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Selena Vs. Demi Vs. Miley: It's A Disney Darling SMACKDOWN At The TCA's This Weekend — But Who Should Win?

Fri, August 5, 2011 5:40pm EDT by 141 Comments

Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato AND Miley Cyrus are all up for Choice TV Actress in a Comedy at the Teen Choice Awards Aug. 7, but who should walk away with the trophy? My answer might surprise you!

When it comes to entertaining TV, the Disney Channel has got it down to a science! The network consistently churns out fun, upbeat comedies, especially with strong female leads — which I love. In fact, all three of Disney’s most beloved starlets of the last few years — Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus — are nominated for Choice TV Actress in a Comedy at this year’s Teen Choice Awards Aug. 4. However, I’m not convinced any of those fine ladies should win…

Obviously, I’m a huge fan of the Disney darlings and their shows. Plus, all three programs — Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place and Sonny With a Chance — ended their final seasons, so winning this award would be special for any of them.

That said, I believe Nickelodeon’s Miranda Cosgrove from iCarly goes under appreciated and should take the prize for Choice TV Actress in a Comedy this year. The 18-year-old actress has been diligently working on her show for four long seasons — and there are still more to come. I don’t know if you’ve ever had the opportunity to see iCarly, but Miranda is hysterical. She’s spot on with her line delivery and her maturity far exceeds her age, yet she still manages to connect with her young audience.

Not to mention, iCarly has been a pioneer in children’s programming and deserves more recognition as a whole. My good friend and children’s programming expert from NYU, Alethea Ebb, recently explained to me what makes iCarly so special.

“Carly is a celebrity in a similar vein to Hannah Montana, but in the case of Carly it’s because of her hard work and tenacity rather than her fancy wig and pop-sounding voice,” she said. “But not only is the show more or less socially responsible, it’s also downright funny, and is respected by people outside of the world of kids TV. The show has featured appearances from Jane Lynch, Jack Black, Jim Parson‘s and Michelle Obama. What other show (besides the universally-loved Sesame Street) could appeal to someone of that caliber?”

The TCAs are a popularity contest, so I have a feeling Demi or Miley is going to win. However, if this award was based solely on talent, I’d hand the prize to Miss Cosgrove.

Take a look at the nominees for Choice TV Actress in a Comedy below and tell me, who do you think SHOULD win?

Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
Demi Lovato, Sonny with a Chance