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Sure, Academy Awards voters can pretend that the Twilight movies don't exist -- but the teenagers of America know better! The nominees for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards were announced today, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse predictably leads the pack with 12 nominations.
Among its dozen nods: Choice Movie Actress (for Kristen Stewart, the Meryl Streep of the Teen Choice Awards), Choice Movie Actor (for both Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner), Male Scene Stealer (Kellan Lutz), Female Scene Stealer (Ashley Greene), Choice Movie Villain (Bryce Dallas Howard) and two nominations for Choice Movie Liplock (one for Edward and one for Jacob, natch).
But the vampire domination doesn't end there! The CW drama The Vampire Diaries stepped up its Teen Choice game, with nine nominations. The less teen-appropriate True Blood, on the other hand, only scored one nomination -- for Anna Paquin, who doesn't even play a vampire.
In other predictable favorites: Harry Potter racked up five nominations, including a Choice Movie Liplock nomination for the sexy smooch between Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe in Deathly Hallows -- Part 1. Glee got eight nods, with the under-appreciated Amber Reilly up for Female Scene Stealer. Justin Bieber also got his usual due, with nominations for everything from his red carpet style to his Twitter prowess.
Now for the surprises. First, we have to note our favorite race of the nominations: the competition between exes Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas for Choice Break-Up Song. (Sorry, Joe -- "Back to December" is going to crush "See No More." But Cee-lo's "Forget You" and Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" are stiff competition, too.). The entire Super 8 cast got a nomination for Choice Movie Chemistry, which is pretty cool. Demi Lovato scored two nominations despite her rough year. And we're happy to see Melissa McCarthy get a Scene Stealer nomination for Bridesmaids, even though she may well lose it to the monkey from The Hangover Part II. (That's showbiz for you!)
The Teen Choice Awards air live on Sunday, Aug. 7, on FOX. You can vote here as many times as you'd like... but only if your age ends in "teen."