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Justin Bieber, Twilight, fan favorites at Teen Choice

posted 23 Jul 2012, 08:30 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 23 Jul 2012, 08:31 ]

Justin Bieber and the "Twilight" Saga win big at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JULY 22, 2012) (REUTERS) - Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and "The Twilight Saga" continued their runs as teenage fan favorites, sweeping in numerous awards at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday evening (July 22).

Country music star Swift picked up five awards, including choice music female artist and female country artist, as well as voice actress for her role in animated comedy "The Lorax."

"The fact that you guys voted for me for this, this is a really huge award and I'm so excited and I just feel so honored that I get to have you guys in my life. I'm so happy right now, thank you so much," said the singer as she accepted her award.

Canadian pop star Bieber was not far behind Swift, receiving a four awards, adding up to a total of 12 Teen Choice awards in a span of three years. Before accepting his surf board shaped award, the singer performed song "Boyfriend" and latest single, "As Long As You Love Me" with rapper Big Sean. The singer's wins include for the evening include choice music male artist and single by male artist for "Boyfriend."

Teen Choice favorite film "The Twilight Saga" picked up the Ultimate Choice Award this year, ahead of the franchise's final installment, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" scheduled to be released in theaters in November. As a tribute to dedicated fans, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart gave their awards to the audience.

"I think, I don't know if I'm allowed to, can I give this to the audience? Because this is really, not that I don't appreciate it. But, thank you guys so much, it's been an amazing five years," said Pattinson.

The blockbuster movie series and its actors have won 41 Teen Choice awards over the last four years.

The Teen Choice Awards, voted for by teen viewers online, gives actors, musicians and other artists who are popular with kids the chance to thank their fans. The two-hour awards show was hosted by former Disney Channel actress and current "X Factor" judge Demi Lovato and "Glee" star Kevin McHale, who also picked up awards.

Southern Californian pop punk band No Doubt, which will be releasing their first album in over a decade this month, performed their single "Settle Down." Rapper Flo Rida and breakout artist Carly Rae Jepsen also had live performances.