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'American Idol,' 'Vampire Diaries' top Teen Choice Award nominees

May 18, 2012 |  4:19 pm

American IdolThe CW's "The Vampire Diaries," which returns for its fourth season in the fall, probably won't ever be an Emmy darling, but it's definitely tops for one award show contingent. It picked up six nominations for the Teen Choice Awards, announced on Friday.

The vampire drama recieved nominations for Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi and Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi.

"American Idol" also had a strong showing, with five nominations, including Choice TV: Male Personality, Choice TV: Female Personality and Choice TV: Reality Competition Show. Justin Bieber also recieved five nominations.

The Teen Choice Awards are voted on by teens ages 13 to 19 through the website

The awards will be handed out during a live broadcast at 8 p.m. July 22 on Fox. The complete list of nominees is here.


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Photo: Randy Jackson, left, and Jennifer Lopez console Josh Ledet on "American Idol." Credit: Frank Micelotta / AP / Fox.