Do Something Awards 2012: Winners And Best Dressed At VH1?s Annual Charitable Award Show [PHOTOS]

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On Sunday, celebrities, athletes and those in the limelight gathered in Santa Monica, Calif. for the 2012 Do Something Awards by VH1 to celebrate the year's most charitable people.

The award show was held on Sunday with a broadcast set to air on Aug. 21 on VH1 hosted by Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Lamore Morris.

The Do Something Awards feature a star-studded lineup of celebrity presenters including Will Ferrell, Ashley Greene, Kelly Osbourne, Olivia Munn and Ben Affleck with performances by Flo-Rida and Kids These Days. Kathy Griffin and Zeko Direction did parodies in addition to the musical acts.

Katie Gomez won The Do Something Awards for her work with Educate2Envison, scoring a $100,000 grant for her charity.

"DoSomething.org has honored the nation's best young world-changers, 25 and under," since 1996, according to the website. "Do Something Award nominees and winners represent the pivotal 'do-ers' in their field, cause, or issue." The awards ceremony was first televised by VH1 in 2010, hosted by Jane Lynch.

Some of the best dressed of the night on the red carpet included Lea Michelle in Giogrio Armani who won the award in the Female Television Star category, Kristen Bell in a dress by Jenni Kayne and Jimmy Choo shoes, Ashley Greene in a Michael Kors dress, Nikki Reed in Lela Rose, and Olivia Munn in Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet.

Rapper will.i.am who won the award in the Musical Artist category shined on the red carpet wearing a dapper green suit with a vest. Actors Joe McHale, Ben Affleck and Cory Monteith all wore shades of black and grey for the occasion.

Others on the opposite end of the best dressed spectrum included Laura Govan of "Basketball Wives," who wore a skimpy cut-out snake print dress for the awards.

Below is a list of the nominees for each category, with The Do Something Award winners in bold.

The Do Something Award
Manyang Reath Kher - Humanity Helping Sudan
Meg Bourne - Art Feeds
Danny Mendoza - Together We Rise
*Katie Gomez - Educate2Envision
Seth Maxwell - The Thirst Project

Athlete
Cristiano Ronaldo
LeBron James
Tim Tebow
Serena Williams
*Hope Solo

Comedian
Ellen DeGeneres
Russell Brand
Wanda Sykes
*Joel McHale
Kevin Hart

Couple
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert
*Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Jay-Z & Beyonce

Facebook
Selena Gomez & UNICEF
*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

Music Artist
Adam Lambert
Shakira
*Will.I.Am
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
One Direction

Style
Nicki Minaj & Ricky Martin
Heidi Klum
*Giuliana Rancic
Nicole Richie
Cindy Crawford

TV Star: Female
*Lea Michele
Amy Poehler
Zooey Deschanel
Betty White
Victoria Justice

TV Star: Male
Ian Somerhalder
*Cory Monteith
Don Cheadle
Neil Patrick Harris
Ryan Seacrest

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