Twilight: Eclipse and The Hangover Part II Dominate Fox's Teen Choice Awards
Posted 06.29.11 by Mandy
Voting is now open for the Teen Choice Awards, and fans can vote for Robert Pattinson in no less than four separate categories (Actor Drama, Actor Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Liplock, and Male Hottie). There are a ton of categories, 23 for movies alone, and there are apparently more summer category nominations to come. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is nominated nine times, The Hangover Part II has nine nods, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Super 8 are strongly represented as well.
The voting is a little confusing, for instance Zach Galifianakis is nominated for Comedy Actor for both Due Date and The Hangover Part II, but he's only nominated once, just for both movies. Also strange is that a decidedly R-rated Hangover sequel is all over the movie nods, and Wizards of Waverly Place and iCarly are heavily represented in the TV nominations. Are there a lot of people who watch Nickelodeon and then go to see Black Swan? And is it just us, or are the nominations kind of Glee heavy? The cast is nominated for Best Vocal Group in the music section? Really, Fox?
Even the homepage for Teen Choice 2011 is confusing. It's a strange mix of being condescending to the teen voters and sucking up to them at the same time, using phrases that no teens we know actually use in real life, not to mention full of extraneous exclamation points. But shoot, the awards ceremony is bound to be a star-studded event. Who doesn't want a free custom surf board?
Voting is open to people ages 13-19 and fans are free to vote every day. The awards will air August 7.