Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards
2016 Teen Choice Awards

Country United States
Presented by Fox
Reward(s) Special surfboards
First awarded August 1, 1999 (1999-08-01)
Official website http://www.teenchoice.com/vote
Television/Radio coverage
Network Fox
Runtime 88–104 minutes

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, movies, sports, television, fashion, and more, voted by adolescent viewers (ages 10 to 15).


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. 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 are scheduled to be 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. 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.

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.[3]

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[3] August 10, 2014
2015 August 16, 2015
2016 July 31, 2016

Do Something

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

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

Note: Special Awards are not given every year.

Most wins

Wins Artist Awards
31 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 Male Hottie (4; 2 for the group and 2 for Harry Styles), Choice Smile (2; both for Harry Styles), Choice Summer Tour (3), Choice Social Media King, Choice Twit, Choice Break-Up Song, Choice Fanatic Fans (2), Choice Music: Male Group, Choice Selfie Taker, Choice Party Song
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
20 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
18 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
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
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
14 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
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
11 Kristen Stewart Choice Movie Liplock (3), Choice Movie Actress: Romance (2), Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (2), Choice Summer Movie Star: Female (2), Choice Movie Actress: Drama, Choice Movie Chemistry
Robert Pattinson Choice Movie Liplock (3), Choice Movie Actor: Drama (3), Choice Male Hottie, Choice Movie Rumble, Choice Summer Movie Star: Male, Choice Vampire, Choice Movie Chemistry
10 Eminem Choice Male Artist, Choice Rap Artist (3), Choice Movie: Actor Drama/Action, Choice Movie Breakout Star: Male, Choice Music: Rap Track, Choice Music: Best Rap Album, Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track, Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Justin Timberlake Choice Male Artist (2), Choice Hottie Male (3), Choice Movie Actor: Comedy, Choice Music: Payback Track, Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Track, Ultimate Choice Award, Decade Award
9 Beyoncé Choice Music: Pop Group, Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Track, Choice Music: R&B Artist (2), Choice Music: R&B Track, Choice Female Hottie, Choice Love Song, Choice Summer Song, Choice R&B/Hip Hop Artist
Britney Spears Choice Female Artist (3), Choice Single (2), Choice Female Hottie (2), Candie's Choice Style Icon, Ultimate Choice Award
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 Song of the Summer, Choice Female Hottie, Choice R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Single, Choice Fashion Icon, Choice Female TV Personality, Choice TV Personality
Nina Dobrev Choice TV Breakout Star: Female, Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (6), Choice TV Liplock
7 Fifth Harmony Choice Single: Group, Choice Summer Song (2), Choice Music Group: Female, Choice Female Hottie, Choice Social Media Queen, Choice Song: Movie or TV
Jessica Simpson Choice Love Song, Choice Breakout, Choice Reality/Variety TV Star: Female, Choice TV Personality, Choice TV Personality: Female, Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female, Choice Movie Breakout Star: Female
Keira Knightley Choice Movie Chemistry, Choice Movie Actress: Drama, Choice Movie Actress: Action, Choice Movie Scream, Choice Movie Hissy Fit, Choice Movie Liplock (2)
Ian Somerhalder Choice TV: Villain, Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (4), Choice Male Hottie, Choice TV Liplock
6 Ariana Grande Choice Music: Female Artist, Choice Song: Female Artist (3), Choice Digital - Instagrammer, Choice Selfie Taker


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".[20] 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.[21][22]

In earlier years of the show, the voting rules page[23] states "Teenasaurus Rox reserves the right to choose the winner from the top four vote generators". That is no longer the case.[24]

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. That same year, when voting started for "Best Animated Show", the Miraculous Ladybug was one of the largest voted. However, it was announced that the show wasn't nominated. Leading to more controversy that the awards are rigged.[25]

When it was announced that Maddie Ziegler had won "Choice Dancer" instead of Chloe Lukasiak, fans were outraged and said that the voting was rigged due to the fact that Maddie is on one of FOX's shows So You Think You Can Dance.[26]

See also


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  2. "WINNERS OF "TEEN CHOICE 2016" ANNOUNCED". Teen Choice. FOX. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
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  4. "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.
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  10. 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.
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  12. 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
  13. Tyler Posey to Host, MAGIC! and Rixton - Also Set To Perform, teenchoiceawards.com, July 2014
  14. "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.
  15. "Hosts, Wave 3 Nominees and More". teen choice. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  16. , Columbia records, June 2015
  17. "teen-choice-2016"-airing-sunday-july-31-live-on "JOHN CENA AND VICTORIA JUSTICE TO CO-HOST "TEEN CHOICE 2016" AIRING SUNDAY, JULY 31, LIVE ON FOX". teen choice. June 22, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  18. Malec, Brett (August 9, 2014). "Selena Gomez to Be Honored at 2014 Teen Choice Awards, Jennifer Lopez to Present!". E!. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  19. "Justin Timberlake to Accept Decade Award at Teen Choice 2016". FOX. July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  20. Cameron Dallas [camerondallas] (August 11, 2014). "I knew I should have taken the high road, but you guys know I don't like when people lie to you." (Tweet). Retrieved June 21, 2015 via Twitter.
  21. Yahr, Emily (August 11, 2014). "Teen Choice Awards: Claims of 'rigged' winners cause teen meltdown on Twitter". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  22. "Teen Choice Awards Causes Twitter Uprising!". Ora.tv. August 11, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  23. 2014 Teen Choice Awards - Voting Rules
  24. "Teen Choice Awards rigged? Cameron Dallas sparks fan revolt as voting system comes under scrutiny". News.com.au. August 12, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  25. http://miraculousladyblog.net/miraculous-ladybug-news/1108/miraculous-ladybug-wasnt-nominated-teen-choice-2016/
  26. "Chloe Lukasiak Vs. Maddie Ziegler: 2016 Teen Choice Awards #ChoiceDancer Winner Rigged?". Parentherald.com.au. August 2, 2016.
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