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Teen Choice Award

Teen Choice Awards
2013 Teen Choice Awards
Country United States
Presented by Fox
Reward Special surfboards
First awarded August 1, 1999
Official website Website
Television coverage
Network Fox
Runtime 120 min. including commercials

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 aged 13 to 19. Winners receive an authentic 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 for all of the shows 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.

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 In 2008, Fox and the show's producers created as the official website for the Teen Choice Awards. That year, over 32 million votes were cast. 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.

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

At the 2013 Ceremony, Actress Lea Michele made her first public appearance since the death of her co-star and off-screen boyfriend Cory Monteith.

Award categories


  • Choice Movie: Action
  • Choice Movie: Action Actor
  • Choice Movie: Action Actress
  • Choice Movie: Drama
  • Choice Movie: Drama Actor
  • Choice Movie: Drama Actress
  • Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy Actor
  • Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy 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: Chemistry
  • Choice Movie: Liplock
  • Choice Movie: Fight
  • Choice Movie: Villain
  • Choice Movie: Animated
  • Choice Movie: Hissy Fit


  • Choice TV: Drama Series
  • Choice TV: Action/Adventure Series
  • Choice TV: Comedy Series
  • Choice TV: Reality
  • Choice TV: Reality Competition
  • Choice TV: Late Night
  • Choice TV: Breakout Series
  • Choice TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series
  • Choice TV: Drama Actor
  • Choice TV: Drama Actress
  • Choice TV: Action/Adventure Actor
  • Choice TV: Action/Adventure Actress
  • Choice TV: Comedy Actor
  • Choice TV: Comedy Actress
  • Choice TV: Actor Breakout
  • Choice TV: Actress Breakout
  • Choice TV: Parental Unit
  • Choice TV: Sidekick
  • Choice TV: Villain
  • Choice TV: Fab-u-lous
  • Choice TV: Animated Show
  • Choice TV: Personality
  • Choice TV: Reality/Variety Star
  • Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer
  • Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer


  • Choice Music: Single
  • Choice Music: Female Artist
  • Choice Music: Male Artist
  • Choice Music: Love Song
  • Choice Music: Rap Artist
  • Choice Music: R&B Artist
  • Choice Music: Rock Band
  • Choice Music: Country Group
  • Choice Music: Country Artist Female
  • Choice Music: Country Artist Male
  • Choice Music: Breakout Artist
  • Choice Music: Breakout Group
  • Choice Music: Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist

Summer's categories

  • 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

  • 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

In 2008, 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.

Most nominations

Artist Year Number of Nominations
Miley Cyrus 2006–2013 41
Britney Spears 1999–2011 34
Taylor Swift 2008–2013 31
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Demi Lovato
Christina Aguilera 1999–2013 23
Beyonce 2006-2013 22
Justin Bieber 2008–2013 20

Special awards

Extraordinary Achievement
Courage Award
Visionary Award
Ultimate Choice Award
Acuvue Inspire Award

Note: Special Awards are not given every year.

Awards ceremonies (by year)

Venue is Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles since 2001. Until 2000, venue was Barker Hangar, Santa Monica.

Year Date Hosts Performers
1999 August 1, 1999
2000 August 6, 2000
  • None
2001 August 12, 2001
  • None
2002 August 4, 2002
  • None
2003 August 2, 2003
2004 August 8, 2004
2005 August 14, 2005
2006 August 20, 2006
2007 August 26, 2007
2008 August 4, 2008
2009 August 9, 2009
2010 August 8, 2010
2011 August 7, 2011
2012 July 22, 2012
2013 August 11, 2013

Awards and award-winners by year


Parents Television Council has been a prominent critic of the Teen Choice Awards, claiming that they glorify celebrities who promote immoral messages to teenagers. PTC founder L. Brent Bozell criticized the 2000,[8] 2005,[9] and 2006[10] awards ceremonies for awarding R rated films and other entertainers allegedly not appropriate for teenagers, claiming it showed "how successfully Hollywood has marketed adult fare to the young".[8] Bozell also attacked Nelly Furtado's and Timbaland's performance of their hit song "Promiscuous" in the 2006 awards ceremony for "promoting a message to teens about sex by performing their song", which contains lyrics about sex, and then telling the audience to perform safe sex with condoms. The PTC also named the 2005[11] and 2006[12] awards ceremonies the "Worst Family TV Show of the Week" after their initial broadcasts on Fox.

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