Actress tells kids that different is good Jesse Tyler Ferguson, from left, Rico Rodriguez and Ariel Winter are slimed after being announced winners of the award for favorite family TV show for Modern Family at Nickelodeon's 28th annual Kids' Choice Awards (AP photos)
Actress tells kids that different is good
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The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids' Choice Awards, but it was Angelina Jolie's message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck.

Jolie has sought to inspire women with public candor about her own health. She said that "different is good" as she accepted the favorite villain award for her movie role as the title character in "Maleficent."

When she was young, Jolie said, "I was told I was different. And I felt out of place: too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in."

"When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud," she said. Then she added with a wink, "cause a little trouble. It's good for you."

The actress and filmmaker, who just recently disclosed that she had undergone additional surgery aimed at preventing cancer, received excited hugs from daughters Shiloh and Zahara when her name was announced.

There were other winners at the Nickelodeon channel's fan-voted awards. They included Emma Stone, who largely escaped its trademark slime when she accepted the best actress award for her role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." And favorite family TV show "Modern Family," whose stars including Jesse Tyler Ferguson didn't get away clean.

Nick Jonas hosted the ceremony. It also honored the group Fifth Harmony as favorite new artist and Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" as favorite action stars. The film was voted favorite movie.

Jonas won as favorite male singer. He also ended up drenched in the ceremony's trademark green slime. So did Josh Gad ("Frozen," Broadway's "Book of Mormon"), who got slimed by co-presenter Adam Sandler.

Performers included Iggy Azalea with Jennifer Hudson and 5 Seconds of Summer, which ended up taking a goo hit.

Jonas opened the ceremony. He noted that One Direction was minus a group member with the exit of Zayn Malik.

"A tough week. ... Lot of girls in the house tonight still struggling after One Direction became Two Direction," he said, then asked, jokingly, "What's next? Fourth Harmony? 3 Seconds of Summer? No, no. The Jonas Brother?"

One Direction didn't appear to accept its trophy as favorite music group.

Others taking part in the ceremony included Jamie Foxx, Meghan Trainor, Chris Rock, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kevin James and Little League baseball sensation Mo'ne Davis.

Jolie, recently writing in the New York Times, revealed that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. She hopes it will reduce her risk of cancer.

Two years ago, she disclosed that she carries a defective breast cancer gene. It puts her at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Her mother died of ovarian cancer and her maternal grandmother also had ovarian cancer. It is strong evidence of an inherited, genetic risk that led Jolie to have her healthy breasts removed to try to avoid the same fate.

Critical thinking challenge: How can different be good?

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COMMENTS (64)
  • 21aebela
    4/07/2015 - 12:22 p.m.

    That is good that she did that .I think that everyone is different by the look the personalty and their charter. I now i am diffrent .

  • shelbym-Orv
    4/07/2015 - 01:10 p.m.

    OH MY GOODNESS! I watched this and I was soo mad at Nick Jonas for making that stupid little joke about One Direction. YA OK THANKS NICK BUT THATS NOT FUNNY. I actually cried. Anyways, it was pretty cool. I mostly just watched beacuse of 5 sconds of summer though, obviously.:) But I was happy when Modern Family, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence. Mockingjay Part 1, Emma Stone, and One Direction won awards. AND 5 SECOND OF SUMMERS' PERFORMANCE WAS AMAZING.

  • RyannaBTurqoise
    4/07/2015 - 05:36 p.m.

    I think that this is a great story because it tells kids that the rude comments like "She can't hangout with us because she is 'different'." should not hurt them.

  • GigiSylvester-Ste
    4/08/2015 - 01:04 p.m.

    Different is good because if everyone is the same this world would be very boring. Different is good because if you are different you can inspire others to become different too. Everyone should be proud of their differences because thats what makes you unique!

  • brandi1018
    4/08/2015 - 01:28 p.m.

    This is so impressive! Its such a great thing that famous person is pushing that being diffrent is okay. Although it could lead to hurting kids that arent different. An interesting thing about this is that someone that people will acttually listen to is speaking up for people that are different. This is so amazing to me and helpful.

  • Karena-OBr
    4/08/2015 - 01:52 p.m.

    I think being diffrent is good because thats what make us who we are. Everyone's personality isn't the same. I enjoyed reading this article. I also watched the Kids' Choice award and Angelina Jolie said the same thing on tv. I think what Angelina Jolie said is a great message to all of us if we ever feel out of place.

  • RachelAnnel-OBr
    4/08/2015 - 01:57 p.m.

    Being different isn't a bad thing. It's better that people are different from each other. If everyone was the same and not different it would be really boring. They would be doing the same things and acting the same way. This article is a good message to kids and even adults.

  • Danielles1-Cla
    4/08/2015 - 05:18 p.m.

    I think different is good because that gives them a new part of being unique and special . And Angelina Jolie deserved that hug from her two daughters .

  • SadieB-1
    4/08/2015 - 06:40 p.m.

    The Teen Choice Music Awards proved to be an interesting show again. But this year, instead of all fun and slime, there was a dash of seriousness in the show. Angelina Jolie, who was accepting her award for best villan role of the year, gave a speech to the audience about embracing being different. She encourages youths and women to be themselves whatever their struggles may be. Because she carries a defective breast cancer gene, Jolie wanted to empower females around the world. Other winners that night included Nick Jonas, Fith Harmony, and Emma Stone. ANd of course, Nick got slimed. What would the awards be without it? I think Jolie is a great inspiration and it was good of her to make that speech.

  • torionastewart123
    4/08/2015 - 07:25 p.m.

    Being different isn't a bad thing. It's better that people are different from each other. If everyone was the same and not different it would be really boring. They would be doing the same things and acting the same way. This article is a good message to kids and even adults. As my mother would say, "Different is always better." No one wants to b e the same as everyone else. I know that i would want to be one of a kind!

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