BRAD PITT RECEIVED "BIGGEST BIG DADDY OF THEM ALL" FOR RECEIVING THE MOST VOTES OF ANYONE IN THE "BIG DADDY AWARDS"; OTHER WINNERS INCLUDE JOHNNY DEPP, MARK WAHLBERG, WILL SMITH, BRUCE WILLIS, DAVID BECKHAM LEBRON JAMES, PRESIDENT OBAMABRAD PAISLEY AND GEORGE STEPHANOLPOLOUS THE FIRST-EVER 2012 "BIG DADDY AWARDS" ENCOURAGED FANS TO VOTE FOR THEIR TOP CELEBRITY DADS THROUGH FATHER'S DAY ON JUNE 17 TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR PROSTATE CANCER PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH
LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2012) â€“ Brad Pitt wins the "Biggest Big Daddy Of Them All" for receiving the most overall votes for all of the nominees in the "Big Daddy Awards, it was announced today by creator Mike Burg, Johnny Depp, Mark Wahlberg, Will Smith, Bruce Willis, David Beckham, LeBron James, President Obama, Brad Paisley and George Stephanopoulos re among the winners in the online voting for the 2012 "Big Daddy Awards." Fans participated in the first annual "Big Daddy Awards," an awards show held exclusively online for top celebrity dad picks in 33 categories that encompass film, television, music, comedy, sports and more. Voting continued through Fatherâ€™s Day on Sunday, June 17 at www.bigdaddyawards.com.
In association with "On The Line," a national prostate cancer awareness campaign, the "Big Daddy Awards" honor celebrity fathers in fun and unique categories. Top celebrity dads who have won each award are listed below:
- "Current TV Dad Big Daddy"
Dan Castellaneta/Homer Simpson
- "Current Movie Dad Big Daddy"
- "All Time Reality TV Dad Big Daddy"
- "Real TV Doctor Big Daddy"
Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Oz
- "Morning TV Show Big Daddy"
- "Late Night TV Host Big Daddy"
- "Entertainment TV Talk Show Host Big Daddy"
- "Talk Radio Big Daddy"
- "Country Big Daddy"
- "Hip Hop Big Daddy"
- "Rock On Big Daddy"
Jon Bon Jovi
- "Top Pop Big Daddy"
Patrick Monahan - Train
- "Pro Hoops Big Daddy"
- "Pro Baseball Big Daddy"
- "Pro Football Big Daddy"
- "Golfing Big Daddy"
- "Racing Big Daddy"
- "Father/Son of Sports Big Daddy"
Peyton & Eli Manning â€“ Archie Manning
- "Coaching Big Daddy"
- "Heartthrob Big Daddy"
- "Funny Man Big Daddy"
- "Tough Guy Big Daddy"
- "Best Dressed Big Daddy"
- "Bald and Beautiful Big Daddy"
- "Iconic Big Daddy"
- "Best Accent Big Daddy"
- "Hottest Thing in the Kitchen Big Daddy"
- "Business Mogul Big Daddy
- "Do-Gooder Big Daddy"
- "Presidential Candidate Big Daddy"
President Barack Obama
- "ON THE LINEâ€”Prostate Cancer Survivor Big Daddy"
Robert De Niro
- "Hall of Fame TV Dad"
Bill Cosby as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show and Bob Saget as Danny Tanner on Full House
- "Hall of Fame Movie Dad"
Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in Moneyball, Chevy Chase as Clark Griswald in National Lampoon's Vacation, and Will Smith as Chris Gardner in Pursuit of Happyness
The Biggest Big Daddy of them all, the nominee who received more votes than anyone else, was Brad Pitt. Fans are encouragedÂ to send a shout out to congratulate their favorite Big Daddy Awards winner on Twitter including the hashtag #BigDaddyAwards.
The "Big Daddy Awards" was created by Michael Burg, Creator/Co-Executive Producer of the FOX Teen Choice Awards, in conjunction with On The Line. The show was launched as a unique opportunity to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer programs and cure research.
