The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Fox television network. The awards honor the year's biggest achievements in music, film, sports, television, fashion, and more, voted by viewers aged 13 to 19.


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. From 2001 to 2013, it was held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. In 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] The 2015 Awards were held at The Galen Center (USC) and the 2016 Awards were held at the refurbished Forum in Inglewood.

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. Votes are now cast online through Twitter, FOX.com, and the FOX NOW app. In 2016, more than 37 million votes were cast.[2]

Since the ceremony's inception, the show has given out genuine custom-made surfboards to individual winners. The surfboard was chosen as the award because it represents the freedom of the summer vacation for teens.[3] 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. Each of the custom-made surfboard awards costs US$800 to make.[4]

Awards ceremonies (by year)

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 it was flooded the venue was changed to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.[5]

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
(David Spade introduced the show)
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 14, 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[5] August 10, 2014
2015 August 16, 2015
2016 July 31, 2016
2017 August 13, 2017 None
(Logan Paul introduced the show)


Current Past
  • Choice Movie: Action
  • Choice Movie: Action Actor
  • Choice Movie: Action Actress
  • Choice Movie: Drama
  • Choice Movie: Drama Actor
  • Choice Movie: Drama Actress
  • Choice Movie: Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Comedy Actor
  • Choice Movie: Comedy Actress
  • Choice Movie: Fantasy
  • Choice Movie: Fantasy Actor
  • Choice Movie: Fantasy Actress
  • Choice Movie: Sci-Fi
  • Choice Movie: Sci-Fi Actor
  • Choice Movie: Sci-Fi Actress
  • Choice Movie: Villain
  • Choice Movie: Breakout Star
  • Choice Movie: Ship
  • Choice Movie: Summer
  • Choice Movie: Summer Actor
  • Choice Movie: Summer Actress
  • Choice Movie: Liar
  • Choice Movie: Breakout Actor
  • Choice Movie: Breakout Actress
  • Choice Movie: Sleazebag
  • Choice Movie: Scream
  • Choice Movie: Rumble
  • Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy Actor
  • Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy Actress
  • Choice Movie: Thriller
  • Choice Movie: Thriller Actor
  • Choice Movie: Thriller Actress
  • Choice Movie: Summer – Action
  • Choice Movie: Summer – Drama
  • Choice Movie: Summer – Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Summer – Romance
  • Choice Movie: Animated
  • Choice Movie: Voice
  • Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor
  • Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress
  • Choice Movie: Scene Stealer
    • Choice Movie: Scene Stealer – Male
    • Choice Movie: Scene Stealer – Female
  • Choice Movie: Chemistry
  • Choice Movie: Liplock
  • Choice Movie: Hissy Fit
  • Choice TV: Drama Show
  • Choice TV: Drama Actor
  • Choice TV: Drama Actress
  • Choice TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
  • Choice TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor
  • Choice TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress
  • Choice TV: Action Show
  • Choice TV: Action Actor
  • Choice TV: Action Actress
  • Choice TV: Comedy Show
  • Choice TV: Comedy Actor
  • Choice TV: Comedy Actress
  • Choice TV: Reality Show
  • Choice TV: Animated Show
  • Choice TV: Throwback Show
  • Choice TV: Personality
  • Choice TV: Villain
  • Choice TV: Breakout Star
  • Choice TV: Breakout Show
  • Choice TV: Ship
  • Choice TV: Summer Show
  • Choice TV: Summer Actor
  • Choice TV: Summer Actress
  • Choice TV: Reality Competition
  • Choice TV: Sidekick
  • Choice TV: Late Night
  • Choice TV: Parental Unit
  • Choice TV: Reality/Variety Star – Male
  • Choice TV: Reality/Variety Star – Female
  • Choice TV: Breakout Actor
  • Choice TV: Breakout Actress
  • Choice TV: Fab-u-lous
  • Choice TV: Scene Stealer
    • Choice TV: Scene Stealer – Male
    • Choice TV: Scene Stealer – Female
  • Choice TV: Chemistry
  • Choice TV: Liplock
  • Choice Music: Male Artist
  • Choice Music: Female Artist
  • Choice Music: Group
  • Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
  • Choice Music: Electronic/Dance Artist
  • Choice Music: Latin Artist
  • Choice Music: Country Artist
  • Choice Music: Rock Artist
  • Choice Music: Single – Male
  • Choice Music: Single – Female
  • Choice Music: Single – Group
  • Choice Music: Electronic/Dance Song
  • Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Song
  • Choice Music: Latin Song
  • Choice Music: Rock Song
  • Choice Music: Collaboration
  • Choice Music: Pop Song
  • Choice Music: Breakout Artist
  • Choice Music: Next Big Thing
  • Choice Music: Summer Male Artist
  • Choice Music: Summer Female Artist
  • Choice Music: Summer Group
  • Choice Music: Summer Song
  • Choice Music: Summer Tour
  • Choice Music: Love Song
  • Choice Music: Break-Up Song
  • Choice Music: Hook Up
  • Choice Music: Rap Artist
  • Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track
  • Choice Music: R&B Artist
  • Choice Music: R&B Track
  • Choice Music: Rock Track
  • Choice Music: Country Group
  • Choice Music: Country Artist – Female
  • Choice Music: Country Artist – Male
  • Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female
  • Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Male
  • Choice Music: Tour
  • Choice Music: Soundtrack
  • Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Album
  • Choice Music: Pop Album
  • Choice Music: R&B Album
  • Choice Music: Country Album
  • Choice Athlete: Male
  • Choice Athlete: Female
  • Choice Action Sports: Female
  • Choice Action Sports: Male
  • Choice Hottie: Male
  • Choice Hottie: Female
  • Choice Web Star
  • Choice Twit
  • Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male
  • Choice Red Carpet Icon: Female
  • Choice Fanatic Fans

