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Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and "The Twilight Saga" continued their runs as teenage fan favorites, sweeping in numerous awards at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday evening (July 22).
Country music star Swift picked up five awards, including choice music female artist and female country artist, as well as voice actress for her role in animated comedy "The Lorax."
SOUNDBITE Taylor Swift saying (English):
"The fact that you guys voted for me for this, this is a really huge award and I'm so excited and I just feel so honored that I get to have you guys in my life. I'm so happy right now, thank you so much," said the singer as she accepted her award.
Canadian pop star Bieber was not far behind Swift, receiving a four awards, adding up to a total of 12 Teen Choice awards in a span of three years. Before accepting his surf board shaped award, the singer performed song "Boyfriend" and latest single, "As Long As You Love Me" with rapper Big Sean. The singer's wins include for the evening include choice music male artist and single by male artist for "Boyfriend."
Teen Choice favorite film "The Twilight Saga" picked up the Ultimate Choice Award this year, ahead of the franchise's final installment, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" scheduled to be released in theaters in November.
The Teen Choice Awards, voted for by teen viewers online, gives actors, musicians and other artists who are popular with kids the chance to thank their fans.
John Russell, Reuters.