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2015 Teen Choice Awards Nominations: Painstakingly Engineered for Peak Drama

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The 2015 Teen Choice Awards begin tonight at 8:00 pm EST on Fox. For an authentic all-knowing youth experience, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the 14- to 26-year-old celebrities that'll be accepting giant surfboards.

Either on purpose or coincidently, the Teen Choice Award nominations cast several lingering feuds in stark relief. For example, in the category for Choice Country Artist, the recently divorced Miranda Lambert is pitted against ex-husband Blake Shelton. (Nominations in that category, however, were announced a couple weeks before the divorce came to light.)

More pointedly, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry have all been nominated for Social Media Queen, churning up one of the most glorious Twitter feuds of the summer.

And the best by far: In the category for Choice Male Hottie, nominations include Zayn Malik all on his lonesome, plus his former bandmates from One Direction as a group. Can Zayn's hotness out-hot all four boyband members, combined? This is how you drama, folks.

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Choice Movie: Action/Adventure

Furious 7


Kingsman: The Secret Service

San Andreas

The Maze Runner


Choice Movie Actor: Action

Vin Diesel – Furious 7

Ansel Elgort Insurgent

Theo James – Insurgent

Taylor Lautner – Tracers

Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner

Paul Walker – Furious 7

Choice Movie Actress: Action

Jordana Brewster – Furious 7

Alexandra Daddario – San Andreas

Maggie Grace – Taken 3

Michelle Rodriguez – Furious 7

Kaya Scodelario – The Maze Runner

Shailene Woodley – Insurgent

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Avengers: Age of Ultron


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay  Part 1


Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

George Clooney Tomorrowand

Robert Downey, Jr. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Chris Hemsworth – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Liam Hemsworth – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Channing Tatum Jupiters Ascending

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Mackenzie Foy – Interstellar

Lily James Cinderella

Scarlett Johansson Avengers Age of Ultron

Mila Kunis Jupiter Ascending

Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Britt Robertson Tomorrowland

Choice Movie: Drama


If I Stay

McFarland, USA

The Age of Adaline

The Longest Ride

The Theory of Everything

Choice Movie Actor: Drama

Scott Eastwood The Longest Ride

James Franco True Story

Chris Hemsworth Blackhat

Jonah Hill True Story

Logan Lerman Fury

Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything

Choice Movie Actress: Drama

Felicity Jones – True Story and The Theory of Everything

Blake Lively The Age of Adaline

Chloë Grace Moretz – If I Stay

Britt Robertson The Longest Ride

Kristen Stewart Still Alice

Reese Witherspoon Wild

Choice Movie: Comedy


Dumb and Dumber To

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Pitch Perfect 2

The Duff

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy

Robbie Amell – The Duff

Skylar Astin Pitch Perfect 2

Jim Carey  Dumb and Dumber To

Bradley Cooper Aloha

Kevin James Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Ben Stiller Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy

Anna Kendrick Pitch Perfect 2

Raini Rodriguez Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Emma Stone Aloha

Mae Whitman The Duff

Rebel Wilson Pitch Perfect 2

Reese Witherspoon – Hot Pursuit

Choice Movie Villain

Rose Byrne Spy

Vincent D' Onofrio Jurassic World

Jason Statham Furious 7

Donald Sutherland The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Bella Thorne The Duff

Kate Winslet Insurgent

Choice Movie Scene Stealer

Adam DeVine Pitch Perfect 2

Chris Evans Avengers: Age of Ultron

Nicholas Hoult Mad Max: Fury Road

Hailee Steinfeld Pitch Perfect 2

Miles Teller Insurgent

The Green Bay Packers Pitch Perfect 2

Choice Movie Breakout Star

Thomas Brodie-Sangster The Maze Runner

Cara Delevingne Paper Towns

Scott Eastwood The Longest Ride

Taron Egerton Kingsman: The Secret Service

Elizabeth Olsen Avengers: Age of Ultron

Thomas Mann Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Choice Movie Chemistry

Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels Dumb and Dumber To

Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker Furious 7

Sofia Vergara & Reese Witherspoon Hot Pursuit

Thomas Mann & RJ Cyler Me and Earl and The Dying Girl

Anna Kendrick & Brittany Snow Pitch Perfect 2

Dylan O'Brien & Thomas Brodie-Sangster The Maze Runner

Choice Movie Liplock

Reese Witherspoon & Sofia Vergara Hot Pursuit

Shailene Woodley & Theo James Insurgent

Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine Pitch Perfect 2

Blake Lively & Michiel Huisman The Age of Adaline

Mae Whitman & Robbie Amell The Duff

Jennifer Lawrence & Liam Hemsworth The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Choice Movie Hissy Fit

Reese Witherspoon Hot Pursuit

Lewis Black as Anger Inside Out

Bryce Dallas Howard Jurassic World

Anna Kendrick Pitch Perfect 2

Melissa McCarthy Spy

Choice Summer Movie

Inside Out

Jurassic World

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Paper Towns


Terminator Genisys

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male

Paul Rudd Ant Man

Channing Tatum Magic Mike XXL

Chris Pratt Jurassic World

Nat Wolff Paper Towns

Adam Sandler Pixels

Dwayne Johnson San Andreas

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female

Emilia Clarke Terminator Genisys

Cara Delevingne Paper Towns

Bryce Dallas Howard Jurassic World

Evangeline Lilly Ant Man

Melissa McCarthy Spy

Amy Poehler as Joy Inside Out

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Choice TV Show: Drama



Grey's Anatomy


Pretty Little Liars

The Fosters

Choice TV Actor: Drama

Keegan Allen – Pretty Little Liars

Jake T. Austin The Fosters

Nathan Fillion Castle

Ian Harding Pretty Little Liars

Terrence Howard Empire

Jussie Smollett Empire

Choice TV Actress: Drama

Lucy Hale Pretty Little Liars

Taraji P. Henson Empire

Maia Mitchell The Fosters

Shay Mitchell Pretty Little Liars

Hayden Panettiere Nashville

Kerry Washington Scandal

Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy


Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Once Upon a Time

Sleepy Hollow

The 100

The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Stephen Amell Arrow

Joseph Morgan The Originals

Bob Morley The 100

Jared Padalecki  Supernatural

Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries

Paul Wesley The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Candice Accola The Vampire Diaries

Nina Dobrev The Vampire Diaries

Jennifer Morrison – Once Upon A Time

Danielle Panabaker – The Flash

Emily Bett Rickards – Arrow

Eliza Taylor – The 100

Choice TV Show: Comedy

Austin & Ally


Girl Meets World

New Girl

The Big Bang Theory

Young and Hungry

Choice TV Actor: Comedy

Anthony Anderson  Black-ish

Jaime Camil  Jane the Virgin

Chris Colfer  Glee

Ross Lynch  Austin & Ally

Jim Parsons  The Big Bang Theory

Andy Samberg  Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Choice TV Actress: Comedy

Dove Cameron Liv and Maddie

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting The Big Bang Theory

Lea Michele Glee

Emily Osment Young and Hungry

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Zendaya K.C. Undercover

Choice TV: Animated Show

Adventure Time

Family Guy

Gravity Falls

Regular Show

Star Wars Rebels

The Simpsons

Choice TV: Reality Show

American Idol XIV

Dance Moms

Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Lip Sync Battle

Masterchef Junior

The Voice

Choice TV Villain

"A"   Pretty Little Liars

Tom Cavanagh The Flash

The Dread Doctors Teen Wolf

Terrence Howard Empire

Matt Nable Arrow

Chris Wood The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV: Scene Stealer

