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Do Something Awards: Stars and do-gooders win

Young humanitarians celebrated at star-studded LA event

  • SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 19: Television personality Nick Cannon accepts award onstage during the 2012 Do SomeImage Credit: AFP
  • SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 19: Olympic Soccar Player Hope Solo attends the 2012 Do Something Awards at Barker HImage Credit: AFP
  • SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 19: Recording artist of The Black Eyed Peas accepts award onstage during tImage Credit: AFP
  • Hosts (L-R) Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Jake M. Johnson open the "Do Something Awards" in Santa Monica,Image Credit: REUTERS

Stars and young “world-changers” were celebrated in Santa Monica on Sunday night at the Do Something Awards, which honour under-25s who are trying to make a difference. The award has been around since 2007 (when it was called the Brick award) and is given annually to up to five young people, while do-gooding celebs also get a shout out.

On Sunday night stars including cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic (who won for best style) gathered on the blue carpet to watch the show, which featured performances from Ne-Yo, Flo Rida and Fun. and which was hosted by “New Girl” stars Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris.

Winners included Joel McHale for best comedian, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon for best couple and Ben Affleck and The Eastern Congo Initiative for best Facebook campaign.

The winners and nominees:

The Do Something Award

Manyang Reath Kher – Humanity Helping Sudan

Meg Bourne – Art Feeds

Danny Mendoza – Together We Rise

WINNER: Katie Gomez – Educate2Envision

Seth Maxwell – The Thirst Project


Cristiano Ronaldo

LeBron James

Tim Tebow

Serena Williams

WINNER: Hope Solo


Ellen DeGeneres

Russell Brand

Wanda Sykes

WINNER: Joel McHale

Kevin Hart


Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert

WINNER: Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

Jay-Z & Beyonce


Selena Gomez & UNICEF

WINNER: Ben Affleck & The Eastern Congo Initiative

Taylor Swift Takes High School Senior With Leukemia To ACM Awards

Lenny Kravitz & UNICEF Tap Project

Matt Damon & “Talk Sh*t” Campaign

Music Artist

Adam Lambert



Katy Perry

Taylor Swift

One Direction


Nicki Minaj & Ricky Martin

Heidi Klum

WINNER: Giuliana Rancic

Nicole Richie

Cindy Crawford

TV Star: Female

WINNER: Lea Michele

Amy Poehler

Zooey Deschanel

Betty White

Victoria Justice

TV Star: Male

Ian Somerhalder

WINNER: Cory Monteith

Don Cheadle

Neil Patrick Harris

Ryan Seacrest