By Haley Murphy
The nominees for the 2009 Teen Choice Awards have been announced, and not surprisingly, “Twilight” dominated across the board. We're starting to experience déjà vu from the awards season this past spring where “Slumdog Millionaire” swept the circuit by winning four Golden Globes, seven BAFTAs and eight out of 10 of its Oscars nominations, including Best Picture. Now, the little-movie-that-could is up against the vampire drama for six — count 'em six! — Teen Choice Awards. ("Twilight" was nominated, however, for a total of 11 trophies.)
Both movies are up for Choice Movie Drama, and Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are up against Freida Pinto and Dev Patel for Choice Movie Actress and Actor, Fresh Face Female and Male, and most importantly (!), Choice Movie Liplock. Although “Slumdog” should still be recognized for its supercharged and breathtaking narrative, I have to wonder if the super-popular fan-favorite “Twilight” will trump its competitors in every category (you know, just like "Slumdog" had previously done). If the triumph of "Twilight" at the MTV Awards is any sort of tell-tale sign for the Teen Choice Awards, then I'm thinking, yes!
What do you think: Does anyone who goes up against "Twilight" actually stand a chance of winning a Teen Choice award? Or will "Slumdog" still be top dog?