"On behalf of On the Line, we want to congratulate all the Big Daddy nominees and winners. We hope everyone had a wonderful Fatherâ€™s Day with their families. We're thankful for their support in helping us bring greater awareness to this very important cause (prostate cancer)," says Burg.Â
In addition to voting for their favorite "Big Daddy," fans showed their support by making donations in honor of their father or a loved one by logging onto www.onthelinefoundation.org. The 2012 "Big Daddy Awards" is the first in a series of philanthropic initiatives that On The Line will be rolling out this year to support the cause.Â
On The Line Teammates:Â The On The Line campaign draws on expertise from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world's leading professional organization representing doctors who care for people with cancer. On The Line has enlisted teammates ZERO â€” The Project to End Prostate Cancer, Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network, Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) to serve as local and community resources and networks.
On The Line Foundation:Â The On The Line Foundation raises funds to support prostate cancer education programs and research initiatives for finding a cure for the disease. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the On The Line campaignâ€“ an awareness and education initiative that provides resources to men who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer or are living with the disease.Â On The Line Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.
On The Line Founding Sponsors:Â The On The Line prostate cancer campaign is made possible in part by the contributions of campaign sponsors committed to the well-being of patients with cancer and their families. With longstanding histories of discovering and developing treatments for those living with cancer, founding sponsors Amgen and Sanofi US are both committed to a collaborative effort that encourages men to take charge of their health.
Edge Health:Â The creator of On The Line, Edge Health, is an entertainment and branding entity that focuses on creating healthcare messaging for the consumer. To learn more, visitÂ www.edgehealth.com.
BRAD PITT, WILL SMITH, BRAD PAISLEY, BARACK OBAMA, DR. OZ, JON BON JOVI AND DAVID BECKHAM AMONG THE TOP VOTE-GETTERS LEADING INTO THE FINAL WEEK OF ONLINE VOTING FOR THE "BIG DADDY AWARDS"
THE FIRST-EVER 2012 "BIG DADDY AWARDS" ENCOURAGES FANS TO VOTE FOR THEIR TOP CELEBRITY DADS THROUGH FATHER'S DAY ON JUNE 17 TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR PROSTATE CANCER PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH; WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 18
(June 12, 2012) â€“ Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Brad Paisley, Barack Obama, Dr. Oz, Jon Bon Jovi and David Beckham are just a few of the front runners and top vote-getters for the 2012 "Big Daddy Awards" leading into the final week of online voting. Fans can participate in the "Big Daddy Awards," an awards show held exclusively online for top celebrity dad picks in 33 categories that encompass film, television, music, comedy, sports and more.
Voting continues this week through Fatherâ€™s Day on Sunday, June 17 at www.bigdaddyawards.com. The winners will be announced on Monday, June 18. In association with "On The Line," a national prostate cancer awareness campaign, the "Big Daddy Awards" honor celebrity fathers in fun and unique categories.
Top celebrity dads currently running neck and neck as we go into the last week of voting, include:
- Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman and Matt Damon for "Current Movie Dad Big Daddy"
- David Beckham and Will Smith for "Best Dressed Big Daddy"
- Brad Paisley and Keith Urban for "Country Big Daddy"
- Jon Bon Jovi and James Hetfield for "Rock On Big Daddy"
- Bill Gates and Donald Trump for "Business Mogul Big Daddy"
- Bruce Jenner and Ozzy Osbourne for "Reality TV Big Daddy"
- George Stephanopoulos and Matt Lauer for "Morning TV Show Big Daddy"
- Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman for "Late Night TV Show Big Daddy"
- Patrick Monahan and Lionel Richie for "Top Pop Big Daddy"
- LeBron James and Tim Duncan for "Pro Hoops Big Daddy"
- Bubba Watson and Luke Donald for "Pro Golf Big Daddy"
- Mario Lopez/Extra and Joel McHale/The Soup for "Entertainment TV Talk Show Host Big Daddy"
- Bela Karolyi and Doc Rivers for "Coaching Big Daddy"
- Jim Carrey and Robin Williams for "Funny Man Big Daddy"
- Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson for "Tough Guy Big Daddy"
- Ed Oâ€™Neill and Homer Simpson for "Current TV Dad Big Daddy"
- Bobby Flay and Gordon Ramsay for "Hottest Thing in the Kitchen Big Daddy"
- Robert De Niro and Nelson Mandela for "On The Line â€“ Prostate Cancer Survivor Big Daddy"