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Taylor Swift wins five Teen Choice awards

July 23, 2012|By Randy Lewis
  • Taylor Swift shows off one of her awards at Sunday's 2012 Teen Choice Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift shows off one of her awards at Sunday's 2012 Teen Choice… (Jordan Strauss / Invision…)

The Teen Choice Awards revealed no eye-popping upsets in it music categories this year,  unlike the fashion category in which Miley Cyrus upset Katy Perry as the year’s choice female hottie. But Taylor Swift  did walk away with the most trophies overall, collecting five, including female artist and female country artist.

Sunday night’s ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, where awards were distributed in 89 categories divided among movies, television, music, fashion, sports and “other,” also heaped music awards on Justin Bieber (male artist, summer music star-male and single by a male artist for “Boyfriend”), One Direction (breakout group, summer music star-group and love song for “What Makes You Beautiful”), Selena Gomez & the Scene (music group) and Nicki Minaj (R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop song for “Starships”).

Ringo Starr: A review in the July 23 Calendar section of Ringo Starr's performance Saturday at the Greek Theatre stated that his early solo hit "It Don't Come Easy" was written by George Harrison. Starr received sole songwriting credit on the single when it was released in 1970, but subsequently has stated that he and Harrison wrote it together. —

Swift took one of her five surfboard trophies for her voiceover work as Audrey in the film “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.”

PHOTOS: Teen Choice Awards red carpet

Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa’s “Payphone” was singled out as choice break-up song. In other one-of-a-kind Teen Choice categories, “Vampire Diaries” actress Candice Accola was chosen as female scene stealer, Charlize Theron was recognized with a choice hissy fit award for her part in “Snow White & the Huntsman” and Demi Lovato was named choice twit. Facebook won for choice social network.

Bieber was one of several performers at the show along with No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida and DJ Pauly D. Winners were determined from voting by fans ages 13 to 19, who were allowed to vote once a day on the Teen Choice Awards website.


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