Nelson Melegrito Event and Media Lead
Event and Media Lead
Like a grown man frat party, there is no shortage of testosterone-filled shenanigans at last night’s SPIKE TV 2013 Guys Choice Awards. With its leopard print carpet and safari theme, the awards show lived up to its expectations: think of partying men at your basement den, except having A-list as your guests (and a smokin’ Snoop Lion providing the live soundtrack).
The network recognized Man of Steel with the honor of Most Manticipated Movie of the Year
Most Manticipated Movie of the Yearand in attendance was cast members Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe and the film’s director, Zack Snyder. Joseph Gordon-Levittwas on hand to present their award- himself no stranger to superheroes having played Robin in the latest Batman incarnation. The movie hits theatres June 14, during a yearlong celebration of Superman’s 75th anniversary.
Jessica Alba opened the show with uniformed United States troops and presented the Troop’s Choice award to Vin Diesel. Jennifer Aniston awarded Jimmy Kimmel with
Funniest MFand her former boyfriend Vince Vaughn was presented the Guy Con Award by none other than her former co-star Bradley Cooper. It’s almost like playing Six Degrees of Jennifer Aniston right there!
Academy Award® winning actor Ben Affleck received the final award and the evening’s highest honor “Guy of the Year”
“Guy of the Year”presented by none other than Clint Eastwood. The sight of these two icons at the award show put an added class to an otherwise partying atmosphere of the night.
Wine and hard liquor overflow at the bars at the lounge and at the guests table during the night so it makes perfect sense that Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion was on hand to perform his signature hit “Gin and Juice” at one of the evening’s musical highlights. He might have changed his stage name but we suppose he rather be the king of rap and hip/hop. Safari, lion, you get the idea.
Golden Globe winner and American icon Burt Reynolds made a rare television appearance that night with the centerpiece tribute called Alpha Male presented by Mark Wahlberg. The latter shared the Guy Movie of the Year award along with Seth MacFarlane for the movie Ted with legendary action star Jackie Chan presenting.
The Dude himself, Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges was also on hand to receive “The Original Dude” presented by Jake Gyllenhaal who donned an almost unrecognizable blonde wig, dark glasses and bathrobe to emulate The Dude’s getup.
Other presenters and awardees include Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Buzz Aldrin, Felix Baumgartner, Olivia Wilde, Dwight Howard, Andy Samberg Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Chrissy Teigen, Katherine Webb, Andrew Luck, Comedy Central’s Workaholics Anders Holm, Blake Anderson andAdam DeVine.
Taped at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, catch the show premiere Wednesday June 12 at 9 PM, ET/PT on Spike TV.
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