Selena Gomez accepts the Ultimate Choice Award

Selena Gomez struggled to hold back tears as she picked up the Ultimate Choice Award at last night's Teen Choice Awards.

The 22-year-old singer-and-actress became the youngest person to ever take home the coveted prize and thanked fans for making her a "better" person.

She said: "Thank you so much! I have to be honest—especially this month—I cannot thank you guys enough. You remind me, amidst all the stuff that we deal with personally, what's important, and that's giving and loving and caring about each other.

"I'm not trying to preach or any of that. It's just that you guys make me better, and I just really appreciate everything that you've done."

In her speech, the 'Spring Breakers' actress went on to pay tribute to her "incredible" mother and former manager Mandy Teefey.

She added: "I want to thank my mom so much because she's the greatest human being in the world, and she's strong and she's given up her life for me. She's so beautiful.

"She's incredible. This never belongs to me. This only goes to you. Thank you for letting me do what I love."

Elsewhere, One Direction - who weren't at the ceremony - were honoured with a staggering eight awards, including Choice Music Group, Choice Single Group for 'Story of My Life', Choice Break-Up Song for the same track, and Choice Male Hottie, which was shared between all five members. Additionally, Harry Styles was recognised in the Smile category.

'The Fault in Our Stars' was the big movie winner of the night, picking up six prizes, including Choice Movie Actor and Actress, Drama, for its stars Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley.

And the pair also saw their other movie 'Divergent' win Choice Movie, Action/Adventure, with Shailene also honoured for her performance in that film, as was their co-star Theo James.

Kylie Jenner celebrated her 17th birthday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, picking up the Reality Show prize with her siblings Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian.

She said: "This has been the most awesome birthday present ever so thank you."

Other big winners at the ceremony - which was hosted by Sarah Hyland and Tyler Posey - included TV show 'Pretty Little Liars', which was honoured in five categories and 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', which took home four prizes.

Musical performers included Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd, Jason Derulo, and Magic!.

Teen Choice Awards 2014 list of winners:

Choice Movie, Action/Adventure: 'Divergent'

Choice Movie Actor, Action/Adventure: Theo James, 'Divergent'

Choice Movie Actress, Action/Adventure: Shailene Woodley, 'Divergent'

Choice Movie, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Choice Movie Actor, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Josh Hutcherson, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Choice Movie Actress, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Jennifer Lawrence, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

Choice Movie, Drama: 'The Fault in Our Stars'

Choice Movie Actor, Drama: Ansel Elgort, 'The Fault in Our Stars'

Choice Movie Actress, Drama: Shailene Woodley, 'The Fault in Our Stars'

Choice Movie, Comedy: 'The Other Woman'

Choice Movie Actor, Comedy: Kevin Hart, 'Ride Along'

Choice Movie Actress, Comedy: Emma Roberts, 'We're The Millers'

Choice Movie Villain: Donald Sutherland, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Nat Wolff, 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Choice Movie Breakout Star: Ansel Elgort, 'Divergent' and 'The Fault in Our Stars'

Choice Movie Chemistry: Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Shailene Woodley, 'The Fault in Our Stars'

Choice Movie Liplock: Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Choice Movie Hissy Fit: Jonah Hill, '22 Jump Street'

Choice Summer Movie: '22 Jump Street'

Choice Summer Movie Star: Channing Tatum, '22 Jump Street'

Choice TV Show, Drama: 'Pretty Little Liars'

Choice TV Actor: Drama: Ian Harding, 'Pretty Little Liars'

Choice TV Actress: Drama: Lucy Hale, 'Pretty Little Liars'

Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: 'The Vampire Diaries'

Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Ian Somerhalder, 'The Vampire Diaries'

Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Nina Dobrev, 'The Vampire Diaries'

Choice TV Show: Comedy: 'The Big Bang Theory'

Choice TV Actor: Comedy: Ross Lynch, 'Austin & Ally'

Choice TV Actress: Comedy: Lea Michele, 'GLEE'

Choice TV, Animated Show: 'The Simpsons'

Choice TV, Reality Competition Show: 'The Voice'

Choice TV, Reality Show, 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'

Choice TV Villain: Dylan O'Brien, 'Teen Wolf'

Choice TV Reality Personality, Male: Adam Levine, 'The Voice'

Choice TV Reality Personality, Female: Shakira, 'The Voice'

Choice TV Male Scene Stealer: Tyler Hoechlin, 'Teen Wolf'

Choice TV Female Scene Stealer: Candice Accola, 'The Vampire Diaries'

Choice TV Female Breakout Star: Sasha Pieterse, 'Pretty Little Liars'

Choice TV, Male Breakout Star: Brett Dalton, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Choice TV, Breakout Show: 'Faking It'

Choice Summer TV Show: 'Wipeout'

Choice Summer TV Star, Male: Tyler Blackburn, 'Pretty Little Liars'

Choice Summer TV Star, Female: Ashley Benson, 'Pretty Little Liars'

Choice Male Artist: Ed Sheeran

Choice Female Artist: Ariana Grande

Choice Music Group: One Direction

Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist: Calvin Harris

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist: Iggy Azalea

Choice Rock Group: Imagine Dragons

Choice Male Country Artist: Hunter Hayes

Choice Female Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Choice Country Group: Lady Antebellum

Choice Country Song: 'This is How We Roll', Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan

Choice Single Female Artist: 'Problem', Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea

Choice Single Male Artist: 'Sing', Ed Sheeran

Choice Single Group: 'Story of My Life', One Direction

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song: 'Fancy', Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

Choice Rock Song: 'Pompeii', Bastille

Choice EDM Song: 'Wake Me Up', Avicii

Choice Love Song: 'You & I', One Direction

Choice Break-Up Song: 'Story of My Life', One Direction

Choice Music Breakout Artist; Austin Mahone

Choice Music Breakout Group: 5 Seconds of Summer

Choice Summer Song: 'Really Don't Care', Demi Lovato featuring Cher Lloyd

Choice Summer Music Star, Female: Demi Lovato

Choice Summer Music Star, Male: Jason Derulo

Choice Summer Music Star, Group: 5 Seconds of Summer

Choice Summer Tour: One Direction, 'Where We Are Tour'

Candie's Choice Style Icon: Zendaya

Choice Female Hottie: Selena Gomez

Choice Male Hottie: One Direction

Choice Smile: Harry Styles

Choice Male Athlete: LeBron James

Choice Female Athlete: Serena Williams

Choice Web Star, Female: Bethany Mota

Choice Web Star, Male: Tyler Oakley

Choice Web Star, Comedy: Our2ndLife

Choice Web Star, Music: Shawn Mendes

Choice Web Star, Fashion/Beauty: Zoe Sugg ('Zoella')

Choice Web Star, Gaming: PewDiePie

Choice Web Collaboration: Troye Sivan & Tyler Oakley - The 'Boyfriend' Tag

Choice Social Media King: One Direction

Choice Social Media Queen: Katy Perry

Choice Twit: One Direction

Choice Viner: Cameron Dallas

Choice Instagrammer: Miley Cyrus

Choice Fanatic Fans: #Directioners

Choice Comedian: Kevin Hart