Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift Lead 2013 Teen Choice Awards Nominations
Hey, it’s the Teen Choice Awards — you know, the annual ceremony where extraordinary achievements in politics, science and literature are recognized! Ha, no it’s not. It’s an awards show with a category called “Choice Smile.” Sorry, haters.
Anyway, the nominations are out, and it’s pretty much the usual suspects — in the music categories, Taylor Swift takes the lead with three nods (for Choice Female Artist, Choice Female Country Artist and Choice Smile), while Justin Bieber has two (Choice Male Artist and Choice Male Hottie, obvi).
Other things of note? Miguel snagged a nom for Choice R&B Artist (teens: Y’all know what “Adorn” is about, right?), while Literal Best Person In the World Kacey Musgraves is up for Choice Female Country Artist — although given that she’s pitted against Swift, the odds aren’t very good, are they? Still, it’s nice that she was honored with a Teen Choice Award (or, as it’s known in certain circles, “the Nobel Prize of the Snapchat generation.”)
The awards air August 11 on FOX. See the full noms below.
Choice Male Artist Justin Bieber Bruno Mars Phillip Phillips Pitbull Justin Timberlake
Choice Female Artist Selena Gomez Demi Lovato Pink Rihanna Taylor Swift
Choice Music Group Big Time Rush fun. Maroon 5 One Direction The Wanted
Choice R&B Artist Beyonce Alicia Keys Bruno Mars Miguel Trey Songz
Choice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist Drake Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Nicki Minaj Pitbull Kanye West
Choice Rock Group AWOLNATION Imagine Dragons Mumford & Sons Paramore The Lumineers
Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist Deadmau5 David Guetta Calvin Harris Kaskade Skrillex Swedish House Mafia
Choice Male Country Artist Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Eric Church Hunter Hayes Blake Shelton
Choice Female Country Artist Jana Kramer Miranda Lambert Kacey Musgraves Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood
Choice Country Group Florida Georgia Line Lady Antebellum Little Big Town The Band Perry Thompson Square
Choice Female Hottie Miley Cyrus Megan Fox Selena Gomez Mila Kunis Demi Lovato
Choice Male Hottie Justin Bieber Liam Hemsworth Taylor Lautner Harry Styles Channing Tatum
Choice Smile Selena Gomez Taylor Lautner Demi Lovato Harry Styles Taylor Swift