The 2016 Teen Choice Awards ceremony was held on July 31, 2016 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The awards celebrate the year's achievements in music, film, television, sports, fashion, comedy, and the Internet, and were voted on by viewers aged 13–19 through various social media sites. Justin Timberlake received the inaugural Decade Award. The ceremony was hosted by John Cena and Victoria Justice. This year's surfboard awards were inspired by the dress of 2015 Choice Dancer Chloe Lukasiak. They were nominated for three categories at Teen Choice Award 2017 ; Choice YouTuber, Choice Male webstar, Choice comedian. In which they won Choice Comedian.
- Flo Rida — "My House", "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones" (ft. Bebe Rexha) and "Zillionaire"
- Charlie Puth — "We Don't Talk Anymore"
- Ne-Yo — "What's Going On"
- Serayah — "Look But Don't Touch"
- Jason Derulo — "Kiss the Sky"
- Ross Lynch and Gina Rodriguez — presented Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
- Kelsea Ballerini, Alessia Cara and Bebe Rexha — presented Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
- Lea Michele and Bethany Mota — presented Choice TV Show: Drama
- Cat Deeley and Maddie Ziegler — introduced the finalists of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation
- Sarah Hyland and John Stamos — presented Choice Summer TV Show
- Terrence J and Katie Nolan — introduced Charlie Puth
- Lana Parrilla and Paul Wesley — presented Choice TV Show: Comedy
- Kobe Bryant — presented the Decade Award
- Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans — presented Choice Movie: Drama
- Jessica Alba — introduced the teens who were affected by gun violence
- Hey Violet — presented Stride Mad Intense Winner Minute
- The Dolan Twins and Matthew Daddario — presented Choice Movie: Breakout Star
- Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross — presented Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
- Kylie Bunbury and Mark Consuelos — introduced Serayah
- Laura Marano and Maia Mitchell — presented Choice Web Stars: Male and Female
- John Cena, Victoria Justice and Keegan-Michael Key — presented Choice President
Winners and nominees
The first wave of nominations were announced on May 24, 2016. The second wave was announced on June 9, 2016. The third and final wave was announced on July 6, 2016. Winners are listed first, in bold. Other nominees are in alphabetical order.
|Choice TV Show: Drama||Choice TV Actor: Drama|
|Choice TV Actress: Drama||Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi|
|Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi|
|Choice TV Show: Comedy||Choice TV Actor: Comedy|
|Choice TV Actress: Comedy||Choice TV Show: Animated|
|Choice TV Show: Reality||Choice TV: Villain|
|Choice TV: Scene Stealer||Choice TV: Breakout Star|
|Choice TV Show: Breakout||Choice TV: Chemistry|
|Choice TV: Liplock||Choice TV Show: Summer|
|Choice TV Actor: Summer||Choice TV Actress: Summer|
|Choice Music: Male Artist||Choice Music: Female Artist|
|Choice Music: Group||Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist|
|Choice Music: Country Artist||Choice Music Single: Male Artist|
|Choice Music Single: Female Artist||Choice Music Single: Group|
|Choice Music: Country Song||Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Song|
|Choice Music: Rock Song||Choice Music: Love Song|
|Choice Music: Break-Up Song||Choice Music: Party Song|
|Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show||Choice Music: Breakout Artist|
|Choice Music: Next Big Thing||Choice Music: Summer Song|
|Choice Summer Music Artist: Male||Choice Summer Music Artist: Female|
|Choice Music: Summer Group||Choice Music: Summer Tour|
|Choice Music: International Artist|
|Choice Web Star: Male||Choice Web Star: Female|
|Choice Web Star: Comedy||Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty|
|Choice Web Star: Music||Choice Social Media King|
|Choice Social Media Queen||Choice Twit|
|Choice Viner||Choice Instagramer|
|Choice YouTuber||Choice Snapchatter|
|Choice Muser||Choice Fandom|
|Choice Hottie: Male||Choice Hottie: Female|
|Choice Style: Male||Choice Style: Female|
|Choice Athlete: Male||Choice Athlete: Female|
|Choice Sports Team|
|Choice Comedian||Choice Dancer|
|Choice Model||Choice Selfie Taker|
The awards stirred controversy as family and fans of Christina Grimmie, expressed their disappointment that the show did not mention Grimmie, especially during the #StoptheViolence tribute, which was presented by actress Jessica Alba and singer Ne-Yo and honored the family members of teens who had died as a result of violence.