'Twilight' poised to eclipse Teen Choice Awards

By DERRIK J. LANG | August 7, 2011 | 11:30 AM EDT

Actor Taylor Lautner arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association annual luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. The HFPA announced its new officers and directors and presented grants to non-profit organizations and scholarship programs at the luncheon. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Twilight Saga" is once again expected to claw the competition at the Teen Choice Awards.

The third installment of the supernatural saga is leading the pack of wannabe winners at Sunday's fan-favorite ceremony in Los Angeles, with 12 nominations in such categories as choice movie liplock and villain.

The "Twilight" film franchise starring Robert Pattinson, Kristin Stewart and Taylor Lautner has dominated the Teen Choice Awards since the first "Twilight" flick debuted in 2008.

Pattinson, Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed and Ashley Greene are among the series' stars scheduled to appear Sunday. If history is any indication, "The Twilight Saga" cast will make several trips to the podium to accept surfboard-shaped trophies at the over-the-top ceremony. Last year, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" sucked up the most honors with 12 wins.


Online: http://www.teenchoiceawards.com