Actor Chris Pratt giving a speech after receiving the Choice Summer Movie Actor award at the Teen Choice 2018 Awards. (Screenshot)
Upon accepting his award for Choice Summer Movie Actor at the Teen Choice 2018 Awards on Sunday, August 12, 2018, actor Chris Pratt acknowledged his love for God and encouraged others to do so too, saying, “I love God. That’s my thing – I love Him, and you should too.”
“I want to thank God,” stated Chris Pratt while holding his Teen Choice 2018 surfboard. “I always do that when I’m up on a big platform in front of a bunch of young faces. I say, ‘I love God. That’s my thing – I love Him, and you should too.”
Chris Pratt, along with co-star Bryce Dallas Howard of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” won Choice Summer Movie Actor and Actress respectively at the Teen Choice 2018 Awards hosted by FOX.
“Thank you so much,” said a gracious Chris Pratt. “Wow. What a great crowd. Give it up for yourselves.”
Pratt continued through the audience’s cheers, “Thank you, guys. Thank you. I’m so thrilled to be here. I have not been a teen for quite some time.”
A fan in the crowd interrupted, shouting, “I love you.”
Pratt paused and responded, “I love you too,” as cheers erupted again.
“I’m so thankful to be here,” the actor went on. “Thank you so much. This means a lot to me. I know Bryce and I both have so much fun being a part of the ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Jurassic World’ franchise. We did those movies just for you. I’m so glad you like ‘em.”
Chris Pratt beat out five other nominees consisting of Alden Ehrenreich, Sam Claflin, Julian Dennison, Donald Glover and Ryan Reynolds.
According to FOX, Teen Choice 2018 award nominees are voted on by “individuals located within the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, who are at least thirteen (13) years of age” and “Winners of Teen Choice 2018 are determined using the votes cast on the Site and on Twitter. Votes are tabulated electronically and winners are determined based on the nominees in each category with the highest number of eligible votes.” Teens could also “vote up to ten (10) times per category per day per platform/vote method.”
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