Since the first of the “Twilight” films came, that franchise has dominated the Teen Choice Awards. “Twilight” won Choice Movie Drama and Choice Movie Romance in 2009 and its sequel, “New Moon,” walked off with Choice Movie Fantasy last year. And, as the vampire suitor Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson won Choice Actor for “Twilight” in 2009 while Taylor Lautner — his werewolf rival Jacob Black — won that prize last year for “New Moon.”
At this year’s Teen Choice Awards, the battle rages on between Team Edward and Team Jacob. They face off not only for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor but also Choice Male Hottie and Choice Liplock for their respective trysts with Kristen Stewart in “Eclipse.” They contended in those latter two categories at the recent MTV Movie Awards, and Pattinson prevailed in both. Indeed, he is undefeated on the kissing awards circuit, winning all three of his bids with Stewart at the MTV Movie Awards and two in a row at Teen Choice. However, the abdominally blessed Lautner was last year’s Teen Choice for hottest man.
This is the second year in a row that “Eclipse” is competing for Teen Choice Awards honors. Last year, it won the prize for Choice Summer Movie. The film may be unstoppable this year though it faces fierce competition for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Super 8” and “X-Men: First Class.”
Lautner and Pattinson also face stiff competition for Best Male Hottie from Justin Bieber who is also vying for Best Male Artist and Best TV Villain for his guest spot on “CSI.” Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift also had strong showings: both are nominated for Best Female Artist. Gaga is also up for Best Single (“Born This Way”), while Swift goes up against former “American Idol” champ Carrie Underwood for Best Female Country Artist.
What do you think? Will “Twilight” sweep for the third year in a row? Will Gaga or Swift be the Teen Choice? And will Crystal the Monkey break ground for primates with a win as Choice Female Scene Stealer for “The Hangover, Part II”?
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