Teen Choice Awards 2012 Liveblog and Open Thread

Hello lovers! It’s the Teen Choice Awards! Is there anything more exciting than watching Justin Bieber win award after award? I, for one, am riveted already.

Along with Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Carly Rae Jepsen, DJ Pauly D and No Doubt will performing. Yes. No Doubt. This is something to actually be excited about.

Demi Lovato and that Other Guy We Hate From Glee, Kevin McHale, are hosting and it all starts right here (and on Fox) at 8pm EST.

gonna happen all over again

8:00pm EST: Here we go!

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8:02pm EST: We are only 2 minutes in to this shindig and men have already ripped their shirts off to reveal “Ellen.”

Can I just say this is a way better line-up and opening dance number than the MTV Movie Awards lineup.

8:04pm EST:Demi Lovato is dressed like an Amazon alien bubblebee from the 90s.

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That “grew up in the same mall” joke would have been funny with way better time.

This “videos for Demi” is not funny at all. Boo.

8:08pm EST: So is Kevin singing to Demi improved or just really poorly written?

8:09pm EST:I had no idea that Selena Gomez and Zoey Dechanel were the same height. My world is rocked.

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Winner Choice Comedian – Ellen DeGeneres!

We won a thing! Ellen won last year too and this year managed to not dress like Justin Bieber. Too bad for the Biebs.

Ellen just handed two little ballerina princess girls mini awards for web stars. This needs to be on Butches with Babies immediately.

THIS SHOULD ALSO BE ON BUTCHES WITH BABIES

8:16pm EST:
This next category will be presented by Shaun White and some other guy!

Winner Choice TV Show Sci-Fi/Fantasy – The Vampire Diaries

Of course the Vampire Diaries would beat out True Blood. Only when teenagers vote for this shit online.

8:22pm EST: I just found out it’s Selena Gomez’s birthday! It is also my brother Aaron’s birthday. Happy birthday Aaron and Selena.

8:24pm EST: All of this discussion of Kevin’s failed boy band career and pictures of his childhood are making me hate him less for being Artie.

8:25pm EST: I wonder if will.i.am is jealous that Pauly D is the in house DJ this year?

OMG I’m so nervous that No Doubt is about to play. The anticipation is killing me.

8:26pm EST:

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Me: Um. Am I supposed to know this song?
My Beau: No, it’s new. I love everything about this.
Me: I don’t know… it kind of just sounds like an old No Doubt song I’ve just never heard of.

Welp. At least it doesn’t sound like a solo Gwen Steffani song we just never heard of.

When are they going to play I’m Just a Girl?

8:30pm EST:Yay the cast from Pretty Little Liars! This is awkward though. Every person on stage won an award tonight except Shay Mitchell

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8:32pm EST:

Winner Choice Actor Drama – Zac Efron

I never saw The Lucky One because ain’t nobody went to see that movie. But I do love me some High School Musical.

Wildcats get your head in the game.

My Beau: Oh. Wow. He filled out.

MANLY MAN.

8:38pm EST: Yay the guys from Happy Endings! Presenting the award for… Choice Hotties…. I’m uncomfortable.

Winner Choice Hotties – Miley Cyrus and Ian Somerhalder

Miley Cyrus didn’t take the time to show. Love that. Ian Somerhalder is whatever but kept trying to take his shirt off. So thats a thing.

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Winner Choice Music Group – Selena Gomez and The Scene

I love how Selena Gomez counts as a whole group. Like I get that technically she has a band. But, let’s get real. Selena just won. On her birthday! Cute.

8:43pm EST: Everyone singing Happy Birthday to Selena Gomez is the cutest. I’m glad cute things are still allowed to happen in this world.

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8:48pm EST: Can everyone else see this adorable Harry Shum, Jr. texting while driving PSA?! I adore him.

Demi took a much needed costume change! Thank god!

8:48pm EST:

Winner Choice Movie Comedy – 21 Jump Street

I actually loved 21 Jump Street and Jonah Hill is hilarious. I appreciate him pointing out that Christopher Plummer (who beat him out for an Oscar) was not nominated for anything at the TCA.

8:56pm EST: If Flo Rida is on stage, why does the camera keep panning to Taylor Swift? Oh right, because you can always count on her to be straight up full on dancing by herself.

8:57pm EST: Australian bisexual vegetarian singer Sia is so freaking hot. If she wants to just come over to my place and perform for me I would totally allow that.

[UPDATE: Sia is the artist in the original version of this song, but she was not on stage tonight at the TCA. That was some other hot biddie.]

9:04pm EST: I like how if someone doesn’t show up for an award they just list it off like this. KStew, what did you have to do tonight that was more important than taking home Choice Summer Actress. It better have been attending a gay pride. [Update: I’m an idiot]

9:07pm EST:

Ultimate Choice Winner – Twilight!

Well duh.

THIS IS PROOF THAT KSTEW LIKES GIRLS. PROOF.

Wait. So KStew is here? I guess it’s a bigger deal to accept the Ultimate Choice award rather than her specific Choice Actress awards.

