2012 Teen Choice Awards; Twilight & Taylor Swift among Big Winners

The stars of “The Twilight Saga” turned out to be big winners of the night Sunday, taking home ultimate choice, the Teen Choice Awards’ lifetime achievement honor. The hit movie series has won a whopping 41 Teen Choice trophies since the first film arrived in 2008.

The Teen Choice Awards got under way with a star-studded red carpet followed by a slew of awards, which were handed out at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles.

The teen-fueled ceremony honors film, TV, music and sports stars in such categories as choice hottie, villain, liplock and hissy fit. A record 134 million votes were cast this year.

Going into the 14th annual ceremony, Kristen Stewart’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” and “Snow White and the Huntsman” both led the nominees with seven nods a piece.

Actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were all on hand Sunday to accept their awards. Lautner told the crowd, “We owe everything to you guys,” adding, “It’s amazing you guys are still around and just as strong and just as loyal.” Stewart also thanked the fans for the continued support of the vampire series. Pattinson did the same, and then gave his surfboard to the audience. His co-star and real-life gal pal, Stewart, followed suit.

Stewart also walked away with choice romance movie actress, as well as choice female actress of the summer for her role in “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Other multiple winners included “The Hunger Games,” boy band One Direction, “The Vampire Diaries,” Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, who picked up her 20th trophy, the most ever won by a female artist.

“I just feel so honored that I get to have you guys in my life,” Swift said.

The first award of the night, choice comedian, went to Ellen DeGeneres. After accepting her surfboard-shaped trophy, she honored pint-sized stars, Sophia Grace and Rosie, with the choice Web award.

Other winners included Zac Efron for choice actor in a drama and Michael Trevino for choice male TV scene stealer. In the movie category, “21 Jump Street” scored choice comedy. Hill, who lost the supporting actor Oscar earlier this year to Christopher Plummer, used his acceptance speech to poke fun at the 82-year-old “Beginners” co-star. “I’d just like to point out that he’s not nominated for anything tonight,” joked Hill, who co-wrote and executive produced the movie.

Emma Stone, meanwhile, received both the choice comedy actress award for “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and choice drama actress for “The Help.”

When Selena Gomez picked up the choice music group award for her band, Selena Gomez and the Scene, the crowd sang her a warm “Happy Birthday.” Gomez, who was sitting in the audience next to her beau Justin Bieber, turned 20 on Sunday, July 22.

This year’s choice hottie awards went to Miley Cyrus and Ian Somerhalder. Cyrus wasn’t there to accept the honor, but Somerhalder thanked fans on her behalf.

The event kicked off with an introduction by the ceremony’s co-hosts: “The X Factor” judge Demi Lovato and “Glee” co-star Kevin McHale.

Lovato’s “X-Factor” co-judges appeared in taped segments. Simon Cowell joked in his typical way, calling Lovato a brat and describing her as irritating, annoying and said she had bad manners.

Bieber served as one of the show’s musical performers, along with Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida and No Doubt. DJ Pauly D of “Jersey Shore” was on hand as the house DJ.

The Hollywood frolic comes two days after the midnight massacre at a Colorado movie theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 and injuring 58. Show organizers say that “The Dark Knight Rises” was not up for any Teen Choice awards this year nor was any reference to the tragedy  during the show.

The show also aired in the wake of a fog machine malfunction that forced the evacuation of a Hollywood nightclub Saturday night hosting a Teen Choice Awards pre-party featuring the boy band Midnight Red. Los Angeles Fire department spokesman Brian Humphrey said six people, ages 8 to 20 years old, were taken to the hospital for problems ranging from headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath and cryogenic burns.

 

CBS News Reports.

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2012 Teen Choice Awards Complete List of Winners

Complete list of winners for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards:

Choice Comedian: Ellen DeGeneres

Choice Web Stars: Sophia Grace and Rosie

Choice TV Show, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actor, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries

Choice Male TV Scene Stealer: Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries

Choice Movie Actor, Drama: Zac Efron, The Lucky One

Choice TV Drama: Pretty Little Liars

Choice Summer TV Star, FemaleTroian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars

Choice TV Actress, Drama: Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars

Choice TV Actor, Drama: Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars

Choice Hotties: Miley Cyrus and Ian Somerhalder

Choice Music Group: Selena Gomez and The Scene

Choice Movie, Comedy: 21 Jump Street

Choice TV Actor, Action: Adam Rodriguez, CSI: Miami

Choice Actress, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games

Choice Movie Scene Stealer, Male: Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games

Choice Movie Villain: Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games

Choice Comedy Actress: Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Choice Drama Actress: Emma Stone, The Help

Choice Movie Breakout: Rihanna, Battleship

Choice Hissy Fit: Charlize Theron, Snow White and the Huntsman

Choice Movie of the Summer: Katy Perry: Part of Me

Choice Breakup Song: “Payphone,” Maroon 5

Choice Female Movie Star of the Summer: Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman

Ultimate Choice Award: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner

Choice Movie, Romance: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Choice Movie Actress, Romance: Kristen Stewart, Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Inspire Award: Miranda Cosgrove

Choice Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Choice Single by a Female Artist: “Eyes Open,” Taylor Swift

Choice Country Song: “Sparks Fly,” Taylor Swift

Choice Movie Voice: Taylor Swift as Audrey, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Choice TV Female Scene Stealer: Candice Accola, The Vampire Diaries

Choice Female TV Breakout Star: Hannah Simone, New Girl

Choice Male Artist: Justin Bieber

Choice Male Music Star of the Summer: Justin Bieber

Choice Male Fashion Icon: Justin Bieber

Choice Single by a Male Artist: Boyfriend, Justin Bieber

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games

Choice Summer Music Star Group: One Direction

Choice Music Breakout Group: One Direction

Choice Love Song: “What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction

Get ready to see the show’s highlights here on WOTW

Good Morning America Review: ‘The Lucky One’

It’s difficult to keep an open mind about movies based on the works of writer Nicholas Sparks.  With every film based on his books that doesn’t live up to “The Notebook” – see also “Nights in Rodanthe,” “Dear John” and “The Last Song” – pessimism grows.  But one can always hope.

In “The Lucky One,” the latest film based on a Sparks novel, a brooding and simmering Zac Efron plays Logan, a Marine with three tours of duty in the Iraqi theater under his belt. During a mission, he discovers a picture of a beautiful young blond woman and walks over to pick it up.  At that moment, an explosion rocks the area where he would’ve been standing had he not bothered with the picture.

Logan believes that picture saved his life. After an IED blows up his tank, he’s sent back home suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.  That’s when he resolves to find the gorgeous woman he considers his lucky charm.

An Internet search brings Logan to the town of Hamden, where he finds her.  Beth (Taylor Schilling) runs a dog kennel with her grandmother, played by Blythe Danner.  They meet, but Logan can’t summon the courage to explain why he’s there. Beth finds him odd while grandma finds him interesting. You know who else finds Logan interesting? Beth’s young son, Ben.  Who doesn’t find Logan interesting? Beth’s sociopathic ex-husband, Keith, who also happens to be the town sheriff and the son of the powerful local judge.

Read the complete review on ABC News.

Zac Efron Shows Puppy Love With Dog Photo

Thumbs up, dog lovers! Zac Efron shared a picture via Twitter that is sure to boost the heartthrob’s status among his fans.

“I’ve got a dog named Puppy,” Efron Tweeted on Friday. “He’s an Australian Shepherd.”

On his @ZacEfron feed, the actor wrote: “Here’s the photo of Puppy I promised earlier. It’s from last Christmas morning. Hilarious! Cheers & thanks again!”