“Glee” star Jane Lynch has been tapped to host the 2010 Do Something Awards for VH1.The awards honor five nominees for their commitment to social change.
Each nominee is honored for their commitment to service with a community grant of $10,000. Of these five nominees, a grand prize winner will receive a $100,000 grant for their cause during the live broadcast from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
DoSomething.org also announced the 2010 celebrity categories, honoring the entertainment industry for its continued dedication to activism and charity projects. All voting for these categories, including influential celebrities, musicians, comedians, and athletes, inspiring films and television shows, and social media initiatives can be done by the public at DoSomething.VH1.com.
The 2010 DoSomething.org $10,000 Grant Winners are:
1. Micaela Connery, 23, Hartford, CT- Unified Theater
2. Jacqueline Murekatete, 25, New York, NY- Human Rights Corner
3. Wilfredo Perez Jr., 23, Providence, RI- Public Health Program for Haitian Youth
4. Jessica Posner, 23, Middletown, CT- The Kibera School for Girls and Shining Hope Community Center
5. Mark Rembert, 25, Wilmington, OH- Energize Clinton County
You can learn more about each nominee at the official Do Something Awards site.
The 2010 DoSomething.org Celebrity Nominees include:
1. DO SOMETHING MOVIE STAR
2. DO SOMETHING TV SHOW
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
3. DO SOMETHING MUSIC ARTIST
4. DO SOMETHING ATHLETE
5. DO SOMETHING COMEDIAN
6. DO SOMETHING WITH STYLE
7. DO SOMETHING ON FACEBOOK
Chase Community Giving On Facebook
Facebook Group Reunited Band for Charity
Children of the Bali Orphanage
Summit on the Summit
8. DO SOMETHING CITY
Portland, OR – Farm Fresh Food
Greensburg, KS – Green City
Boston, MA – Education
Austin, TX – Public Transportation
Salt Lake City, UT? Volunteerism
9. DO SOMETHING DOCU STYLE
I Am Because We Are – Madonna Re: Malawi
The 2010 Do Something Awards air live on VH1 July 19 at 9 p.m. ET. And you can check out the promo right here: