“One Tree Hill” alum Sophia Bush is as well known for her philanthropic efforts as her acting, so it’s perfect that she will be hosting the 2013 Do Something Awards.
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 and the four other nominees will receive a $10,000 community grant. VH1’s own Jason Dundas returns to help highlight the great work of these amazing Do Something nominees. This is the largest and most prestigious prize in the world for young people and social change.
This year’s five nominees have gone above and beyond to make a difference addressing important issues. Nominees include Sasha Fisher (Spark MicroGrants); Daniel Maree (Million Hoodies Movement for Justice); Jillian Mourning (All We Want is LOVE – Liberation of Victims Everywhere); Lorella Praeli (United We Dream); and Ben Simon (Food Recovery Network).
For the first time ever, users can vote for their favorite Do Something Awards nominees via SMS pre-show and LIVE in-show.
• To vote for Sasha text “SASHA” to 38383
• To vote for Daniel text “DAN” to 38383
• To vote for Jillian text “JILLIAN” to 38383
• To vote for Lorella text “LORELLA” to 38383
• To vote for Ben text “BEN” to 38383
In addition to Sophia, stars like Malin Akerman, Lucy Hale, Cynthia Nixon, Russell Simmons and Aisha Tyler will take the stage to present. This year’s high-energy show will honor celebrities Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jennifer Hudson, LL COOL J and Kelly Osbourne for being amazing social change leaders, along with five “do-gooders,” 25 and under, who are in the trenches, creating substantial change in our world. The show will also feature performances by Sara Bareilles, J. Cole, and Fitz & The Tantrums.
DoSomething.VH1.com will offer a live stream from the red carpet and backstage, hosted by Logan Browning from VH1′s Hit The Floor starting at tonight at 6:30pm ET. Fans can check out all of the action on their desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
Official sponsors of the “2013 Do Something Awards” include Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., jcpenney, L’Oréal Paris, Post-it® Brand, State Farm® and Wells Fargo.
For more information about the show, visit DoSomething.VH1.com, “Like” VH1 on Facebook and follow @VH1 on Twitter and use the hashtag #DSAwards to talk about the show.