The Twilight Saga” continued their runs as teenage fan favorites, winning the top honors at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards. It was also announced that the franchise had won 41 surfboard-shaped trophies since 2008, including two awards earned this year for the penultimate film installment, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.”
“This award especially is an extreme honor. It’s a true testament to all the support you’ve given us over the years. It’s amazing you’re still around and just as loyal and just as strong,” Taylor Lautner said.
Kristen Stewart was honored as the choice romance movie actress for “Breaking Dawn — Part 1” and as choice female summer movie star for “Snow White & the Huntsman.”
Other multiple winners included the movie “The Hunger Games,” actress Emma Stone, TV show “Pretty Little Liars,” the British boy band One Direction, CW show “The Vampire Diaries.”
Country music star Taylor Swift picked up five awards, including choice music female artist and female country artist, as well as voice actress for her role in animated comedy “The Lorax.” The singer was also among the top winners last year at the awards show that airs on the Fox television network.
Justin Bieber, received a loud welcome as he performed his song “Boyfriend” and latest single, “As Long As You Love Me” with rapper Big Sean on a futuristic set. The singer won four awards, including choice music male artist and single by male artist for “Boyfriend.”
The Teen Choice Awards, voted for by teen viewers online, gives actors, musicians and other artists who are popular with kids the chance to thank their fans. The trophies are life-size surfboard and are given in numerous categories spanning film, television and music, as well as unconventional awards.
Carly Rae Jepsen, choice breakout artist winner, sang her infectious hit single, “Call Me Maybe,” which was voted choice summer song, accompanied by a video of the night’s star-studded audience lip-syncing to the song.
Selena Gomez, who celebrated her 20th birthday on Sunday, won a surfboard for best music group and single by a group with her band The Scene.
Host Lovato, 19, who won the special “Inspire” award at last year’s Teen Choice awards after overcoming personal abuse issues, presented this year’s “Inspire” award to fellow starlet and Nickelodeon actress Miranda Cosgrove, for her work with young people and education.