get ideas of what they like and dislike. The actress also owns her own Blondie Girl production company, which is responsible for ABC Family's new show "Young and Hungry." "Two years ago it was just an idea," said Tisdale, and seeing it up on screen, "it's kind of like having a baby."
Hottest Body (Of Work) - Derek Hough
Emmy-award winning choreographer and "Dancing With the Stars" dancer Derek Hough said becoming a coach, choreographer and a teacher of dance all started on the ABC show. "To hone my craft and to put that pressure on (myself) to learn and research new styles," is how he describes his goals going forward. On dream projects outside of "DWTS," Hough said, "Broadway is definitely in the future. Arena tours â¦ the sky is the limit really."
We Love to Hate You - Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Schreiber played two nasty characters this season -- Pornstache on "Orange Is the New Black" and William Lewis on "Law & Order: SVU" -- that fans truly loved to hate. Even though Schreiber's "Orange" character is pretty cruel, fans were driven into a frenzy upon learning he won't be returning for season 3. "Pornstache has a place in peoples' hearts, I guess, because he's such a fucking lunatic," said the actor.
Super Superhero - Kellan Lutz
Young Hollywood Awards Winners Take a Curtain Call
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