TEEN CHOICE 2011 Winners

TEEN CHOICE 2011 winners include:

MOVIES

Choice Movie: Action
“Fast Five”

Choice Movie Actor: Action
Johnny Depp, “The Tourist”

Choice Movie Actress: Action
Angelina Jolie, “The Tourist”

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”

Choice Movie: Drama
“Black Swan”

Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Robert Pattinson, “Water for Elephants”

Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”

Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy
“Easy A”

Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy
Ashton Kutcher, “No Strings Attached”

Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy
Emma Stone, “Easy A”

Choice Movie: Comedy
“Bad Teacher”

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Justin Timberlake, “Bad Teacher”

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Cameron Diaz, “Bad Teacher”

Choice Movie: Horror
“Paranormal Activity 2”

Choice Animated Movie: Voice
Johnny Depp, “Rango”

Choice Movie: Chemistry
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, “Just Go With It”

Choice Movie: Liplock
Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”

Choice Movie: Hissy Fit
Ed Helms, “The Hangover Part II”

Choice Movie: Villain
Tom Felton, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”

Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer
Kellan Lutz, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Choice Movie: Female Scene Stealer
Ashley Greene, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Choice Summer Movie
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male
Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”

Choice Movie Breakout: Female
Brooklyn Decker, “Just Go With It”

Choice Movie Breakout: Male
Alex Pettyfer, “I Am Number Four” / “Beastly”

TELEVISION

Choice TV Show: Drama
“Gossip Girl”

Choice TV Actor: Drama
Chace Crawford, “Gossip Girl”

Choice TV Actress: Drama
Blake Lively, “Gossip Girl”

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
Shane West, “Nikita”

Choice TV Actress: Action
Linda Hunt, “NCIS: Los Angeles”

Choice TV Show: Comedy
“Glee”

Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Cory Monteith, “Glee”

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Selena Gomez, “Wizards of Waverly Place”

Choice TV: Animated Show
“The Simpsons”

Choice TV: Personality
Jennifer Lopez, “American Idol”

Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
“American Idol”

Choice TV: Reality Show
“Jersey Shore”

Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star
Paul “Pauly D” Del Vecchio, “Jersey Shore”

Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star
The Kardashians, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”

Choice TV: Villain
Justin Bieber, “CSI”

Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer
Katerina Graham, “The Vampire Diaries”

Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer
Michael Trevino, “The Vampire Diaries”

Choice Summer TV Show
“Pretty Little Liars”

Choice Summer TV Star: Female
Lucy Hale, “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Ian Harding, “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice TV: Breakout Show
“The Voice”

Choice TV: Breakout Star
Darren Criss, “Glee”

MUSIC

Choice Music: Male Artist
Justin Bieber

Choice Music: Female Artist
Taylor Swift

Choice Music: Group
Selena Gomez & The Scene

Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Eminem

Choice Music: Rock Group
Paramore

Choice Music: Rock Track
“Monster,” Paramore

Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Track
“Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé

Choice Music: Single
“Who Says,” Selena Gomez & The Scene

Choice Music: Male Country Artist
Keith Urban

Choice Music: Female Country Artist
Taylor Swift

Choice Music:  Country Single
“Mean,” Taylor Swift

Choice Music: Country Group
Lady Antebellum

Choice Music: Love Song
“Love You Like a Love Song,” Selena Gomez

Choice Break-Up Song
“Back to December,” Taylor Swift

Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female
Taylor Swift

Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male
Zac Efron

Choice Male Hottie
Justin Bieber

Choice Female Hottie
Selena Gomez

Choice Summer Song
“Skyscraper,” Demi Lovato

Choice Summer Music Star: Female
Katy Perry

Choice Summer Music Star: Male
Bruno Mars

Choice Music: Breakout Artist
Bruno Mars

SPORTS

Choice Athlete: Male
Shaun White (Snowboarding/Skateboarding/Surfing)

Choice Athlete: Female
Shawn Johnson (Gymnastics)

OTHER

Choice Vampire
Robert Pattinson

Choice Comedian
Ellen DeGeneres

Choice Twit
Justin Bieber

Choice Web Star
Rebecca Black

First Wave of Teen Choice 2011 Nominees Announced

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and GLEE Lead Film and TV Categories with Most Nominations; Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Lead Top Artist Categories

Vote for Your Favorite Nominees Online at teenchoiceawards.com

Special Airs Sunday, August 7, LIVE on FOX

TEEN CHOICE 2011 will celebrate the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airing live Sunday, Aug. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” leads the TEEN CHOICE 2011 nominees with 12 nominations, and GLEE has nine nominations. In addition, “The Vampire Diaries” has seven nominations, while “The Hangover Part II,” Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez each earned six nominations.

