October 25, 2006 10:37 PM by Joe Blackmon
For the fifth time, VH1 will honor winners in categories that captured the year in music, news, politics, arts and gossip with “VH1 Big In ’06 Awards.” Hosted by actor and comedian D.L. Hughley, the annual year-end celebration will premiere on Sunday, December 3 at 8PM. Performers, presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
VH1 is again letting America choose who this year’s winners will be. Viewers can vote for each category online at http://big.vh1.com beginning October 25 at 4PM ET through December 1 as well as determine the “write-in” nominees for the “Big Reality Star” of 2006, which is sponsored by Burger King. Viewers will also be able to cast their vote using their mobile phones by texting keyword “BIG” to the number 22422. Voters will receive the first category ballot and can opt to receive a new ballot each day until all categories are voted on. The “VH1 Big in ’06″ mobile voting is sponsored by Alltel.
Even though "Big Reality Star" of 2006 is a "write-in" category, several stars connected to the world of reality TV were nominees in other categories. Jessica Simpson was a nominee in "Big Entertainer," David Hasselhoff was a nominee in both "Big Comeback" and "Big Download," Katharine McPhee was a nominee in "Big IT Girl," and Paris Hilton was a nominee in "Big Outlaw."
Warner Bros. Pictures, L’OrÃƒÆ’©al Paris®, Burger King®, Alltel Wireless, and Cotton Inc., are the sponsors of “VH1 Big in ’06 Awards.” “VH1 Big in ’06 Awards” is executive produced by Lee Rolontz and Michael Dempsey.