Multi-platinum superstar, four-time Grammy winner and multiple Teen Choice Award nominee Taylor Swift will receive the Ultimate Choice Award during TEEN CHOICE 2011 airing Sunday, Aug. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Appearing live at TEEN CHOICE 2011, Swift will receive the coveted award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry. The Ultimate Choice Award is the Teen Choice Awards’ highest honor. Past recipients include Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mike Myers, as well as Venus and Serena Williams. Fans are encouraged to tweet why Taylor is their Ultimate Choice to @TeenChoiceGirl, and they may see their tweets featured during the show.
In addition, viewers can get an exclusive look at the TEEN CHOICE 2011 red carpet and backstage action with a special live webcast airing Sunday, Aug. 7 (3:30-5:00 PM PT live/6:30-8:00 PM ET live) online at www.teenchoiceawards.com. Hosted by comedians Jordan Morris (“The Daily Habit”) and Robin Thede (IN THE FLOW WITH AFFION CROCKETT), the webcast will cover all the action at the summer’s hottest event and highlight the stars as they arrive on the red carpet. Affion Crockett, star of IN THE FLOW WITH AFFION CROCKETT, will also make special appearances on the webcast.
Robert Pattinson, Demi Lovato and Ellen DeGeneres join previously announced participants Tyra Banks, Jason Bateman, Justin Bieber, Rachel Bilson, Rebecca Black, Rose Byrne, John Cena, Cat Deeley, Zooey Deschanel, Cameron Diaz, Tom Felton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kat Graham, Ashley Greene, Lucy Hale, Ed Helms, Chris Hemsworth, Gillian Jacobs, Joe Jonas, Victoria Justice, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tyler Posey, Maggie Q, Avril Lavigne, Katie Leclerc, Kellan Lutz, Vanessa Marano, Joel McHale, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Nikki Reed, Zoë Saldana, Taylor Swift, Paul Wesley, Shane West and Shaun White. Hosted by Kaley Cuoco, the special, which celebrates the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion, will also feature will.i.am as the night’s DJ and performances by Jason Derülo, Selena Gomez & the Scene and OneRepublic.
Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day until August 5 for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2011 nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com.
TEEN CHOICE 2011 is executive-produced by Bob Bain (“Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards”) and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery and Kelly Brock serve as producers, and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.