Trai Byers Empire

Kat Graham The Vampire Diaries

Dylan O'Brien Teen Wolf

Sasha Pieterse Pretty Little Liars

Bella Thorne Scream

Ashley Tisdale Young & Hungry

Choice TV: Breakout Star

Grant Gustin The Flash

Bryshere Yazz

Gray Empire

Candice Patton The Flash

Gina Rodriguez Jane The Virgin

Yara Shahidi Black-ish

Jussie Smollett Empire

Choice TV: Breakout Show

Becoming Us




Jane The Virgin


Choice TV: Chemistry

Jensen Ackles & Misha Collins Supernatural

Trai Byers, Bryshere Yazz

Gray, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett Empire

Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar The Big Bang Theory

Kat Graham & Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries

Grant Gustin & Candice Patton The Flash

Ross Lynch & Laura Marano Austin & Ally

Choice TV: Liplock

Candice Accola & Paul Wesle The Vampire Diaries

Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries

Jennifer Morrison & Colin O'Donoghue Once Upon A Time

Candice Patton & Grant Gustin The Flash

Emily Bett Rickards & Stephen Amell Arrow

Gina Rodriguez & Justin Baldoni Jane The Virgin

Choice Summer TV Show

Baby Daddy

Chasing Life

faking it


So You Think You Can Dance

Teen Wolf

Choice Summer TV Star: Male

Tyler Blackburn Pretty Little Liars

David Lambert The Fosters

Ross Lynch Teen Beach 2

Tyler Posey Teen Wolf

Gregg Sulkin Faking It

Mike Vogel Under The Dome

Choice Summer TV Star: Female

Troian Bellisario Pretty Little Liars

Ashley Benson Pretty Little Liars

Laura Marano Austin & Ally

Maia Mitchell Teen Beach 2

Willa Fitzgerald Scream

Italia Ricci Chasing Life

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Choice Male Artist

Jason Derulo

Nick Jonas

Shawn Mendes


Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Choice Female Artist

Iggy Azalea

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato


Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group: Male

5 Seconds of Summer

Fall Out Boy

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction

Choice Music Group: Female


Fifth Harmony


Icona Pop

Little Mix

The Barden Bellas

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist

Iggy Azalea


Wiz Khalifa

Nicki Minaj

The Weeknd

Kanye West

Choice Country Artist

Luke Bryan

Florida Georgia Line

Hunter Hayes

Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton

Carrie Underwood

Choice Song: Female Artist

Kelly Clarkson – "Heartbeat Song"

Ariana Grande – "One Last Time"

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – "Bang Bang"

Taylor Swift – "Shake It Off"

Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea – "Pretty Girls"

Meghan Trainor – "All About That Bass"

Choice Song: Male Artist

Nick Jonas – "Jealous"

Shawn Mendes – "Stitches"

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"

Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"

Skrillex and Diplo featuring Justin Bieber – "Where Are Ü Now"

Sam Smith – "Lay Me Down"

Choice Song: Group

5 Seconds of Summer – "What I Like About You"

Echosmith – "Cool Kids"

Fall Out Boy – "Centuries"

Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink – "Worth It"

Maroon 5 – "Sugar"

One Direction – "Steal My Girl"

Choice International Artist

Super Junior

Little Mix

5 Seconds of Summer

One Direction

Girls Generation


Choice Country Song

Carrie Underwood – "Little Toy Guns"

Florida Georgia Line – "Sippin' On Fire"

Hunter Hayes – "21"

Luke Bryan "Kick the Dust Up"

Megan & Liz "That Ghost"

Sam Hunt "Take Your Time"

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song

Flo Rida featuring Robin Thicke & Verdine White "I Don't Like It, I Love It"

Rihanna "Bitch Better Have My Money"

Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney "FourFiveSeconds"

Silento "Watch Me"

The Weeknd "Earned It"

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth "See You Again"

Choice Rock Song

Fall Out Boy "Uma Thurman"

George Ezra "Budapest"

Hozier "Take Me To Church"

Imagine Dragons "I Bet My Life"

twenty one pilots "Tear In My Heart"

X Ambassadors "Renegades"

Choice Love Song

Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud"

Fifth Harmony "Sledgehammer"

Little Mix "Black Magic"

Maroon 5 "Sugar"

One Direction "Night Changes"

The Weeknd "Earned It"

Choice Break-Up Song

Ed Sheeran "Don't"

Elle King "Ex's and Oh's"

Meghan Trainor "Lips Are Movin"

Selena Gomez "The Heart Wants What it Wants"

Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber "Where Are You Now?"

