July 11, 2011
Nominees Announced for Do Something Awards – Voting Open for Fans
NEW YORK, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DoSomething.org is thrilled to announce the official voting period for the 2011 Do Something Awards opens today July 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM EDT at DoSomething.VH1.com and extends through August 14, 2011 9 AM EDT. Fans now have the opportunity to vote for their favorite celebrities who do great work and who inspire young people to do great work too.
In addition to announcing the celebrity winners, one young "do-er" (age 25 and under) will be receiving a grand prize of $100,000 for their cause. This is the largest and most prestigious prize in the world for young people and social change. "This is not your grandma's award show," says Nancy Lublin, the CEO and Chief Old Person of DoSomething.org. "There will be no violins and no ballgowns."The 2011 Do Something Awards will be hosted by Jane Lynch (Glee) at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and will air on Thursday, August 18th 2011 at 9PM EDT on VH1 where the winners will be announced.
This year's VH1 Do Something Awards are executive produced by Michael Dempsey for Dempsey Productions and Lee Rolontz for VH1. Nancy Lublin and Naomi Hirabayashi oversee the awards show for DoSomething.org.
The 2011 Do Something Awards nominees include the following:
Do Something Movie Do Something Star: Comedian: Kristen Bell Russell Brand Orlando Bloom Will Ferrell Josh Duhamel Kathy Griffin Scarlett Johansson Chelsea Handler Daniel Radcliffe George Lopez Olivia Wilde Chris Rock Do Something Do Something TV Show: Athlete: Glee David Beckham Modern Family Jeff Gordon Pretty Little Liars Bethany Hamilton One Tree Hill Rafael Nadal True Blood Ryan Sheckler Do Something Music Do Something TV Artist: Star: Justin Bieber Paula Abdul Nick Jonas Randy Jackson Lady Gaga Eva Longoria Adam Lambert Demi Lovato Linkin Park AnnaLynne McCord The Black Eyed Peas Ian Somerhalder Do Something Do Something Style: Couple: Jimmy Fallon & Tyra Banks Stephen Colbert Elton John & David Nigel Barker Furnish Khloe Kardashian & Gisele Bundchen Lamar Odom Ashton Kutcher & Fergie Demi Moore Prince William & Christy Turlington Duchess Catherine Do Something Charity Do Something Song: Reality TV Show: "Born This Way" Lady America's Best Gaga Dance Crew "God Bless America" Extreme Makeover Beyonce Home Edition "Make A Wave" Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas The Buried Life "Sing" My Chemical Romance The Voice "Thank You" CeeLo Green Whale Wars Do Something Twitter: Do Something City: Sophia Bush Austin, TX Ashley Greene Boston, MA Kim Kardashian Chicago, IL Ashton Kutcher New York, NY Eva Longoria San Francisco, CA Do Something Docu- Do Something Festival: Style: Austin City Limits Precious Life Bonnaroo Race to Nowhere Coachella The Lottery JazzReggae Festival The Tillman Story Waiting for Lollapalooza Superman Do Something Facebook: 93 Dollar Club Robin Hood Foundation (Lady Gaga Giveaway) Livestrong Chalkbot Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery Do Something Concert: CMT Presents Jimmy Buffett & Friends: Live From the Gulf Coast Featuring Kenny Chesney & The Zac Brown Band Kokua For Japan Benefit Concert Featuring Willie Nelson & Jack Johnson Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert Featuring Keith Urban & Alan Jackson Oklahoma Tornado Relief Concert Featuring Reba McEntire & Blake Shelton Taylor Swift's Speak Now Tour to Benefit Tornado Victims Final 5 "Do-er" finalists eligible for the $100,000 prize are: Taryn Guerrero Davis from Buda, Texas of the American Widow Project David Schwartz from Providence, Rhode Island of The Real Food Challenge Sarah Cronk from Bettendorf, Iowa of the Sparkle Effect Adam Lowy from Neptune, New Jersey of Move for Hunger Mark Kabban from San Diego, California of Youth Leaders Living Actively (YALLA)
DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, DoSomething.org inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers: young people who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. Plug in at www.DoSomething.org. Follow us on Twitter @DoSomething. For more information visit: http://www.dosomething.org/programs/awards or follow updates on the Do Something Awards on Twitter by searching hashtag #dsawards, the official hashtag of the Do Something Awards.
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