For anyone paying attention to today’s pop culture scene, it was easy to predict who would win big at this year’s Teen Choice Awards.
The show, hosted by The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, highlights the year's biggest achievements in entertainment while putting a spin on the typical awards show archetype. The winners are voted on by teenagers who cast their votes online, and the categories stem from the typical favorites and have come to include Choice Tweeter (Justin Beiber), choice vampire (Robert Pattinson), choice web star (Rebecca Black) and other zany categories.
Back to the night’s most celebrated winners. It’s no surprise which young stars are bound to take over the spotlight from the Zac Efrons, Miley Cyruses and Joe Jonases of today, so there was no shock or awe when Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez turned out to be the night’s top honorees.
Bieber took home four surfboards for Favorite Male Music Artist, Best Tweeter, Favorite TV Villain for his role on CSI and Choice Male Hottie.
And Bieber’s popularity must be rubbing off because his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, was left undaunted by jealous teens eager to see her and the Biebs break up – they still voted her as the winner in five categories. The star of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place was selected as Favorite TV Actress, Choice Female Hottie and won a surfboard for Choice Music Group for Selena Gomez & The Scene. Her group also won for Choice Single for the song "Who Says" and Choice Love Song for "Love You Like a Love Song," which she performed at the show.
But it was Taylor Swift who really stole the show.
Swift, who had a career year, won the night’s most coveted award, the Ultimate Choice Award for her "extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry." She also won for favorite female artist, country artist, country song, break-up song and red carpet icon.
We'll have to wait for the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28th to see if these young stars can keep the momentum up, but something tells me Biebs and Swift might have it in the bag.