Teen Choice Awards

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Teen Choice Awards
2014 Teen Choice Awards
Country United States
Presented by Fox
Reward Special surfboards
First awarded August 1, 1999
Official website Website
Television coverage
Network Fox
Runtime 120 min. including commercials

The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Fox Network. The awards honor the year's biggest achievements in music, movies, sports, television, fashion, and more, voted by teen viewers aged 13 to 19. Winners receive an authentic full size surfboard designed with the graphics of that year's show.


As the executive producers, Bob Bain and Michael Burg came together to create an award show geared toward a teen demographic, somewhat older than that of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, but similar to that of MTV. Greg Sills has been the supervising producer and Paul Flattery has been the producer for all of the shows since its inception in 1999.

The format of the show has remained the same, awarding the achievements of those in the entertainment and athletic industries with non-traditional categories fixed into the ceremony. The show was held at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport for its first two shows in 1999 and 2000. However, since 2001, it has been held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. Some years it airs live, but usually it airs on a one day delay. With the demolition of the amphitheatre in 2013, the show will be moved to another Los Angeles location.

Ballots were once used in teen-oriented magazines, where readers were to purchase and tear out their ballot. Votes could also be cast online through Fox.com. In 2008, Fox and the show's producers created Teenchoiceawards.com as the official website for the Teen Choice Awards. That year, over 32 million votes were cast.[citation needed] In 2009, the number of votes cast was in excess of 83 million. That same year "teenchoicegirl" appeared on Twitter. She is actually a teenage girl working on the show as an intern and keeps fans informed of news and gossip. In just a few weeks she had over 28,000 followers.

Since the ceremony's inception, the show has given out genuine custom-made surfboards to individual winners (they cost over $800 each to manufacture). They create a new original design every year. The surfboard was chosen as the award because it represents the freedom of the summer vacation for teens, whether they surf or not. Some celebrities have used them to surf (Jennifer Love Hewitt); Marlon Wayans famously said "Brothers don't surf" and in 2009, Hugh Jackman, upon winning his first one, said he was no longer the only Australian without a surfboard.

At the 2013 Ceremony, Actress Lea Michele made her first public appearance since the death of her co-star and off-screen boyfriend Cory Monteith.

Award categories[edit]


  • Choice Movie: Action
  • Choice Movie: Drama
  • Choice Movie: Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Romance
  • Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Choice Movie: Actor Action
  • Choice Movie: Actress Action
  • Choice Movie: Actor Drama
  • Choice Movie: Actress Drama
  • Choice Movie: Actor Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Actress Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Actor Romance
  • Choice Movie: Actress Romance
  • Choice Movie: Actor Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Choice Movie: Actress Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Choice Movie: Breakout
  • Choice Movie: Scene Stealer
  • Choice Movie: Chemistry
  • Choice Movie: Liplock
  • Choice Movie: Summer Movie Action
  • Choice Movie: Summer Movie Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Summer Movie Star Male
  • Choice Movie: Summer Movie Star Female
  • Choice Movie: Villain
  • Choice Movie: Hissy Fit


  • Choice TV: Drama Series
  • Choice TV: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Series
  • Choice TV: Action Series
  • Choice TV: Comedy Series
  • Choice TV: Animated Series
  • Choice TV: Reality Competition Series
  • Choice TV: Reality Series
  • Choice TV: Breakout Series
  • Choice TV: Summer TV Series
  • Choice TV: Actor Drama
  • Choice TV: Actress Drama
  • Choice TV: Actor Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Choice TV: Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Choice TV: Actor Action
  • Choice TV: Actress Action
  • Choice TV: Actor Comedy
  • Choice TV: Actress Comedy
  • Choice TV: Male Personality
  • Choice TV: Female Personality
  • Choice TV: Male Reality Star
  • Choice TV: Female Reality Star
  • Choice TV: Breakout Star
  • Choice TV: Scene Stealer Male
  • Choice TV: Scene Stealer Female
  • Choice TV: Villain
  • Choice TV: Summer TV Star Male
  • Choice TV: Summer TV Star Female


