Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Vin Diesel paid a glowing tribute to Paul Walker at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday as the late star won the Choice Movie Actor award in the Action/Adventure category.
Vin Diesel. Pic/Santa Banta
Walker, who died in November 2013 in a car accident, beat out competition from Ansel Elgort, Dylan O'Brien, Taylor Lautner, Theo James and Diesel to claim the award for his performance in "Furious 7", reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Diesel paid tribute to his friend when he took the stage to accept the surfboard for Choice Movie: Action/Adventure alongside co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, and Jordana Brewster, saying: "I can't stand here and be rewarded like this without talking about somebody very, very, very important to us.
"One of the best blessings in our lives was the fact that we had the opportunity to call Pablo our brother. Paul Walker is here in spirit with us."
"Furious 7" also won the Choice Movie: Action/Adventure award.
Meanwhile, the biggest winners of the night were British pop boy band One Direction, who won eight awards in total, including Male Music Group, Choice Summer Music Group, and Choice Selfie Takers.
However, the band - which now consists of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson - were not at the event at the Galen Centre here in person and were instead forced to accept their awards via video link.
Fellow British band Little Mix won the surfboard award for Choice Music Breakout Artists.
Other big winners were
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
Choice Movie Actor (Action/Adventure): Paul Walker - "Furious 7"
Choice Movie Actress (Action/Adventure): Shailene Woodley - "Insurgent"
Choice Movie (Sci-Fi/Fantasy): "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
Choice Movie Actor (Sci-Fi/Fantasy): Josh Hutcherson - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
Choice Movie Actress (Sci-Fi/Fantasy): Jennifer Lawrence - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
Choice Movie (Drama): "If I Stay"
Choice Movie Actor (Drama): Scott Eastwood - "The Longest Ride"
Choice Movie Actress (Drama): Chloë Grace Moretz - "If I Stay"
Choice Movie (Comedy): "Pitch Perfect 2"
Choice TV Show (Drama): "Pretty Little Liars"
Choice TV Actor (Drama): Ian Harding - "Pretty Little Liars"
Choice TV Actress (Drama): Lucy Hale - "Pretty Little Liars"
Choice TV Show (Sci-Fi/Fantasy): "The Vampire Diaries"
Choice TV Actor (Sci-Fi/Fantasy): Jared Padalecki - "Supernatural"
Choice TV Actress (Sci-Fi/Fantasy): Nina Dobrev - "The Vampire Diaries'
Choice TV Show (Comedy): "The Big Bang Theory"
Choice Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Choice Female Artist: Demi Lovato
Choice Music Group (Male): One Direction
Choice Music Group (Female): Fifth Harmony
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Choice Country Artist: Carrie Underwood