Hosted by Glee star Jane Lynch, the ceremony will honor and celebrate the nation’s best young world-changers who represent the pivotal “do-ers” in their field, cause or issue. Celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Prince William and Duchess Catherine, David Beckham, Scarlett Johansson, Russell Brand and Will Ferrell have been nominated in a variety of categories from ‘Do Something Movie Star’ to ‘Do Something Couple’ for all they have done to inspire young people. Many will be on hand to accept and present the awards at the show which will air Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 9:00pm EST on VH1.
The show will mark the first time Demi Lovato will perform her hit single “Skyscraper” live. Her fans played a big part in making this performance happen by enthusiastically tweeting the word “Skyscraper” to @DoSomething multiple times over the last month. Lovato is also nominated for two awards in the Do Something Charity Song and Do Something TV Star categories.
“If you are expecting anything less than ‘wow,’ you’ve got the wrong award show. We are so psyched to have Demi’s first public performance, a hot break-out band like Foster the People, and expect OneRepublic with B.o.B to be very loud!” said Nancy Lublin, CEO and Chief Old Person of DoSomething.org.
“This year’s show will feature some of the hottest musicians performing the summers’ biggest hits in celebration of these amazing young people’s accomplishments.” added Tom Calderone, President, VH1.
In addition to honoring celebrities for their work to inspire others, and a night filled with great musical performances, one young “do-er” (age 25 and under) will receive 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.
The five nominees this year have all gone above and beyond to make a difference in their communities and will be rewarded with a community grant and continued support from DoSomething.org. Nominees include Taryn Guerrero Davis for The American Widow Project, David Schwartz for The Real Food Challenge, Sarah Cronk for The Sparkle Effect, Mark Kabban for YALLA (Youth And Leaders Living Actively) and Adam Lowy for Move for Hunger.
Since 2007, the Do Something Awards have continued their mission of inspiring, supporting and celebrating a generation of doers. Last year marked the first time the show aired live from Los Angeles on VH1 (it was previously featured in the 2008-2009 Teen Choice Awards). Hosted by Glee’s Jane Lynch, the 2010 Do Something Awards featured performances by Travie McCoy & Bruno Mars, Lifehouse, Natasha Bedingfield, and Jane herself. In addition to the signature Do Something Award, the show honored celebrities like the Jonas Brothers, Kathy Griffin, Kellan Lutz, and Snoop Dogg for their dedication to doing good. Megan Fox participated in the show by introducing one of the five ‘Do Something Award’ nominees.
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