Justin Bieber, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and the casts of “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” are all proud owners of brand-new surfboards after coming away winners at Sunday’s (July 22) Teen Choice Awards .
The 14th annual awards show was hosted by Demi Lovato and “Glee” star Kevin McHale and featured a host of multiple winners from across the entertainment landscape. It also saw performances by Bieber , Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida and No Doubt, who gave their first televised performance of their new single “Settle Down.”
Awards were voted on by fans, who cast a total of 134 million votes, Lovato reported during the show.
Bieber, who performed a medley of “Boyfriend” and “As Long as You Love Me” — the latter featuring an assist from Big Sean — was named Choice Male Artist. “For me?” he said after being handed his surfboard trophy. He proceeded to thank his fans and said he hoped Believe was “everything that you guys waited for. I hope you guys are playing it over and over again, and this is just a reminder to everybody in here: Believe. Thank you,” he said.
Bieber’s better half, Selena Gomez, was awarded Choice Music Group along with her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene. Gomez accepted on behalf of her bandmates. “This is the best birthday present ever!” said Gomez, who turned 20 on Sunday. Kevin Hart then led the crowd in a sing-along of “Happy Birthday” to the star.
Swift was named Choice Female Artist and was also given Choice Single by a Female Artist (“Eyes Open”), Choice Country Song (“Sparks Fly”), Choice Female Country Artist and Choice Movie Voice (for Audrey in “Dr. Suess’ The Lorax”). The five awards brought her career total to 20 Teen Choice Awards. “This is a really, really huge award, and I’m so excited and I just feel so honored that I get to have you guys in my life,” she said to her fans. “I’m so happy right now, thank you so much. And thank you to Teen Choice for giving teens a chance to vote for something, because I love getting these!”
The “Twilight” saga was given the evening’s Ultimate Choice award, bringing the series total to more than 40 Teen Choice Awards. Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner accepted on the movie’s behalf. Lautner called it “an extreme honor,” and Pattison and Stewart gave it up to the fans, literally, by handing their surfboards over to members of the audience.
“The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson was named Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and was quite proud of his new trophy. “I’ve always wanted to own my own surfboard, so now I have one. This is awesome!” he said. “The Hunger Games” was also named Choice Book and Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Hutcherson and co-star Jennifer Lawrence were given Choice Lip Lock honors.
One Direction were not on hand to accept their awards for Choice Summer Music Star: Group, Choice Music Breakout Group or Choice Love Song (for “What Makes You Beautiful”), but they sent in a humorous video of themselves receiving the surfboard award by mail.
“The Vampire Diaries” and its cast picked up a handful of awards, including Choice TV Show Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Choice TV Actor Sci-Fi/Fantasy (for Ian Somerholder), and Somerholder also won for Choice Hottie: Male. (Miley Cyrus, who wasn’t on hand, won Choice Hottie: Female, along with Choice Fashion Icon: Female.) When accepting his Choice Hottie award, Somerholder thanked his fans and said he loves them all “each individually.”
Zac Efron, a multiple winner for “The Lucky One” (he picked up Choice Movie Actor: Drama and Choice Movie Actor: Romance, while “The Lucky One” won Choice Movie: Drama), also thanked his fans, whom he called “the best fans in the world.”
Jonah Hill gets credit for reaching outside the show’s target demographic to poke fun at 82-year-old Oscar winner Christopher Plummer while picking up the Choice Movie: Comedy award for “21 Jump Street.” “I got nominated for an Oscar earlier this year, and I lost to a guy named Christopher Plummer, who’s an older, fantastic actor. And I’d just like to point out that he’s not nominated for anything tonight. So I’m better.”
Choice Comedian winner Ellen DeGeneres poked fun at the awards show’s surfboard theme when picking up her award, her fourth. “What does [the surfboard] have to do with anything?” she asked.
But her frequent guests Sophia Grace and Rosie weren’t complaining. The Brits were handed mini-surfboards for the title of Choice Web Star, and the YouTube sensations were beaming. “This is so brilliant!” said Sophia Grace. “This is the best thing that’s ever happened!”
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