Teen Choice Award Nominations: Did The Hunger Games Top Twilight?

Along with the expected love for the two young-adult faves, teens dig The Avengers, Jennifer Lopez (no matter what she does!) Justin Bieber and The Vampire Diaries

By Natalie Finn May 18, 2012 9:15 PMTags
Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Pattinson, Ian Somerhalder, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber

Can we even call The Hunger Games' Katniss-Peta-Gale question a love triangle anymore if it's not called out to compete against Twilight's famed love triangle?

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part I leads the movie field with five nominations heading into the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, while The Hunger Games and The Avengers are a close second with four apiece.

So, where did Katniss & Co. go wrong?

Breaking Dawn and The Hunger Games matched up category for category—Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie, Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Kristen Stewart versus Jennifer Lawrence), Choice Book—except for one. While Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are both up for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, only Josh Hutcherson got the nod from his film.

Poor, pretty Liam Hemsworth, forced to fend for himself in the Choice Male Hottie category against Pattinson, Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling and Ian Somerhalder.

Speaking of which, The Vampire Diaries leads all comers from every medium with six nominations, including Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi for Somerhalder and Paul Wesley and Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi for Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham.

Along with his hottie nod, Bieber collected nominations for Choice Male Artist, Choice Male Fashion Icon(!), and his "Boyfriend" is up for Choice Single by a Male Artist. His high-profile Twitter status has also qualified him for the Choice Twit category, where he'll tweet off against Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Demi Lovato and Ryan Seacrest.

And the Biebs leads all the fellas—including R.Pattz, Somerhalder and Gosling—with five nominations for his multiplatform choiceness. Meanwhile, his similarly choice girlfriend, Selena Gomez, squares off against Miley, Katy Perry, Kate Upton and Rihanna in the Female Hottie category.

Jennifer Lopez can apparently do no wrong at anything she puts her mind to, either. She leads all the ladies with five nominations, for Choice Female Fashion Icon, Choice Female TV Personality, Choice Female Artist, Choice Single by a Female Artist for "Dance Again" and Choice Movie Actress: Comedy for What to Expect When You're Expecting.

The 2012 Teen Choice Awards will air live July 22 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

And the 55 categories announced today only make up the "first wave" of nominations, so stay tuned for more!

Here's a complete list of the nominations for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards so far:


Movie: Action

• Abduction
• Act of Valor
• Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol
• Red Tails
• Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

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

Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

• The Avengers
• The Hunger Games
• Mirror Mirror
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1
• Wrath of the Titans

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

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

Movie Drama

• Drive
• The Help
• The Lucky One
• The Vow
• We Bought a Zoo

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

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

Movie: Comedy

• 21 Jump Street
• American Reunion
• Crazy, Stupid, Love
• The Muppets
• What to Expect When You're Expecting

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

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


TV Show: Drama

• Bones
• Gossip Girl
• Pretty Little Liars
• Revenge
• Touch

TV Actor: Drama

Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl
David Boreanaz, Bones
Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Kiefer Sutherland, Touch
Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl

TV Actress: Drama

Emily Deschanel, Bones
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ringer
Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl
Emily VanCamp, Revenge

TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

• Fringe
• Once Upon a Time
• Supernatural
• True Blood
• The Vampire Diaries

TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
Joshua Jackson, Fringe
Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

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

TV Show: Action

• Chuck
• CSI: Miami
• Hawaii Five-0
• NCIS: Los Angeles
• Nikita

TV Actor: Action

LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles
Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-0
Zachary Levi, Chuck
Adam Rodriguez, CSI: Miami
Shane West, Nikita

TV Actress: Action

Lyndsy Fonseca, Nikita
Linda Hunt, NCIS: Los Angeles
Grace Park, Hawaii Five-0
Maggie Q, Nikita
Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck

TV Show: Comedy

• 2 Broke Girls
• The Big Bang Theory
• Glee
• Modern Family
• New Girl

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

TV Actress: Comedy

Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lea Michele, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

TV: Animated Show

• Beavis and Butt-head
• Bob's Burgers
• Family Guy
• Robot Chicken
• The Simpsons

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

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

TV: Reality Competition Show

American Idol
• America's Next Top Model
• Survivor: One World
• The Voice
• The X Factor

TV: Reality Show

• Dance Moms
• Jersey Shore
• Keeping Up With the Kardashians
• Punk'd
• Tia & Tamera

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

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


Male Artist

Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Blake Shelton

Female Artist

Jennifer Lopez
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Music Group

Selena Gomez & The Scene
Gym Class Heroes
Lady Antebellum
The Wanted

R&B/Hip-Hop Artist

Flo Rida
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Rock Group

The Black Keys
Foo Fighters
Foster The People
Linkin Park

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

Electronic Dance Music Artist

David Guetta
Calvin Harris

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

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

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

Male Country Artist

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Scotty McCreery
Blake Shelton

Female Country Artist

Lauren Alaina
Miranda Lambert
Kellie Pickler
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

R&B/Hip-Hop Song

"Love on Top," Beyoncé
"Take Care," Drake featuring Rihanna
"Wild Ones," Flo Rida featuring Sia
"Without You," David Guetta featuring Usher
"Starships," Nicki Minaj

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

Country Group

The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Thompson Square


Fashion Icon: Female

Miley Cyrus
Zooey Deschanel
Jennifer Lopez
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry

Fashion Icon: Male

Justin Bieber
Chris Colfer
Cee Lo Green
Justin Timberlake

Female Hottie

Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Kate Upton

Male Hottie

Justin Bieber
Ryan Gosling
Liam Hemsworth
Robert Pattinson
Ian Somerhalder


Female Athlete

Kelly Clark (Snowboarding)
Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
Hope Solo (Soccer)
Lindsey Vonn (Skiing)
Serena Williams (Tennis)

Male Athlete

David Beckham (Soccer)
KobeBryant (Basketball)
Albert Pujols (Baseball)
Tim Tebow (Football)
Shaun White (Snowboarding/Skateboarding/Surfing)



• The Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins
• The Giver, Lois Lowry
• The Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer
• Divergent trilogy, Veronica Roth
• The Lucky One, Nicholas Sparks 


Ellen DeGeneres
Jimmy Fallon
Andy Samberg
Daniel Tosh
Kristen Wiig


Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Jimmy Fallon
Demi Lovato
Ryan Seacrest