Starting today, fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2011 nominees at http://www.teenchoiceawards.com. Performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced soon.

Following is the list of categories and nominees for Wave One of TEEN CHOICE 2011:

MOVIES
Choice Movie: Action
  • “Fast Five”
  • “Faster”
  • “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”
  • “The Tourist”
  • “Unstoppable”
Choice Movie Actor: Action
  • Michael Cera, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”
  • Johnny Depp, “The Tourist”
  • Vin Diesel, “Fast Five”
  • Dwayne Johnson, “Fast Five”
  • Paul Walker, “Fast Five”
Choice Movie Actress: Action
  • Jordana Brewster, “Fast Five”
  • Rosario Dawson, “Unstoppable”
  • Carla Gugino, “Faster”
  • Angelina Jolie, “The Tourist”
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”
  • “Super 8”
  • “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
  • “X-Men: First Class”
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”
  • Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
  • Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
  • Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
  • Ryan Reynolds, “Green Lantern”
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Penelope Cruz, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”
  • Elle Fanning, “Super 8”
  • Blake Lively, “Green Lantern”
  • Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
  • Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Choice Movie: Drama
  • “Black Swan”
  • “Limitless”
  • “The Roommate”
  • “Soul Surfer”
  • “Water for Elephants”
Choice Movie Actor: Drama
  • Bradley Cooper, “Limitless”
  • Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
  • Cam Gigandet, “The Roommate”
  • Shia LaBeouf, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”
  • Robert Pattinson, “Water for Elephants”
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
  • Minka Kelly, “The Roommate”
  • Leighton Meester, “Country Strong”
  • Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
  • AnnaSophia Robb, “Soul Surfer”
  • Reese Witherspoon, “Water for Elephants”
Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy
  • “Easy A”
  • “Just Go With It”
  • “Life As We Know It”
  • “No Strings Attached”
  • “Something Borrowed”
Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy
  • Penn Badgley, “Easy A”
  • Josh Duhamel, “Life as We Know It”
  • John Krasinski, “Something Borrowed”
  • Ashton Kutcher, “No Strings Attached”
  • Adam Sandler, “Just Go With It”
Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy
  • Jennifer Aniston, “Just Go With It”
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, “Something Borrowed”
  • Natalie Portman, “No Strings Attached”
  • Emma Roberts, “The Art of Getting By”
  • Emma Stone, “Easy A”
Choice Movie: Comedy
  • “Bad Teacher”
  • “Bridesmaids”
  • “Due Date”
  • “Little Fockers”
  • “The Other Guys”
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
  • Russell Brand, “Arthur”
  • Will Ferrell, “The Other Guys”
  • Zach Galifianakis, “Due Date” / “The Hangover Part II”
  • Ed Helms, “The Hangover Part II”
  • Justin Timberlake, “Bad Teacher”
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
  • Cameron Diaz, “Bad Teacher”
  • Anna Faris, “Take Me Home Tonight”
  • Eva Mendes, “The Other Guys”
  • Maya Rudolph, “Bridesmaids”
  • Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
Choice Movie: Horror
  • “Let Me In”
  • “Paranormal Activity 2”
  • “Piranha 3D: The Sequel”
  • “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter”
  • “Scream 4”
Choice Animated Movie: Voice
  • Jack Black, “Kung Fu Panda 2”
  • Johnny Depp, “Rango”
  • Anne Hathaway, “Rio”
  • Zachary Levi, “Tangled”
  • Justin Timberlake, “Yogi Bear”
Choice Movie: Chemistry
  • Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, “The Other Guys”
  • Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper, “The Hangover Part II”
  • Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, “Just Go With It”
  • The “Super 8” Crew, “Super 8”
  • The First Class, “X-Men: First Class”
Choice Movie: Liplock
  • Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer, “Beastly”
  • Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
  • Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
  • Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
  • Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Choice Movie: Hissy Fit
