LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) The Teen Choice Awards got under way with a star-studded red carpet Sunday night, followed by multiple surfboard-shaped trophy nods including the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” with six nominations, and Justin Bieber with five nods, all handed out at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
The teen-fueled ceremony honors film, TV, music and sports stars in such silly categories as choice hottie, villain, liplock and hissy fit. A record 134 million votes were cast this year.
The first award of the night, choice comedian, went to Ellen DeGeneres. After accepting her surfboard, she honored Sophia Grace and Rosie with the choice web award.
“The Vampire Diaries” scored the choice TV honor in the sci-fi/fantasy category. Other winners included Zac Efron for choice actor in a drama and Michael Trevino for choice male TV scene stealer. In the movie category, “21 Jump Street” scored choice comedy. Emma Stone received both the choice comedy actress award for “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and choice drama actress for “The Help.”
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When Selena Gomez picked up the choice music group for her band, Selena Gomez and the Scene, the crowd sang her a warm “Happy Birthday.” Gomez, who was sitting in the audience next to her beau Justin Bieber, turned 22 on Sunday.
This year’s choice hottie awards went to Miley Cyrus and Ian Somerhalder. Cyrus wasn’t there to accept the honor, but Somerhalder thanked fans on her behalf.
Going into the 14th annual ceremony, Kristen Stewart’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ and “Snow White and the Huntsman” both led the nominees at the fan-favorite ceremony with seven nods a piece.
The “Twilight” movie saga turned out to be a big winner of the night, taking home the ultimate choice honor. The hit movie has won a whopping 41 Teen Choice trophies since the film first arrived in 2008. The movie’s stars Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson showed up on stage to accept their honor. Lautner told the crowd, “We owe everything to you guys.” Stewart thanked the fans and the film’s directors. Pattinson did the same, and then gave his surfboard to the audience. His co-star and real-life gal pal, Stewart, followed suit.
Stewart also walked away with choice movie actress – romance and choice female actress of the summer for her role in “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
Justin Bieber served as one of the show’s musical performers, along with Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida and No Doubt. DJ Pauly D of “Jersey Shore” was on hand as the house DJ.
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