BRAVO ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR ITS FIRST EVER 'THE A-LIST AWARDS'
BRAVO'S FIRST EVER "THE A-LIST AWARDS" CELEBRATES THE BEST IN FOOD, FASHION, BEAUTY, DESIGN AND POP CULTURE
Nominees Include "30 Rock," "Gossip Girl," Lauren Conrad, Perez Hilton, Barack Obama, Britney Spears And Ryan Seacrest
"The A-List Awards" Premieres Thursday, June 12 At 10 PM ET/PT
NEW YORK � May 19, 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.
The "A-List" trophy was created by design guru and "Top Design" head judge Jonathan Adler, one of the country's leading interior designers and whose eponymous company has grown to become an internationally recognized lifestyle and home furnishings brand offering tabletop, bedding, bath accessories, furniture, rugs, pillows and lighting.
The nominees and categories for "The A-List Awards" include:
A-LIST CEWEBRITY � Voted on by fans at BravoTV.com, it is awarded to the male or female whose celebrity has been greatly increased, if not entirely created, by their popularity on the internet. In fact, if the internet didn't exist, you probably wouldn't know who this person was. The winner in this category will be chosen by an online vote on www.BravoTV.com and voting closes on May 25.
� Mario Lavandeira � perezhilton.com
� Christian Lander � stuffwhitepeoplelike.wordpress.com
� Obama Girl � obamagirl.com
� Jay Maynard � www.tronguy.net
� Gary Vaynerchuk � tv.winelibrary.com
A-LIST TV SHOW � The freshest, most creative and innovative television program, be it comedy or drama, on air in the past year:
� "30 Rock"
� "Gossip Girl"
� "Mad Men"
A-LIST ACTOR (Female) � Awarded to an actress in a scripted series whose character portrayal in the last year has moved, delighted, amused, enthralled and entertained us more than any other actress on television.
� Dana Delany, "Desperate Housewives"
� Jenna Fischer, "The Office"
� Leighton Meester, "Gossip Girl"
� Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty"
A-LIST DRAMA KING - Awarded to the male deemed to be the most popular and entertaining individual in a reality TV series.
� Evil Dick, "Big Brother"
� Piers Morgan, "Celebrity Apprentice"
� Spencer Pratt, "The Hills"
� Christian Siriano, "Project Runway"
A-LIST DRAMA QUEEN � Presented to the female deemed to be the most popular and entertaining individual in a reality TV series.
� Lauren Conrad, "The Hills"
� Marie Osmond, "Dancing with the Stars"
� Ramona Singer, "The Real Housewives of New York City"
� Tila Tequila, "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila"
A-LIST MUST HAVE � Given to the hippest, most fade-worthy, accessory that any celebrity needs in order to officially be considered a member of the A-List.
� A baby
� Rehab stint
� Rock Band
A-LIST EVERYWHERE � Presented to the face and name in pop culture that is impossible to avoid, even if you wanted to.
� Barack Obama
� Nicole Richie
� Ryan Seacrest
� Britney Spears
A-LIST FASHION � Presented to a fashion designer who has proven to be a tried and true trendsetter and taste maker.
� Tory Burch
� Zac Posen
� Proenza Schouler
� Anna Sui
A-LIST CHEF � Presented to a chef who has shown the greatest ingenuity and creativity with his or her culinary creations.
� Jose Andres, Washington, D.C.
� David Chang, New York
� Suzanne Goin, Los Angeles
� Michael Psilakis, New York
A-LIST RESTAURANT � Awarded to the restaurant that has put itself on the map as the most delectable eatery in the United States.
� Bar Boulud � Daniel Boulud, New York
� Little Owl � Joey Campanaro, New York
� Osteria Mozza � Matt Molina, Los Angeles
� Table 52 � Art Smith, Chicago
"The A-List Awards" will be produced by Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Charlie Haykel serve as executive producers.
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