News Awards & Events C'Mon, Tell Us! What Was the First Award You Ever Won? By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Instagram Twitter InStyle's mantra is "Everybody's in," and that means anyone who finds their way to our stories should find themselves reflected in them. We prioritize bringing the right writer to every story and sometimes collaborate as a team to ensure we're including points of view across race, gender expression, body size, skin and hair type, and more. Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. For more about our team, click here. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 12, 2015 @ 02:31PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Peter Wintersteller C'Mon, Tell Us! What Was the First Award You Ever Won? 01 of 26 Eva Longoria Parker Mike Blake/Landov "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 02 of 26 Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson Chris Weeks/WireImage 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]. 03 of 26 John Legend Larry Busacca/WireImage "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!" 04 of 26 Melissa George Stephen Lovekin/Getty "I think it was for rollerskating. I won for champion rollerskater when I was 8." 05 of 26 Leah Remini Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage "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." 06 of 26 Amy Adams Harold Cunningham/WireImage "I won Best Hair in 9th grade!" -With reporting by Bronwyn Barnes, Marshall Heyman, Lindzi Scharf and Nakisha Williams 07 of 26 Debra Messing Jeff Vespa/WireImage "I haven't won that many! I think in junior high school I got an owl certificate because I did well in my grade." 08 of 26 George Clooney Matt Baron/BEImages "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!" 09 of 26 Javier Bardem Kevin Mazur/WireImage "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." 10 of 26 Ellen Page Michael Buckner/Getty "It was probably sports-related. I think I won a fencing competition. In grade four, I used to fence." 11 of 26 Leighton Meester Theo Wargo/WireImage "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." 12 of 26 Patricia Arquette Gregg DeGuire/WireImage "I won a roller disco championship award. I'm really proud of that. I actually never got my trophy, which upsets me." 13 of 26 Jason Bateman Alexandra Wyman/WireImage "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." 14 of 26 Allison Janney Adriana M. Barraza/Wenn "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!" 15 of 26 Tilda Swinton Jim Spellman/WireImage "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." 16 of 26 Jennifer Love Hewitt Steve Granitz/WireImage "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!" 17 of 26 Minka Kelly Vince Flores/Celebrity "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." 18 of 26 Brittany Snow Andy Fossum/Startraks "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." 19 of 26 Maria Bello Jordan Strauss/WireImage "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." 20 of 26 Leslie Mann Don Arnold/FilmMagic "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." 21 of 26 Melora Hardin Kevin Winter/Getty "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!" 22 of 26 Eric Mabius Paul Redmond/WireImage "A gold medal in the Junior Olympics at my high school in the long jump. I was also on the Junior National Luge team in high school. Doing the luge was the most solitary thing I'd ever done. It helped with acting-your mind races, you have to work on your visualization." 23 of 26 Alec Baldwin Kevin Winter/Getty "It was probably a merit badge in the Cub Scouts." 24 of 26 Gabrielle Union Sasha Eisenman "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." 25 of 26 Angie Harmon Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic "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." 26 of 26 Lisa Kudrow Peter Wintersteller "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!'"