By Delinda Lombardo on
“The Big Daddy Awards” is the first-ever online awards show designed to honor the 70 million Fathers in America, while raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer programs and research for a cure.
The on-line award show-which ran through Fathers Day June 17, encouraged fans to vote for top celebrity dads in 33 categories and resulted in a windfall of awards for Brad Pitt.
Pitt won four awards including the “Biggest Big Daddy Of Them All” as well as the “Current Movie Big Daddy,” “Do-Gooder Big Daddy” and was voted one of three celebrities to be added to the “Movie Dad Hall of Fame.”
Other ’Daddies" who won awards include Johnny Depp (Heartthrob Big Daddy), Mark Wahlberg (Tough Guy Big Daddy), Will Smith (Best Dressed Big Daddy), David Beckham (Best Accent Big Daddy), LeBron James (Pro Hoops Big Daddy), and Robert De Niro (ON THE LINE—Prostate Cancer Survivor Big Daddy).
The “Big Daddy Awards” was created by Michael Burg, Creator/Co-Executive Producer of the FOX Teen Choice Awards, in conjunction with On The Line. The show was launched as a unique opportunity to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer programs and cure research.
“On behalf of On the Line, we want to congratulate all the Big Daddy nominees and winners. We hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day with their families. We’re thankful for their support in helping us bring greater awareness to this very important cause (prostate cancer),” says Burg.
In addition to voting for their favorite “Big Daddy,” fans showed their support by making donations in honor of their father or a loved one by logging onto www.onthelinefoundation.org.
The 2012 “Big Daddy Awards” is the first in a series of philanthropic initiatives that On The Line will be rolling out this year to support the cause.
For the full list of celebrity daddy winners, click here.
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