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Lincoln and Cadillac Are Still Cool Cars in China



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The streets of Beijing are teeming with German luxury cars, but Cindy Zhang wanted something ­different—something that reminded her of the muscular vehicles she sees on American TV shows like the spy thriller Homeland. So she bought a boldly styled Cadillac XT5 SUV in a color dubbed red passion. “The vehicle looks pretty solid and makes me feel safer,” says Zhang, 29, a primary school teacher. “I don’t know whether those scenes with American cars in the shows helped me with the choice, but it felt natural and right.”

The well-wheeled in China are increasingly embracing American luxury brands—the bigger, the better—with Cadillac crossovers and Lincoln SUVs flying off dealer lots. The country has already become General Motors Co.’s largest market for Cadillac, overtaking the U.S. in 2017, and Ford Motor Co. says it will soon be the top market for its Lincoln brand, which arrived there only three years ago.

The rapid growth of their luxury sales in China is welcome news for Detroit automakers, which have recently seen sales of their mainstream models plunge there. While total China sales for both Ford and GM slid in the second quarter, demand for their premium brands climbed. Lincoln’s rose 7% in the April-June period from a year earlier, and Cadillac’s surged 36%. “Luxury sales have definitely been more resilient than the overall market,” says GM Chief Financial Officer Dhivya Suryadevara.

Both brands are launching an armada of new models in the world’s largest auto market, and the two are projected to account for 1 in every 10 premium vehicles sold there by 2022, according to researcher LMC Automotive. “It’s been a struggle for them in the U.S. to get any traction that is lasting,” says Jeff Schuster, senior vice president for forecasting at LMC. “But the interest in the brands by Chinese consumers, combined with the sheer size of the market, creates a good opportunity for them to get the volume and scale that they haven’t been able to in other markets.”

Why do the Chinese revere the Detroit luxury cars that many Americans find irrelevant? Part of it is cultural: They admire the brands’ long histories and see them as the gilded carriages of American presidents and Hollywood movie stars. Chinese consumers tend to associate Lincoln with the 16th American president, who’s highly esteemed there. And they see none of the baggage Cadillac and Lincoln built up over decades of disastrous branding decisions such as the Cadillac Cimarron economy car and the short-lived Lincoln Blackwood pickup. “Chinese people associate Lincoln and Cadillac with wealth and power and everything that goes along with America’s status as the No. 1 superpower,” says Michael Dunne, a China expert and chief executive officer of consultant ZoZo Go. “They were aware of these prestigious brands coming out of the United States. They were not sure what they looked like or how they drove, but the names were pure gold.”

With China emerging as the world’s largest market for electric vehicles, Cadillac will debut its first EV there in 2022. GM then plans to roll out a handful of plug-in Cadillac models in China over the next several years. It’s also nurturing its high-tech image in the country by, in part, promoting Super Cruise, its semiautonomous, hands-free driving feature. “There is an appeal to American brands,” says Cadillac President Steve Carlisle. “There is an association from a values perspective of ‘anything can happen’ and the American dream.”

Lincoln will introduce a string of SUVs that will be built in China, starting with the Corsair crossover later this year. And it’s rapidly expanding a tearoom-style showroom strategy, where customers get the royal treatment, including massage chairs and lattes topped with their personal portraits. The latter touch surprised even Joy Falotico, president of Lincoln, who visited the brand’s Shanghai store in June. “We go up to the cafe, and the next thing you know here comes my coffee, served with some fruit, and my picture is actually printed in the foam on top of it,” she says. Falotico also took part in a ceremony featuring an elaborate light show just to hand the keys to a young buyer. “It’s just incredible.”

Particularly striking is the huge age difference between the brands’ average buyers in China, who are in their early to mid-30s, and in the U.S., who are about 60. Detroit’s marketers don’t have to overcome past mistakes or deal with the stigma of promoting a vehicle considered to be an “old man’s car.” Cadillac and Lincoln have clean slates to introduce their models to consumers increasingly interested in looking beyond Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, which together control 68% of China’s premium segment, according to LMC. “We’re an alternative to what’s in the luxury market now,” Carlisle says.

