Michelle Obama to Participate in Cartoon Network's HALL OF GAME AWARDS, 2/20
First Lady Michelle Obama will make a special taped appearance at Cartoon Network's upcoming Hall of Game Awards (HallofGame.com). Mrs. Obama founded Let's Move! two years ago to solve the problem of childhood obesity. The First Lady will appear onscreen to speak about the importance of getting active and to congratulate "Let's Move L.A." on the work they've done to get people moving.
Hosted by basketball legend and TNT NBA analyst Shaquille O'Neal, the second annual Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards, premieres Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) and is a high-energy, off-the-wall, multi-platform experience that lets viewers vote and honor their favorite sports stars and sports moments of the year.
In addition to musical performances by Hot Chelle Ray and Flo Rida viewers can tune in to see Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham as well as Nick Cannon (America's Got Talent), Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints quarterback), Victor Cruz (New York Giants wide receiver), Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers quarterback), Hope Solo (Pro and World Cup soccer goalie), Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family), Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Jennette McCurdy (iCarly) Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher), Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions quarterback), Maya Gabeira, (Pro surfer), Tony Gonzalez (Atlanta Falcons tight end), Hakeem Nicks (New York Giants wide receiver), Terrell Suggs (Baltimore Ravens linebacker), Torii Hunter (Los Angeles Angels right fielder), Jimmy Graham (New Orleans Saints tight end), AJ Green (Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver), Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions wide receiver), Matt Kemp, (Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder), Steve McCann (BMX rider) and The Miz (WWE Superstar).
Also appearing are the cast of Cartoon Network's Dude, What Would Happen - C.J. Manigo, Jackson Rogow and Ali Sepasyar - as well as the cast from Cartoon Network's newest live-action comedy Level Up - Gaelan Connell, Connor del Rio, Jessie T. Usher, Aimee Carrero and Lonny Ross, and the 2011 SI Kids SportsKid of the Year.
Voting on HallofGame.com has passed 92 million. Fans can log on to HallofGame.com and vote for their favorites in 11 different categories.
The nominees are:
He's Got Game
(The award for the best male athlete.)
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (NFL)
LeBron James, Miami Heat (NBA)
Derek Jeter, New York Yankees (MLB)
We Got Game
Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Green Bay Packers (NFL)
St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)
(Top alternative sports high flyer.)
Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding)
Shaun White (Snowboarding)
Kelly Slater (Surfing)
Steve McCann (BMX)
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese (MLB)
World Cup soccer forward Abby Wambach
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (NFL)
Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (NBA)
Dwayne Wade and LeBron James of the Miami Heat (NBA)
Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions (NFL)
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers (NBA)
Most Awesome Mascot
Sacramento Kings "Slamson" (NBA)
Jacksonville Jaguars "Jaxson de Ville" (NFL)
San Jose Sharks "S.J. Sharkie" (NHL)
Cleveland Indians "Slider" (MLB)
Gnarliest Newb, Sponsored by Kids Foot Locker
(The award for the top rookie.)
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers (NFL)
Jeff Skinner, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Trevor Bayne (NASCAR)
Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves (MLB)
(The award for the best celebratory dance.)
Victor Cruz, New York Giants (NFL)
Novak Djokovic (Tennis)
Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)
Carl Edwards (NASCAR)
Here to Rumble
(The award for the best WWE ring entrance.)
Additional categories include:
Daniel and Henrik Sedin (NHL)
Serena and Venus Williams (Tennis)
Justin and B.J. Upton (MLB)
Rob and Chris Gronkowski (NFL)
Boston Bruins fans (NHL)
St. Louis Cardinals fans (MLB)
Pittsburgh Steelers fans (NFL)
New York Knicks fans (NBA)
Amped Up Anthem LMFAO, "Party Rock Anthem"
Tinie Tempah, "Written in the Stars"
Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera, "Moves Like Jagger"
Flo Rida, "Good Feeling"
Best Foes Forever
LeBron James/Kobe Bryant (NBA)
Chicago Cubs/Chicago White Sox (MLB)
Sidney Crosby/Alex Ovechkin (NHL)
Baltimore Ravens/ Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
Sickest Showdown New England Patriots vs. New York Giants: Super Bowl XLVI (NFL)
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Texas Rangers: World Series Game 6/7 (MLB)
Carl Edwards vs. Tony Stewart: Sprint Cup Series (NASCAR)
Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic: Australian Open (Tennis)
In It To Win It
Bob Burnquist (Skateboarding)
Eli Manning (NFL)
Dwight Howard (NBA)
Matt Kemp (MLB)
Blake Griffin: Monster dunk on Kendrick Perkins (NBA)
Derek Jeter: Home run to give him 3,000 hits (MLB)
Mario Manningham: Super Bowl XLVI sideline catch (NFL)
Heath Frisby: First ever snowmobile front flip (Winter X Games 2012)
Icon Award: King of the Kick
David Beckham (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards is once again produced by IMG Media, the production arm of global sports, entertainment and media company, IMG. Time Inc. Sports Group's SI KIDS franchise is again serving as the official media partner. Veteran, award-winning television and special events producers, Michael Dempsey and Steve Mayer return as executive producers. Viewers can expect a star-packed red carpet, on stage celebrity surprises, icons from television, film, music and sports, and hilarious hijinks all wrapped up into one awesome awards show.
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 168 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action programming for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.