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Teen Choice nominees: Vampires, Bieber and Idol. Oh, my!

Those crazy kids are at it again! The nominees for 2012’s Teen Choice Awards have been announced. And The Vampire Diaries on The CW is the one to beat. Teens can’t get enough of those bloodsuckers, witches and werewolves.

The Vampire DiariesSummer’s almost here and you know what that means? Sand, surf and the Teen Choice Awards. The nominees for this year’s ceremony have been revealed and The Vampire Diaries is top-dog.

The supernatural drama earned six nominations including Choice TV Actor and Actress, as well as Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi. In the latter category, it faces tough competition from another vampy favorite, True Blood. If the HBO rival doesn’t stop them, fan favorites Supernatural and Once Upon a Time will.

On the music and reality side, both Justin Bieber and American Idol scored five nominations each. Bieber is up for Choice Male Artist, Fashion Icon and Male Hottie. While Idol is vying for Choice TV: Reality Competition Show as well as Male and Female Personality.

Check out the 2012 Teen Choice Awards nominees below:


Choice TV Show: Drama

  • Bones
  • Gossip Girl
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Revenge
  • Touch

Choice TV Actor: Drama

  • Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl
  • David Boreanaz, Bones
  • Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
  • Kiefer Sutherland, Touch
  • Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl

Choice TV Actress: Drama

  • Emily Deschanel, Bones
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ringer
  • Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
  • Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl
  • Emily VanCamp, Revenge

Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

  • Fringe
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Supernatural
  • True Blood
  • The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

  • Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
  • Joshua Jackson, Fringe
  • Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
  • Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
  • Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

  • Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon a Time
  • Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries
  • Anna Paquin, True Blood
  • Anna Torv, Fringe

Choice TV Show: Action

  • Chuck
  • CSI: Miami
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Nikita

Choice TV Actor: Action

  • LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-O
  • Zachary Levi, Chuck
  • Adam Rodriguez, CSI: Miami
  • Shane West, Nikita

Choice TV Actress: Action

  • Lyndsy Fonseca, Nikita
  • Linda Hunt, NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Grace Park, Hawaii Five-O
  • Maggie Q, Nikita
  • Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck

Choice TV Show: Comedy

  • 2 Broke Girls
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • New Girl

Choice TV Actor: Comedy

  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Chris Colfer, Glee
  • Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
  • Ashton Kutcher, Two And a Half Men
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Choice TV Actress: Comedy

  • Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly
  • Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Lea Michele, Glee
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Choice TV: Animated Show

  • Beavis and Butt-head
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Family Guy
  • Robot Chicken
  • The Simpsons

Choice TV: Male Personality

  • Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent
  • Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR
  • Cee Lo Green, The Voice
  • Gordon Ramsay, HELL’S KITCHEN
  • Steven Tyler, American Idol

Choice TV: Female Personality

  • Christina Aguilera, The Voice
  • Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model
  • Carrie Ann Inaba, Dancing With The Stars
  • Jennifer Lopez, American Idol
  • Jessica Simpson, Fashion Star

Choice TV: Reality Competition Show

  • American Idol
  • America’s Next Top Model
  • Survivor: One World
  • The Voice
  • The X Factor

Choice TV: Reality Show

  • Dance Moms
  • Jersey Shore
  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians
  • Punk’d
  • Tia & Tamera

Choice TV: Male Reality Star

  • Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jersey Shore and The Pauly D Project
  • Rob Dyrdek, Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness
  • William Levy, Dancing With The Stars
  • Scotty McCreery, American Idol
  • Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jersey Shore

Choice TV: Female Reality Star

  • Lauren Alaina, American Idol
  • Melanie Amaro, The X Factor
  • The Kardashians, Keeping Up With The Kardashians
  • Tia & Tamera Mowry, Tia & Tamera
  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jersey Shore

The Avengers


Choice Movie: Action

  • Abduction
  • Act of Valor
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  • Red Tails
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Choice Movie Actor: Action

  • Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  • Robert Downey, Jr., Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Tom Hardy, Warrior
  • Taylor Lautner, Abduction
  • Logan Lerman, The Three Musketeers

Choice Movie Actress: Action

  • Salma Hayek, Puss in Boots
  • Milla Jovovich, The Three Musketeers
  • Paula Patton, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  • Noomi Rapace, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Zoe Saldana, Colombiana

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

  • The Avengers
  • The Hunger Games
  • Mirror Mirror
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Wrath of the Titans

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

  • Robert Downey, Jr., The Avengers
  • Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers
  • Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

  • Lily Collins, Mirror Mirror
  • Vanessa Hudgens, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers
  • Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
  • Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Choice Movie: Drama

  • Drive
  • The Help
  • The Lucky One
  • The Vow
  • We Bought a Zoo

Choice Movie Actor: Drama

  • Matt Damon, We Bought a Zoo
  • Zac Efron, The Lucky One
  • Ryan Gosling, Drive
  • Channing Tatum, The Vow
  • Justin Timberlake, In Time

Choice Movie Actress: Drama

  • Sandra Bullock, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Scarlett Johansson, We Bought a Zoo
  • Rachel McAdams, The Vow
  • Emma Stone, The Help

Choice Movie: Comedy

  • 21 Jump Street
  • American Reunion
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • The Muppets
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy

  • Jason Biggs, American Reunion
  • Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street
  • Chris Rock, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Channing Tatum, 21 Jump Street

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy

  • Cameron Diaz, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Alyson Hannigan, American Reunion
  • Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Reese Witherspoon, This Means War

Justin Bieber


Choice Male Artist

Choice Female Artist

  • Adele
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna
  • Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group

  • Selena Gomez & The Scene
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Lady Antebellum
  • The Wanted

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist

  • Beyonce
  • Flo Rida
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Pitbull
  • Kanye West

Choice Rock Group

  • The Black Keys
  • Foo Fighters
  • Foster The People
  • fun.
  • Linkin Park

Choice Rock Song

  • “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
  • “Paradise,” Coldplay
  • “Pumped Up Kicks,” Foster The People
  • “We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
  • “Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra

Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist

  • DeadMau5
  • David Guetta
  • Calvin Harris
  • Kaskade
  • Skrillex

Choice Single by a Group

  • “We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
  • “Hit The Lights,” Selena Gomez & The Scene
  • “Ass Back Home,” Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch
  • “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
  • “Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera

Choice Single by a Female Artist

  • “Set Fire to the Rain,” Adele
  • “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson
  • “Dance Again,” Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
  • “Part of Me,” Katy Perry
  • “Eyes Open,” Taylor Swift

Choice Single by a Male Artist

  • “Boyfriend,” Justin Bieber
  • “Take Care,” Drake featuring Rihanna
  • “Good Feeling,” Flo Rida
  • “It Will Rain,” Bruno Mars
  • “Give Me Everything (Tonight),” Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer

Choice Male Country Artist

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Hunter Hayes
  • Scotty McCreery
  • Blake Shelton

Choice Female Country Artist

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song

  • “Love on Top,” Beyonce
  • “Take Care,” Drake featuring Rihanna
  • “Wild Ones,” Flo Rida featuring Sia
  • “Without You,” David Guetta featuring Usher
  • “Starships,” Nicki Minaj

Choice Country Song

  • “Tattoos on This Town,” Jason Aldean
  • “Crazy Girl,” Eli Young Band
  • “Storm Warning,” Hunter Hayes
  • “God Gave Me You,” Blake Shelton
  • “Sparks Fly,” Taylor Swift

Choice Country Group

  • The Band Perry
  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Thompson Square

View the rest of nominees at the official Teen Choice Awards website.

Photo credits: Michael Carpenter/ WENN/Disney/FayesVision

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