The Teen Choice Awards: The only night of the year when millions of fans can tune in to see pink-haired ballerinas, on-stage fire pits and most importantly, an up-close-and-personal view of Harry Styles’ butt.
One Direction took the stage with their latest single “Best Song Ever” to open Sunday’s (Aug. 11) show, which honored entertainers in categories covering music, television, movies, sports and more as voted by actual teens.
The Pop Art-themed set filled with a flurry of red and yellow confetti as Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson slapped hands with the screaming fans who surrounded the stage. The group scored big, taking home awards for Choice Music Group, Choice Group Single for “Live While We’re Young,” Choice Love Song for “Little Things” and Choice Summer Tour.
Hosts Darren Criss (of Glee) and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale zeroed in on Styles after the band’s performance, asking him to take part in breaking the world twerking record. He begrudgingly obliged.
Teenaged giggles abounded throughout the venue, but Demi Lovato had real reason to smile as she performed “Made in the USA,” featuring former Disney colleague Nick Jonas on drums. The singer added a classic rock flair to her performance with on-stage pyrotechnics and a New Order T-shirt.
She took home awards for Choice Female Artist, Choice Single for “Heart Attack” and Choice Female TV Personality for her tenure on The X Factor.
Likewise, rockers Paramore kicked it up a few more notches as they performed their latest single “Still Into You,” which is currently feeling the crossover love on pop radio. Frontwoman Hayley Williams rocked her signature hot orange ‘do, backed up by twirling ballerinas (a la the song’s colorful video) and a balloon drop over the audience.
Presenter Nine Dobrev, of The Vampire Diaries, introduced their long-awaited Teen Choice debut: “We’ve tried to get them to play here every year.” The band walked away with the award for Choice Rock Group – their tenth Teen Choice Award since 2008.
Cyrus won Choice Summer Song for “We Can’t Stop,” the Candie’s Choice Style Icon and Choice TV Female Scene Stealer for her guest spot on Two And a Half Men. Gomez was honored with awards for Choice Female Hottie, Choice Female Summer Music Star and Choice Break-up Song for “Come & Get It.”
Other big winners were musicals Pitch Perfect and Glee, for which star Lea Michele delivered an emotional tribute to the late Cory Monteith, who died of accidental overdose last month.
The full list of Teen Choice 2013 winners:
Acuvue Inspire Award – Nick Jonas
Ultimate Choice Award – Ashton Kutcher
Choice Movie: Drama – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Choice Movie Actor: Drama – Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Choice Movie: Comedy – Pitch Perfect
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy – Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy – Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect
Choice TV Show: Drama – Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actor: Drama – Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actress: Drama – Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-fi – Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-fi – Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Show: Comedy – Glee
Choice TV Actor: Comedy – Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Choice TV Actress: Comedy – Lea Michele, Glee
Choice Female Artist – Demi Lovato
Choice Music Group – One Direction
Choice R&B Artist – Bruno Mars
Choice Rock Group – Paramore
Choice Female Hottie – Selena Gomez
Choice Female Athlete – Gabby Douglas
Choice Movie Villain – Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect
Choice TV Villain – Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Personality – Female – Demi Lovato, The X Factor
Choice TV Male Scene Stealer – Chord Overstreet, Glee
Choice TV Female Scene Stealer – Miley Cyrus, Two And a Half Men
Choice TV Breakout Star – Blake Jenner, Glee
Choice Single: Female Artist – “Heart Attack,” Demi Lovato
Choice Single: Group – “Live While We’re Young,” One Direction
Choice Love Song – “Little Things,” One Direction
Choice Break-up Song – “Come and Get It,” Selena Gomez
Choice Music Breakout Artist – Ed Sheeran
Choice Music Breakout Group – Emblem3
Candie’s Choice Style Icon – Miley Cyrus
Choice Summer Movie Star: Female – Sandra Bullock, The Heat
Choice Movie: Chemistry – Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
Choice Summer TV Show – Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Star: Male – Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Star: Female – Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer Song – “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus
Choice Summer Music Star: Female – Selena Gomez
Choice Summer Music Star: Male – Bruno Mars
Choice Summer Tour – One Direction, Take Me Home Tour
– Nee-Sa Lossing, Radio.com