First Wave of 'Teen Choice 2012' Nominees Announced; Special Airs Sunday July 22 on FOX

via press release:

“The Vampire Diaries” and AMERICAN IDOL

lead the TV Categories with Most Nominations;

Justin Bieber Leads Top Artist Categories

Vote for Your Favorite Nominees Online at

Special Airs Sunday, July 22, LIVE on FOX


TEEN CHOICE 2012 will once again celebrate the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airing live Sunday, July 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. “The Vampire Diaries” leads the TEEN CHOICE 2012 nominees with six nominations, while AMERICAN IDOL and Justin Bieber each garnered five nominations. In addition, new categories added this year include Choice Book and Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist.


Starting today, fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2012 nominees at Host(s), performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced soon.


Following is the list of categories and nominees for Wave One of TEEN CHOICE 2012:



Choice Movie: Action


“Act of Valor”

“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

“Red Tails”

“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”


Choice Movie Actor: Action

Tom Cruise, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

Robert Downey, Jr., “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

Tom Hardy, “Warrior”

Taylor Lautner, “Abduction”

Logan Lerman, “The Three Musketeers”


Choice Movie Actress: Action

Salma Hayek, “Puss in Boots”

Milla Jovovich, “The Three Musketeers”

Paula Patton, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

Noomi Rapace, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

Zoe Saldana, “Colombiana”


Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

“The Avengers”

“The Hunger Games”

“Mirror Mirror”

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

“Wrath of the Titans”


Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Robert Downey, Jr., “The Avengers”

Chris Hemsworth, “The Avengers”

Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”

Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”


Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Lily Collins, “Mirror Mirror”

Vanessa Hudgens, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”

Scarlett Johansson, “The Avengers”

Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”

Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”


Choice Movie: Drama


“The Help”

“The Lucky One”

“The Vow”

“We Bought a Zoo”


Choice Movie Actor: Drama

Matt Damon, “We Bought a Zoo”

Zac Efron, “The Lucky One”

Ryan Gosling, “Drive”

Channing Tatum, “The Vow”

Justin Timberlake, “In Time”


Choice Movie Actress: Drama

Sandra Bullock, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Viola Davis, “The Help”

Scarlett Johansson, “We Bought a Zoo”

Rachel McAdams, “The Vow”

Emma Stone, “The Help”


Choice Movie: Comedy

“21 Jump Street”

“American Reunion”

“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

“The Muppets”

“What to Expect When You’re Expecting”


Choice Movie Actor: Comedy

Jason Biggs, “American Reunion”

Ryan Gosling, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

Jonah Hill, “21 Jump Street”

Chris Rock, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

Channing Tatum, “21 Jump Street”


Choice Movie Actress: Comedy

Cameron Diaz, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

Alyson Hannigan, “American Reunion”

Jennifer Lopez, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

Reese Witherspoon, “This Means War”



Choice TV Show: Drama


“Gossip Girl”

“Pretty Little Liars”




Choice TV Actor: Drama

Penn Badgley, “Gossip Girl”

David Boreanaz, BONES

Ian Harding, “Pretty Little Liars”

Kiefer Sutherland, TOUCH

Ed Westwick, “Gossip Girl


Choice TV Actress: Drama

Emily Deschanel, BONES

Sarah Michelle Gellar, “Ringer”

Lucy Hale, “Pretty Little Liars”

Leighton Meester, “Gossip Girl”

Emily VanCamp, “Revenge”


Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi


“Once Upon a Time”


“True Blood”

“The Vampire Diaries”


Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Jensen Ackles, “Supernatural”

Joshua Jackson, FRINGE

Jared Padalecki, “Supernatural”

Ian Somerhalder, “The Vampire Diaries”

Paul Wesley, “The Vampire Diaries”


Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Nina Dobrev, “The Vampire Diaries”

Ginnifer Goodwin, “Once Upon a Time”

Kat Graham, “The Vampire Diaries”

Anna Paquin, “True Blood”

Anna Torv, FRINGE


Choice TV Show: Action


“CSI: Miami”

“Hawaii Five-O”

“NCIS: Los Angeles”



Choice TV Actor: Action

LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles”

Daniel Dae Kim, “Hawaii Five-O”

Zachary Levi, “Chuck”

Adam Rodriguez, “CSI: Miami”

Shane West, “Nikita”


Choice TV Actress: Action

Lyndsy Fonseca, “Nikita”

Linda Hunt, “NCIS: Los Angeles”

Grace Park, “Hawaii Five-O”

Maggie Q, “Nikita”

Yvonne Strahovski, “Chuck”


Choice TV Show: Comedy

“2 Broke Girls”

“The Big Bang Theory”


“Modern Family”



Choice TV Actor: Comedy

Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”

Chris Colfer, GLEE

Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”

Ashton Kutcher, “Two And a Half Men”

Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”


Choice TV Actress: Comedy

Miranda Cosgrove, “iCarly”

Kaley Cuoco, “The Big Bang Theory”

