New York Film Academy (NYFA) Celebrates Teen Choice Awards Nominations for NYFA Community 

July 5, 2019

It’s not just the voters of the Golden Globes and Oscars that appreciate the work of the New York Film Academy (NYFA) community— if this year’s Teen Choice Awards nominees are any indication, NYFA alumni and guest speakers are also being recognized by younger audiences as well.

The annual ceremony for the Teen Choice Awards has been held since 1999. This year, the awards show will take place in Hermosa Beach, California, though the performers and host have not been finalized yet. The ceremony will be held on August 11, 2019, with the late summer being the typical time of year winners receive their surfboards.

The Teen Choice Awards don’t just honor actors and films—they cover a wide variety of talents including musicians, athletes, and fashionistas. Winners of the Teen Choice Awards receive a full-sized surfboard as their prize.

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This year’s nominations were recently announced, with “Old Town Road” breakthrough artist Lil Nas X topping the list with five nominations and Post Malone right behind him with four.

New York Film Academy alum Lana Condor scored a nomination for Choice Drama Movie Actress for her role in Netflix original film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. The film is also up for Choice Drama Movie. Additionally, Condor is up for Choice Ship with romantic co-lead Noah Centineo; the two recently won Best Kiss at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Lana CondorAmong the nominees for Choice Comedy Movie were Little, starring NYFA alum Issa Rae, and Crazy Rich Asians. The cast of Crazy Rich Asians were photographed by NYFA Filmmaking Workshop alum Rozette Rago while the film was at its buzziest. 

Underwater superhero flick Aquaman was also nominated as a Choice Movie in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category. Much of the film was shot at Village Roadshow Studios, where NYFA Gold Coast students can film their projects.

Along with our alumni, NYFA guest speakers had cause to celebrate when the nominations were announced. Archie update Riverdale was nominated for Choice Drama TV Show. Riverdale stars Ashleigh Murray and Casey Cott spoke at our New York campus last year.Issa Rae

The final season of Batman-prequel Gotham earned a nod for Choice Action TV Show. One of the castmembers, film and television star Michael Chiklis, was recently a guest speaker at NYFA’s Burbank-based campus. Dr. Spiros Michalakis, another recent NYFA-LA guest speaker, is the science consultant for several Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbusters, including Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was nominated for Choice Action Movie. NYFA 3D Animation & VFX alum Francesco Panzieri has worked on multiple MCU films as well, in the special effects department.

New York Film Academy congratulates the nominees of this year’s Teen Choice Awards and looks forward to seeing who brings home a surfboard later this summer!

Here is the full list of nominees:



Choice Action Movie
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Avengers: Endgame – WINNER
Captain Marvel
Men in Black: International
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Choice Action Movie Actor
Chris Evans, Avengers: Endgame
Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: EndgameMen in Black: International
John Cena, Bumblebee
Paul Rudd, Ant-Man and the WaspAvengers: Endgame
Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Endgame – WINNER
Samuel L. Jackson, Captain Marvel

Choice Action Movie Actress
Brie Larson, Captain MarvelAvengers: Endgame
Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and the Wasp
Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee
Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Endgame – WINNER
Tessa Thompson, Men in Black: International
Zoe Saldana, Avengers: Endgame

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie
Aladdin – WINNER
Dark Phoenix
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Mary Poppins Returns

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actor
James McAvoy, Dark Phoenix
Jason Momoa, Aquaman
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Mena Massoud, Aladdin
Will Smith, Aladdin – WINNER
Zachary Levi, Shazam!

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress
Amber Heard, Aquaman
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Katherine Waterston, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Keira Knightley, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Naomi Scott, Aladdin – WINNER
Sophie Turner, Dark Phoenix

Choice Drama Movie
After – WINNER
Bohemian Rhapsody
Five Feet Apart
The Hate U Give
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Choice Drama Movie Actor
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Cole Sprouse, Five Feet Apart
Hero Fiennes Tiffin, After – WINNER
Noah Centineo, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Choice Drama Movie Actress
Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give
Chrissy Metz, Breakthrough
Haley Lu Richardson, Five Feet Apart
Josephine Langford, After – WINNER
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Lana Condor, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Choice Comedy Movie
Crazy Rich Asians – WINNER
Instant Family
Isn’t It Romantic
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
The Perfect Date

Choice Comedy Movie Actor
Henry Golding, Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Hart, Night School
Liam Hemsworth, Isn’t It Romantic
Mark Wahlberg, Instant Family
Noah Centineo, The Perfect Date – WINNER
Ryan Reynolds, Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Choice Comedy Movie Actress
Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians
Laura Marano, The Perfect Date – WINNER
Marsai Martin, Little
Rebel Wilson, Isn’t It Romantic
Tiffany Haddish, Night School

