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 http://teenchoiceawards.com
Television/Radio coverage
Network Fox
Runtime 88–104 minutes

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 (ages 13 to 19). Winners receive a 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 every year 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 amphitheater in 2013, the show moved to a new location. Then after the remodeled Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Westwood, Los Angeles was flooded by a broken 30" water pipe on July 29, 2014, the show was moved to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.[1]

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. 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.[citation needed]

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, such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, have actually used them to surf; Marlon Wayans famously said, "Brothers don't surf"; and in 2009, Hugh Jackman, upon winning his first one, said that he was no longer the only Australian without a surfboard.

Controversy and allegations of rigging[edit]

On August 11, 2014, Vine star Cameron Dallas tweeted that the awards ceremony was "rigged", saying that he had been informed six days prior to the actual event that he had won the award, and the runners-up were told to still try to solicit votes from their followers, even though the results had already been decided. He also tweeted "So I found out that the Teen Choice Awards were rigged and used powerful internet people for marketing. I'm sad now. Television is stupid" before deleting the tweets, saying he "should have taken the high road", but he "didn't like the fact that [his fans] were being lied to".[2] Soon after Dallas' initial tweets, fellow Viner Carter Reynolds stated that the Teen Choice Awards had "used everyone for promotion", using the hashtag "#TeensDontHaveAChoiceAwards", which soon began trending by fans who noticed the disclaimer at the end of the show saying that the producers reserved the right to choose the winners, asking what was the point of voting if their votes were ultimately worthless. Reynolds also later deleted his tweet. [3][4][5]

Fans of One Direction also noticed that the band's clothes while accepting the award for "Choice Music Group" were the same as the ones they were wearing to the launch of their fragrance in New York on August 5, despite this being before the votes officially ended (the original closing time for voting was August 10 at 11:59 p.m).[6]

The voting rules page[7] states "Teenasaurus Rox reserves the right to choose the winner from the top four vote generators".[8]

Award categories[edit]




  • 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.

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]

In 1999 and 2000, the venue for the event was Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The event's venue was the Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles from 2001 to 2013. In 2014, the venue was originally scheduled to be the UCLA Pauley Pavilion, but when that was flooded the venue was changed to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.[10]

Year Date Host(s) Performers
1999 August 1, 1999 None
(Britney Spears introduced the show)
2000 August 6, 2000 None
(Freddie Prinze Jr. introduced the show)
2001 August 12, 2001 None
2002 August 19, 2002 None
(Britney Spears and Verne Troyer introduced the show)
2003 August 2, 2003 David Spade
2004 August 8, 2004
2005 August 16, 2005
2006 August 20, 2006
2007 August 26, 2007
2008 August 4, 2008 Miley Cyrus
2009 August 9, 2009 Jonas Brothers
2010 August 8, 2010
2011 August 7, 2011 Kaley Cuoco
2012 July 22, 2012
2013 August 11, 2013
2014[10] August 10, 2014
2015 August 9, 2015

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Vulpo, Mike (August 10, 2014). "2014 Teen Choice Awards: The Fault in Our Stars Win Big, Maid in Manhattan Reunion & More Highlights". Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/camerondallas/status/498854152420605952
  3. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/08/11/teen-choice-awards-claims-of-rigged-winners-cause-teen-meltdown-on-twitter/
  4. ^ http://perezhilton.com/2013-08-12-teen-choice-awards-voting-revealed-producers-pick-winners-not-teens#.U-hObmPCfKc
  5. ^ http://www.ora.tv/dailyrehash/article/teen-choice-awards-causes-twitter-uprising
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/mukesbaes/status/498655049002672128/photo/1
  7. ^ 2014 Teen Choice Awards - Voting Rules
  8. ^ Teen Choice Awards rigged?, news.com.au, 12-Aug-2014
  9. ^ http://www.eonline.com/news/567812/selena-gomez-to-be-honored-at-2014-teen-choice-awards-jennifer-lopez-to-present?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_topstories
  10. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (May 20, 2014). "'Teen Choice 2014' Returns Sunday August 10, Live on FOX". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Simple Plan to Perform on "The 2005 Teen Choice Awards" Tuesday, August 16, on FOX". The Futon Critic. Futon Media. July 18, 2005. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ 07/12/2012. "Glee's Kevin McHale Joins Demi Lovato as Co-Host of the Teen Choice Awards". Mjsbigblog.com. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  13. ^ 07/29/2013 (2013-07-29). "Glee Darren Criss Lucy Hale to Co-Host Teen Choice Awards 2013 - It's Official". Mjsbigblog.com. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  14. ^ 06/25/2013 (2013-06-25). "One Direction Announce New Single "Best Song Ever" + New Movie Trailer + Teen Choice Appearance". Mjsbigblog.com. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  15. ^ "2014 Teen Choice Awards - News". Teenchoiceawards.com. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  16. ^ Thursday (2013-08-01). "Florida Georgia Line to Perform "Cruise" at Teen Choice Awards on August 11 - Music News - ABC News Radio". Abcnewsradioonline.com. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  17. ^ Bucksbaum, Sydney (2013-08-08). "Teen Choice Awards 2013: Demi Lovato to perform, Nina Dobrev, Selena Gomez, Ashton Kutcher, and more to present - Zap2it | News & Features". Blog.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  18. ^ a b c "Teen Choice News". 
  19. ^ Demi Lovato to Perform "Really Don't Care" With Cher Lloyd and Rita Ora to Perform"I Will Never Let You Down", Teenchoiceawards.com, July 2014
  20. ^ Tyler Posey to Host, MAGIC! and Rixton - Also Set To Perform, teenchoiceawards.com, July 2014
  21. ^ "Jason Derulo to Perform on ‘Teen Chice 2014′ Live Sunday, August 10 on FOX - Ratings". TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com. 2014-07-11. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 

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