Rather than copying the languid TV ad campaigns they use to entice luxury buyers in the U.S., Lincoln and Cadillac are trolling for Chinese consumers on social media and at online stores operated by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the Amazon of China with hundreds of millions of active users. “You really don’t have time for an ad campaign,” Falotico says. “You have to move quickly and have relationships there with the social media giants.”

The American luxury brands are also aggressively seeking customers in China’s inland cities, where personal wealth is growing and the German automakers aren’t as entrenched. These third- and fourth-tier cities, with populations of as much as 7 million people, are larger than every U.S. city except New York. “You have wealthy people in each of those cities,” Dunne says, “and they’re ready to buy premium vehicles.”

Looming over this newfound opportunity are trade tensions between the countries, which have included increased tariffs on vehicles and auto parts going both ways. President Trump raised the stakes on Aug. 1, announcing he would impose a 10% tariff on a further $300 billion in Chinese imports. The new import taxes, which he later said could go “well beyond” 25%, will begin to go into effect on Sept. 1.

Dunne says there’s a risk that the Chinese government, which recently levied a $24 million fine on Ford for price fixing, could discourage consumers from buying U.S. products if the trade war heats up—a type of economic pressure it’s used against South Korea and Japan in the past. “There’s no question that American automakers are more vulnerable today than a year ago,” he says. “They could be at any time subject to audits, investigations, slowdowns, and some of that is already happening. We’d be naive to think otherwise.”

Detroit’s automakers are anxious for tensions to cool. “We are very hopeful that the largest two economies will work together to find a resolution to the ongoing discussions,” Lincoln’s Falotico says. “Should it change from where it is today, it will have an impact on us, no doubt.”

Avoiding tariffs is a key reason Lincoln plans to eventually build all its models in China, except for the Navigator SUV, which doesn’t sell in large enough numbers to justify local production. “We see China as ground zero for Lincoln, given the size of the market and how well the brand has been received,” said Bob Shanks, Ford’s then-CFO, in May. “It’s a huge, huge improvement in the business model.” —With Tian Ying


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FinCEN Director: Casinos Must Report Suspicious Transactions, Including Suspect Use of Cryptocurrencies




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America’s federal financial crimes enforcement agency, FinCEN, has noticed “a gap” in the reporting of illicit use of cryptocurrencies at casinos and card clubs in recent years, the agency’s director told attendees at the 12th Annual Las Vegas Anti-Money Laundering Conference this week.

Director Kenneth A. Blanco also added that he is “concern(ed)…to hear about some compliance budgets being cut by casinos looking to trim costs and retain gamblers.”

He called proper financial monitoring in the US a matter of national security and said SARs (suspicious activity reports) figured into nearly 60% of FBI investigations and roughly 20% of anti-terrorism investigations.

Blanco said SAR (suspicious activity report) filings by casinos and card clubs have nonetheless been declining across the US for the past two years:

“We saw… a decrease of more than 9 percent in SARs filed between 2017 and 2018…From 2017 to 2018, the top five SAR filings by state were Nevada, Louisiana, California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. While New Jersey experienced a 10% increase, possibly tied to Sports Betting, Nevada (-7%), Louisiana (-15%), and Pennsylvania (-15%) all experienced declines in overall filings, which is symptomatic of the decline in overall industry filings. Other large decreases came from Oklahoma (-51%), Washington (-46%), and Ohio (-45%).”

Cryptocurrencies are often used for online gambling, and there is much overlap between the crypto and gambling worlds. Virtual currencies can flow into casinos through online/mobile apps or at brick-and-mortar establishments.

Blanco said reporting of suspicious use of cryptocurrencies, in particular, needs to be more ‘robust’:

“While FinCEN has received some filings from casinos regarding cyber-enabled crimes, (virtual currency)-related SAR filings by casinos have not been as robust as expected since the May CVC guidance and advisory were published…Casinos should be filing SARs when they encounter suspicious CVC activity…”

He advised casinos to review guidance and advisory information regarding the processing of virtual currency transactions by FinCEN regulated industries, adding:

“FinCEN expects that your casino or card club is monitoring your sports betting programs for potentially suspicious activity. This includes offering sports betting through a mobile app.”

