The 2011 Do Something Awards nominees have been announced, and we have the full list of nominees and links to the voting pages below! Voting begins today, so make sure you cast your ballot in each category.
This year’s show is going to be hosted once again by Jane Lynch, and if the promo above is any indication, she’s going to kill it onstage. Only she can get away with getting a jab in at the Mob Wives while also making a plea for social change.
The awards will air on VH1 on August 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT —read on for more information on the show and all the nominees.
VOTING OPEN FOR FANS
Winners to be announced at the taping on Sunday, August 14th at the 2011 Do Something Awards hosted by Jane Lynch airing on VH1 Thursday, August 18th.
NEW YORK, NY (JULY 11, 2011) – 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 EST at DoSomething.VH1.com and extends through August 14, 2011 9 AM EST. 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 EST 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 (click on each category to vote for your favorite):
Do Something TV Show:
Pretty Little Liars
One Tree Hill
The Black Eyed Peas
Jimmy Fallon & Stephen Colbert
Elton John & David Furnish
Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore
Prince William & Duchess Catherine
“Born This Way” Lady Gaga
“God Bless America” Beyonce
“Make A Wave” Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas
“Sing” My Chemical Romance
“Thank You” CeeLo Green
America’s Best Dance Crew
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
The Buried Life
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Austin City Limits
Do Something Docu-Style:
Race To Nowhere
The Tillman Story
Waiting For Superman
Do Something Facebook:
93 Dollar Club
Robin Hood Foundation (Lady Gaga Giveaway)
Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery
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.