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
    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
    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)

About DoSomething.org

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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