Zooey Deschanel, NEW GIRL

Lea Michele, GLEE

Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”


Choice TV: Animated Show

“Beavis and Butt-head”



“Robot Chicken”



Choice TV: Male Personality

Nick Cannon, “America’s Got Talent”

Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR

Cee Lo Green, “The Voice”

Gordon Ramsay, HELL’S KITCHEN



Choice TV: Female Personality

Christina Aguilera, “The Voice”

Tyra Banks, “America’s Next Top Model”

Carrie Ann Inaba, “Dancing With The Stars”

Jennifer Lopez, AMERICAN IDOL

Jessica Simpson, “Fashion Star”


Choice TV: Reality Competition Show


“America’s Next Top Model”

“Survivor: One World”

“The Voice”



Choice TV: Reality Show

“Dance Moms”

“Jersey Shore”

“Keeping Up With The Kardashians”


“Tia & Tamera”


Choice TV: Male Reality Star

Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, “Jersey Shore” and “The Pauly D Project”

Rob Dyrdek, “Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness”

William Levy, “Dancing With The Stars”

Scotty McCreery, AMERICAN IDOL

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, “Jersey Shore”


Choice TV: Female Reality Star

Lauren Alaina, AMERICAN IDOL

Melanie Amaro, THE X FACTOR

The Kardashians, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”

Tia & Tamera Mowry, “Tia & Tamera”

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, “Jersey Shore”



Choice Male Artist

Justin Bieber


Bruno Mars


Blake Shelton


Choice Female Artist


Jennifer Lopez

Katy Perry


Taylor Swift


Choice Music Group

Selena Gomez & The Scene

Gym Class Heroes

Lady Antebellum


The Wanted


Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist


Flo Rida

Nicki Minaj


Kanye West


Choice Rock Group

The Black Keys

Foo Fighters

Foster The People


Linkin Park


Choice Rock Song

“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys

“Paradise,” Coldplay

“Pumped Up Kicks,” Foster The People

“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

“Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra


Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist


David Guetta

Calvin Harris




Choice Single by a Group

“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

“Hit The Lights,” Selena Gomez & The Scene

“Ass Back Home,” Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch

“Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock

“Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera


Choice Single by a Female Artist

“Set Fire to the Rain,” Adele

“Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson

“Dance Again,” Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull

“Part of Me,” Katy Perry

“Eyes Open,” Taylor Swift


Choice Single by a Male Artist

“Boyfriend,” Justin Bieber

“Take Care,” Drake featuring Rihanna

“Good Feeling,” Flo Rida

“It Will Rain,” Bruno Mars

“Give Me Everything (Tonight),” Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer


Choice Male Country Artist

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Hunter Hayes

Scotty McCreery

Blake Shelton


Choice Female Country Artist

Lauren Alaina

Miranda Lambert

Kellie Pickler

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood


Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song

“Love on Top,” Beyonce

“Take Care,” Drake featuring Rihanna

“Wild Ones,” Flo Rida featuring Sia

“Without You,” David Guetta featuring Usher

“Starships,” Nicki Minaj


Choice Country Song

“Tattoos on This Town,” Jason Aldean

“Crazy Girl,” Eli Young Band

“Storm Warning,” Hunter Hayes

“God Gave Me You,” Blake Shelton

“Sparks Fly,” Taylor Swift


Choice Country Group

The Band Perry

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Rascal Flatts

Thompson Square



Choice Fashion Icon: Female

Miley Cyrus

Zooey Deschanel

Jennifer Lopez

Nicki Minaj

Katy Perry


Choice Fashion Icon: Male

Justin Bieber

Chris Colfer

Cee Lo Green

Justin Timberlake


Choice Female Hottie

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Katy Perry


Kate Upton


Choice Male Hottie

Justin Bieber

Ryan Gosling

Liam Hemsworth

Robert Pattinson

Ian Somerhalder



Choice Female Athlete

Kelly Clark (Snowboarding)

Maria Sharapova (Tennis)

Hope Solo (Soccer)

Lindsey Vonn (Skiing)

Serena Williams (Tennis)

Choice Male Athlete

David Beckham (Soccer)

Kobe Bryant (Basketball)

Albert Pujols (Baseball)

Tim Tebow (Football)

Shaun White (Snowboarding/Skateboarding/Surfing)




Choice Book

“The Hunger Games” trilogy, Suzanne Collins

“The Giver,” Lois Lowry

“The Twilight Saga,” Stephenie Meyer

“Divergent” trilogy, Veronica Roth

“The Lucky One,” Nicholas Sparks


Choice Comedian

Ellen DeGeneres

Jimmy Fallon

Andy Samberg

Daniel Tosh

Kristen Wiig


Choice Twit

Justin Bieber

Miley Cyrus

Jimmy Fallon

Demi Lovato

Ryan Seacrest


TEEN CHOICE 2012 is executive-produced by Bob Bain (“Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards”) and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery and Kelly Brock serve as producers and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.



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