It was her first television appearance after the death of Cory Monteith who died in Vancouver, Canada in July and Lea Michele was overwhelmed by the response that she has received from her audience. She won the Best TV Actress at the Teen Choice Awards and she immediately paid an emotional tribute to her late Glee co-star and real life boyfriend Cory Monteith. While Glee also won many other awards at the Teen Choice Awards but Lea Michele decided to dedicate her award to Cory.
While she was on the stage, Lea Michele got a bit emotional broke into tears and while addressing the audience she said that she would like to personally thank to all the people and audience that have showed love and support and have helped her to overcome difficult situations in the past few weeks. She also thanked the audience for loving Glee and making it a success and also for admiring her role in it. She finally said that he was very special to her and also to the world and that together they will be able to achieve better in the future. Other members of Glee also dedicated their awards to Cory Monteith who was one of the top actors of the TV series.