Held to recognize the most charitable people, places and events over the past year, the winners of the 2012 Do Something Awards were crowned in Santa Monica, California on Sunday (August 19).
With "New Girl" co-stars Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris tending to hosting duties, big winners brought onstage to receive their silver shoe trophies during the swanky ceremony included Lea Michele and Cory Monteith as Do Something Female and Male TV Stars, Will.i.am as Do Something Music Artist and Hope Solo as Do Something Athlete.
Meanwhile, the grand prize winner receiving a $100,000 grant for her cause ended up being Katie Gomez, as her work on Educate2Envision ended up besting still-commendable fellow nominees Manyang Reath Kher (Humanity Helping Sudan), Meg Bourne (Art Feeds), Danny Mendoza (Together We Rise) and Seth Maxwell (The Thirst Project).
With a Do Something '50 Shades of Green' parody from Kathy Griffin and a preview of One Direction gag band Zeko Direction, as well as tons of exclusive photos found below, the rundown of 2012 Do Something Awards winners revealed thus far is as follows:
The Do Something Award
Manyang Reath Kher – Humanity Helping Sudan
Meg Bourne – Art Feeds
Danny Mendoza – Together We Rise WINNER: Katie Gomez – Educate2Envision
Seth Maxwell – The Thirst Project
Serena Williams WINNER: Hope Solo
Wanda Sykes WINNER: Joel McHale
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert WINNER: Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Jay-Z & Beyonce
Selena Gomez & UNICEF WINNER: Ben Affleck & The Eastern Congo Initiative
Taylor Swift Takes High School Senior With Leukemia To ACM Awards
Lenny Kravitz & UNICEF Tap Project
Matt Damon & ToiletDay.org “Talk Sh*t” Campaign
Shakira WINNER: Will.I.Am