Robert Pattinson is heavily favored to win his second Choice Movie Actor prize at next Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards. Nine of our 11 editors predict he will prevail for his work in “Eclipse.” He is the top pick of 53% of our users for his portrayal of the vampire suitor Edward Cullen in the third film in the “Twilight” franchise. That support translates into odds of 4 to 9 for Pattinson to add another surfboard to his collection.
He won this award two years ago for the the original “Twllight” film while Taylor Lautner — his werewolf rival Jacob Black — edged him out last year for the second entry in the series “New Moon.” Surprisingly, this time around Lautner is in last place with just 9% of the vote.
Buoyed by the ongoing success of the final film in the “Harry Potter” franchise — “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” — star Daniel Radcliffe is in second place with 21% of the vote which generates odds of 11 to 2. Ironically, Pattinson’s first brush with fame was as the doomed Cedric Diggory in the fourth Harry Potter film (“Goblet of Fire”) back in 2005.
Rounding out the race are Ryan Reynolds (“Green Lantern”) and Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) who are both longshots to win with odds of just 14 to 1.
Winners will be decided via on-line voting which is underway at the official website. The awards will air live on Fox on Sunday, Aug. 7 beginning at 8 pm ET. Last year, more than 80 million votes were cast and these kudos doled out over 100 awards with two “Twilight” movies (“New Moon” and “Eclipse”) winning 12 between them while TV’s “The Vampire Diaries” claimed seven. Pattinson, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift each won four awards.