C'Mon, Tell Us! What Was the First Award You Ever Won?
Eva Longoria Parker
"I think it was a spelling bee. I was in the third grade."
-With reporting by Bronwyn Barnes, Marshall Heyman, Kimberly Lansing, Lindzi Scharf, Andrea Simpson and Nakisha Williams
Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee: "I won a dance award from the New York City Dance Alliance. I grew up a dancer and that was awesome for me."
Pete: "I got a soccer trophy that everybody on the team got. I was six and I thought it was awesome. Everything was awesome [when I was six].
"The Springfield city spelling bee in Ohio. I won first place in my hometown. I was a good speller and I'm still pretty good!"
"I think it was for rollerskating. I won for champion rollerskater when I was 8."
"The first award I ever won was a Lifetime Achievement Award of nothing from Ellen DeGeneres five years ago. She gave me an award because she felt bad that I’ve never won anything. It’s a Barbie doll that looks like Ellen."
"I won Best Hair in 9th grade!"
-With reporting by Bronwyn Barnes, Marshall Heyman, Lindzi Scharf and Nakisha Williams
"I haven't won that many! I think in junior high school I got an owl certificate because I did well in my grade."
“I won a People’s Choice Award for Best Ensemble on Roseanne. Though before that, I was most improved in high school basketball. What did I have to do to get that? I had to improve!”
"It was a rugby medal when I was 13. I played for 17 years, but I quit 10 years ago. I can't really play anymore. I'm too old, and they're too fast."
"It was probably sports-related. I think I won a fencing competition. In grade four, I used to fence."
"When I was in 4th grade the whole county entered a creative writing story competition. I won first place for my story about a girl during the civil war."
"I won a roller disco championship award. I'm really proud of that. I actually never got my trophy, which upsets me."
"I won an award for best newcomer when I was 12. It was for Silver Spoons. I can't say my acting was all that subtle then."
"It was an Emmy. I didn't win any acting awards when I was in college; I thought I heard my name announced, but when I stood up, I realized that it wasn't me. I never won anything. Not a spelling bee, nothing!"
"I won a bottle of aftershave called Pagan Man at the church raffle when I was 12. I gave it to my 11-year-old brother. He told me recently that he still has it."
Jennifer Love Hewitt
"I don't know, but I remember the first award show I ever went to! I’d only been in LA for two days. I'd just turned ten and I got to go to the Grammy awards!"
"I got the Gift from the Gods award from Spike TV. Actually, I got a perfect attendance accolade in surgery class. Before Friday Night Lights, I worked as a nurse for 4 years."
"It was the Young Artist Award for the soap opera Guiding Light when I was 13. They flew me out to L.A. for the first time and I wore a sequined gown. It was exciting! The award is still in my room at home in Florida."
"I don’t think I've ever won an award in my life! No, I've won a couple things like a SAG award. But as an adult, not when I was a kid."
"A cow-milking competition at Knott's Berry Farm when I was 8. I don’t know if they still have them, or if that kind of thing still exists."
"I actually won an award when I was 15 for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the Union Film Awards. I was in a series called Second Family Tree with James Spader. I also sang that night with Tiffany. She was my back-up singer!"
"It was probably a merit badge in the Cub Scouts."
"I think I won Best Legs in high school. I was narrowly beaten out for Best Body. There's a little part of me that wants to find that girl and see what she looks like today. I'm not bitter or anything."
"It was a national award for being an athlete. You know that little badge that you got? I was just looking at it the other day. You did all these different sports for it. I freaked out when I got something from President Reagan."
"I think it was at camp. I can't remember the category, but I was just so happy to get an award. You know, they make stuff up. It's like, 'Hey! You won the best person wearing shorts! You did that really well!'"