  • Choice Music: Male Artist
  • Choice Music: Female Artist
  • Choice Music: Group
  • Choice Music: R&B Artist
  • Choice Music: Hip-Hop/Rap Artist
  • Choice Music: Rock Group
  • Choice Music: Electronic Dance Music Artist
  • Choice Music: Country Group
  • Choice Music: Male Country Artist
  • Choice Music: Female Country Artist
  • Choice Music: Rock Song
  • Choice Music: Love Song
  • Choice Music: Break-Up Song
  • Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Song
  • Choice Music: Breakout Artist
  • Choice Music: Breakout Group
  • Choice Music: Country Song
  • Choice Music: Summer Song
  • Choice Music: Summer Music Star Female
  • Choice Music: Summer Music Star Male
  • Choice Music: Summer Music Star Group
  • Choice Music: Choice Summer Tour
  • Choice Music: Choice Single Male Artist
  • Choice Music: Choice Single Female Artist
  • Choice Music: Choice Single Group

Summer's categories[edit]

  • Choice Summer: Movie
  • Choice Summer: Movie Actor
  • Choice Summer: Movie Actress
  • Choice Summer: TV Show
  • Choice Summer: TV Actor
  • Choice Summer: TV Actress
  • Choice Summer: Music Star-Female
  • Choice Summer: Music Star-Male
  • Choice Summer: Music Star-Group
  • Choice summer: Tour
  • Choice Summer: Song

Non-traditional categories[edit]

  • Choice Book
  • Choice Hottie (male)
  • Choice Hottie (female)
  • Choice Red Carpet Icon (female)
  • Choice Red Carpet Icon (male)
  • Choice Web Star
  • Choice Twit Award
  • Choice Vampire
  • Choice Comedian

Do Something[edit]

In 2008, Dosomething.org sponsored The Do Something Award—which recognized amazing young people. Nine nominees—who saw a problem in the world and then tackled it—each won $10,000 for their cause. One lucky winner received the $100,000 grand prize. The Do Something Award (formerly the BR!CK Awards) is a program of Do Something, a New York-based non-profit that reaches about 11.5 million young people annually. The award was not presented in 2009. It was replaced with "Choice Celebrity Activist" which was won by Hayden Panettiere.

Most nominations[edit]

Artist Year Number of Nominations
Miley Cyrus 2006–2013 41
Britney Spears 1999–2011 34
Taylor Swift 2008–2013 31
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Christina Aguilera 1999–2013 23
Beyonce 2006–2013 22
Justin Bieber 2008–2013 20

Special awards[edit]

Extraordinary Achievement
Courage Award
Visionary Award
Ultimate Choice Award
Acuvue Inspire Award

Note: Special Awards are not given every year.

Awards ceremonies (by year)[edit]

Venue is Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles since 2001. Until 2000, venue was Barker Hangar, Santa Monica.

Year Date Hosts Performers
1999 August 1, 1999
2000 August 6, 2000
  • None
2001 August 12, 2001
  • None
2002 August 4, 2002
  • None
2003 August 2, 2003
2004 August 8, 2004
2005 August 14, 2005
2006 August 20, 2006
2007 August 26, 2007
2008 August 4, 2008
2009 August 9, 2009
2010 August 8, 2010
2011 August 7, 2011
2012 July 22, 2012
2013 August 11, 2013

Awards and award-winners by year[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Simple Plan to Perform on "The 2005 Teen Choice Awards" Tuesday, August 16, on FOX". The Futon Critic. July 18, 2005. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.mjsbigblog.com/glees-kevin-mchale-joins-demi-lovato-as-co-host-of-the-kids-choice-awards.htm
  3. ^ http://www.mjsbigblog.com/darren-criss-lucy-hale-to-co-host-teen-choice-awards-2013-its-official.htm
  4. ^ http://www.mjsbigblog.com/one-direction-announce-new-single-best-song-ever-new-movie-trailer.htm
  5. ^ http://www.teenchoiceawards.com/tcnews.aspx#.Uco7V5wmydk
  6. ^ http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2013/8/1/florida-georgia-line-to-perform-cruise-at-teen-choice-awards-1.html
  7. ^ http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/08/teen-choice-awards-2013-demi-lovato-to-perform-nina-dobrev-selena-gomez-ashton-kutcher-and-more-to-p.html

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