This year’s Teen Choice Award winners were not exactly hard to predict. Taylor Swift won six awards, including the Ultimate Choice honor — sort of the Teen Choice Awards’ equivalent of a lifetime achievement award — for reflecting the feelings of so many adolescents via her country-pop songs about liking boys as well as breaking up with them.
Selena Gomez walked away with five Teen Choice Awards for her work on “The Wizards of Waverly Place” and her band, Selena Gomez and the Scene, as well for being a female hottie. Not to be left out, Gomez’s boyfriend Justin Bieber received four awards, including the corresponding male hottie award and the trophy for maintaining a quality Twitter feed, Choice Twit, which I think we can all agree sounds more insulting than complimentary.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and its cast members, including Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson (dubbed overall choice vampire), took home multiple honors, as did both chapters of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Glee” and “Gossip Girl.”
Still, there were a few surprises at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, hosted by Kaley Cuoco. More on those after the jump.
The Choice Liplock Award did not go to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson: In a victory for Team Potter, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe won instead for their hallucinated-by-Ron makeout session in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.”
The Situation did not win Choice Reality Star: Male: Despite running a strong campaign on Twitter, he ultimately lost to his co-star Pauly D. “Jersey Shore” did win Choice Reality Series, however, so surely The Sitch is taking consolation in that as he rolls around giggling in all the money he’s made from appearing on the MTV GTL-fest.
Ashton Kutcher sings: After winning the Choice Actor Romantic Comedy award for his work in “No Strings Attached,” Kutcher sang — or chanted, really — a large portion of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” while the crowd sang with him. And that’s when CBS execs patted themselves on the back as they imagined all those kids potentially tuning into “Two and a Half Men” come September.
Sean Kingston made an appearance: He thanked everyone for their support following his jet ski accident. And he looked great and fully recovered.
Robert Pattinson won an award for “Water for Elephants”: He was up against Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) and Bradley Cooper. So that was shocking ... oh wait, this was the Teen Choice Awards. It wasn’t shocking at all!