  • The Alien, “Super 8”
  • Ed Helms, “The Hangover Part II”
  • Robert Downey Jr., “Due Date”
  • Mark Wahlberg, “The Other Guys”
  • Kristin Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
Choice Movie: Villain
  • Kevin Bacon, “X-Men: First Class”
  • Tom Felton, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
  • Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
  • Ian McShane, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”
  • Leighton Meester, “The Roommate”
Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer
  • Riley Griffiths, “Super 8”
  • Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”
  • Ken Jeong, “The Hangover Part II”
  • Kellan Lutz, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
  • Justin Timberlake, “The Social Network”
Choice Movie: Female Scene Stealer
  • Ashley Greene, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
  • Mila Kunis, “Black Swan”
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
  • Alyson Michalka, “The Roommate” / “Easy A”
  • Crystal the Monkey, “The Hangover Part II”
TELEVISION
Choice TV Show: Drama
  • “Bones”
  • “Gossip Girl”
  • “House”
  • “Make It or Break It”
  • “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”
Choice TV Actor: Drama
  • Penn Badgley, “Gossip Girl”
  • David Boreanaz, “Bones”
  • Chace Crawford, “Gossip Girl”
  • Daren Kagasoff, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”
  • Hugh Laurie, “House”
Choice TV Actress: Drama
  • Emily Deschanel, “Bones”
  • Blake Lively, “Gossip Girl”
  • Josie Loren, “Make It or Break It”
  • Olivia Wilde, “House”
  • Shailene Woodley, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • “Fringe”
  • “Smallville”
  • “Supernatural”
  • “Teen Wolf”
  • “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Joshua Jackson, “Fringe”
  • Jared Padalecki, “Supernatural”
  • Ian Somerhalder, “The Vampire Diaries”
  • Tom Welling, “Smallville”
  • Paul Wesley, “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Nina Dobrev, “The Vampire Diaries”
  • Erica Durance, “Smallville”
  • Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
  • Crystal Reed, “Teen Wolf”
  • Anna Torv, “Fringe”
Choice TV Show: Action
  • “Burn Notice”
  • “Chuck”
  • “Hawaii Five-O”
  • “NCIS: Los Angeles”
  • “Nikita”
Choice TV Actor: Action
  • Jeffrey Donovan, “Burn Notice”
  • Daniel Dae Kim, “Hawaii Five-O”
  • Zachary Levi, “Chuck”
  • LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles”
  • Shane West, “Nikita”
Choice TV Actress: Action
  • Lyndsy Fonseca, “Nikita”
  • Linda Hunt, “NCIS: Los Angeles”
  • Grace Park, “Hawaii Five-O”
  • Maggie Q, “Nikita”
  • Yvonne Strahovski, “Chuck”
Choice TV Show: Comedy
  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Glee”
  • “iCarly”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Wizards of Waverly Place”
Choice TV Actor: Comedy
  • Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
  • Steve Carell, “The Office”
  • John Krasinski, “The Office”
  • Cory Monteith, “Glee”
  • Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Choice TV Actress: Comedy
  • Miranda Cosgrove, “iCarly”
  • Kaley Cuoco, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Miley Cyrus, “Hannah Montana”
  • Selena Gomez, “Wizards of Waverly Place”
  • Demi Lovato, “Sonny with a Chance”
Choice TV: Animated Show
  • “American Dad”
  • “Bob’s Burgers”
  • “The Cleveland Show”
  • “Family Guy”
  • “The Simpsons”
Choice TV: Personality
  • Christina Aguilera, “The Voice”
  • Tyra Banks, “America’s Next Top Model”
  • Adam Levine, “The Voice”
  • Jennifer Lopez, “American Idol”
  • Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
  • “American Idol”
  • “America’s Best Dance Crew”
  • “So You Think You Can Dance”
  • “The Voice”
  • “Wipeout”
Choice TV: Reality Show
  • “Jersey Shore”
  • “Khloe & Lamar”
  • “Kourtney & Kim Take New York”
  • “The Real World: Las Vegas”
  • “Secret Millionaire”
Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star
  • Paul “Pauly D” Del Vecchio, “Jersey Shore”
  • Rob Dyrdek, “Fantasy Factory”
  • Lamar Odom, “Khloe & Lamar”
  • Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, “Jersey Shore”
  • Brad Womack, “The Bachelor”
Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star
  • Laurieann Gibson, “The Dance Scene”
  • Chelsea Handler, “After Lately”
  • The Kardashians, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”
  • Audrina Patridge, “Audrina”
