It was announced at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards that the supernatural franchise has won 41 surfboard-shaped trophies since 2008, including awards earned this year for the penultimate film installment, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.”
“Twilight” stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were on hand to pick up this year’s batch of boards, as well as the ultimate choice award, the teen-fueled show’s version of a lifetime achievement award.
Other multiple winners included “The Hunger Games,” Emma Stone, One Direction, “The Vampire Diaries,” Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, who picked up her 20th trophy, the most ever won by a female artist.
Teen Choice Awards host and new “The X Factor” judge Demi Lovato said 134 million votes were cast for the 14th annual awards, which honor film, TV, music and sports stars in such silly categories as choice hottie, villain, liplock and hissy fit.
Bieber won his 12th trophy and performed his tune “Boyfriend,” while his girlfriend and birthday girl Selena Gomez, who won the choice music group trophy, was presented with a cake and a rendition of “Happy Birthday” from the crowd inside the Gibson Amphitheatre.
Other winners on hand to accept their awards included Ellen DeGeneres for choice comedian, Zac Efron for choice drama actor and drama movie for “The Lucky One” and Jonah Hill for choice comedy movie for “21 Jump Street.”
The Hollywood frolic was televised live on Fox just two days after the midnight massacre at a Colorado movie theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 and injuring 58. The movie wasn’t up for any awards nor was there any reference to the tragedy during the show.
“I was devastated when I heard,” said Lovato on the red carpet before the show. “It is just really horrible that we can’t even feel comfortable going to the movie theater, and that extra police have to be at movie theaters now. It is just really sad that our world has come to that.”
The Teen Choice Awards also aired in the wake of a fog machine malfunction that forced the evacuation the night before of a Hollywood nightclub that hosted a Teen Choice Awards pre-party featuring the boy band Midnight Red.
Los Angeles Fire department spokesman Brian Humphrey said six people, ages 8 to 20 years old, were taken to the hospital for problems ranging from headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath and cryogenic burns.
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