Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel, Jordin Sparks Appear at Teen Choice Awards July 22; Sutton Foster Among Nominees
By Michael Gioia
The 2012 Teen Choice Awards air July 22 on Fox. "Glee" star Lea Michele and Zooey Deschanel, who will star in a Broadway stage adaptation of "Coal Miner’s Daughter," are among the stars who appear at the ceremony.
The awards, set to air from 8-10 PM ET, celebrate "the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web." Fans ages 13-19 voted for their favorites at teenchoiceawards.com.
Also making appearances are Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Ellen DeGeneres, Sophia Grace and Rosie, Tyler Posey, Gordon Ramsay, Laura and Vanessa Marano and Ashley Benson. Performers include Kristen Bell (The Crucible), Jordin Sparks (In the Heights), Justin Bieber, Troian Bellisario, Jason Derulo, Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, Victoria Justice, Bridgit Mendler, Shay Mitchell, Dax Shepard, No Doubt, Flo Rida and DJ Pauly D.
Sutton Foster, a two-time Tony Award winner for her performances in Thoroughly Modern Mille and Anything Goes, is nominated for Female TV Breakout Star for the new ABC Family series "Bunheads." Andrew Garfield, who received a Tony nomination for his performance in the Tony-winning revival of Death of a Salesman, is nominated for Male Summer Movie Star for "The Amazing Spider-Man."
"Glee" and "Modern Family" have been nominated for Comedy TV Show with "Glee" stars Michele and Chris Colfer receiving nominations for Comedy TV Actress and Actor, respectively. Ty Burrell and Sofia Vergara were nominated for Comedy TV Actor and Actress, respectively, for "Modern Family."
Other theatre actors among the nominees include Elizabeth Banks for "The Hunger Games"; Tom Hiddleston for "The Avengers"; Scarlett Johansson for "The Avengers" and "We Bought a Zoo"; Michele for "New Year's Eve"; Chris Pine for "This Means War"; Krysten Ritter for "Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23"; Chris Rock for "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" and "What to Expect When You're Expecting"; Mark Ruffalo for "The Avengers"; Jason Biggs for "American Reunion"; Matt Damon for "We Bought a Zoo"; Viola Davis for "The Help"; Ginnifer Goodwin for "Once Upon a Time"; Tom Hardy for "Warrior"; Neil Patrick Harris for "How I Met Your Mother"; Anna Paquin for "True Blood"; Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory"; Ian Somerhalder for "The Vampire Diaries"; and Kiefer Sutherland for "Touch."
For a full list of nominees, visit TeenChoiceAwards.com.
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