Monitoring of must be comprehensive and can be very technical when it involves cryptocurrencies said Blanco:

“You must establish and implement procedures for using all available information to detect and report suspicious transactions…(Y)ou need to ensure that this is accounted for in your policies, procedures, …internal controls… (and) risk assessments. You should also consider how you will review and conduct due diligence on transactions in (virtual currency). How will you conduct blockchain analytics to determine the source of the (virtual currency)? How will you incorporate (virtual currency)-related indicators into your SAR filings as appropriate?”

On-site compliance officers are expected to be intimately familiar with FinCEN requirements, he added:

“The advisory highlights prominent typologies, associated ‘red flags,’ and identifies information that would be most valuable to law enforcement if contained in suspicious activity reports…FinCEN issued FAQs in 2016 to assist financial institutions in reporting such cyber indicators and cyber-enabled financial crime…available on our website. This is an area you can expect your examiners to ask about.”

Blanco noted that, “Minimal Gaming with Large Transactions is the highest reported activity with more than 5,000 SARs reflecting this activity…(and that) Reports of Chip Walking have dramatically increased since this was added to the SAR form in the summer of 2018. Chip Walking is now the second most selected suspicious activity on the SAR form, with more than 4,400 reports being cited this year to date.”

Chip-walking is the process of buying volumes of gambling chips at a casino and then using them to pay employees working in an underground business such as a drug lab or marijuana operation.
Blanco said that information collected by casinos to protect their interests can be fed onto SAR filings, which in turn can be legally distributed to parent companies and affiliates within the US to reduce risk throughout the business.

“We know the kind of significant information that casinos are able to develop on gaming customers. This information is extraordinary and relevant, and is already used by casinos for a variety of marketing and other business purposes…This information can and should be used by your compliance personnel as they monitor customers for suspicious activity.”

The FinCEN director encouraged casinos to ensure that various departments: legal, compliance and IT, for instance, are sharing information and working in tandem to enhance compliance and risk management:

“Information developed by your security departments for combating and preventing fraud should also be shared with compliance personnel. The legal department should also alert the compliance department when a subpoena is received. A subpoena could trigger reviews of customer risk ratings and account activity.”

Blanco also said that quietude in enforcement doesn’t mean none is underway or pending:

“There is a misconception that just because FinCEN has not publicly issued an enforcement action against a casino or card club since last year that FinCEN is not looking at this financial sector. Let me assure you, this is not the case. FinCEN is continually looking at compliance across all financial institutions and will not hesitate to act when it identifies financial institutions that violate the BSA. It is also important to note that not all enforcement actions are public.”

Blanco ended by saying that casinos are legally obligated to assure the integrity of their monitoring and reporting systems:

“Remember that this is not just a best practice, but a requirement under the AML program rule for casinos and card clubs…To be clear—we take the culture of compliance seriously. This is a national security issue: not something to be taken lightly—and we will not take it lightly.”

He said, “BSA data also aids investigations tied to bulk cash smuggling, gang activity, significant fraud, transnational organized crime, bribery, health care fraud, corruption, embezzlement, kleptocracy, and third-party money laundering, among other crimes.”

He also noted that casinos and card clubs have a role in determining beneficial ownership information about potential shell companies:

“Its importance to our national security cannot be (over)stated…Criminals of all kinds, including terrorists, establish domestic shell companies to mask and further their criminal activity, to invest and buy assets with illicit proceeds, and to prevent law enforcement and others from efficiently and effectively investigating tips or leads, thus allowing these bad actors to hide from justice and continue their bad acts.”


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Seeking a cycle solution: Creating safe streets for all, beyond blaming the city and drivers




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During a summer home from college in 1999, I worked as a bike messenger in Midtown Manhattan. Back then, there were few of the trappings that New York cyclists enjoy today. Bike lanes were few and far between. Citi Bikes, protected lanes and greenways were fiction, and bicycle advocacy as a concept was basically non-existent.

