[10/25/06 - 08:51 PM]
2006 - the Year of the Baby!
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.

[via press release from VH1]

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 Little Pieces.

-- 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 Dempsey.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 87 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array for digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH Uno, VH1 Mega Hits and VH1 Country. Connect with VH1 at http://www.VH1.com.

VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.

*** For up-to-the-minute and archival press information including releases and photographs, visit VH1's press-only Web site at http://www.vh1.com/press

This year's categories/nominees include:


The celebrity that entertained us more than anyone else in the last 365 days

-- Johnny Depp

-- Steve Carell

-- Jessica Simpson

-- Dane Cook

-- YouTube


The actor or personality that defined television in '06

-- Kiefer Sutherland

-- Patrick Dempsey

-- Ellen DeGeneres

-- Jon Stewart


The musician that made the biggest noise in '06

-- Shakira

-- 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

-- Madonna


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


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 year

-- Dick Cheney

-- Mel Gibson

-- Willie Nelson

-- Paris Hilton


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



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