Teen Choice Awards: Top 5 Moments

Twilight stars give back and Ellen offers to play dentist at Sunday's award show

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It was a night all about choice! The 2012 Teen Choice awards saw surfboards given to fan-chosen actors, actresses and singers. And, of course, they had some choice words and moments of their own Sunday night at Los Angeles’s Gibson Amphitheatre. In case you missed the tween-tastic action, here are the highlights:

1. Twilight Gives Back
For once, the Twilight smash franchise wasn’t just winning awards – the stars were giving them away!

After Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner picked up their surf boards for their on-screen performances, the leading vampire was feeling rather generous.

“I don’t know if I’m allowed to – can I give this to the audience?” Pattinson asked, before handing his summery prize to fans in the audience. Stewart then followed his example and also gave away her award.

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2. Unexpected Confessions

Britney Spears‘s judging style has already made headlines, but how is Demi Lovato holding up at her new job?

“I’ve been working with her for the past few weeks, and she is annoying, obnoxious, disruptive,” fellow judge Simon Cowell joked of the Teen Choice Awards co-host in a pre-recorded video. He continued to rattle off a list of insults: “Did I say irritating? Yes, annoying, very annoying.”

But no hard feelings, he added. “That’s what makes her special, and I really do love her. A bit.”

Spears and L.A. Reid kept it kind, telling Lovato they missed her while she was playing host.

3. Big Smiles

Ellen DeGeneres can add another job to her resume: tooth fairy.

After kicking off the night with a win in the comedian category, the talk show host shared the stage with Sophia Grace and Rosie – the Nicki Minaj-singing mini duo who are recurring guests on her show – whom she presented with sized-down Teen Choice surf boards of their own for their web-star wins.

But there was another milestone in the works for Sophia Grace, who revealed (and wiggled!) a loose tooth for the crowd.

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“Should I just yank it out now?” DeGeneres asked.

4. An Oscar-Worthy Performance

While accepting a win for his laugh-out-loud performance in 21 Jump Street, Jonah Hill gave a shout-out to another big-screen star – the one whom he lost to at the 2012 Academy Awards.

“I was nominated for an Oscar earlier this year, and I lost to … Christopher Plummer,” said Hill of 82-year-old Plummer, who scored the gold statuette for his role in Beginners. (Hill was nominated for his supporting performance in Moneyball.)

“I’d just like to point out that he’s not nominated for anything tonight,” Hill deadpanned. “So … I’m better.”

5. And This Is Crazy

The show ended on a high note – with the ultimate summer sing-a-long song.

As Carly Rae Jepsen launched into her pop anthem “Call Me Maybe,” online submissions plus earlier footage of some familiar faces belting out her hit on the red carpet rolled. Also getting into the spirit of her catchy tune: Pauly D, Tia and Tamera Mowry and Modern Family‘s Rico Rodriguez in the audience.

Which moment is your choice for best of the night? Tell us in the comments below!

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