TV drama The Vampire Diaries has sunk its teeth into the Teen Choice Awards nominations, leading all votes with six.
The show will compete for the Choice Fantasy/Sci-Fi TV Series prize, while stars Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham will fight it out for the Choice Fantasy/Sci-Fi TV Series Actor and Actress awards, and Somerhalder is up for Male Hottie.
TV talent show American Idol and Justin Bieber follow with five nominations apiece, while among the artists TV shows and movies with four nods are The Avengers, Taylor Swift, Pitbull, What To Expect When You're Expecting and Gossip Girl.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Abduction, Act of Valor and George Lucas' Red Tails will battle it out for Best Action Movie category, while the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy film will be decided by current box office blockbuster The Avengers, The Hunger Games, Mirror Mirror, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and Wrath of the Titans.
Drive, The Help, The Lucky One, The Vow and We Bought a Zoo are up for Best Drama, while 21 Jump Street, American Reunion, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Muppets and newly-released What to Expect When You’re Expecting will compete for the Best Comedy Movie trophy.
Movie stars in the mix for the top Drama, Sci-Fi and Action categories include Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Robert Downey, Jr. (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Avengers), Tom Hardy (Warrior), Salma Hayek (Puss in Boots), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Noomi Rapace (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror), Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers and We Bought A Zoo), Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo), Zac Efron (The Lucky One), Sandra Bullock (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close) and Viola Davis (The Help).
The Choice Actor and Actress in a Comedy will be a fight between Jason Biggs (American Reunion), Ryan Gosling (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street), Chris Rock (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street), Cameron Diaz (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Alyson Hannigan (American Reunion), Jennifer Lopez (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Emma Stone (Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Reese Witherspoon (This Means War).
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber, Drake, Bruno Mars, Pitbull and Blake Shelton will compete for Choice Male Artist and Adele,
Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Taylor Swift are up for Choice Female, and Selena Gomez & The Scene, Gym Class Heroes, Lady Antebellum, LMFAO and new boy band The Wanted will fight it out for Choice Group.
The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on 22 July (12).