Hosted by Glee favorite Kevin McHale and singer Demi Lovato (now ‘X Factor’ judge’), over 130 million people tuned in to see Fox’s 14th Annual Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.
Multiple wins for The Hunger Games, The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars, together with awards for stars such as Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber, Emma Stone, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Charlize Theron, Ian Somerhalder, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Cosgrove, Katy Perry and Zac Efron – to name a few – created a fun and frothy Teen Choice throwdown this year.
But out of the staggering 36 non-musical and 23 music categories, the most generous winners were real-life sweethearts Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart – and Taylor Lautner.
It was a big night for the Saga. Breaking Dawn – Part 1 bagged the “Choice Movie: Romance” award, and Kristen Stewart also won the “Choice Movie Actress: Romance” award for BD1. But the biggest moment came when The Twilight Saga won the “Ultimate Choice Award.”
Zachary Levi introduced a montage of key moments, beginning in 2008 when Twilight first wowed audiences right up until Breaking Dawn – Part 1 last year.
Not surprisingly when Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner walked out on stage afterwards to accept the award, a delighted Gibson Amphitheater audience went wild.
“This award especially is an extreme honor,” said Lautner, speaking first. “It really is a true testament to all the support you guys have given us over the years. It’s amazing to me that you guys are still around and just as strong and just as loyal.”
Then, it was Kristen Stewart’s turn.
Wearing Roberto Cavalli black leather trousers and a blue/purple/silver box jacket with print detail from his 2013 Resort collection, the actress – who also won the “Choice Female Movie Star of the Summer Award” for Snow White and The Huntsman – thanked the fans, saying she couldn’t believe the Saga had won 41 Teen Choice awards over the years.
“To share this with all of you means so much to me, because I really loved every step,” said the 22-year-old. The actress also gave a shout out to the Saga’s various directors and grand-dame author Stephenie Meyer.
Next up was Robert Pattinson. Typically self-deprecating and looking a little bashful at the prospect of speaking the 26- year-old said,
“I don’t know why we haven’t gotten any better at these.”
Then, in what was probably an off-the-cuff move (or maybe not) the Brit asked, “I don’t know if I’m allowed to but can I […] give this to the audience?”
Of course the place went nuts when Pattinson handed his Teen Choice surfboard to the girls standing in the mosh pit at the front. Following her beau’s example, Kristen generously handed hers to fans too.
An audience shot of the girls clutching Pattinson’s board for all it was worth was hysterical. Random question: How on earth did they share it?
As Breaking Dawn – Part 2 approaches – the final installment hits theaters on November 16 – this is undoubtedly a bittersweet time for Twilight Saga fans. It’s clear its stars feel the same way.
Full list of Teen Choice Awards winners 2012.