2006 - The Year of the Baby!
'VH1 Big in 'O6 Awards' Will Pay Homage to the Biggest People, the Biggest
Moments, and the Biggest Babies of 2006!
From the Little Seen 'Tom-Kitten,' to the Much Hyped Brangelina Baby to Mel
Gibson Acting Like a Baby
Viewers Choose The Big In '06 Winners Online and Via Mobile Starting
October 25 Through December 1 at http://big.vh1.com
D.L. Hughley Will Host This Year's Awards Show Premiering Sunday, December
3, at 8PM* from the Sony Stages in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 -- Water cooler buzz was deafening in
2006 and here's why:
-- Everyone was either having a baby or acting like one.
-- MySpace & YouTube guys became instant billionaires.
-- America's new favorite "it" couple -- Matt & Lance.
-- Paris & Nicole made-up.
-- Flavor Flav "clocks" his competition.
-- Mel Gibson gets drunk and his "Truthiness" comes out in A Million
-- Mark Foley turns over a new page.
For the fifth time, VH1 will honor winners in categories that captured
the year in music, news, politics, arts and gossip with "VH1 Big In '06
Awards." Hosted by actor and comedian D.L. Hughley, the annual year-end
celebration will premiere on Sunday, December 3 at 8PM. Performers,
presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
VH1 is again letting America choose who this year's winners will be.
Viewers can vote for each category online at http://big.vh1.com beginning
October 25 at 4PM ET through December 1 as well as determine the "write-in"
nominees for the "Big Reality Star" of 2006, which is sponsored by Burger
King. Viewers will also be able to cast their vote using their mobile
phones by texting keyword "BIG" to the number 22422. Voters will receive
the first category ballot and can opt to receive a new ballot each day
until all categories are voted on. The "VH1 Big in '06" mobile voting is
sponsored by Alltel.
Warner Bros. Pictures, L'Oreal Paris(R), Burger King(R), Alltel
Wireless, and Cotton Inc., are the sponsors of "VH1 Big in '06 Awards."
"VH1 Big in '06 Awards" is executive produced by Lee Rolontz and Michael
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This year's categories/nominees include:
The celebrity that entertained us more than anyone else in the last 365
-- Johnny Depp
-- Steve Carell
-- Jessica Simpson
-- Dane Cook
BIG TV STAR
The actor or personality that defined television in '06
-- Kiefer Sutherland
-- Patrick Dempsey
-- Ellen DeGeneres
-- Jon Stewart
BIG MUSIC ARTIST
The musician that made the biggest noise in '06
-- Pussycat Dolls
-- The Red Hot Chili Peppers
-- Justin Timberlake
The artist that had the most talked about download of the year
-- London Bridge (Fergie)
-- White & Nerdy (Weird Al Yankovic)
-- Here It Goes Again (OK Go)
-- What's A Date (Lonely Girl Fifteen)
-- Jump In My Car (David Hasselhoff)
The celebrity mother whose maternal instincts rose above the rest
-- Brooke Shields
-- Katie Holmes
-- Britney Spears
The entertainer that really made a name for themselves in '06
-- Sascha Baron Cohen
-- Stephen Colbert
-- Jaime Pressley
-- The Cast of High School Musical
That person or group of people that roared back into the pop culture
consciousness in '06
-- New Orleans Saints
-- Howie Mandel
-- David Hasselhoff
-- Al Gore
-- Rosie O'Donnell
BIG "IT" GIRL
That fresh young face that was simply unavoidable this year
-- Vanessa Mannillo
-- America Ferrara
-- Katherine McPhee
-- Katherine Heigl
Love 'em or shun 'em, the celebrity that was the biggest law breaker this
-- Dick Cheney
-- Mel Gibson
-- Willie Nelson
-- Paris Hilton
BIG POWER COUPLE
The celebrity couple whose clout trumped all the rest in '06
-- Beyonce & Jay-Z
-- Britney Spears & Kevin Federline
-- Matthew McConaughey & Lance Armstrong
-- Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
The moment or event that we didn't see coming in the past twelve months
-- Bill Clinton loses his cool
-- John Mark Carr confesses
-- Mark Foley gets caught
-- North Korea tests a nuke
BIG REALITY STAR
-- WRITE IN CATEGORY