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar "Bad Blood"

Choice Party Song

Mark Ronson Feat Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk"

Rihanna "Bitch Better Have My Money

One Direction "No Control"

Zedd featuring Selena Gomez "I Want You To Know"

Taylor Swift "Blank Space"

Walk The Moon "Shut Up and Dance"

Choice Music Breakout Artist

Andy Grammer

Little Mix

Meghan Trainor

Rachel Patten

The Weeknd

Tove Lo

Choice Music: Next Big Thing

Bea Miller

Clark Beckham

Kalin and Myles

Neon Jungle

Skate Maloley

Spring King

Choice Music: Collaboration

Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea "Pretty Girls"

David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack "Hey Mama"

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk"

Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber "Where Are You Now"

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar "Bad Blood"

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth "See You Again"

Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show

Ellie Goulding "Love Me Like You Do" from 50 Shades of Grey

Empire Cast featuring Jussie Smollett & Yazz "You're So Beautiful"

Jessie J "Flashlight" from Pitch Perfect 2

Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John Deluca & Jordan Fisher "Gotta Be Me" from Teen Beach Movie 2

Shawn Mendes "Believe" from Descendants

Wiz Khafia featuring Charlie Puth "See You Again" from Furious 7

Choice Summer Song

Selena Gomez featuring A$AP Rocky "Good For You"

Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink. "Worth It"

Demi Lovato "Cool for the Summer"

Omi "Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit)"

Rachel Platten "Fight Song"

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar "Bad Blood"

Choice Summer Music Star: Female

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Nicki Minaj


Taylor Swift

Choice Summer Music Star: Male

Justin Bieber

Jason Derulo

Andy Grammer

Shawn Mendes

Ed Sheeran

The Weeknd

Choice Summer Music Star: Group

5 Seconds of Summer


Fifth Harmony

Little Mix

Maroon 5

One Direction

Choice Summer Tour

5 Seconds of Summer "Rock Out with Your Socks Out"

Ariana Grande "The Honeymoon Tour"

Ed Sheeran "X World Tour"

Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa "The Boys of Zummer Tour"

One Direction "On the Road Again Tour"

Taylor Swift "The 1989 World Tour"

Choice Female Hottie

Miley Cyrus

Cara Delevingne

Fifth Harmony

Selena Gomez


Taylor Swift

Choice Male Hottie

5 Seconds of Summer

Justin Bieber

Ryan Guzman

Austin Mahone

Zayn Malik

One Direction

Choice Comedian

Ellen DeGeneres

Jimmy Fallon

Kevin Hart

Jimmy Kimmel

George Lopez

Amy Schumer

Choice Web Star: Female

Bethany Mota

Eva Gutowski

Grace Helbig

Jenn McAllister

Lele Pons

Michelle Phan ​

Choice Web Star: Male

Felix Kjellberg

Cameron Dallas

Joey Graceffa

Ryan Higa

Matthew Espinosa

Tyler Oakley

Choice Web Star: Comedy

The Janoskians

Colleen Ballinger

Lilly Singh

Josh Peck

Dude Perfect

Nash Grier ​

Choice Web Star: Music

Christina Grimmie

Sam Tsui

Jack & Jack

Shawn Mendes

Tori Kelly

Lindsey Stirling

Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty

Bethany Mota

Michelle Phan

Zoe Sugg

Rachel Levin

Andrea Brooks

Ingrid Nilsen

Social Media King

Bruno Mars

Jimmy Fallon

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

LeBron James


Social Media Queen

Caitlyn Jenner

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

Nicki Minaj

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

Choice Twitter

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

Katy Perry


Taylor Swift

Lady Gaga

Choice Viner

Logan Paul

Brittany Furlan

Cameron Dallas

Josh Peck

Lele Pons

Matthew Espinosa

Choice Instagrammer

Ariana Grande


Justin Bieber

Kim Kardashian

Kylie Jenner

Selena Gomez

Choice YouTuber

Bethany Mota

Connor Franta

Jenna Mourey

Kian Lawley

Lilly Singh

Tyler Oakley

Choice Fandom







Choice Male Athlete

Tom Brady

Stephen Curry

LeBron James

American Pharaoh & Victor Espinoza

Cristiano Ronaldo

Jordan Spieth Choice

Female Athlete

The Bella Twins

Simone Biles

Danica Patrick

Ronda Rousey

Serena Williams

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

Choice Selfie Taker

Justin Bieber

Kylie Jenner

Kim Kardashian

One Direction


Nicole Scherzinger

Choice Dancer

Stephen tWitch Boss

Allison Holker

Derek Hough

Les Twins

Chloe Lukasiak

Maddie Ziegler

Choice Model

Hailey Baldwin

Cara Delevingne

Gigi Hadid

Kendall Jenner

Karlie Kloss

Robyn Lawley