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07 Dec 2009

BIG NAMES IN GAMES COME OUT FOR SPIKE TV’S “VIDEO GAME AWARDS 2009″

 

Academy Award™-Nominated Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Green Day, Snoop Dogg,
 Olivia Wilde And Zachary Quinto Kick-Off All-Star Line Up

Spike TV’s 7th Annual “Video Game Awards 2009” Premiere LIVE On
Saturday, December 12 At 8:00 PM ET

New York, NY, December 7, 2009 – Megastars from the worlds of video games, Hollywood, music, sports and more will gather to pay tribute to the outstanding achievements within the video game industry during the past year at Spike TV’s 7th Annual “Video Game Awards 2009.”  Broadcasting in over 180 territories and countries, the VGAs will be a global celebration of all things gaming as it premieres LIVE on Spike TV Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 PM, ET (tape delay west coast). 

Academy Award™ nominated Actor Jake Gyllenhaal will be on hand to dole out the night’s most prestigious honor, Game of the Year, as well as to present  a special look at his upcoming Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, future blockbuster “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.”

Grammy Nominated rapper and gamer Snoop Dogg will be performing at this year’s live event.

Also scheduled to appear at the “VGAs” are Kristen Bell, Felicia Day, Green Day, Tony Hawk, Tricia Helfer, Forrest Griffin, Alyssa Milano, Zachary Quinto, Mike Tyson, Olivia Wilde and the stars of Spike TV’s forthcoming original comedy series “Blue Mountain State” – Alan Ritchson, Darin Brooks and Chris Romano.  Additional guest appearances will be announced shortly.            

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards 2009” are Burger King, Mountain Dew, Verizon Wireless, GameStop, Energizer and U.S. Army.

Albie Hecht, Oscar®-nominated producer and Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event production & talent development for Spike TV will serve as executive producers of Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards 2009.”  Beth McCarthy will direct.  Greg Sills is supervising producer.

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Press Contacts:

Salil Gulati                                                                               Aileen Budow              212.767.8705                                                                         212.767.3952
salil.gulati@spiketv.com                                                       aileen.budow@spiketv.com