  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, “Jersey Shore”
Choice TV: Villain
  • Justin Bieber, “CSI”
  • Jane Lynch, “Glee”
  • Seth MacFarlane (as Stewie Griffin), “Family Guy”
  • Joseph Morgan, “The Vampire Diaries”
  • Ed Westwick, “Gossip Girl”
Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer
  • Dianna Agron, “Glee”
  • Katerina Graham, “The Vampire Diaries”
  • Jennette McCurdy, “iCarly”
  • Amber Riley, “Glee”
  • Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer
  • Chris Colfer, “Glee”
  • Rico Rodriguez, “Modern Family”
  • Mark Salling, “Glee”
  • Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
  • Michael Trevino, “The Vampire Diaries”
MUSIC
Choice Music: Male Artist
  • Justin Bieber
  • Jason Der?lo
  • Cee Lo Green
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Bruno Mars
Choice Music: Female Artist
  • Adele
  • Lady Gaga
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna
  • Taylor Swift
Choice Music: Group
  • The Black Eyed Peas
  • Far East Movement
  • “Glee” Cast
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene
  • The Script
Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
  • Eminem
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Pitbull
  • Kanye West
Choice Music: Rock Group
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Foo Fighters
  • Linkin Park
  • OneRepublic
  • Paramore
Choice Music: Rock Track
  • “Rope,” Foo Fighters
  • “Waiting for the End,” Linkin Park
  • “Sing,” My Chemical Romance
  • “Good Life,” OneRepublic
  • “Monster,” Paramore
Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Track
  • “Run the World (Girls),” Beyonc?
  • “Just Can’t Get Enough,” The Black Eyed Peas
  • “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” Jason Der?lo
  • “I Need a Doctor,” Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey
  • “All of the Lights,” Kanye West
Choice Music: Single
  • “The Time (Dirty Bit),” The Black Eyed Peas
  • “Who Says,” Selena Gomez & The Scene
  • “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga
  • “Firework,” Katy Perry
  • “Give Me Everything,” Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo
Choice Music: Male Country Artist
  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban
Choice Music: Female Country Artist
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Jennette McCurdy
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood
Choice Music: Country Single
  • “If I Die Young,” The Band Perry
  • “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” Luke Bryan
  • “Just a Kiss,” Lady Antebellum
  • “Honey Bee,” Blake Shelton
  • “Mean,” Taylor Swift
Choice Music: Country Group
  • Lady Antebellum
  • The Band Perry
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Steel Magnolia
  • Little Big Town
Choice Music: Love Song
  • “Come Down with Love,” Allstar Weekend
  • “Love You Like a Love Song,” Selena Gomez
  • “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
  • “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
  • “Mine,” Taylor Swift
Choice Break-Up Song
  • “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
  • “Forget You,” Cee Lo Green
  • “See No More,” Joe Jonas
  • “Grenade,” Bruno Mars
  • “Back to December,” Taylor Swift
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Lady Gaga
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Taylor Swift
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male
  • Justin Bieber
  • Chris Colfer
  • Zac Efron
  • Jaden Smith
  • Justin Timberlake
Choice Male Hottie
  • Justin Bieber
  • Joe Jonas
  • Taylor Lautner
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Ian Somerhalder
Choice Female Hottie
  • Nina Dobrev
  • Selena Gomez
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Minka Kelly
  • Mila Kunis
SPORTS
Choice Athlete: Male
  • Jon Jones (Mixed Martial Arts)
  • Dirk Nowitzki (Basketball)
  • Manny Pacquiao (Boxing)
  • Albert Pujols (Baseball)
  • Shaun White (Snowboarding/Skateboarding/Surfing)
Choice Athlete: Female
  • Shawn Johnson (Gymnastics)
  • Danica Patrick (Auto Racing)
  • Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
  • Lindsey Vonn (Ski Racing)
  • Serena Williams (Tennis)
OTHER
Choice Comedian
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • George Lopez
  • Andy Samberg
  • Daniel Tosh
Choice Twit
  • Justin Bieber
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Demi Lovato
  • Homer Simpson