Yo Kstew’s braid looks so gay. That’s the new gay trend. Everyone go do it.

LESBIAN HAIR IS LESBIAN

9:11pm EST: I’m highly concerned KStew and RPat physically giving their surf boards to the audience might incite a riot.

9:11pm EST: Welcome Chris Colfer and Victoria Justice! You already know I love my gay boyfriend Chris Colfer, but did you know that vicTORIous is my secret favorite Nick show.

DOES THIS TIE MAKE MY HIPS LOOK BIG?

Inspiration Award – Miranda Cosgrove

Demi Lovato won this last year and is presenting even though she’s also hosting. Because of her struggles and stuff. I like that Miranda Cosgrove won basically because she’s going to college. But like, actually.

9:21pm EST: I think I just saw Rachel Bilson in the audience. Unconfirmed but really really critically important.

Lea Michele presenting Female Choice Artist? Bummer she isn’t on the list since Lea has PIPES.

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I will be shocked if Taylor Swift doesn’t win Female Choice Artist.

Winner Female Choice Artist – Taylor Swift

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Well duh. Did she even put out an album this year?

OKAY THIS IS PRETTY CUTE

Taylor Swift is wearing white, because she always wears white because, she’s pure and virginal and doesn’t sully herself with dirty sexy or dirty colors.

9:29pm EST: OH MY GOD JUSTIN BIEBER PERFORMING.

Let’s not kid ourselves. We all think of this as “If I was your BOIfriend.”

9:32pm EST: Bieber is still singing. I hope he does something super cute for Selena Gomez because I’m super over invested in their relationship.

THREE LESBIAN STYLE ICONS

9:34pm EST: I think Bieber’s backup singers are wearing the outfits that cult members wear just prior to mass suicide.

CONCERNING

Winner Choice Male Artist (and a ton of other shit) – J.Biebs

9:34pm EST: I am so disappointed in Justin Bieber right now. This would have been a great moment for a proposal or an exaggerated display of love and promise.

9:37pm EST: I think the best part of tonight was the preview I just saw for Jennifer Lawrence’s new movie House at the End of the Street.

9:40pm EST: I like how Demi’s outfits are getting increasingly casual as the night progresses. By the end of the night I hope she’s just in a tank and yoga pants. That’s what I’m in.

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My Beau: Don’t you mean “That’s what I’m into?” Because you love yoga pants girls?

9:41pm EST:

Winner Choice Fantasy Actor – Josh Hutcherson

I love Josh because Josh loves the gays!

DOESN’T HE JUST LOOK LIKE A TOTALLY UPSTANDING NOT-A-BIGOT KIND OF GUY?

9:44pm EST: Why is Uncle Andy from Weeds wearing a monkey?

Winner Choice Summer Music Group – One Direction

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While the One Direction acceptance video is completely adorable, I wish they’d shown up so the teens won’t riot in the street. I hate rioting. This is why we can’t have nice things.

9:52pm EST: Is it wrong that I completely associate Zoe Saldana with Words With Girls?

Winner Choice Summer Movie Actor – Chris Hemsworth

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I feel like of the awards given live are for men. Seriously. BOTP. Perhaps it’s to better aim the show at teen girls who’ve been systematically trained to swoon over shirtless older men.

Also, not to be nitpicky, but the microphones have been off this whole show too.

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So “Call Me Maybe” is going on. If I’m this tired of it I wonder how Carly Rae Jepsen feels. I mean, tired of it but I would maybe still make it my ringtone or tear up a bit if a stranger karaoked it to me in a gay bar, you know?

Luckily this was definitely generally better than the MTV Movie Awards. You know, like not a shitshow. Plus I think Demi and Kevin had actual good co-host chemistry. I mean, better than that time James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

10:00pm EST: Wow. That ended exactly on time. I’m impressed. I need a drink or seven.

Lizz is a consumer, lover and writer of all things pop culture and the Fashion/Style Editor at Autostraddle.com. She is also full time medical student at Brown University in Providence, RI. You can find her on the twitter, the tumblr or even on the instagram.

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17 Comments

  1. These girls I know online have a band called Cimorelli, and they’re nominated for Choice Web Star, it’s pretty exciting.
    I love how I haven’t posted on here in forever, and I come back because of the TCA’s. =]

  2. Is anyone else reading these with rapt attention? I keep refreshing the page. I want to read more without actually having to watch this silly awards show. But my fight with sleep may fail and I may just read the rest tomorrow.

  3. I don’t get the whole queers <3 JayBiebs thang

    Don't get me wrong, I used to totally <3 him, but after he said those grotesquely anti-choice things in that Rolling Stone interview, I kinda fell out of <3 with him, y'know?

    ANYWHO,
    This is a beyond fabulous post; I expect more creeping in on the lives of average American teenagers in the future.

    • I’m by no means his biggest fan, but IIRC there was something weird about that quote, like it was taken out of context or something? I’m not sure, but I do remember that it wasn’t necessarily as icky as it sounded.

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