Naomi Watts, “Argo,” “Wonderstone” among bizarre Teen Choice Awards nominees

Apparently, teens loved "The Impossible" and "The Words"

Topics: Naomi Watts, The Impossible, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Argo, Ben Affleck,

Naomi Watts, "Argo," "Wonderstone" among bizarre Teen Choice Awards nominees Naomi Watts, best actress nominee for her role in "The Impossible", arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013 REUTERS/Adrees Latif (UNITED STATES TAGS:ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS) - RTR3E8M8 (Credit: Reuters)

Who knew teens were such big Oscar-bait fans?

Among the nominees, announced today via press release, for the Teen Choice Awards are Naomi Watts and her tsunami drama “The Impossible”; Ben Affleck and his Iranian hostage caper “Argo”; Bradley Cooper in the plagiarism melodrama “The Words” (remember “The Words”?); and Carey Mulligan for “The Great Gatsby.” Outside the prestige categories, things got even weirder, with Jessica Biel nominated for two little-seen films: the science fiction remake “Total Recall” and the romantic comedy “Playing for Keeps.” The box-office disappointment “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” got three nominations.

Plus ça change, though: the final “Twilight” film led the field with the most nominations, and Justin Bieber was nominated for “Choice Male Hottie.” Good luck, Justin — and say hi to beloved teen icon Naomi Watts on the red carpet!

Daniel D'Addario is a staff reporter for Salon's entertainment section. Follow him on Twitter @DPD_

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