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'Twilight' Lands 12 Teen Choice Nominations

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Jun 15, 2009 | 9:36am EDT

Vampire love story Twilight is leading the charge for the 2009 Teen Choice Awards' nominations with an impressive 12 nods.

The blood-sucking film has been named in the Choice Movie: Romance and Choice Movie: Drama categories, where it will face stiff competition from Tom Hanks' Angels & Demons, Brad Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Beyonce KnowlesObsessed and Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire.

And its stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart -- who are at work on the franchise's second installment, New Moon -- have earned recognition for their own efforts, in categories for Choice Movie Actor and Actress in a Drama. 

High School Musical 3: Senior Year is in close competition with 10 nods in categories including Choice Movie: Music/Dance, while its stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are up for Choice Movie Actor and Actress in a Music/Dance film.

The teen musical tied with singer/actress Miley Cyrus and hit teen TV drama Gossip Girl, whose star Blake Lively will face off against Cyrus in the Choice Female Hottie category, battling it out with Megan Fox, Beyonce Knowles and Vanessa Hudgens for the title. Teen fans will have a bevy of Hollywood hunks to choose from in the male category, including Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford, Zac Efron, Taylor Kitsch, Robert Pattinson and the Jonas Brothers.

The musical trio has landed nine nominees, including Choice Movie: Music/Dance, Choice TV Actor: Comedy, Choice TV: Breakout Show and Choice Music: Love Song, among others.

The Jonas Brothers will host the ceremony, which will air live on Aug. 10. Teenage fans have been asked to vote for their favorites online.

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