There were 40 bicycle deaths in New York that year, a record, at least for that era. Towards the end of that summer, one of my coworkers got into an accident and bit off his tongue. A week later, another messenger reported back from visiting him in the hospital. “He’s doing better,” he said. “He can speak now.” Another messenger friend told me about a courier who had his ears ripped off from getting sandwiched between two buses.

Today, by comparison, New York is living in a golden age of bicycling. Thanks to infrastructure changes begun under Mayor Bloomberg, New Yorkers can enjoy riding on dedicated, separated bike lanes with physical barriers protecting them from cars, on many of Manhattan’s avenues. Citi Bikes are ubiquitous throughout much of the city, and standard bike lanes have been added to streets all over the five boroughs.

New Yorkers have embraced two-wheeled transit with an undeniable fervor. Average daily bike trips in the city have spiked more than 150% since 2006, from about 180,000 to about 460,000 today. This is a good thing, and considering how bicycle usage has surged, that bicycle deaths hit a record low last year at just 10 is even more remarkable. That should be a proud accomplishment for the city, the Vision Zero policy, and all New Yorkers.

However, the bicycle community is in crisis mode today. After 19 deaths so far this year (as of Aug. 15), it’s easy to understand why. Bicyclists remain at the mercy of cars and trucks on many New York streets, and more can be done to reduce both bicycle deaths, and overall traffic deaths, which include pedestrians, vehicle drivers and passengers, and motorcyclists as well as bicyclists. Total traffic deaths in New York City also hit a record low last year at 200.
While bicycle advocates are right to demand a more bike-friendly streetscape in many parts of the city, as well as more of the public awareness campaigns that have been a part of Vision Zero and greater enforcement of things like drivers’ running red lights, they have been absent in one key element of their movement.

That is that cyclists, by and large, have avoided taking responsibility for their own behavior on city streets, and prefer to see themselves as victims rather than willing participants in the elegant chaos that defines getting around in a tightly packed city of 8.5 million people. Cyclists can also be a big part of the problem, acting as a menace to both each other and pedestrians. On July 31, for instance, a cyclist hit a pedestrian, Michael Collopy, in Chelsea. He later died in Bellevue Hospital. The cyclist who hit him fled the scene and remains unidentified. Despite the tragedy and criminality of that event, it sparked little of the outrage or protests from the bike community that have popped up following bicycle fatalities this year. In a statement, Marco Conner, co-deputy director of Transportation Alternatives, a leading bicycle advocacy group, acknowledged that the incident was a tragedy and said that cyclists should always yield to pedestrians, but then shifted the blame for overall traffic deaths from bikes to motor vehicles, which may be true but seems to be missing the point — that pedestrians are often fearful and at the mercy of lawbreaking cyclists.

In an interview last month, on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” Conner made an even more bizarre statement, saying, “The behavior of cyclists, car drivers, truck drivers, pedestrians, in terms of not abiding by certain laws is about the same, but the responsibility you have wielding a multi ton car or truck is very different from walking, or from riding a bike.”
I’m not sure what city Conner lives in, but it doesn’t seem to be the same one I’m in. I regularly see bicyclists, whether it’s everyday commuters or delivery people, riding the wrong way down the street or riding on the sidewalk, both of which creates a menace for pedestrians and drivers. When is the last time you saw a car driving down the sidewalk?

Plenty of challenges still remain in making New York more bike-friendly, including bike lanes being routinely blocked by double-parked cars and trucks, but bike advocates would be wise to own up to their own role in the city’s transit ecosystem and take a more holistic approach that includes themselves as part of the solution, rather than simply demonizing cars and City Hall.

Here are five ways the bike community can help ensure that New York is as bike friendly and as safe for bicyclists as possible.
1. Follow the rules

This may be common sense, but as they say, common sense isn’t always so common. Plenty of cyclists don’t respect the traffic laws — I’ll cop to having been one of them — especially when it comes to running red lights, riding the wrong way down one way streets, or riding on the sidewalk.