Special awards

Extraordinary Achievement
Courage Award
Ultimate Choice Award
Visionary Award
Acuvue Inspire Award
Candie's Style Icon
Decade Award
See Her

Note: Special Awards are not given every year.

Most wins

Wins Artist Awards
27 One Direction Choice Music: Breakout Group, Choice Love Song (5), Choice Summer Music Star: Group (2), Choice Music Group (3), Choice Single: Group (3), Choice Summer Tour (3), Choice Social Media King, Choice Twit, Choice Break-Up Song, Choice Fanatic Fans, Choice Fashion: Male Hottie (2), Choice Music: Song: Group, Choice Music: Male Group, Choice Selfie Taker, Choice Party Song, Choice Fandom
25 Taylor Swift Choice Breakout Artist, Choice Female Artist (3), Choice Female Album, Choice Breakout Star: Female, Choice Female Country Artist (5), Choice Country Song (4), Choice Country Album, Red Carpet Hot Icon: Female, Ultimate Choice, Choice Break-Up Song (2), Choice Voice, Choice Single: Female Artist (2), Choice Summer Music Star: Female, Choice Twit, Choice Music Collaboration
23 Justin Bieber Choice Male Artist (5), Choice Summer Music Star Male (2), Choice Music: Pop Album, Choice Music: Breakout Artist Male, Choice Male Hottie, Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male, Choice TV: Villain, Choice Twit (2), Choice Single: Male Artist (3), Choice Twitter Personality, Choice Break-Up Song, Choice Social Media King
19 Miley Cyrus Choice Female Artist, Choice Hissy Fit (2), Choice TV Actress: Comedy (3), Choice Love Song, Choice Single, Choice Summer Song (2), Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance, Choice Instagrammer, Choice Female Hottie, Choice Scene Stealer: Female, Choice Style Icon, Candie's Fashion Trendsetter, Choice Fashion: Celebrity Line, Choice Actress: Drama, Ultimate Choice Award
16 Selena Gomez Choice Break-Up Song, Choice Female Hottie (3), Choice TV Actress: Comedy (2), Choice Summer Music Star: Female (2), Choice Summer TV Star: Female, Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female (2), Choice Celebrity Dancer, Ultimate Choice Award, Choice Female Artist, Choice Instagrammer (2)
15 Ashton Kutcher Choice Reality Hunk, Choice Reality/Variety TV Star: Male (2), Choice TV Actor, Choice TV Personality (2), Choice TV Male Personality, Choice TV Actor: Comedy (2), Choice Movie Rockstar Moment, Choice Movie Actor: Comedy, Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy (3), Ultimate Choice Award
14 Demi Lovato Choice Female Artist (2), Choice Summer Music Star: Female (2), Choice Summer Song (2), Choice Single: Female Artist, Choice Music Tour (with David Archuleta), Choice TV Breakout Star: Female, Choice TV Personality: Female, Choice Style Icon, Choice Twit, Acuvue Inspire Award, Choice Country Song
Jonas Brothers Choice Music: Breakout Group, Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male (3), Choice Male Hottie, Choice Single, Choice Love Song, Choice Summer Song (2), Choice Fanatic Fans, Choice TV Actor: Comedy (2), Choice Breakout Show, Choice Album: Group
11 Kristen Stewart Choice Movie: Liplock (3), Choice Movie: Romance Actress (2), Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress (2), Choice Movie: Summer Actress (2), Choice Movie: Drama Actress, Choice Movie: Chemistry
Paramore Choice Music: Breakout Group, Choice Music: Rock Group (5), Choice Rock Track (4), Choice Rock Album
Robert Pattinson Choice Movie: Liplock (3), Choice Movie: Drama Actor (3), Choice Male Hottie, Choice Movie: Rumble, Choice Movie: Summer Actor, Choice Vampire, Choice Movie: Chemistry
10 Eminem Choice Music: Male Artist, Choice Music: Rap Artist (3), Choice Movie: Drama Actor, Choice Movie: Breakout Actor, Choice Music: Rap Track, Choice Music: Rap Album, Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track, Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Justin Timberlake Choice Music: Male Artist (2), Choice Hottie Male (3), Choice Movie: Comedy Actor, Choice Music: Payback Track, Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Track, Ultimate Choice Award, Decade Award
Fifth Harmony Choice Summer Song (2), Choice Music Group: Female, Choice Female Hottie, Choice Social Media Queen, Choice Song: Movie or TV, Choice Music Group, Choice Song: Group, Choice Summer Group, Choice Fandom
