Yesterday may have graced us with the nominations list for this year’s ESPY Awards, but today gives us a sizable portion of the presenter’s list. ESPN has announced that in addition to the high-profile athlete attendees, several celebrities plugging their newest projects will be on hand to give millionaires trophies expressing how much the public loves them.
Keep reading for the press release which includes a list of people who will be on hand for the July 11th ceremony.
Host Rob Riggle will be joined on stage by the world’s premier athletes and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars when The 2012 ESPYS Presentedby Capital One come to Los Angeles. The 20thannual celebration of the best moments from the year in sports will betelevised LIVE from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, July 11, at 9 p.m. ETon ESPN/ESPN HD.This year’s scheduled presenters include Jessica Biel (Total Recall), Jordana Brewster (Dallas), Kenny Chesney(Welcome to the Fishbowl), Cody Horn (Magic Mike), Jimmie Johnson, Joel McHale (Community), Olivia Munn(The Newsroom), Danica Patrick, Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy), and Shaun White, with more to be announced.In addition, top athletes scheduled to attend so far include: Carlos Bocanegra, Victor Cruz, Brittney Griner, Robert Griffin III, Rob Gronkowski, Calvin Johnson, Tony La Russa, Jeremy Lin, Lisa Leslie, Evan Longoria, Eli Manning,Mario Manningham, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Justin Tuck, Lindsey Vonn, Brian Wilson, Vince Youngand others.Hip-hop superstar Nas will be performing songs from his new album Life is Good (release date: July 17) throughout the show. Additionally, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers recorded a new version of the Queen/David Bowie classic “Under Pressure,” which will be used exclusively for the ESPYS.Fans will determine the winners in all ESPY categories (except the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and other special awards) by voting online or on ESPN Mobile Web at ESPN.com/espys. Voting for Best Team will stay open during the live show on ESPN.com/espysand Twitter where fans can vote for their team by using the hash tag #BestTeam accompanied by the team name.The 2012 ESPYS are Presented by Capital One and associate sponsors include, in alphabetical order: Belvedere, Buick, CLEAR MEN SCALP THERAPY™, EA SPORTS, Gatorade, Jockey, Miller64, Nokia, Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming film “The Watch” and Under Armour. Nokia will serve as presenting sponsor of ESPN’s Tuesday nightBODY at ESPYS pre-party and Miller64 returns as presenting sponsor of the official ESPYS Post Party.