Werewolves, Vampires, ‘Hunger Games’ rule Teen Choice Awards
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and “The Twilight Saga” continued their runs as teenage fan favorites, winning the top honors at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards.
Country music star Swift, 22, picked up five awards, including choice music female artist and female country artist, as well as voice actress for her role in animated comedy “The Lorax.” The singer was also among the top winners last year at the awards show that airs on the Fox television network.
Canadian pop star Bieber, 18, received a loud welcome as he performed his song “Boyfriend” and latest single, “As Long As You Love Me” with rapper Big Sean on a futuristic set. The singer won four awards, including choice music male artist and single by male artist for “Boyfriend.”
Teen Choice favorite film “The Twilight Saga” picked up the Ultimate Choice Award this year, ahead of the franchise’s final installment, “Breaking Dawn - Part 2” coming out in theaters in November.
The blockbuster movie series and its actors have won 41 Teen Choice awards over the last four years, and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner came on stage together to accept the surfboard trophies, which they then gave to the audience.
“This award especially is an extreme honor. It’s a true testament to all the support you’ve given us over the years. It’s amazing you’re still around and just as loyal and just as strong,” Lautner said to the avid “Twilight” fans in the audience, known as “Twi-hards.”
The Teen Choice Awards, voted for by teen viewers online, gives actors, musicians and other artists who are popular with kids the chance to thank their fans. The trophies are life-size surfboard and are given in numerous categories spanning film, television and music, as well as unconventional awards.
The two-hour awards show was hosted by former Disney Channel actress and current “X Factor” judge Demi Lovato and “Glee” star Kevin McHale, who also picked up awards.
Among other awards, the movie “lip-lock” Teen Choice trophy went to Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games.” Choice “Hotties” went to Miley Cyrus and “Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder.
Southern Californian pop punk band No Doubt, which will be releasing their first album in over a decade this month, performed their single “Settle Down” from the upcoming release “Push and Shove.” Rapper Flo Rida also performed his latest single “Whistle” and his hit song, “Wild Ones.”
Carly Rae Jepsen, choice breakout artist winner, sang her infectious hit single, “Call Me Maybe,” which was voted choice summer song, accompanied by a video of the night’s star-studded audience lip-syncing to the song.
Selena Gomez, who celebrated her 20th birthday on Sunday, won a surfboard for best music group and single by a group with her band The Scene.
Host Lovato, 19, who won the special “Inspire” award at last year’s Teen Choice awards after overcoming personal abuse issues, presented this year’s “Inspire” award to fellow starlet and Nickelodeon actress Miranda Cosgrove, for her work with young people and education.
The list of winners is:
Ultimate Choice Award - The Twilight Saga
Choice Movie: Romance - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Choice Movie: Drama - The Lucky One
Choice Movie: Comedy - 21 Jump Street
Choice Movie: Sci-fi Fantasy - The Hunger Games
Choice Movie Actor: Drama - Zac Efron (The Lucky One)
Choice Movie Actress: Drama - Emma Stone (The Help)
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-fi/Fantasy - Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games)
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-fi/Fantasy - Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Choice Movie Actress: Action - Zoe Saldana (Columbiana)
Choice Movie Actor: Action - Taylor Lautner (Abduction)
Choice Movie Actor: Romance - Zac Efron (The Lucky One)
Choice Movie Actress: Romance - Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1)
Choice Breakout in a Movie - Rihanna (Battleship)
Choice Movie Hissy Fit - Charlize Theron (Snow White & The Huntsman)
Choice Lip-Lock - Josh Hutcherson & Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Choice Summer Movie: Music/Comedy - Katy Perry: Part of Me
Choice Female Movie Star of the Summer - Kristen Stewart (Snow White & The Huntsman)
Choice Male Movie Star of the Summer - Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers and Snow White & The Huntsman)
Choice Voice in an Animated Movie - Taylor Swift (Dr. Seuss' The Lorax)
Choice Movie Scene Stealer - Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games)
Choice Movie Villain - Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games)
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy - Emma Stone (Crazy, Stupid, Love)
Choice TV Show: Sci-fi/Fantasy - The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Show: Comedy - Glee
Choice TV Actress: Sci-fi/Fantasy - Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries)
Choice TV Actor: Sci-fi/Fantasy - Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries)
Choice TV Actress: Comedy - Lea Michele (Glee)
Choice TV Actor: Comedy - Chris Colfer (Glee)
Choice Female TV Scene Stealer - Candice Accola (The Vampire Diaries)
Choice Male TV Scene Stealer - Michael Trevino (The Vampire Diaries)
Choice TV Breakout Star - Hannah Simone (New Girl)
Choice TV Star of the Summer - Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf)
Choice Music Group - Selena Gomez & The Scene
Choice Female Artist - Taylor Swift
Choice Male Artist - Justin Bieber
Choice Single by a Female Artist - Eyes Wide Open by Taylor Swift
Choice Single by a Male Artist - Boyfriend by Justin Bieber
Choice Breakout Artist - Carly Rae Jepsen
Choice Song of the Summer - Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Choice Male Music Star of the Summer - Justin Bieber
Choice Female Music Star of the Summer - Demi Lovato
Choice Group of the Summer - One Direction
Choice Breakout Group - One Direction
Choice Female Country Artist - Taylor Swift
Choice Country Song - Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift
Choice Break-Up Song - Payphone by Maroon 5
Choice Love Song - What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
Choice Female Hottie - Miley Cyrus
Choice Male Hottie - Ian Somerhalder
Choice Twit - Demi Lovato
Choice Book - The Hunger Games
Choice Male Fashion Icon - Justin Bieber
Choice Female Fashion Icon - Miley Cyrus
Choice Comedian - Ellen DeGeneres
Choice Web Stars - Sophia Grace & Rosie
Acuvue Inspire Award - Miranda Cosgrove.
Which Teen Choice Award-winning film is your favourite?
The Hunger Games
The Lucky One
21 Jump Street
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
None of the above