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Twilight leads Teen Choice nods

Twilight's legacy shows no sign of stopping, after the film and its stars lead the Teen Choice Awards with nine nominations.

While the sun may have set on the vampire films, based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling books, the final instalment of the Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn - Part 2 dominating the shortlist, including two nods for leading man Taylor Lautner.

On-off lovers Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are up for top sci-fi/fantasy actress and actor, as well as top romance stars, while the film is included in both the top sci-fi/fantasy and romance movies.

British stars Daniel Craig and Christian Bale are fighting it out for top action star alongside Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, while Gwyneth Paltrow and Rachel Weisz face competition from Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel and Adrienne Palicki for top action actress.

Carey Mulligan and Emma Watson will rival Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry and Naomi Watts for best actress in a drama, while Nicholas Hoult is up against R-Patz, Eddie Redmayne, Josh Duhamel and Alden Ehrenreich for top romantic actor.

The Big Bang Theory, New Girl and Glee all have nods for comedy, with stars including Zooey Deschanel, Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele all recognised.

One Direction will slug it out with rival boyband The Wanted for top music group, with Harry Styles receiving a nod for male hottie alongside Justin Bieber, Taylor Lautner, Liam Hemsworth and Channing Tatum.

Harry's also up for best smile with Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Taylor Lautner and Demi Lovato.

The winners are decided by fans before the ceremony, which takes place on August 11.

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