I get it. Part of the joy of riding is the freedom of it, and red lights are a bummer when you just want to cruise. But creating a more bike-friendly and bike-forward city requires buy-in from all New Yorkers, including those who would never dream of getting around on two wheels. The sidewalk is meant to be a safe space for pedestrians, and many of them, including the elderly, the disabled, and those pushing a wheelchair or a stroller, can’t easily avoid a cyclist coming directly at them on a narrow piece of pavement. Act accordingly.
Cyclists need to show those citizens the same respect that they’re asking for. Don’t be a scofflaw. Follow the rules.

2. Share the road

Cars, bikes and pedestrians are natural antagonists out on the road. Like a transportation version of rock, paper, scissors, they all have their own pros and cons, and they don’t mix well together. Cyclists fear getting mowed over by a car or truck. Pedestrians don’t want to get hit by an errant bicycle flying through a red light or a car, and drivers, of course, are wary of hitting anyone or causing an accident.
Pedestrians and bicyclists are especially vulnerable to the faster, heavier equipment out there. I get it. But everyone has responsibilities.

Cyclists can make everyone’s lives and commutes easier by making predictable moves out on the road. Ride in the bike lane if one’s available. Use hand signals to let drivers know when you’re turning, and don’t weave in and out of traffic just to get somewhere a little faster or because it’s thrilling to do so. If you want to avoid a collision, start by doing the basics to lower the risk of one.

There will always be some tension between cars, bikes and pedestrians out on New York streets as each constituency has a different set of interests and space on the roads is scarce. There’s a natural give-and-take, but simply being courteous can make sharing the road easier and more pleasant for everyone.
The challenges of balancing these different modes of transportation is being tested in a new way now that cars are effectively banned on 14th St. (with exceptions for pick-ups and drop-offs). It’s a worthy experiment that will help inform the future of NYC transit and street design, but it’s already become a contentious issue with New Yorkers lined up on both sides of the debate.

3. Get the proper equipment

It’s a nightmare riding around New York at night these days. Some cyclists use no lights or reflective gear whatsoever, putting them in danger of a collision with a car or another bike and putting pedestrians at risk as well. Other cyclists choose to strap high-wattage flood lights to the fronts of their bikes, momentarily blinding riders coming the other way.
There’s a middle ground here. Let’s mandate and standardize bike lights for all riders. Advocacy groups like Transportation Alternatives and the city can work together on a standard so riders can be as safe as possible at night, and keep each other out of harm’s way.

At the same time, nothing lowers the chances of an accident being fatal or serious more than wearing a helmet. Mandate helmets for all riders. Citi Bikes can add lockboxes to bikes so helmets can be stored inside of them when the bikes are not in use. This is what Revel, the shared moped company that just launched in Brooklyn and Queens, is doing.

Similarly, the city should consider a bike registration for all bikes and cyclists to help give it valuable data on bicycling and to deter bike thefts.
4. Embrace e-bikes

Mayor de Blasio’s distaste for battery-powered bicycles has been a misstep, and Hizzoner would be wise to reverse course.

E-bikes are a fast-evolving technology that have the power to make cycling much more accessible than it currently is with pedal bikes. Not only can New Yorkers who may not be in good enough physical shape to ride a pedal bike around the city benefit from e-bikes, but they’re also a way to eliminate, or at least mitigate, every summer cyclist’s scourge — showing up at work or at the bar looking like a sweat rag thanks to 90-degree temps and oppressive humidity.
The city has tools it could use to encourage the adoption of e-bikes, and by doing so help hasten the transition away from cars to bikes by offering tax credits to purchase them, similar to what the federal government does with electrical vehicles. It could also build out a network of charging stations so e-bike riders can be assured they won’t be stranded.

In order achieve the sea change in New York transit they envision, bike advocates to build a critical mass of cyclists. Embracing e-bikes is the best way to do so.

5. Make peace with drivers
One common thread in bike advocacy in cities across the country is hatred of cars. Chants of “ban cars” are found everywhere online and off, and cycling advocates seem to view transit as a zero-sum game. The fewer cars there are the more bikes, they seem to believe, and the less space there is for cars, the more there is for bikes. That’s not really true though, and it’s a terrible strategy for achieving their desired state of a bike nirvana.

