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[04/21/09 - 12:59 PM]
Spike TV Announces the Third Annual "Guys Choice"
Scheduled to tape Saturday, May 30 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, the third annual "Guys Choice" premieres Sunday, June 21.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Announces The Third Annual "Guys Choice"

ICONIC FILMMAKER JUDD APATOW TO BE HONORED WITH "MANKIND AWARD" FOR HIS GROUNDBREAKING CONTRIBUTIONS IN ENTERTAINMENT FOR GUYS AT SPIKE TV'S "GUYS CHOICE"

Third Annual Award Show Featuring Everything Guys Love Premieres On Spike TV Sunday, June 21st at 10 PM, ET/PT, Tapes Saturday, May 30 at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles

Nominees Include Christian Bale, Drew Brees, Megan Fox, Green Day, LeBron James, Milla Jovovich, Mila Kunis, Brock Lesnar, Lil Wayne, Danny McBride, Metallica, Bar Refaeli, Ben Roethlisberger, Mickey Rourke, Jason Segel, Dwyane Wade, And Many More

Voting Starts Today Only At www.guyschoice.spike.com

New York, NY, April 20, 2009 � Spike TV today announced the third annual "Guys Choice" � a one night only event for guys where the year's most hotly debated rivalries from the world of sports, comedy, film, internet and more square off head to head. This two-hour event pays homage to all the things that men love most � superstar athletes, viral videos, sexy women, hilarious comedic performances and hard rocking and bass pumping musical acts. Scheduled to tape Saturday, May 30 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, "Guys Choice" premieres Sunday, June 21 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

One of this year's most prestigious honors, the "Mankind Award", will be given to a comedic pioneer whose contributions have led to the betterment of mankind: the most influential voice in comedy today, writer, producer and director extraordinaire, Judd Apatow. After serving as a producer for the Emmy Award winning television series "Freaks and Geeks," Apatow has taken the film industry by storm, writing and directing some seminal comedies, including "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," and "Knocked Up," and producing "Superbad," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Pineapple Express" and "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy." Spanning a billion dollars in worldwide box office gross, and quoted in conversations from offices to college dorm rooms on a daily basis, Apatow's movies and signature comedic voice have led to the betterment of entertainment for a generation, and will continue to do so with the July 31st release of "Funny People," the story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience that stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann, along with Eric Bana, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman.

Voting for this year's winners is being held online at www.guyschoice.spike.com beginning today through Friday, May 22nd. Also online, fans can log-on to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of "Guys Choice." This two-hour event features original categories that encompass everything that matters in "guydom," including "Most Dangerous Man," "Brass Balls," "Guy of the Year," "Biggest Ass Kicker," "Hottest Girl on the Planet," "Man of Honor" and a host of new categories such as "Best Bush" and "Deadliest Warrior." Keeping with tradition, each category is narrowed down to two nominees and is settled like men: mano a mano. The night will also feature discretionary honors to be announced shortly.

All-star nominees include Christian Bale, Drew Brees, Megan Fox, Green Day, LeBron James, Milla Jovovich, Mila Kunis, Brock Lesnar, Lil Wayne, Danny McBride, Metallica, Bar Refaeli, Ben Roethlisberger, Mickey Rourke, Jason Segel, Dwyane Wade, And Many More (complete list of categories and nominees is below).

The official sponsors of Spike TV's "Guys Choice" are � AT&T, Corona, Degree V12, Pizza Hut, and The U.S. Army.

Following are the categories and nominees for Spike TV's "GUYS CHOICE"

BIGGEST ASS KICKER Daniel Craig vs. Jason Statham

MOST DANGEROUS MAN Manny Pacquiao vs. Brock Lesnar

HOTTEST GIRL ON THE PLANET Bar Refaeli vs. Megan Fox

MOST UNSTOPPABLE JOCK Ben Roethlisberger vs. LeBron James

SICKEST RHYMES Lil Wayne vs. T.I.

BALLSIEST BAND Metallica vs. Green Day

GUY OF THE YEAR Barack Obama vs. Mickey Rourke

HOT N' FRESH Malin Akerman vs. Olivia Wilde

TOP FANTASY LEAGUER Dwyane Wade vs. Drew Brees

HOTTEST �MILA" Mila Kunis vs. Milla Jovovich

OUTSTANDING LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT Russell Brand's "My Booky Wook: A Memoir Of Sex, Drugs, And Stand-Up" vs. Dr. Denis Leary's "Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide To Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy And Stupid"

FEMME FATALE Angelina Jolie (Wanted) vs. Charlize Theron (Hancock)

DEADLIEST WARRIOR Christian Bale As The Batman vs. Christian Bale As John Connor

HOTTEST TWINS Ikki Twins vs. Bella Twins

BEST BUSH Will Ferrell vs. Josh Brolin

SIREN Beyonc� vs. Katy Perry

SEXIEST ATHLETE Biba Golic vs. Allison Stokke

BEST UNSUPPORTED ROLE Kate Winslet (The Reader) vs. Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler)

COMEDY SAVANT Jason Segel vs. Danny McBride

Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan, and Beth McCarthy-Miller will serve as executive producers.

Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.





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