“X Factor” stars Demi Lovato, One Direction and Simon Cowell and “The X Factor” U.S. were among the winners at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, which were presented July 22 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Fox televised the show in the U.S.
“The X Factor” U.S. judge Lovato (who co-hosted the show with “Glee” co-star Kevin McHale) won the prizes for Choice Summer Music Star: Female and Choice Twit (for an entertainer who is popular on Twitter).
One Direction won all three awards that the group was nominated for: Choice Summer Music Star: Group; Choice Music: Breakout Group; and Choice Love Song (for “What Makes You Beautiful”).
“The X Factor” U.S. executive producer/judge Cowell was awarded the prize of Choice TV: Male Personality.
Meanwhile, “The X Factor” U.S. won two awards: Choice TV: Reality Competition Show and Choice TV: Breakout Show.
As previously reported, One Direction gave the acceptance speech via a prerecorded video message since One Direction could not attend the ceremony in person due to their performances at radio festivals in England on July 22.
In the video, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson thanked the people who voted for One Direction. And then he said, “I remember it well. To send the surfboard out, they had to cut it into pieces.”
The Teen Choice Award (which is shaped like a surfboard) was then shown disassembled in a box, and the members of One Direction (Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan) were shown toiling away as they put the surfboard back together again.
At the end of the video, Malik said, “We’re honored to receive this award, because we know it’s voted by the fans, so a massive thank you to you guys for this.” The rest of the group also chimed in their thanks.
The paring of Lovato and McHale as hosts of the show turned out to be somewhat awkward and boring, since their jokes regularly fell flat. In one segment, Lovato tried to convince McHale to act as if he were auditioning for “The X Factor.” In another segment, childhood photos of McHale and Lovato were shown on screen, and they made uncomfortable, unfunny jokes about the photos. In another segment that missed the mark, Lovato and McHale compared tattoos.
At the beginning of the show, Lovato’s fellow “X Factor” U.S. judges Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Britney Spears and Cowell were shown saying messages to Lovato in prerecorded videos.
Reid said: “Demi, we’re going to miss you while you’re away doing the Teen Choice Awards. I’m really happy for you, but at the same time, I need you back.”
Spears said: “Congratulations, Demi, on hosting the Teen Choice Awards. Come back to ‘X Factor’ very soon.”
Cowell said: “Sorry to interrupt things, but I need to speak to you, Kevin, about your co-host, Demi Lovato. I’ve been working with her for the past few weeks. And she is annoying, obnoxious, disruptive, gobby, irritating, bad manners, not great taste. Did I say irritating? Yes. Annoying. Very annoying. She’s a brat. I could go on for hours. But that’s what makes her special. And I really do love her – a bit. Have a great night. Wish I was there, but nobody invited me.”
After those video messages were played, Lovato remarked about Cowell: “He’s just old. He isn’t used to women in this century being able to say what they want.”
Lovato later presented the Acuvue Inspire Award and the prize for Choice TV Comedy Actress to “iCarly” star Miranda Cosgrove. (Lovato received the Acuvue Inspire Award in 2011.)
Other 2012 Teen Choice Awards winners included Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, stars from “The Hunger Games,” Ellen DeGeneres, Selena Gomez & the Scene, stars from “The Vampire Diaries,” Chris Hemsworth, Nicki Minaj, fun., stars from the “Twilight” movies, Channing Tatum, stars from “Glee,” stars from “Pretty Little Liars,” Emma Stone and Carly Rae Jepsen.
A complete list of winners can be found at www.teenchoiceawards.com.
July 23, 2012 update: Cowell tweeted this message: “Huge thank you to the Teen Choice fans for @TheXFactorUSA and me!”