The 2016 Teen Choice Awards have revealed their first wave of nominations, with big scores for Pretty Little Liars and the CW. On the TV side, Pretty Little Liars leads all programs with six nominations, followed by The Vampire Diaries with five.

FOX, which airs the awards show, did quite well with nominations for Empire, Scream Queens, Gotham, Rosewood and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The CW performed even better with big nominations for eight of its shows, including Supernatural, The Flash and Jane the Virgin. In fact, the CW represents 15 out of the 18 nominees in the three Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV categories.

Some surprises include multiple nominations for Jennifer Lopez’s NBC cop drama Shades of Blue as well as nominations for Netflix’s critically reviled Fuller House and the comedy Cuckoo, a show most people have never heard of, even if they recognize its nominated star, Twilight‘s Taylor Lautner. Also, who knew teenagers loved Mob Wives?

Here’s the list of the first wave of nominations.  The 2016 Teen Choice Awards will air Sunday, July 31 on FOX. Voting is open now online.


Choice TV Show: Drama
Grey’s Anatomy
Pretty Little Liars
Shades of Blue

Choice TV Actor: Drama
Jussie Smollett, Empire
Terrence Howard, Empire
Ben McKenzie, Gotham
Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Tyler Blackburn, Pretty Little Liars

Choice TV Actress: Drama
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Maia Mitchell, The Fosters
Ashley Benson, Pretty Little Liars
Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Jennifer Lopez, Shades of Blue

Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Flash
Once Upon a Time
The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Grant Gustin, The Flash
Joseph Morgan, The Originals
Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead

Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Eliza Taylor, The 100
Emily Bett Rickards, Arrow
Danielle Panabaker, The Flash
Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
Candice King, The Vampire Diaries
Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Show: Comedy
Austin and Ally
Fuller House
Jane the Virgin
Liv and Maddie
Modern Family
Scream Queens

Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Ross Lynch, Austin and Ally
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Taylor Lautner, Cuckoo 
Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Laura Marano, Austin and Ally
Candace Cameron Bure, Fuller House
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Dove Cameron, Liv and Maddie
Emma Roberts, Scream Queens
Lea Michele, Scream Queens
Choice TV: Animated Show
Descendants: Wicked World
Family Guy
Gravity Falls
Over the Garden Wall

The Simpsons
Steven Universe

Choice TV: Reality Show
Dance Moms
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
MasterChef Junior
Mob Wives
Total Divas
The Voice


Choice Movie: Action/Adventure
In the Heart of the Sea
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
The Jungle Book

Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure
Chris Hemsworth, In the Heart of the Sea
Dylan O’Brien, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Neel Sethi, The Jungle Book
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Theo James, The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure
Charlotte Riley, In the Heart of the Sea
Kaya Scodelario, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Lea Seydoux, Spectre
Morena Baccarin, Deadpool
Shailene Woodley, The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Fantastic Four
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Ben Affleck, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Chris Evans, Captain America: Civil War
Chris Hemsworth, The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Henry Cavill, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Robert Downey, Jr., Captain America: Civil War
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Amy Adams, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Charlize Theron, The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Chloë Grace Moretz, The 5th Wave
Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Scarlett Johansson, Captain America: Civil War
Choice Movie: Drama
Miracles from Heaven
Point Break
10 Cloverfield Lane
Straight Outta Compton
The Martian

Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Jacob Tremblay, Room
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael B. Jordan, Creed
O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Straight Outta Compton
Taron Egerton, Eddie The Eagle
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Garner, Miracles from Heaven
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Jessica Chastain, The Martian
Tessa Thompson, Creed
Choice Movie: Comedy
Barbershop: The Next Cut
Mother’s Day
Mr. Right
Ride Along 2
The Intern
Zoolander 2

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Ice Cube, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Ride Along 2
Jordan Peele, Keanu
Keegan-Michael Key, Keanu
Kevin Hart, Ride Along 2
Will Ferrell, Daddy’s Home
Zac Efron, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Jennifer Aniston, Mother’s Day
Anna Kendrick, Mr. Right
Chloë Grace Moretz, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Anne Hathaway, The Intern
Melissa McCarthy, The Boss
Nicki Minaj, Barbershop: The Next Cut

Choice Male Artist
Charlie Puth
Justin Bieber
Nick Jonas
Shawn Mendes
Zayn Malik

Choice Female Artist
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
5 Seconds of Summer
Fall Out Boy
Fifth Harmony
One Direction
The Chainsmokers

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Iggy Azalea
Jason Derulo
Nicki Minaj
The Weeknd

Choice Country Artist
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Hunter Hayes
Kelsea Ballerini
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

Choice Song: Female Artist
Adele, “Hello”
Ariana Grande, “Dangerous Woman”
Demi Lovato, “Confident”
Meghan Trainor, “NO”
Selena Gomez, “Hands to Myself”
Taylor Swift, “New Romantics”

Choice Song: Male Artist
Charlie Puth, “One Call Away”
Flo Rida, “My House”
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Nick Jonas, “Close” (featuring Tove Lo)
Troye Sivan, “YOUTH”
Zayn Malik, “PILLOWTALK”

Choice Song: Group
5 Seconds of Summer, “She’s Kinda Hot”
DNCE, “Cake by the Ocean”
Fifth Harmony, “Work from Home” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)
One Direction, “Home”
The Vamps, “Wake Up”
twenty one pilots, “Stressed Out”

Choice Female Hottie
Gigi Hadid
Selena Gomez
Demi Lovato
Hailey Baldwin
Kendall Jenner
Bella Thorne

Choice Male Hottie
Austin Mahone
Cameron Dallas
Harry Styles
Jussie Smollett
Justin Bieber
Zayn Malik

Choice Comedian
Aziz Ansari
Ellen DeGeneres
James Corden
Jimmy Fallon
Jordan Doww
Kevin Hart

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John Kubicek

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

John watches nearly every show on TV, but he specializes in sci-fi/fantasy like The Vampire DiariesSupernatural and True Blood. However, he can also be found writing about everything from Survivor and Glee to One Tree Hill and Smallville.