Teen Choice Awards
2018 Teen Choice Awards
CountryUnited States
Presented byFox
Reward(s)Special surfboards
First awardedAugust 1, 1999; 19 years ago (1999-08-01)
Television/radio coverage
Runtime88–104 minutes

The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Fox television network. The awards honor the year's biggest achievements in music, film, sports, television, fashion, and more, voted by viewers living in the United States, aged 13 and over through various social media sites.[1]


Executive producers, Bob Bain and Michael Burg came together to create an award show geared toward a teen demographic, somewhat older than that of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, but similar to that of MTV.

The format of the show has remained the same, awarding the achievements of those in the entertainment and athletic industries with non-traditional categories fixed into the ceremony. The show was held at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport for its first two shows in 1999 and 2000. From 2001 to 2013, it was held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. It airs live to the east coast, taped delayed on the west. With the demolition of the amphitheater in 2013, the show moved to a new location. Then after the remodeled Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Westwood, Los Angeles was flooded by a broken 30" water pipe on July 29, 2014, the show was moved to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.[2] The 2015 Awards were held at The Galen Center (USC) and the 2016 Awards were held at the refurbished Forum in Inglewood.

Ballots were once used in teen-oriented magazines, where readers were to purchase and tear out their ballot. Votes could also be cast online through Fox.com. In 2008, Fox and the show's producers created Teenchoiceawards.com as the official website for the Teen Choice Awards. In 2009, the number of votes cast was in excess of 83 million. Votes are now cast online through Twitter, FOX.com, and the FOX NOW app. In 2016, more than 37 million votes were cast.[3]

Since the ceremony's inception, the show has given out genuine custom-made surfboards to individual winners. The surfboard was chosen as the award because it represents the freedom of the summer vacation for teens.[4] Some celebrities, such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, have actually used them to surf; Marlon Wayans famously said, "Brothers don't surf"; and in 2009, Hugh Jackman, upon winning his first one, said that he was no longer the only Australian without a surfboard. Each of the custom-made surfboard awards costs US$800 to make.[5]

Awards ceremonies (by year)

In 1999 and 2000, the venue for the event was Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The event's venue was the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles from 2001 to 2013. In 2014, the venue was originally scheduled to be the UCLA Pauley Pavilion, but when it was flooded the venue was changed to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.[6]


# Date Host(s) Performers
1st August 1, 1999 None
(Britney Spears introduced the show)
2nd August 6, 2000 None
(Freddie Prinze, Jr. introduced the show)
3rd August 12, 2001 None
(David Spade introduced the show)
4th August 19, 2002 None
(Britney Spears and Verne Troyer introduced the show)
5th August 2, 2003 David Spade
6th August 8, 2004
7th August 14, 2005
8th August 20, 2006
9th August 26, 2007
10th August 4, 2008 Miley Cyrus
11th August 9, 2009 Jonas Brothers
12th August 8, 2010
13th August 7, 2011 Kaley Cuoco
14th July 22, 2012
15th August 11, 2013
16th[6] August 10, 2014
17th August 16, 2015
18th July 31, 2016
19th August 13, 2017 None
(Logan Paul introduced the show)


