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

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May 18th, 2012

via press release:

“The Vampire Diaries” and American Idol

lead the TV Categories with Most Nominations;

Justin Bieber Leads Top Artist Categories

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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

New Girl


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”

BOB’S Burgers

Family Guy

Robot Chicken

THE Simpsons


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

Steven Tyler, American Idol


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

The X Factor


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.



  • Rodolfo

    I dont like this very much the hunger games should lead pretty much all the movie categories!!!! i only hope Emily vancamp and pretty little liars win everything else they are nominated for!!!!!!!

  • Dan

    Sarah Michelle Gellar deserves to win TV Actress Drama!!!

    but I think losing to Leighton Meester or Lucy Hale

  • taylor

    No One Direction nominations? But Selena gomez and the Scene instead? Really?

  • danny94

    Revenge and Emily vancamp to win!!!!!

  • Fed

    These awards are such a joke. LOL!

  • Dennis

    @Rodolfo Eh Why???

    Hunger Games was a mediocre movie

  • revenge

    Hope revenge and Emily win them all

  • Jon23812

    The Avengers made a billion dollars in less than two week. THG is still at 600 million. I think Avengers will lead.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    I agree on Revenge – blows away most shows except Nikita and Vampire Diaries.

    The female hottie list is just ridiculous. Teen singers…and one model who isn’t even the hottest out there. I have a suspicion teen guys had a different list in mind.

    Choice Twit – Bieber all the way! :-)

    If Jennifer Lopez can’t win fashion icon against those other losers, there’s no justice… :-)

    For Choice TV Actress: Action, I see Lyndsy and Maggie are up against each other. Maggie should win – but I predict they’ll give it to Helen Hunt, being the old actress in the list despite her robotic acting on the one episode of NCIS I bothered to watch (the HFO crossover).

    For Choice TV Actor: Action, it should be either Shane West or Zac Levy.

    For Choice TV Show: Action, it should be Nikita all the way! No other action show compares with the possible exception of Person of Interest. BUT with the low ratings, my guess is that one of the other shows will win, likely Hawaii Five-O since Chuck’s ratings were also low.

    For Choice TV Show: Drama, Revenge should take it. My second choice would be Pretty Little Liars.

    For Choice TV Actor: Drama, the list is pathetic. Keifer should take it easy.

    For Choice TV Actress: Drama, Emily VanCamp should take it. Gellar – no way, I wasn’t impressed with her acting in Ringer at all. Like the show, it was incredibly dull and lacking spirit.

    For Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, THAT’S a real toss-up! All five of those shows are first rate. Any one of them could and should win. My guess is Fringe or TVD will take it.

    For Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Ian Sommerhalder should take it. He is what makes TVD work. Second choice would be Jensen, he is what makes Supernatural work, more so than Jared. Joshua Jackson doesn’t come close.

    For Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, I go with Nina or Anna Paquin. Ginnifer Goodwin was not impressive in OUAT and frankly I think she was miscast as Snow White. Kat Graham is good, but not as significant to TVD as Nina. And Anna Torv is good, but not as good as Nina or Paquin.

    For Choice Movie: Action, you can’t beat MI:Ghost Protocols.

    For Choice Movie Actor: Action, Tom Cruise still has to take it, like him or not.

    For Choice Movie Actress: Action, either Zoe or Paula Patton.

    For Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy – c’mon, Avengers ALL THE WAY! THE best superhero movie ever done! Blows away Hunger Games, Twilight and everything else. BUT given the popularity of Twilight, it might take it.

    For Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Bob Downey is the ONLY pick!

    For Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, I’d go either Scarlett or Jennifer, but again given the Twilight popularity, it’ll probably be Kristen Stewart.

    Them’s my picks. Like ‘em or die! :-)

  • SmG

    Good luck to Revenge & PLL; Emily and Lucy..

  • davie

    wow lot of interesting ones

    Hope Fringe takes home the gold for Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

    Hope Chuck gets Action Show

    Jim Parsons or NPH for Comedy Actor

    Zach Levi for Action Actor
    Yvonne Strahobski for Action Actress

    Anna Torv for Sci Fi Actress

    Seeing a theme herrra?

  • James

    So sad 90210 got snubbed by the awards three times in a row.

  • GARY

    90210 always ignored deserve it because that teen show suck

  • James

    Not really…Maybe not for Choice TV Drama but they’re just as qualified for other categories. Oh well…

  • Noelle

    If Twilight wins in any category, that would be a shame.

  • CrimTV


    Because 600 million is so bad for a movie (btw it’s actually at 632 million).

  • Em J

    OK Teen Choice Awards officially suck! xD

  • Em J

    Oh wait just saw FIRST wave xD sorry I have faith….sort of

  • Jon23812

    @CrimTV, I never said 600 million is bad for a movie, I said that The Avengers made more money quicker, and if you round 632 million, you get 600 million.

  • derp

    @ James I agree but I don’t think it didn’t really deserve to been nominated this year cause the latest season was terrible but it still qualified but it totally should have got nominations last year cause the third season was good, they were totally snubbed in 2011 but still 90210 has been having more ratings than Gossip Girl but GG still gets nominations -.-

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