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Nominees Announced for Do Something Awards - Voting Open for Fans
Jane Lynch hosts the event, airing Thursday, August 18 at 9:00/8:00c on VH1.

[via press release from VH1]

Nominees Announced for Do Something Awards - 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, 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 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 Star:
Kristen Bell
Orlando Bloom
Kathy Griffin
Scarlett Johansson
Daniel Radcliffe
Olivia Wilde

Do Something Comedian:
Russell Brand
Will Ferrell
Josh Duhamel
Chelsea Handler
George Lopez
Chris Rock

Do Something TV Show:
Modern Family
Pretty Little Liars
One Tree Hill
True Blood

Do Something Athlete:
David Beckham
Jeff Gordon
Bethany Hamilton
Rafael Nadal
Ryan Sheckler

Do Something Music Artist:
Justin Bieber
Nick Jonas
Lady Gaga
Adam Lambert
Linkin Park
AnnaLynne McCord

Do Something TV Star:
Paula Abdul
Randy Jackson
Eva Longoria
Demi Lovato
The Black Eyed Peas
Ian Somerhalder

Do Something Style:
Tyra Banks
Nigel Barker
Gisele Bundchen
Christy Turlington

Do Something Couple:
Jimmy Fallon & Stephen Colbert
Elton John & David Furnish
Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore
Prince William & Duchess Catherine

Do Something Charity Song:
"Born This Way" Lady Gaga
"God Bless America" Beyonce
"Make A Wave" Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas
"Sing" My Chemical Romance
"Thank You" CeeLo Green

Do Something Reality TV Show:
America's Best Dance Crew
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
The Buried Life
The Voice
Whale Wars

Do Something Twitter:
Sophia Bush
Ashley Greene
Kim Kardashian
Ashton Kutcher
Eva Longoria

Do Something City:
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA

Do Something Festival:
Austin City Limits
JazzReggae Festival

Do Something Docu-Style:
Precious Life
Race to Nowhere
The Lottery
The Tillman Story
Waiting for 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)

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.

About VH1

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

  [july 2011]  


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