Brad Pitt, Will Smith, David Beckham, and Ed O'Neill are just a few of the celebrity fathers leading the pack in the 2012 Big Daddy Awards. Held in conjunction with On the Line Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting prostate cancer research and education, the Big Daddy Awards is an online awards show designed to honor America’s 70 million fathers.
“Who made the list of nominees? Dads…the Big Daddies,” reads the award show website. “The ones who make us laugh. The ones we cheer for from the stands. The ones who inspire us on the silver screen. The ones that are the best at what they do.”
Organizers hope the awards will encourage men to talk about prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in six men. Celebrity supporters of On the Line Foundation include Lil Wayne, Dr. Drew, Mario Lopez, Pat Monahan, Mario Batali, and George Stephanopolous, among others.
Visit BigDaddyAwards.com to view the list of nominees and vote for your favorite celebrity father. Voting continues through Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17. Though the awards encompass 33 categories, "The Biggest Daddy of the Year Award" will go to the celebrity dad with the most votes overall.
Here are the stars currently leading the pack.
- Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman and Matt Damon for "Current Movie Dad Big Daddy"
- David Beckham and Will Smith for "Best Dressed Big Daddy”
- Brad Paisley and Keith Urban for “Country Big Daddy”
- Jon Bon Jovi and James Hetfield for “Rock On Big Daddy”
- Bill Gates and Donald Trump for “Business Mogul Big Daddy”
- Bruce Jenner and Ozzy Osbourne for “Reality TV Big Daddy”
- George Stephanopoulos and Matt Lauer for “Morning TV Show Big Daddy”
- Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman for “Late Night TV Show Big Daddy”
- Patrick Monahan and Lionel Richie for “Top Pop Big Daddy”
- LeBron James and Tim Duncan for “Pro Hoops Big Daddy”
- Bubba Watson and Luke Donald for “Pro Golf Big Daddy”
- Mario Lopez and Joel McHale for “Entertainment TV Talk Show Host Big Daddy”
- Bela Karolyi and Doc Rivers for “Coaching Big Daddy”
- Jim Carrey and Robin Williams for “Funny Man Big Daddy”
- Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson for “Tough Guy Big Daddy”
- Ed O’Neill and Homer Simpson for “Current TV Dad Big Daddy”
- Bobby Flay and Gordon Ramsay for “Hottest Thing in the Kitchen Big Daddy”
- Robert DeNiro and Nelson Mandela for “On The Line – Prostate Cancer Survivor Big Daddy”
- President Obama leads for "Presidential Candidate Big Daddy"