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.

San Diego Comic-Con Masquerade

Before we get to the info below, the Masquerade for this year’s Comic-Con is already full, so you’ll have to  apply early next year to enter to ensure that you get an entry… Good luck to this year’s entrants and good luck to y’all that will enter next year!

Also this year’s Masquerade will be on Saturday from 8:30 PM  to approximately 11:30 PM in Ballroom 20 of the Convention Center. Doors will open at 7:45 for audience seating, but get there early!! People will be lining up much earlier.

Saturday night at Comic-Con is a unique evening of fun and spectacle as the stage lights brighten, the music swells, the spotlights focus center-stage, and the 4,000+ audience that’s lined up many hours in advance take their seats for the 37th annual Masquerade costume show.

Comic-Con is a celebration of the popular arts, and costumes play a vital role in nearly all of them, from movies, TV, comic books, fantasy art, and Broadway shows to computer games, toy collectibles, and more. The Saturday night costume competition is for attendees to showcase their own amazing talents and creativity. It’s a night where you never know what will happen next, a show full of spectacle, beauty, awe, comedy, battles, song and dance, surprises, and of course many impressive and clever costumes.

Not a dance or party as the name Masquerade might imply, the event is staged in the style of a talent competition, with a Master of Ceremonies, a panel of guest judges from costume-related fields, impressive trophies and cash awards, a large raised stage with theater-style lighting, and four giant high-definition video screens providing great close-up views gathered by multiple cameras. An audience of 4,200 fills the convention center’s large ballroom to capacity, and about 2,000 more people watch the show on large video screens in the nearby Sails Pavilion and a second ballroom.

Some entries feature solo costumes, others are groups with a shared theme. Many costumes are re-creations from film, anime, games, and comics, but some completely original designs are presented as well. All genres are welcome, but no purchased costumes are allowed, as this is a contest of creativity and craftsmanship, not shopping ability. The Masters of Ceremonies will once again be the entertaining award-winning artists and writers Phil and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio.

Impressive Comic-Con awards, featuring our beautiful new Comic-Con Masquerade medallions, will be presented in categories of Best In Show, Judges’ Choice, Best Re-Creation, Best Original Design, Best Workmanship, Most Humorous, Most Beautiful, Best Novice, and Best Young Fan. The new Masquerade Medallions that will be given out this year is show below.

In addition, the following companies and organizations will be generously donating their own awards to outstanding costumes:

NEW ADDITIONS

Sideshow Collectibles: Do you think your costume entry into this year’s Masquerade contest will elicit lots of ooooo’s and ahhhhhh’s from the crowd? If that’s the case, you’ll be in the running to win a $350 gift card from Sideshow Collectibles for use on their web site! So bring that WOW factor to Comic-Con’s annual Masquerade contest and you might walk (or strut) away with Sideshow’s prize.

The Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, the labor union representing Hollywood Costume Designers and other costume professionals in film and television, will present to their favorite entry in the show a CDG Masquerade Award statue, a subscription to the Costume Designer magazine, and a generous gift certificate.

The David C. Copley Award for Most Innovative Costume: Oscar-nominated costume designer and David C. Copley Center director Deborah Nadoolman Landis, costume designer of Raiders of the Lost Ark, An American Werewolf in London, Coming to America, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and recently the 2010 horror-comedy Burke & Hare, and UCLA’s David C. Copley Chair in Costume Design, will present the UCLA David C. Copley Center for The Study of Costume Design Award of $250 cash, plus her book: Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design, (cover price $75) to her favorite entry.

JetMadam.com, professional jet aircraft brokers who also happen to be great fans of convention costuming, will present an award of $250 cash to the Masquerade costume entry they select as being the Most Beautiful in the show.

Anime Social Scene will award $100 cash plus prizes to the best single or group anime presentation in the Masquerade. Also, TME That’s My Entertainment will award $100 to the Best Movie Representation, plus, $100 for the People’s Favorite! Courtesy of their parent company, The Testmarket Evolution (thetestmarketevolution.com).

Frank And Son Collectible Show, of the City of Industry, CA, will present to the costume entry they deem the audience favorite a very impressive crystal trophy and $1,000 cash.

DC Comics representatives will present a special DC DIRECT collectible valued at $300 to the finest costumed entry portraying a DC Comics character or characters.

Lucasfilm Ltd. will award the best Star Wars costumers with fabulous items from their Licensing Archives. The finest entry from the Star Wars galaxy will be selected by a Lucasfilm representative to receive special limited-edition collectibles.

Century Guild will present, to the costume they select as best portraying elements of Art Nouveau or fantasy, the winner’s choice of either $200 cash or up to $400 credit for fine art at their exhibit hall booth.

Lynn Perry of DarkDesires.biz will award $150 cash to the best costume entry inspired by horror or other dark genres, such as vampires, demons, creatures of the night, creepy alien monsters, and so on.

Other companies and organizations will be joining this list as the convention approaches!

via Comic-Con.org