The Teen Choice Awards honored young fans’ favorite stars on Sunday night, as veterans Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and the Twilight Saga battled it out against newcomers like Carly Rae Jepsen and the Hunger Games.
Demi Lovato and Glee’s Kevin McHale teamed up as hosts to dish out over 90 awards in music, movies, television, fashion and more.
Swift took home five awards – the most of the night. She scooped up Choice Music Female Artist, Choice Female Country Artist, Choice Single by a Female Artist for “Eyes Open,” Choice Country Song for “Sparks Fly” and Choice Voice Actress for her role in the Lorax.
“I was so excited about that,” she told Access Hollywood of her animated debut. “You know when you hear your voice played back on a voicemail or something, and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, is that what I sound like?’ So if you get an award for your voice, it’s like, ‘Okay, that’s cool.’”
Swift is practically a pro at handling the oversized surfboard awards, with twenty of them under her belt, including the top honor of Ultimate Choice from last year.
Justin Bieber also won big with four awards: Choice Male Artist, Choice Single by a Male Artist for “Boyfriend,” Choice Male Music Star of the Summer and Choice Male Fashion Icon. Bieber says that with countless awards won, tour dates played and albums sold, his success has just begun.
“They might just think it’s a phase or a teen heartthrob, but I’ve been doing this since I was really little and I want to do it for the rest of my life,” he revealed to Access Hollywood.
Bieber was among acts to take the stage, performing “Boyfriend” and “As Long As You Love Me,” which included a cameo from Big Sean.
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No Doubt also performed, playing new music for the first time since the band’s reformation. They rocked their new single “Settle Down,” spawning a new generation of fans, since most of today’s teens were not around for the band’s first wave of success in the 90s.
“It feels really rewarding because we worked really hard on this record, it was a really hard record to make,” said front woman Gwen Stefani in a red carpet interview with Access Hollywood. “[It was] really challenging to find the time to do it.”
Fantasy franchises the Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 settled on a tie, with two awards each. The Hunger Games won for Choice Book and Choice Movie Sci-Fi/Fantasy, while Twilight scored Choice Movie Romance and the Ultimate Choice Award.
Other highlights include an on-stage birthday celebration for Selena Gomez, who turned 20 on Sunday, and a video mash-up of celebs lip-synching to “Call Me Maybe” as Carly Rae Jepsen performed the smash summer song live.
-Nee-Sa Lossing, CBS Local
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