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YouTube stars dominate with 35 Teen Choice Awards nominations

Viners, YouTubers, and the stars of the Web make a big impression.


Rae Votta


Posted on Jul 30, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 6:19 am CDT

Some YouTube stars will be able to add a surfboard to their trophy collection this August when the Teen Choice Awards celebrate the best of the Web’s creators.

Nominations for the Web categories for the 2015 Teen Choice Awards were announced Thursday, with high-level stars like Tyler Oakley, Michelle Phan, and Lele Pons picking up multiple nominations. Bethany Mota leads the pack with three across various categories this year; she’s also a returning winner from 2014.

Web is its own diverse category at Teen Choice Awards for 2015, with a variety of stars earning nods in categories like Choice Web Star: Male or Choice Web Star: Comedy. In fact, the event had to break out creative new categories to still honor traditional celebrities’ use of the digital space, like the Social Media King and Queen categories, which are full of mainstream celebs like Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.  

In the platform-specific categories, YouTube and Vine stars are nominated in their respective spaces, but for Instagram and Twitter, the field is full of traditional celebs, not any homegrown stars. Instagram, at the very least, has its own celebrities who might deserve some TCA shine, but the show’s nominations speak to exactly how much more mainstream some platforms are seen compared to others.

A full list of YouTube and Web nominees are below, and fans can vote online through Aug. 16 at 6pm PT. The Teen Choice Awards air Aug. 16 on Fox.

Choice Web Star: Female

Bethany Mota
Eva Gutowski (“MyLifeAsEva”)
Grace Helbig
Jenn McAllister (“jennxpenn”)
Lele Pons
Michelle Phan ?

Choice Web Star: Male

Felix Kjellberg (“PewDiePie”)
Cameron Dallas
Joey Graceffa
Ryan Higa
Matthew Espinosa
Tyler Oakley

Choice Web Star: Comedy

The Janoskians
Colleen Ballinger (“Miranda Sings”)
Lilly Singh (“Superwoman”)
Josh Peck
Dude Perfect
Nash Grier 

Choice Web Star: Music

Christina Grimmie
Sam Tsui
Jack & Jack
Shawn Mendes
Tori Kelly
Lindsey Stirling 

Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty

Bethany Mota
Michelle Phan
Zoe Sugg (“Zoella”)
Rachel Levin (“RCLBEAUTY101”)
Andrea Brooks (“Andrea’s Choice”)
Ingrid Nilsen (“Missglamorazzi”)

Social Media King

Bruno Mars
Jimmy Fallon
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
LeBron James

Social Media Queen

Caitlyn Jenner
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Choice Twit

Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Lady Gaga

Choice Viner

Logan Paul
Brittany Furlan
Cameron Dallas
Josh Peck
Lele Pons
Matthew Espinosa

Choice Instagrammer

Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Kim Kardashian
Kylie Jenner
Selena Gomez

Choice YouTuber

Bethany Mota
Connor Franta
Jenna Mourey (“Jenna Marbles”)
Kian Lawley (“SuperKian13”)
Lilly Singh (“Superwoman”)

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*First Published: Jul 30, 2015, 7:40 pm CDT