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21 Apr 2009

Spike TV Announces The Third Annual “Guys Choice”

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ICONIC FILMMAKER JUDD APATOW TO BE HONORED WITH “MANKIND AWARD” FOR HIS GROUNDBREAKING CONTRIBUTIONS IN ENTERTAINMENT FOR GUYS AT SPIKE TV’S “GUYS CHOICE”

 Third Annual Award Show Featuring Everything Guys Love Premieres On Spike TV Sunday, June 21st at 10 PM, ET/PT, Tapes Saturday, May 30 at
Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles

Nominees Include Christian Bale, Drew Brees, Megan Fox, Green Day,
LeBron James, Milla Jovovich, Mila Kunis, Brock Lesnar, Lil Wayne, Danny McBride, Metallica, Bar Refaeli, Ben Roethlisberger, Mickey Rourke, Jason Segel, Dwyane Wade, And Many More

Voting Starts Today Only At www.guyschoice.spike.com

New York, NY, April 20, 2009 — Spike TV today announced the third annual “Guys Choice” – a one night only event for guys where the year’s most hotly debated rivalries from the world of sports, comedy, film, internet and more square off head to head.  This two-hour event pays homage to all the things that men love most – superstar athletes, viral videos, sexy women, hilarious comedic performances and hard rocking and bass pumping musical acts.  Scheduled to tape Saturday, May 30 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, “Guys Choice” premieres Sunday, June 21 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

One of this year’s most prestigious honors, the “Mankind Award”, will be given to a comedic pioneer whose contributions have led to the betterment of mankind:  the most influential voice in comedy today, writer, producer and director extraordinaire, Judd Apatow.  After serving as a producer for the Emmy Award winning television series “Freaks and Geeks,” Apatow has taken the film industry by storm, writing and directing some seminal comedies, including “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” and “Knocked Up,” and producing “Superbad,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Pineapple Express” and “Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy.”  Spanning a billion dollars in worldwide box office gross, and quoted in conversations from offices to college dorm rooms on a daily basis, Apatow’s movies and signature comedic voice have led to the betterment of entertainment for a generation, and will continue to do so with the July 31st release of “Funny People,” the story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience that stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann, along with Eric Bana, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman.

Voting for this year’s winners is being held online at www.guyschoice.spike.com beginning today through Friday, May 22nd.  Also online, fans can log-on to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of “Guys Choice.”  This two-hour event features original categories that encompass everything that matters in “guydom,” including “Most Dangerous Man,” “Brass Balls,” “Guy of the Year,” “Biggest Ass Kicker,” “Hottest Girl on the Planet,” “Man of Honor” and a host of new categories such as “Best Bush” and “Deadliest Warrior.”   Keeping with tradition, each category is narrowed down to two nominees and is settled like men: mano a mano.  The night will also feature discretionary honors to be announced shortly.

All-star nominees include Christian Bale, Drew Brees, Megan Fox, Green Day, LeBron James, Milla Jovovich, Mila Kunis, Brock Lesnar, Lil Wayne, Danny McBride, Metallica, Bar Refaeli, Ben Roethlisberger, Mickey Rourke, Jason Segel, Dwyane Wade, And Many More (complete list of categories and nominees is below). 

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are – AT&T, Corona, Degree V12, Pizza Hut, and The U.S. Army.
 
Following are the categories and nominees for Spike TV’s “GUYS CHOICE”
 
BIGGEST ASS KICKER
Daniel Craig vs. Jason Statham
MOST DANGEROUS MAN
Manny Pacquiao vs. Brock Lesnar
 
HOTTEST GIRL ON THE PLANET
Bar Refaeli vs. Megan Fox

MOST UNSTOPPABLE JOCK
Ben Roethlisberger vs. LeBron James

SICKEST RHYMES
Lil Wayne vs. T.I.

BALLSIEST BAND
Metallica vs. Green Day
 
GUY OF THE YEAR
Barack Obama vs. Mickey Rourke

HOT N’ FRESH
Malin Akerman vs. Olivia Wilde
 
TOP FANTASY LEAGUER
Dwyane Wade vs. Drew Brees
 
HOTTEST ‘MILA”
Mila Kunis vs. Milla Jovovich
 
OUTSTANDING LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT
Russell Brand’s “My Booky Wook: A Memoir Of Sex, Drugs, And Stand-Up” vs.
Dr. Denis Leary’s “Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide To Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy And Stupid”
 
FEMME FATALE
Angelina Jolie (Wanted) vs. Charlize Theron (Hancock)
 
DEADLIEST WARRIOR
Christian Bale As The Batman vs. Christian Bale As John Connor
 
HOTTEST TWINS
Ikki Twins vs. Bella Twins
 
BEST BUSH
Will Ferrell vs. Josh Brolin
 
SIREN
Beyoncé vs. Katy Perry
 
SEXIEST ATHLETE
Biba Golic vs. Allison Stokke
           
BEST UNSUPPORTED ROLE
Kate Winslet (The Reader) vs. Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler)
 
COMEDY SAVANT
Jason Segel vs. Danny McBride

Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan, and Beth McCarthy-Miller will serve as executive producers.
 
Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com.

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Press Contacts: 
 
Salil Gulati                   Spike TV          212/767-8705             salil.gulati@mtvstaff.com
Aileen Budow               Spike TV         212/767-3952             aileen.budow@spiketv.com