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Zayn Malik up against former One Direction bandmates at Teen Choice Awards

Zayn Malik will go head-to-head against his old One Direction bandmates as they both received nods in the same category in the first wave of Teen Choice Awards nominations.

Malik quit the boyband in March (15) to become a "normal" 22 year old, but he has still been shortlisted for the Choice Male Hottie category against One Direction, and fans of the group have taken to social media to vent their frustration about being forced to pick between them.


The category is completed by 5 Seconds of Summer, Ryan Guzman, Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone.


In the music sections, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea each earned three nominations, including Choice Female Artist, which also features mentions for Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Rihanna.


Nominees for Choice Male Artist include Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Jason DeRulo and Pitbull, while groups Fifth Harmony, One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer land three nominations each.


Furious 7 leads the movie categories with five nominations including Choice Movie: Action/Adventure, acting nods for Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, and Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez are up for the female counterpart.


The movie was closely followed by Insurgent and The Maze Runner with four nods, while The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I and Avengers: Age of Ultron lead the sci-fi/fantasy categories with four nominations. Musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2 also scooped four mentions in the comedy movie section.


Pretty Little Liars leads the TV drama categories with five nominations, and will compete against Empire, Castle, Nashville, Grey's Anatomy and The Fosters. It also received nods for actors Ian Harding and Keegan Allen, and actresses Shay Mitchell and Lucy Hale.


The Vampire Diaries scores the highest for sci-fi/fantasy once more with five nods. It is up for Choice TV Show: Sci-fi/Fantasy, and its stars Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Candice Accola earned acting mentions.


Austin & Ally, Awkward, Girl Meets World, New Girl, The Big Bang Theory, and Young & Hungry will compete for the TV comedy award.


The winners are voted by the public and will be announced on 16 August (15).