Cyclists need to accept that millions of New Yorkers rely on cars, private or hired, every day. These include, but aren’t limited to, the elderly, disabled, sick and injured, pregnant women, and families with babies or small children. Plenty of hardworking New Yorkers need their own vehicle to get to or do their jobs, and everyday New Yorkers also count on cars when they’re in a rush to get somewhere, going somewhere inaccessible by public transit, or hauling something too big to carry on a bike or the subway. Even the most ardent cyclist isn’t about to jump on their fixie to get to JFK with a rollerboard bag on their back. That just ain’t happening.

Similarly, trucks are here to stay too. You know all those stores lined up and down New York streets that sell stuff. They need trucks to bring them their merchandise. That’s just the way it works. If you can think of a better way to do it, then go ahead and share it because you’re probably sitting on a billion-dollar idea. E-commerce and the explosive growth of Amazon has only increased demand for truck delivery.
New York has come a long way over the last generation to make the city welcoming to bikes and cycling, but there is still much work to be done. Bike advocates can help themselves by committing to the above guidelines, and accepting their role in making New York streets as safe as possible and available to all forms of transportation as well as the people who depend on them.

By including themselves as part of the solution rather than simply pointing the finger at drivers and the city itself, cyclists and their advocates can help New York become the biking utopia that so many of us want it to be.


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Teen Choice Awards 2019: Complete Winner List




Choice Comedy Movie

WINNER: Crazy Rich Asians
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
WINNER: Noah Centineo – The Perfect Date
Ryan Reynolds – Pokémon Detective Pikachu


Choice Comedy Movie Actress

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


Choice Movie Villain

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


Choice Action Movie

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


Choice Action Movie Actor

Chris Evans – Avengers: Endgame
Chris Hemsworth – Avengers: Endgame, Men in Black: International
John Cena – Bumblebee
Paul Rudd – Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Endgame
WINNER: Robert Downey Jr. – Avengers: Endgame
Samuel L. Jackson – Captain Marvel

Choice Action Movie Actress

Brie Larson, “Captain Marvel”, “Avengers: Endgame”
Evangeline Lilly, “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
Hailee Steinfeld, “Bumblebee”
WINNER: Scarlett Johansson, “Avengers: Endgame”
Tessa Thompson, “Men in Black: International”
Zoe Saldana, “Avengers: Endgame”


Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie

WINNER: “Aladdin”
“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”
WINNER: Will Smith, “Aladdin”
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”
WINNER: Naomi Scott, “Aladdin”
Sophie Turner, “Dark Phoenix”


Choice Drama Movie

WINNER: “After”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Five Feet Apart”
“The Hate U Give”
“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”


Choice Comedy Movie

WINNER: ”Crazy Rich Asians”
”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”
WINNER: Noah Centineo, ”The Perfect Date”
Ryan Reynolds, ”Pokémon Detective Pikachu”


Choice Comedy Movie Actress

Awkwafina, ”Crazy Rich Asians”
Constance Wu, ”Crazy Rich Asians”
WINNER: Laura Marano, ”The Perfect Date
Marsai Martin, ”Little”
Rebel Wilson, ”Isn’t It Romantic”
Tiffany Haddish, ”Night School”


Choice Movie Villain

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


Choice Summer Movie

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


Choice Summer Movie Actor

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


Choice Summer Movie Actress

Jennifer Aniston, ”Murder Mystery”
Selena Gomez, ”The Dead Don’t Die”
WINNER: Zendaya – ”Spider-Man: Far From Home”
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
WINNER: ”Riverdale”
”The Resident”


Choice Drama TV Actor

Adam Huber, ”Dynasty”
WINNER: Cole Sprouse, ”Riverdale”
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”
WINNER: Lili Reinhart, ”Riverdale”
Maia Mitchell, ”Good Trouble”
Ryan Destiny, ”Star”
Sofia Carson, ”Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”


Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

”Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
WINNER: ”Shadowhunters”
”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”
WINNER: Jared Padalecki, ”Supernatural”
Ross Lynch, ”Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”


Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

Danielle Rose Russell, ”Legacies”
Ellen Page, ”The Umbrella Academy”
WINNER: Katherine McNamara, ”Shadowhunters”
Kiernan Shipka, ”Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
Melonie Diaz, ”Charmed”
Olivia Holt, ”Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”


Choice Action TV Show

”DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
WINNER: ”MacGyver”
”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”
WINNER: Stephen Amell, ”Arrow”


Choice Action TV Actress

Candice Patton, ”The Flash”
Danielle Panabaker, ”The Flash”
Emily Bett Rickards, ”Arrow”
WINNER: Gabrielle Union, ”L.A.’s Finest”
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”
WINNER: ”The Big Bang Theory”


Choice Comedy TV Actor

Andy Samberg, ”Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Anthony Anderson, ”black-ish”
Daniel Radcliffe, ”Miracle Workers”
WINNER: Jaime Camil, ”Jane the Virgin”
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”
WINNER: Nina Dobrev, ”Fam”
Sarah Hyland, ”Modern Family”
Yara Shahidi, ”black-ish”


Choice TV Villain

Adam Scott, ”The Good Place”
WINNER: Cameron Monaghan, ”Gotham”
Jon Cryer, ”Supergirl”
Luke Baines, ”Shadowhunters”
Sarah Carter, ”The Flash”
Sea Shimooka, ”Arrow”


Choice Reality TV Show

WINNER: ”America’s Got Talent”
”Keeping Up with the Kardashians”
”Lip Sync Battle”
”Queer Eye”
”The Masked Singer”
”The Voice”


Choice Throwback TV Show

”All That”
”Beverly Hills, 90210”
WINNER: ”Friends”
”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
”The Office”



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


Choice Female Artist

Ariana Grande
WINNER: Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Lauren Jauregui
Taylor Swift


Choice Music Group

5 Seconds of Summer
Jonas Brothers
Panic! At the Disco
The Chainsmokers
WINNER: Why Don’t We

Choice Country Artist

Brett Young
WINNER: Dan + Shay
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

Nicki Minaj
Post Malone
Travis Scott


Choice Rock Artist

Cage the Elephant
Imagine Dragons
WINNER: Panic! At the Disco
twenty one pilots


Choice Song: Female Artist

Ariana Grande, ”7 rings”
Billie Eilish, ”bad guy”
WINNER: Lauren Jauregui, ”Expectations”
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”
WINNER: Louis Tomlinson, ”Two of Us”
Post Malone, ”Wow”


Choice Song: Group

Imagine Dragons, ”Bad Liar”
WINNER: Blackpink, ”DDU-DU DDU-DU”
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”
WINNER: Ariana Grande, ”thank u, next”


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”
WINNER: Dan + Shay, ”Speechless”


Choice Electronic/Dance Song

Zedd & Katy Perry, ”365”
The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha, ”Call You Mine”
WINNER: Ellie Goulding, Diplo, & Red Velvet, ”Close to Me (Red Velvet Remix)”
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”
WINNER: CNCO, ”Pretend”
Nicky Jam & Ozuna, ”Te Robaré”


Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song

Meek Mill (feat. Drake), ”Going Bad”
WINNER: Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus), ”Old Town Road” [Remix]
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”
WINNER: Panic! At the Disco, ”Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Bastille, ”Joy”
Imagine Dragons, ”Natural”
Cage the Elephan, ”Ready to Let Go”
lovelytheband, ”These Are My Friends”


Choice Breakout Artist

WINNER: Billie Eilish
Juice WRLD
Lil Nas X


Choice International Artist

Little Mix
NCT 127


Choice Collaboration

WINNER: BTS (feat. Halsey), ”Boy With Luv”
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 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”
WINNER: Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse, ”Riverdale”
Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan, ”Riverdale”


Choice Comedian

Ellen DeGeneres
WINNER: Ethan & Grayson Dolan
James Corden
Kevin Hart
Lilly Singh
Tiffany Haddish


Choice Male Athlete

AJ Styles
James Harden
Lionel Messi
Patrick Mahomes
WINNER: Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods


Choice Female Athlete

Katelyn Ohashi
WINNER: Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Sky Brown
The Bella Twins
Tobin Heath

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