Choice Movie Villain
Johnny Depp, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Josh Brolin, Avengers: Endgame – WINNER
Jude Law, Captain Marvel
Mark Strong, Shazam!
Marwan Kenzari, Aladdin
Patrick Wilson, Aquaman

Choice Summer Movie
Late Night
Murder Mystery
Spider-Man: Far From Home – WINNER
The Last Summer
Toy Story 4

Choice Summer Movie Actor
KJ Apa, The Last Summer
Corey Fogelmanis, Ma
Tom Holland, Spider-Man: Far From Home – WINNER
Charles Melton, The Sun Is Also a Star
Himesh Patel, Yesterday
Adam Sandler, Murder Mystery

Choice Summer Movie Actress
Jennifer Aniston, Muder Mystery
Selena Gomez, The Dead Don’t Die
Zendaya, Spider-Man: Far From Home – WINNER
Mindy Kaling, Late Night
Maia Mitchell, The Last Summer
Yara Shahidi, The Sun Is Also a Star




Choice Drama TV Show
Good Trouble
Marvel’s Runaways
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
Riverdale – WINNER
The Resident

Choice Drama TV Actor
Adam Huber, Dynasty
Cole Sprouse, Riverdale – WINNER
Justin Hartley, This Is Us
K.J. Apa, Riverdale
Oliver Stark, 9-1-1
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actress
Camila Mendes, Riverdale
Cierra Ramirez, Good Trouble
Lili Reinhart, Riverdale – WINNER
Maia Mitchell, Good Trouble
Ryan Destiny, Star
Sofia Carson, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Shadowhunters – WINNER
The 100

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
Aubrey Joseph, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
Bob Morley, The 100
Dominic Sherwood, Shadowhunters
Harry Shum Jr., Shadowhunters
Jared Padalecki, Supernatural – WINNER
Ross Lynch, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
Danielle Rose Russell, Legacies
Ellen Page, The Umbrella Academy
Katherine McNamara, Shadowhunters – WINNER
Kiernan Shipka, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Melonie Diaz, Charmed
Olivia Holt, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

Choice Action TV Show
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
MacGyver – WINNER
The Flash

Choice Action TV Actor
Ben McKenzie, Gotham
Brandon Routh, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Brenton Thwaites, Titans
Grant Gustin, The Flash
Lucas Till, MacGyver
Stephen Amell, Arrow – WINNER

Choice Action TV Actress
Candice Patton, The Flash
Danielle Panabaker, The Flash
Emily Bett Rickards, Arrow
Gabrielle Union, L.A.’s Finest – WINNER
Jessica Alba, L.A.’s Finest
Melissa Benoist, Supergirl

Choice Comedy TV Show
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Fuller House
Jane the Virgin
One Day at a Time
The Big Bang Theory – WINNER

Choice Comedy TV Actor
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Daniel Radcliffe, Miracle Workers
Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin – WINNER
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Marcel Ruiz, One Day at a Time

Choice Comedy TV Actress
Candace Cameron Bure, Fuller House
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Nina Dobrev, Fam – WINNER
Sarah Hyland, Modern Family
Yara Shahidi, black-ish

Choice TV Villain
Adam Scott, The Good Place
Cameron Monaghan, Gotham – WINNER
Jon Cryer, Supergirl
Luke Baines, Shadowhunters
Sarah Carter, The Flash
Sea Shimooka, Arrow

Choice Reality TV Show
America’s Got Talent – WINNER
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Lip Sync Battle
Queer Eye
The Masked Singer
The Voice

Choice Throwback TV Show
All That
Beverly Hills, 90210
Friends – WINNER
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Office

Choice Summer TV Show
Cobra Kai
Nailed It!
So You Think You Can Dance
Stranger Things – WINNER
The Bold Type

Choice Summer TV Actor
Gaten Matarazzo, Stranger Things
Caleb McLaughlin, Stranger Things
Luka Sabbat, Grown-ish
Noah Schnapp, Stranger Things – WINNER
Diego Tinoco, On My Block
Finn Wolfhard, Stranger Things

Choice Summer TV Actress
Chloe Bennet, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things – WINNER
Hilary Duff, Younger
Jessica Marie Garcia, On My Block
Rose McIver, iZombie
Yara Shahidi, Grown-ish




Choice Male Artist
Ed Sheeran
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes – WINNER

Choice Female Artist
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish – WINNER
Cardi B
Lauren Jauregui
Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
5 Seconds of Summer
Jonas Brothers
Panic! At The Disco
The Chainsmokers
Why Don’t We – WINNER

