Vh1’s Do Something Awards, honoring “the best young world-changers, 25 and under, that are making the world a better place,” aired last night, hosted by Glee star Jane Lynch. The show also honored some celebrities whose charitable work has made a difference.
Some highlights of the evening include:
The Do Something Awards show opener featured an Army of Janes, which Lynch said made her “narcissistic dreams come true.”
Lynch’s opening monologue included a montage of her years of distinguished public service (beginning with the suffrage movement and including the “first glee club.”)
Kathy Griffin won the “Do Something Comedian” Award (presented to her by Kristen Bell) for her support of LGBT rights and women’s health. We suggest that you ignore (and forgive) Bell’s tired lesbian joke (did Katy Perry write the script?) and focus instead on Griffin’s amusing acceptance speech.
Actress’s Christina Applegate received the “Do Something Kick Ass for Survival” award for creating her organization Right Action for Women (which provides aid to those who are at increased risk for breast cancer and don’t have insurance or money for breast screenings).
Out comic Julie Goldman also joined Lynch onstage for an uplifting duet, aptly titled “Do Something.” (Warning: Jane has some pipes!)
The big winner of the evening was Jessica Posner, who won the $100,000 grand prize for Shining Hope for Communities, a nonprofit organization that builds tuition-free schools for girls in Kenya’s Kibera slum.
Check your local television schedule for repeat airings of the Do Something Awards show, and see the official website for the show for more video, photos and information about the people and organizations that were honored.
What did you think of the show?