Being a twenty-something watching the Teen Choice Awards is like intruding in your little sister’s party. You’re lucky to be let in, but you don’t understand most of what’s going on.

Like, why did Robert Pattinson still win the Choice Vampire award? I thought Twilight was so five minutes ago? (For now, at least, since the first Breaking Dawn movie has yet to come out, and I haven’t seen frantic Twilight fans go out on the streets in ages.) And the fact that teenagers picked him rather than, say, True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard or The Vampire Diaries‘ Ian Somerhalder…

Then again, it wasn’t a bad night for TVD, as the show scooped five awards, including a sweep of the Fantasy/Sci-Fi TV category. It’s pretty much a repeat of last year’s Teen Choice Awards, really, except for the fact that Paul Wesley did not win; Ian did.

Still on the TV side of things, Glee also pulled off an unsurprising big win, with three awards, including Choice TV Breakout Star for Darren Criss. (Interestingly, Chord Overstreet was with the cast when they accepted their awards.) Gossip Girl, NCIS: Los Angeles and Pretty Little Liars also won big in their categories.

Elsewhere, Taylor Swift was given the Ultimate Choice Award, apart from winning a bunch of music categories. Same goes for tween it couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, who won a bunch of music and TV awards (Selena for The Wizards of Waverly Place, Justin for his role on CSI — yes, apparently he’s more evil than Sue Sylvester). The Harry Potter franchise got a lovely, albeit rushed, send-off — at least it beat Twilight this year numbers-wise — while Demi Lovato continued her comeback with the Choice Inspire Award.

Check out the full list of nominees below:


Choice TV Drama: Gossip Girl

Choice TV Drama Actor: Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl

Choice TV Drama Actress: Blake Lively, Gossip Girl

Choice TV Fantasy/Sci-Fi: The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Fantasy/Sci-Fi Actor: Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Fantasy/Sci-Fi Actress: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Action: NCIS: Los Angeles

Choice TV Action Actor: Shane West, Nikita

Choice TV Action Actress: Linda West, NCIS: Los Angeles

Choice TV Comedy: Glee

Choice TV Comedy Actor: Cory Monteith, Glee

Choice TV Comedy Actress: Selena Gomez, The Wizards of Waverly Place

Choice TV Reality: Jersey Shore

Choice TV Reality Competition: American Idol

Choice TV Personality: Jennifer Lopez, American Idol

Choice TV Male Reality/Variety Star: Paul “Pauly D” Del Vecchio, Jersey Shore

Choice TV Female Reality/Variety Star: The Kardashians, Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Choice TV Summer Show: Pretty Little Liars

Choice Male Summer TV Star: Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars

Choice Female Summer TV Star: Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars

Choice Animated TV Show: The Simpsons

Choice TV Villain: Justin Bieber, CSI

Choice TV Male Scene-Stealer: Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Female Scene-Stealer: Katerina Graham, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Breakout Show: The Voice

Choice TV Breakout Star: Darren Criss, Glee


Choice Action Movie: Fast Five

Choice Action Movie Actor: Johnny Depp, The Tourist

Choice Action Movie Actress: Angelina Jolie, The Tourist

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actor: Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Choice Sci-Fi Fantasy Movie Actress: Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Choice Drama Movie: Black Swan

Choice Drama Movie Actor: Robert Pattinson, Water for Elephants

Choice Drama Movie Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Choice Romantic Comedy Movie: Easy A

Choice Romantic Comedy Movie Actor: Ashton Kutcher, No Strings Attached

Choice Romantic Comedy Movie Actress: Emma Stone, Easy A

Choice Comedy Movie: Bad Teacher

Choice Comedy Movie Actor: Justin Timberlake, Bad Teacher

Choice Comedy Movie Actress: Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher

Choice Summer Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Choice Summer Movie Actor: Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Choice Summer Movie Actress: Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Choice Male Movie Scene Stealer: Kellan Lutz, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Choice Female Movie Scene Stealer: Ashley Greene, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Choice Male Movie Breakout: Alex Pettyfer, I Am Number Four and Beastly

Choice Female Movie Breakout: Brooklyn Decker, Just Go With It

Choice Horror Movie: Paranormal Activity 2

Choice Animated Movie Voice: Johnny Depp, Rango

Choice Movie Chemistry: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, Just Go With It

Choice Movie Liplock: Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Choice Movie Hissy Fit: Ed Helms, The Hangover 2


Choice Male Artist: Justin Bieber

Choice Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Choice Group: Selena Gomez and the Scene

Choice Breakout Artist: Bruno Mars

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist: Eminem

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Track: “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce Knowles

Choice Rock Group: Paramore

Choice Rock Track: “Monster” by Paramore

Choice Male Country Artist: Keith Urban

Choice Female Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Choice Country Group: Lady Antebellum

Choice Country Single: “Mean” by Taylor Swift

Choice Summer Male Music Star: Bruno Mars

Choice Summer Female Music Star: Katy Perry

Choice Summer Song: “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato

Choice Single: “Who Says” by Selena Gomez and the Scene

Choice Love Song: “Love You Like A Love Song” by Selena Gomez

Choice Break-Up Song: “Back to December” by Taylor Swift


Choice Male Athlete: Shaun White

Choice Female Athlete: Shawn Johnson

Choice Comedian: Ellen DeGeneres

Choice Twit: Justin Bieber

Choice Web Star: Rebecca Black

Choice Vampire: Robert Pattinson

Choice Male Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Zac Efron

Choice Female Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Taylor Swift

Choice Male Hottie: Justin Bieber

Choice Female Hottie: Selena Gomez


Ultimate Choice Award: Taylor Swift

Choice Inspire Award: Demi Lovato

(Image courtesy of Fox)

Henrik Batallones

Staff Writer, BuddyTV