Poll: Was ‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ robbed at the Teen Choice Awards?
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In past years, ‘Twilight Saga’ films always swept the Teen Choice Awards and ‘Eclipse’ was the fave to lead the way again Sunday night, but it got –- well –- eclipsed in some top races.
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2’ pulled off a real magic trick by doing what the previous Potter pix couldn’t do –- that is, drive a stake into the award hopes of the trendy vampire flicks. According to the award pundits at Gold Derby, ‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ was expected to win choice sci-fi/fantasy film; Robert Pattinson was supposed to win male hottie sci-fi fantasy actor and share the trophy for best lip lock with Kristen Stewart.
However, ‘Harry Potter’ won the film prize; Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson won the smooch award; Justin Bieber was hailed as top hottie. Watson even beat Stewart for best sci-fi actress. ‘Twilight’ did win the actor’s prize for sci-fi/fantasy fare, but it went to Pattinson’s studly rival Taylor Lautner.
Lesser ‘Twilight’ stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene won the scene stealer categories, and Pattinson won a token consolation prize -- choice vampire –- but otherwise there was little recognition for ‘Twilight’ compared to previous years. Why? Is everybody just now caught up in hysteria over the release of the last ‘Harry Potter’ film?
-- Tom O'Neil