Ariana Grande Choice Music: Female Artist (2), Choice Song: Female Artist (3), Choice Instagrammer, Choice Selfie Taker, Choice Snapchatter, Choice Summer Tour, Choice Changemaker
9 Britney Spears Choice Music: Female Artist (3), Choice Music: Single (2), Choice Female Hottie (2), Candie's Choice Style Icon, Ultimate Choice Award
NSYNC Choice Music: Pop Group, Choice Music: Single (3), Choice Music: Video, Choice Summer Song, Choice Music: Album, Choice Music: Concert, Choice Music: Hook Up
8 Jennifer Lawrence Choice Movie Liplock (2) Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (4), Choice Movie Actress: Drama, Choice Movie Chemistry
Jennifer Lopez Choice Music: Dance Track, Choice Music: Summer Song, Choice Female Hottie, Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Song, Choice Fashion Icon, Choice Female TV Personality, Choice TV Personality
Nina Dobrev Choice TV: Breakout Actress, Choice TV: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Actress (6), Choice TV: Liplock
Beyoncé Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Track, Choice Music: R&B Artist (2), Choice Music: R&B Track, Choice Music: Love Song, Choice Music: Summer Song, Choice Music: R&B/Hip Hop Artist (2)
7 Jessica Simpson Choice Love Song, Choice Music: Breakout Artist, Choice Reality/Variety TV Star: Female, Choice TV Personality, Choice TV Personality: Female, Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female, Choice Movie: Breakout Actress
Sarah Michelle Gellar Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress (2), Choice TV: Drama Actress (2), Choice Movie: Villain, Choice Movie: Comedy Actress, Extroadinary Achievement Aeard
Keira Knightley Choice Movie: Chemistry, Choice Movie: Drama Actress, Choice Movie: Action Actress, Choice Movie" Scream, Choice Movie: Hissy Fit, Choice Movie: Liplock (2)
Ed Sheeran Choice Breakout Artist, Choice Male Artist (2), Choice Song: Male Artist (2), Choice Summer Music Star Male, Choice Pop Song
Ian Somerhalder Choice TV: Villain, Choice TV: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Actor (4), Choice Male Hottie, Choice TV: Liplock
Ian Harding Choice TV: Drama Actor (5), Choice TV: Summer Actor (2)
Lucy Hale Choice Summer TV Star: Female (3), Choice TV Actress: Drama (4)
6 Harry Styles Choice Male Hottie, Choice Smile (2), Choice Male Artist, Choice Rock Artist, Choice Style Icon
Carrie Underwood Choice Female TV Reality/Variety Star, Choice Female Red Carpet Fashion Icon, Choice Country Artist (3), Choice Country Song
Kelly Clarkson Choice Female Artist (3), Choice Single, Choice Album, Choice Summer Song
Selena Gomez & the Scene Choice Music: Breakout Artist, Choice Music: Group (3), Choice Music: Single, Choice Music: Love Song




Do Something

In 2008, Dosomething.org sponsored The Do Something Award—which recognized young people. Nine nominees—who saw a problem in the world and then tackled it—each won $10,000 for their cause. The winner received $100,000. The Do Something Award (formerly the BR!CK Awards) is a program of Do Something, a New York-based non-profit that reaches[clarification needed] 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.


On August 11, 2014, after losing his category, 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".[25] 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.[26][27]

In earlier years of the show, the voting rules page[28] stated "Teenasaurus Rox reserves the right to choose the winner from the top four vote generators". That is no longer the case.[29]

In 2016 controversy started on Twitter when fans became very upset when they found out that late pop singer Christina Grimmie won the award for Choice Web Star: Music but was not mentioned during the show. Many fans felt that the award show should have been dedicated to her memory or at least for a moment.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ Eclipse was nominated for 4 awards in the Summer Movie categories in 2009 and 12 awards in the standard Movie categories in 2010.


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