SPIKE TV'S 2012 "GUYS CHOICE"
PREMIERES ON SATURDAY, JUNE 9 AT 9:00 PM ET
Justin Timberlake Honored with "Troops Choice" Entertainer of the Year While Surrounded by Members of Both the United States Army and Air Force
"The Dark Knight Rises" Named "Most Manticipated" Movie with Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan on Hand to Accept
John C. Reilly Presents Guy Movie Hall of Fame Honors to Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson and Todd Phillips for 2012 Inductee "Old School"
Other Winners Include Kate Beckinsale, Kobe Bryant, Zooey Deschanel, Tina Fey, Kyrie Irving, Scarlett Johansson, Eric LeGrand, Eli Manning, Seth MacFarlane, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson, Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, Aaron Rodgers, Emma Stone, Kate Upton and Mark Wahlberg
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LOS ANGELES, CA, June 7, 2012 - Spike TV's "Guys Choice," the star-studded sixth annual tribute to the lords of guydom, took place Saturday night at the Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles with a cadre of unforgettable moments. The only celebration of its kind, gathering the biggest names in music, movies, sports and entertainment, premieres on Spike TV Saturday, June 9 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET/PT).
Justin Timberlake was surrounded by members of the United States Armed Forces onstage while accepting the "Troops Choice" Entertainer of the Year award.
"The Dark Knight Rises," the epic conclusion to director Christopher Nolan's "Batman" trilogy, was named the year's "Most Manticipated" movie, with Nolan and the Caped Crusader himself, Christian Bale, accepting the award from Mark Wahlberg on the film's behalf.
Reuniting for the first time since its release in 2003, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson and director Todd Phillips were on hand for the induction of "Old School" to the Guy Movie Hall of Fame. The honor was bestowed upon them after a rousing introduction from John C. Reilly. "Old School" is the sixth movie to receive the coveted award, joining the elite company of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "GoodFellas," "Swingers," "There's Something About Mary" and "Fight Club."
Adam Sandler joined previous winners Keith Richards, Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford as a recipient of the "Brass Balls" award, while "Ted" director, writer, and star Seth MacFarlane was named "Funniest M.F.". Matthew McConaughey received the "Guycon" award from his "Magic Mike" costar Channing Tatum for nearly two decades of memorable characters he has brought to life, from "Dazed and Confused" to "Tropic Thunder" to "Eastbound & Down."
In one of the night's most memorable moments, former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand was bestowed the 2012 Guysman Trophy for his courage and determination in his efforts to recover from a spinal cord injury suffered on the field. LeGrand's continued defiance of his doctors' expectations was honored after an introduction by New Jersey native Ray Liotta.
Additionally, five-time NBA champion and living basketball legend Kobe Bryant received the "Choice Baller Award" for his record setting achievements on the hardwood.
Other megastars appearing at "Guys Choice" include: Malin Akerman, Blake Anderson, Kate Beckinsale, Kristen Bell, Laura Linda Bradley, Adam?Devine, Donald Faison, Kit?Harrington, Ed Helms, Anders?Holm, Julianne Hough, Mila Kunis, Nick Offerman, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Rodgers, Andy Samberg, Dax Shepard, Robert Smigel, Emma Stone, Channing Tatum, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
The list of "Guys Choice" winners included the following:
Biggest Ass Kicker
Most Dangerous Man
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Holy Grail of Hot
Our New Girlfriend
Guy of the Year
Top Fantasy Leaguer
Hot and Funny
Outstanding Literary Achievement
Tina Fey: "Bossypants"
Jean-Claude Gahd Dam
Rookie Of The Year
Best Fight Scene
Mark Wahlberg (Ted)
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The official sponsors of Spike TV's "Guys Choice" are SNICKERS(R) Brand, AT&T, AXE, Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, freecreditscore.com(TM), Kia Motors and Pep Boys.
Casey Patterson and Carol Donovan are Executive Producers.
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