Lea Michele dedicates award to Cory Monteith

Cory Montieth and Lea Michele
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LEA Michele dedicated her Teen Choice Award win to late boyfriend Cory Monteith last night (11.08.13).

The brunette beauty - who declined to walk the turquoise carpet at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles - gave an emotional speech as she picked up the prize for Choice TV Actress: Comedy in her first public appearance since her 'Glee' co-star passed away on July 13.

Lea - who was joined on stage by castmates Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley and Kevin McHale for moral support - said: "Thank you, guys. Thank you. I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much your love and support has meant to me over these very difficult past few weeks.

"Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world.

"I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we're going to get through this together.

"He was very special to me and also to the world. We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.

"So whether you knew him personally or just as [his 'Glee' character] Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and that's where he will stay forever. So thank you guys so much. Thank you."

Earlier in the evening, 'Glee' had picked up Best TV Comedy and the cast used the opportunity to also praise their late co-star, who died of a lethal combination of alcohol and heroin.

Amber said: "We just want to say, although we lost someone that we really love, and that all of you guys love too, we are very fortunate to come back to a show where we feel the love of family, Cory was like a brother to us, like a dad.

"He was always ready to sign an autograph or take a picture with a fan, and he loves you Gleeks. And he loves his fans."

Jenna added: "So on behalf of our brother and our castmate, we know that Cory would've wanted to dedicate this award to you guys, so our condolences to all of you as well, and we love you so much. Thank you guys."

>>See full list of winners

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II' was the big winner, picking up seven prizes.

The final movie in the popular vampire franchise picked up the Choice Movie accolades in both the Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Romance categories, while its star Kristen Stewart took home Movie Actress in both categories.

Her co-star and former boyfriend Robert Pattinson scooped Choice Movie Actor: Romance, while Taylor Lautner picked up the same prize in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section, while Kellan Lutz took home Choice Movie Scene Stealer from the fan-voted ceremony.

Elsewhere, 'Pitch Perfect' picked up three awards - which are handed out in the form of life-sized surf boards - and its star Rebel Wilson drew laughs from the crowd at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles when she accepted her Choice Movie Actress: Comedy prize in an unusual outfit.

She said: "I'm so happy I won, you guys. Or else I'd be really embarrassed wearing this wetsuit."

One Direction - who opened the show with a performance of new single 'Best Song Ever' - had a successful night, picking up Choice Music: Group, Choice Love Song for 'Little Things,' and Choice Single: Group for 'Live While We're Young'. Band member Harry Styles was also voted Choice Male Hottie and Choice Smile.

In the TV category, 'Pretty Little Liars' scooped four trophies, as did 'Glee' - with the cast paying tribute to late co-star Cory Monteith - while 'The X Factor' and 'The Vampire Diaries' were both awarded four prizes.

Special honours went to Ultimate Choice Ashton Kutcher - who joked he was picking up the "old guy award" - and Acuvue Inspire Award winner Nick Jonas.

Demi Lovato, Paramore and Florida Georgia Line with Nelly all performed at the show, which was hosted by 'Glee's Darren Criss and 'Pretty Little Liars' actress Lucy Hale.


Teen Choice Awards complete winners list:


Choice Movie: Action:

'Iron Man 3'


Choice Movie Actor: Action:

Robert Downey, Jr., 'Iron Man 3'


Choice Movie Actress: Action:

Anne Hathaway, 'The Dark Knight Rises'


Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy:

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'


Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy:

Taylor Lautner, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'


Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy:

Kristen Stewart, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'


Choice Movie: Drama:

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'


Choice Movie Actor: Drama:

Logan Lerman, 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'


Choice Movie Actress: Drama:

Emma Watson, 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'


Choice Movie: Comedy:

'Pitch Perfect'


Choice Movie Actor: Comedy:

Skylar Astin, 'Pitch Perfect'


Choice Movie Actress: Comedy:

Rebel Wilson, 'Pitch Perfect'


Choice Movie: Romance:

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'


Choice Movie Actor: Romance:

Robert Pattinson, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'


Choice Movie Actress: Romance:

Kristen Stewart, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2″


Choice Movie Villain:

Adam DeVine, 'Pitch Perfect'


Choice Movie Scene Stealer:

Kellan Lutz, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'


Choice Movie Breakout Star:

Nicholas Hoult, 'Warm Bodies'



Choice TV Show: Drama:

'Pretty Little Liars'


Choice TV Actor: Drama:

Ian Harding, 'Pretty Little Liars'


Choice TV Actress: Drama:

Troian Bellisario, 'Pretty Little Liars'


Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi:

'The Vampire Diaries'


Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi:

Ian Somerhalder, 'The Vampire Diaries'


Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi:

Nina Dobrev, 'The Vampire Diaries'


Choice TV Show: Action:

'NCIS: Los Angeles'


Choice TV Actor: Action:

LL Cool J, 'NCIS: Los Angeles'


Choice TV Actress: Action:

Lucy Liu, 'Elementary'


Choice TV Show: Comedy:



Choice TV Actor: Comedy:

Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory'


Choice TV Actress: Comedy:

Lea Michele, 'Glee'


Choice TV: Animated Show:

'The Simpsons'


Choice TV: Reality Competition Show:

'The X Factor'


Choice TV: Reality Show:

'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'


Choice TV Villain:

Janel Parrish, 'Pretty Little Liars'


Choice TV Personality - Male:

Simon Cowell, 'The X Factor'


Choice TV Personality - Female:

Demi Lovato, 'The X Factor'


Choice TV Female Reality Star:

The Kardashians & Jenners, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'


Choice TV Male Reality Star:

Kevin Jonas, 'Married to Jonas'


Choice TV Male Scene Stealer:

Chord Overstreet, 'Glee'


Choice TV Female Scene Stealer:

Miley Cyrus, 'Two and a Half Men'


Choice TV Breakout Star:

Blake Jenner, 'Glee'


Choice TV Breakout Show:

'The Fosters'



Choice Male Artist:

Justin Bieber


Choice Female Artist:

Demi Lovato


Choice Music Group:

One Direction


Choice R&B Artist:

Bruno Mars


Choice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist:

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


Choice Rock Group:



Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist:

David Guetta


Choice Male Country Artist:

Hunter Hayes


Choice Female Country Artist:

Taylor Swift


Choice Country Group:

Lady Antebellum


Choice Country Song:

'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,' Taylor Swift


Choice Single: Female Artist:

'Heart Attack,' Demi Lovato


Choice Single: Male Artist:

'Beauty And A Beat,' Justin Bieber, featuring Nicki Minaj


Choice Single: Group:

'Live While We're Young,' One Direction


Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song:

'Can't Hold Us,' Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Ray Dalton


Choice Rock Song:

'Radioactive,' Imagine Dragons


Choice Love Song:

'Little Things,' One Direction


Choice Break-Up Song:

'Come and Get It,' Selena Gomez


Choice Music Breakout Artist:

Ed Sheeran


Choice Music Breakout Group:




Choice Style Icon:

Miley Cyrus


Choice Female Hottie:

Selena Gomez


Choice Male Hottie:

Harry Styles


Choice Smile:

Harry Styles



Choice Female Athlete:

Gabby Douglas


Choice Male Athlete:

David Beckham



Choice Comedian:

Ellen DeGeneres


Choice Web Star:



Choice Social Network:



Candie's Choice Style Icon:

Demi Lovato


Choice Twitter Personality:

Justin Bieber


Ultimate Choice Award:

Ashton Kutcher


Acuvue Inspire Award:

Nick Jonas

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