No matter which way you slice it, the night of August 9 is likely to be a big one for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” With final nominations announced on Monday (July 12), the teen vampire drama leads all nominees at the Teen Choice Awards 2010 with 17 nods total, including 11 for Taylor Lautner.
Among the new nominees for the Katy Perry-hosted show revealed on Monday (July 12) were: Justin Bieber, B.o.B, Taio Cruz, Drake and Eminem in Choice Summer Music Star Male, with Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Perry and Rihanna all nominated in the female category.
As for Choice Summer Song, it will be Gaga (“Alejandro”) against B.o.B with Hayley Williams (“Airplanes”) , Travie McCoy with Bruno Mars (“Billionaire”) , Perry again with Snoop Dogg (“California Gurls”) and Ke$ha (“Your Love Is My Drug”) .
The Choice Summer Movie race has major firepower, with a battle brewing between “The A-Team,” “Despicable Me,” “Grown Ups,” “Inception,” “The Karate Kid,” “Knight and Day,” “The Last Airbender,” “Salt,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Male movie stars vying for the prize include: Zac Efron in “Charlie St. Cloud,” Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” Adam Sandler in “Grown Ups” and Jaden Smith in “The Karate Kid,” while the female category will focus on Cameron Diaz in “Knight and Day,” Selena Gomez in “Ramona and Beezus,” Angelina Jolie in “Salt,” Emma Roberts in “Twelve” and Kristen Stewart in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”
With “Eclipse” leading all nominees followed by Miley Cyrus and “Glee” with 13 each, the Teen Choice Awards will be handed out by Khloe, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Logan Lerman, Zachary Levi, Ryan Sheckler and Yvonne Strahovski, who join previously announced presenters David Archuleta, Kristen Bell, John Cena, Miranda Cosgrove, Zac Efron, Victoria Justice, Jim Parsons and Shailene Woodley.
Nominations were also announced in the following categories: Choice Summer TV show (which includes bids for “Make It or Break It,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “So You Think You Can Dance”), Choice Male Summer TV Star (with “American Teenager” stars Ken Baumann and Daren Kagasoff earning nominations alongside “True Blood” star Stephen Moyer) and Choice Female Summer TV Star (with Nikki Blonksy of “Huge” going up against “True Blood” heroine Anna Paquin and “Teenager” star Shailene Woodley).
Fans aged 13-19 years old can vote once each day for all of their favorite nominees at www.TeenChoiceAwards.com.
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