August 12, 2018
Current Past
  • Choice Movie: Action
  • Choice Movie: Action Actor
  • Choice Movie: Action Actress
  • Choice Movie: Drama
  • Choice Movie: Drama Actor
  • Choice Movie: Drama Actress
  • Choice Movie: Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Comedy Actor
  • Choice Movie: Comedy Actress
  • Choice Movie: Fantasy
  • Choice Movie: Fantasy Actor
  • Choice Movie: Fantasy Actress
  • Choice Movie: Sci-Fi
  • Choice Movie: Sci-Fi Actor
  • Choice Movie: Sci-Fi Actress
  • Choice Movie: Villain
  • Choice Movie: Breakout Star
  • Choice Movie: Ship
  • Choice Movie: Summer
  • Choice Movie: Summer Actor
  • Choice Movie: Summer Actress
  • Choice Movie: Liar
  • Choice Movie: Breakout Actor
  • Choice Movie: Breakout Actress
  • Choice Movie: Sleazebag
  • Choice Movie: Scream
  • Choice Movie: Rumble
  • Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy Actor
  • Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy Actress
  • Choice Movie: Thriller
  • Choice Movie: Thriller Actor
  • Choice Movie: Thriller Actress
  • Choice Movie: Summer – Action
  • Choice Movie: Summer – Drama
  • Choice Movie: Summer – Comedy
  • Choice Movie: Summer – Romance
  • Choice Movie: Animated
  • Choice Movie: Voice
  • Choice Movie: Sci-fi/Fantasy
  • Choice Movie: Sci-fi/Fantasy Actor
  • Choice Movie: Sci-fi/Fantasy Actress
  • Choice Movie: Scene Stealer
    • Choice Movie: Scene Stealer – Male
    • Choice Movie: Scene Stealer – Female
  • Choice Movie: Chemistry
  • Choice Movie: Liplock
  • Choice Movie: Hissy Fit
  • Choice Movie: Breakout Star – Male
  • Choice Movie: Breakout Star – Female
  • Choice TV: Drama Show
  • Choice TV: Drama Actor
  • Choice TV: Drama Actress
  • Choice TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
  • Choice TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor
  • Choice TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress
  • Choice TV: Action Show
  • Choice TV: Action Actor
  • Choice TV: Action Actress
  • Choice TV: Comedy Show
  • Choice TV: Comedy Actor
  • Choice TV: Comedy Actress
  • Choice TV: Reality Show
  • Choice TV: Animated Show
  • Choice TV: Throwback Show
  • Choice TV: Personality
  • Choice TV: Villain
  • Choice TV: Breakout Star
  • Choice TV: Breakout Show
  • Choice TV: Ship
  • Choice TV: Summer Show
  • Choice TV: Summer Actor
  • Choice TV: Summer Actress
  • Choice TV: Reality Competition
  • Choice TV: Sidekick
  • Choice TV: Late Night
  • Choice TV: Parental Unit
  • Choice TV: Reality/Variety Star – Male
  • Choice TV: Reality/Variety Star – Female
  • Choice TV: Breakout Actor
  • Choice TV: Breakout Actress
  • Choice TV: Fab-u-lous
  • Choice TV: Scene Stealer
    • Choice TV: Scene Stealer – Male
    • Choice TV: Scene Stealer – Female
  • Choice TV: Chemistry
  • Choice TV: Liplock
  • Choice TV: Breakout Actor
  • Choice TV: Breakout Actress
  • Choice Music: Male Artist
  • Choice Music: Female Artist
  • Choice Music: Group
  • Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
  • Choice Music: Electronic/Dance Artist
  • Choice Music: Latin Artist
  • Choice Music: Country Artist
  • Choice Music: Rock/Alternative Artist
  • Choice Music: Single – Male
  • Choice Music: Single – Female
  • Choice Music: Single – Group
  • Choice Music: Electronic/Dance Song
  • Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Song
  • Choice Music: Latin Song
  • Choice Music: Country Song
  • Choice Music: Rock/Alternative Song
  • Choice Music: Collaboration
  • Choice Music: Pop Song
  • Choice Music: Breakout Artist
  • Choice Music: Next Big Thing
  • Choice Music: Summer Male Artist
  • Choice Music: Summer Female Artist
  • Choice Music: Summer Group
  • Choice Music: Summer Song
  • Choice Music: Summer Tour
  • Choice Music: Love Song
  • Choice Music: Break-Up Song
  • Choice Music: Party Song
  • Choice Music: Movie/TV show
  • Choice Music: Hook Up
  • Choice Music: Rap Artist
  • Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track
  • Choice Music: R&B Artist
  • Choice Music: R&B Track
  • Choice Music: Rock Track
  • Choice Music: Country Group
  • Choice Music: Country Artist – Female
  • Choice Music: Country Artist – Male
  • Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female
  • Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Male
  • Choice Music: Tour
  • Choice Music: Soundtrack
  • Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Album
  • Choice Music: Pop Album
  • Choice Music: R&B Album
  • Choice Music: Country Album
  • Choice Music: International Artist
  • Choice Athlete: Male
  • Choice Athlete: Female
  • Choice Action Sports: Female
  • Choice Action Sports: Male
  • Choice Sports Team
  • Choice Webstar: Female
  • Choice Webstar: Male
  • Choice Comedy Webstar
  • Choice Music Webstar
  • Choice Fashion/Beauty Webstar
  • Choice Twit
  • Choice Instagrammer
  • Choice Snapchatter
  • Choice YouTuber
  • Choice Muser
  • Choice Selfie Taker
  • Choice Media King
  • Choice Media Queen
  • Choice Viner
  • Choice Gamer
  • Choice Collaboration
  • Choice Style Icon
  • Choice Hottie: Male
  • Choice Hottie: Female
  • Choice Liplock
  • Choice Scene Stealer
  • Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male
  • Choice Red Carpet Icon: Female
  • Choice Fanatic Fans
  • Choice Style: Female
  • Choice Style: Male
  • Choice Dancer
  • Choice Model
  • Choice Comedian
  • Choice Smile

Special awards

Extraordinary Achievement
Courage Award
Ultimate Choice Award
Visionary Award
Acuvue Inspire Award
Candie's Style Icon
Decade Award
See Her

Note: Special Awards are not given every year.

Most wins

The following artists have won 10 or more awards.

