Most awards shows focus on the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s elite. Between A-list actors and platinum-hit record singers, much of the attention goes to the who’s who in attendance. Wouldn’t it be nice to watch an awards show that celebrated the good that every day people do?
Well, you’re in luck. DoSomething.org and VH1 continue their partnership that honors young people’s commitment to social change with The Do Something Awards. Jane Lynch, the Emmy and Golden Globe winner who plays Glee’s tough-as-nails coach with a heart of gold returns as the show’s host for the second year in a row.
Each of the final five nominees was honored in May for his or her commitment to humanitarian efforts with a community grant of $10,000. From helping with food and hunger issues to creating a support group for Iraq and Afghanistan war-widows, these individuals, all 25 and younger, are striving to nurture and care for those in need — many of whom have stories much like their own. Do Something, Inc. will select one grand prize winner who will receive $100,000 in grant funds at today’s live broadcast.
Though the show will of course feature high-profile performances and all-star appearances, the focus will be on the five individuals whose life calling is to make the world a better place. Tune into VH1 tonight, August 18 at 9/8c to see who wins.