“Twilight” may have wrapped up its saga last year, but the enormously popular franchise lives on in the hearts and minds of young moviegoers the world over — evidenced by its seven nominations at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.
The film and its stars join the likes of Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Hathaway and many more who were recognized when the Teen Choice Awards released its list of nominees Wednesday (May 22).
“Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ received nominations in two categories — Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Romance — as did its stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Hathaway received nods for her performances in both “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Les Misérables.” Bieber also nabbed two nominations, for Choice Male Artist and Choice Male Hottie. Swift grabbed three noms, for Choice Female Artist, Female Country Artist and Choice Smile.
Among the movies most often nominated, “Iron Man 3″ followed “Breaking Dawn” with six, including two each for stars Downey and Gwyneth Paltrow, and “Les Misérables,” which scored in both the Drama and Romance categories and earned nods for Hugh Jackman, Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried. Interestingly, Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” follow-up “The Host” earned only one nomination, for star Saoirse Ronan.
In the television categories, “Gossip Girl” was nominated for Choice Drama and its stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley for Choice Actress and Actor. But a trio of nominations was common among competing dramas: “Pretty Little Liars” and “Switched at Birth” also received three each, while “Revenge” scored four thanks to two Actor nominations, for Joshua Bowman and Nick Wechsler.Fans Say ’Stop The Drama’ Over Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez’s Kiss Backstage At The Billboard Music Awards.
“The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural” led nominations in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi categories, with five and three, respectively. “Nikita” led nominations in the Action category with four. In the Comedy category, “Glee,” “New Girl” and “Big Bang Theory” all scored three apiece. And “American Idol,” “The X Factor” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” received nominations in the Reality categories.
Bieber faces some stiff competition in the Male Artist category from Bruno Mars, who was also nominated in the R&B category, and Justin Timberlake. Swift, meanwhile, squares off against Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez in the Female Artist category, and then Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert in the Country category. Pitbull is fighting for a win in both the Male Artist and Rap Artist categories, while Paramore and Mumford & Sons battle it out in the Rock Group category.
Among the fashion nominees are aforementioned folks like Bieber and Swift, who stand alongside Miley Cyrus, Gomez, Taylor Lautner and One Direction’s Harry Styles. And in the “other” categories, Sports and Comedy, the likes of Missy Franklin, Danica Patrick, Serena Williams, David Beckham, LeBron James, Shaun White, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon and Melissa McCarthy will be competing for awards.
Tune in Sunday, August 11, to find out who will take home top honors at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.