Wins Artist Awards
28 One Direction Choice Music: Breakout Group, Choice Love Song (5), Choice Summer Music Star: Group (2), Choice Music Group (3), Choice Single: Group (3), Choice Summer Tour (3), Choice Social Media King, Choice Twit, Choice Break-Up Song, Choice Fanatic Fans, Choice Male Hottie (2), Choice Music: Song: Group, Choice Music: Male Group, Choice Selfie Taker, Choice Party Song, Choice Fandom
25 Taylor Swift Choice Breakout Artist, Choice Female Artist (3), Choice Female Album, Choice Breakout Star: Female, Choice Female Country Artist (5), Choice Country Song (4), Choice Country Album, Red Carpet Hot Icon: Female, Ultimate Choice, Choice Break-Up Song (2), Choice Voice, Choice Single: Female Artist, Choice Summer Music Star: Female, Choice Twit, Choice Music Collaboration
23 Justin Bieber Choice Male Artist (5), Choice Summer Music Star Male (2), Choice Music: Pop Album, Choice Music: Breakout Artist Male, Choice Male Hottie, Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male, Choice TV: Villain, Choice Twit (2), Choice Single: Male Artist (3), Choice Twitter Personality, Choice Break-Up Song, Choice Social Media King, Choice Music: Latin Song, Choice Summer Song, Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Song
19 Miley Cyrus Choice Female Artist, Choice Hissy Fit (2), Choice TV Actress: Comedy (3), Choice Love Song, Choice Single, Choice Summer Song (2), Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance, Choice Instagrammer, Choice Female Hottie, Choice Scene Stealer: Female, Choice Style Icon, Candie's Fashion Trendsetter, Choice Fashion: Celebrity Line, Choice Actress: Drama, Ultimate Choice Award
18 Selena Gomez Choice Break-Up Song, Choice Female Hottie (3), Choice TV Actress: Comedy (2), Choice Summer Music Star: Female (2), Choice Summer TV Star: Female, Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female (2), Choice Celebrity Dancer, Ultimate Choice Award, Choice Female Artist, Choice Instagrammer (3), Choice Summer Song
15 Ashton Kutcher Choice Reality Hunk, Choice Reality/Variety TV Star: Male (2), Choice TV Actor, Choice TV Personality (2), Choice TV Male Personality, Choice TV Actor: Comedy (2), Choice Movie Rockstar Moment, Choice Movie Actor: Comedy, Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy (3), Ultimate Choice Award
14 Demi Lovato Choice Female Artist (2), Choice Summer Music Star: Female (2), Choice Summer Song (2), Choice Single: Female Artist, Choice Music Tour (with David Archuleta), Choice TV Breakout Star: Female, Choice TV Personality: Female, Choice Style Icon, Choice Twit, Acuvue Inspire Award, Choice Country Song
Zac Efron Choice Male Actor: Comedy (3), Choice Movie Actor: Drama (2), Choice Movie Actor: Romance, Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance, Choice Male Hottie, Choice Rockstar Moment, Choice Breakout TV Star, Choice Collaboration, Choice TV Chemistry, Choice Movie Ship, Choice Male Red Carpet Fashion Icon
Jonas Brothers Choice Music: Breakout Group, Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male (3), Choice Male Hottie, Choice Single, Choice Love Song, Choice Summer Song (2), Choice Fanatic Fans, Choice TV Actor: Comedy (2), Choice Breakout Show, Choice Album: Group
11 Kristen Stewart Choice Movie: Liplock (3), Choice Movie: Romance Actress (2), Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress (2), Choice Movie: Summer Actress (2), Choice Movie: Drama Actress, Choice Movie: Chemistry
Paramore Choice Music: Breakout Group, Choice Music: Rock Group (5), Choice Rock Track (4), Choice Rock Album
Robert Pattinson Choice Movie: Liplock (3), Choice Movie: Drama Actor (3), Choice Male Hottie, Choice Movie: Rumble, Choice Movie: Summer Actor, Choice Vampire, Choice Movie: Chemistry
Ariana Grande Choice Music: Female Artist (2), Choice Song: Female Artist (3), Choice Instagrammer, Choice Selfie Taker, Choice Snapchatter (2), Choice Summer Tour, Choice Changemaker
10 Eminem Choice Music: Male Artist, Choice Music: Rap Artist (3), Choice Movie: Drama Actor, Choice Movie: Breakout Actor, Choice Music: Rap Track, Choice Music: Rap Album, Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track, Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Justin Timberlake Choice Music: Male Artist (2), Choice Hottie Male (3), Choice Movie: Comedy Actor, Choice Music: Payback Track, Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Track, Ultimate Choice Award, Decade Award
Fifth Harmony Choice Summer Song (2), Choice Music Group: Female, Choice Female Hottie, Choice Social Media Queen, Choice Song: Movie or TV, Choice Music Group, Choice Song: Group, Choice Summer Group, Choice Fandom