BRAVO'S FIRST EVER 'THE A-LIST AWARDS' HOSTED BY KATHY GRIFFIN PREMIERES THURSDAY JUNE 12 AT 10 PM ET/PT
Appearances By Lauren Hutton, Dana Delany, Kat Von D, Rainn Wilson, Jon Hamm, Molly Sims, Tila Tequila, Jack McBrayer, Margaret Cho, Tyson Beckford, Nikki Blonsky, Jerry Springer, Niki Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Christian Siriano, Tim Gunn, Padma Lakshmi, Anna Sui, Tom Colicchio, Simon Doonan and "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and "New York City" Among Many More
Bravo "Goes Green" During A-List Awards And Names Unicef Beneficiary Of Charity Fashion Auction Featuring Clothing By "Project Runway" Designers
NEW YORK � June 10, 2008 � Bravo brings viewers an iconic night celebrating the best in food, fashion, design, beauty and pop culture with its first ever "The A-List Awards," honoring those who have made an indelible mark in the arts, and showcasing some of the leading creative minds working today. Hosted by "My Life on the D-List" star Kathy Griffin, "The A-List Awards," from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, premieres on Bravo on Thursday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and a special red carpet pre-show hosted by Tim Gunn airs at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Bravo is greening the awards with the purchase of renewable energy certificates, known as Green Tags, from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) www.b-e-f.org. This offsets 286.6 tons of C02 produced from the 382,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity used for the event. Each Green Tag replaces traditional, polluting sources of energy with clean, renewable wind power.
Bravo has selected the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to be the beneficiary of proceeds from a charity fashion show to be held during "The A-List Awards." Designers from Bravo's Peabody-award winning, Emmy-nominated series "Project Runway" will be paired with celebrities to design dresses. Pairings are as follows:
- Candace Bushnell and season 2 designer Daniel Franco
- Holly Kiser and season 4 finalist Chris March
- Kathy Griffin and season 2 designer Nick Verreos
- Katrina Smirnoff and season 3 finalist and "Fan Favorite" Michael Knight
- Kat Von D and season 4 finalist Sweet P
- Niki Taylor and season 3 finalist Laura Bennett
- Nikki Blonsky and season 3 designer Malan Breton
- Rebecca Budig and season 3 designer Alison Kelly
Each designer will create a look for the celebrity fashion show and the designs will be available online during the special on June 12 until June 19. Interested parties can bid on BravoTV.com with all proceeds from the auction going to support UNICEF's relief efforts in Myanmar.
"The A-List Awards" features appearances by Lauren Hutton, Dana Delany, Kat Von D, Rainn Wilson, Jon Hamm, Molly Sims, Tila Tequila, Jack McBrayer, Margaret Cho, Tyson Beckford, Nikki Blonsky, Jerry Springer, Karina Smirnoff, Caroline Rhea, Candace Bushnell, Niki Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Christian Siriano, Padma Lakshmi, Anna Sui, Gilles Marini, Jessica Stam, Tom Colicchio, Rocco DiSpirito, Obama Girl, Rebecca Budig, Simon Doonan, Jonathan Adler, "Top Chef" and "Project Runway" All-Stars, and "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and "New York City" among many more. The nominees and categories for "The A-List Awards" include:
A-LIST TV SHOW
� "30 Rock"
� "Gossip Girl"
� "Mad Men"
A-LIST ACTOR (Female)
� Dana Delany, "Desperate Housewives"
� Jenna Fischer, "The Office"
� Leighton Meester, "Gossip Girl"
� Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty"
A-LIST ACTOR (Male)
� Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
� Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
� Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
� Patrick Dempsey, "Grey's Anatomy"
� Sarah Silverman
� Rainn Wilson
� Stephen Colbert
� Steve Carell
A-LIST DRAMA QUEEN
� Lauren Conrad, "The Hills"
� Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, "Celebrity Apprentice"
� Ramona Singer, "The Real Housewives of New York City"
� Tila Tequila, "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila"
A-LIST DRAMA KING
� Evil Dick, "Big Brother"
� Piers Morgan, "Celebrity Apprentice"
� Spencer Pratt, "The Hills"
� Christian Siriano, "Project Runway"
� Tory Burch
� Zac Posen
� Proenza Schouler
� Anna Sui
� Jose Andres, Washington, D.C.
� David Chang, New York
� Suzanne Goin, Los Angeles
� Michael Psilakis, New York
� Bar Boulud � Daniel Boulud, New York
� Little Owl � Joey Campanaro, New York
� Osteria Mozza � Matt Molina, Los Angeles
� Table 52 � Art Smith, Chicago
REAR OF THE YEAR
� David Beckham
� Gilles Marini
� Matthew McConaughey
� Barack Obama
� Nicole Richie
� Ryan Seacrest
� Britney Spears
A-LIST CHRYSLER DESIGN INNOVATION � Nintendo Wii
JOHN FRIEDA BEAUTY ICON AWARD � Iconic model and ageless beauty Lauren Hutton will be awarded the "John Frieda Beauty Icon Award" during the ceremony for her timeless beauty. The award celebrates someone who has made a long-lasting mark on the industry and is a spokesperson for iconic beauty everywhere. Hutton, who has appeared on the cover of Vogue 25 times, is a celebrated model, actress and entrepreneur with her own line of beauty products.
"The A-List Awards" will be produced by Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Charlie Haykel serve as executive producers.
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