Choice Country Artist
Brett Young
Dan + Shay – WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Kane Brown
Kelsea Ballerini
Thomas Rhett

Choice Latin Artist
Bad Bunny
Becky G.
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B – WINNER
Nicki Minaj
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Choice Rock Artist
Cage the Elephant
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco – WINNER
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Choice Song: Female Artist
Ariana Grande, “7 rings”
Billie Eilish, “bad guy”
Lauren Jauregui, “Expectations” – WINNER
Taylor Swift (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco), “ME!”
Katy Perry, “Never Really Over”
Halsey, “Nightmare”

Choice Song: Male Artist
Khalid, “Better”
Shawn Mendes, “If I Can’t Have You”
Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road”
Travis Scott, “SICKO MODE”
Louis Tomlinson, “Two of Us” – WINNER
Post Malone, “Wow”

Choice Song: Group
Imagine Dragons, “Bad Liar”
Blackpink, “DDU-DU DDU-DU” – WINNER
5 Seconds of Summer, “Easier”
Panic! At The Disco, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”
Why Don’t We,  “8 Letters”

Choice Pop Song
Sam Smith & Normani, “Dancing With A Stranger”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber, “I Don’t Care”
Taylor Swift (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco), “ME!”
Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”
Ava Max, “Sweet but Psycho”
Ariana Grande, “thank u, next” – WINNER

Choice Country Song
Maren Morris, “Girl”
Kane Brown, “Good as You”
Thomas Rhett, “Look What God Gave Her”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Miss Me More”
Kacey Musgraves, “Rainbow”
Dan + Shay, “Speechless” – WINNER

Choice Electronic/Dance Song
Zedd & Katy Perry, “365”
The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha, “Call You Mine”
Ellie Goulding, Diplo, & Red Velvet, “Close to Me (Red Velvet Remix)” – WINNER
Mark Ronson (feat. Camila Cabello), “Find U Again”
Marshmello & Bastille, “Happier”
The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds of Summer, “Who Do You Love”

Choice Latin Song
Ozuna, Daddy Yankee & J Balvin (feat. Farruko, Anuel AA) [Remix], “Baila Baila Baila”
ROSALÍA, J Balvin & El Guincho, “Con Altura”
Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry, “Con Calma (feat. Snow)”
Bad Bunny (feat. Drake), “MIA”
CNCO, “Pretend” – WINNER
Nicky Jam & Ozuna, “Te Robaré”

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
Meek Mill (feat. Drake), “Going Bad”
Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus), “Old Town Road [Remix]” – WINNER
Mustard & Migos, “Pure Water”
Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Khalid, “Talk”
Post Malone, “Wow”

Choice Rock Song
AJR, “100 Bad Days”
Panic! At The Disco, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” – WINNER
Bastille, “Joy”
Imagine Dragons, “Natural”
Cage The Elephant, “Ready To Let Go”
lovelytheband, “These Are My Friends”

Choice Breakout Artist
Billie Eilish – WINNER
Juice WRLD
Lil Nas X

Choice International Artist
Little Mix
NCT 127

Choice Collaboration
BTS (feat. Halsey), “Boy With Luv” – WINNER
Sam Smith & Normani, “Dancing With A Stranger”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber, “I Don’t Care”
Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus), “Old Town Road [Remix]”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
Julia Michaels (feat. Niall Horan), “What A Time”


Choice Song From A Movie

A Whole New World (End Title) (from Aladdin),  ZAYN & Zhavia Ward – WINNER
Broken & Beautiful (from UglyDolls), Kelly Clarkson
Carry On (from Pokémon Detective Pikachu), Kygo & Rita Ora
Don’t Give Up on Me (from Five Feet Apart), Andy Grammer
Shallow (from A Star Is Born), Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga
Sunflower (from Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse), Post Malone & Swae Lee



Choice Fandom
Ariana Grande, Arianators
Blackpink, Blinks
Selena Gomez, Selenators
Taylor Swift, Swifties

Choice Ship
Katherine McNamara & Dominic Sherwood, Shadowhunters
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Lana Condor & Noah Centineo, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Laura Marano & Noah Centineo, The Perfect Date
Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse, Riverdale – WINNER
Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan, Riverdale

Choice Comedian
Ellen DeGeneres
Ethan & Grayson Dolan – WINNER
James Corden
Kevin Hart
Lilly Singh
Tiffany Haddish

Choice Male Athlete
AJ Styles
James Harden
Lionel Messi
Patrick Mahomes
Stephen Curry – WINNER
Tiger Woods

Choice Female Athlete
Katelyn Ohashi
Serena Williams – WINNER
Simone Biles
Sky Brown
The Bella Twins
Tobin Heath