Last night saw the stars coming out for the Do Something Awards, a ceremony honoring celebrities and young people who’ve had a positive impact on local and global communities.
The serious event started off on a humorous note, with co-host Sophia Bush starring in a Fast Times at Ridgemont High parody with Community star Danny Pudi (above). Afterward, boldface honorees included Jennifer Hudson, who founded the Julian D. King Foundation to honor her slain nephew, brother and mother. ”I wasn’t going to cry, but I’m a cry baby so I can’t help it,” Hudson said. “It just shows how much it warms my heart to see so many blessed and from our blessings in honor of my nephew…It’s one thing to be a celebrity, but it means nothing if you can’t help somebody. ”
Other honorees included Kelly Osbourne, LL Cool J, Patrick Demsey and Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was recognized for his marriage-equality campaign, Tie The Knot.
And young advocate Daniel Maree was honored for founding Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, which works to change Florida’s “stand your ground” law in the wake of the death of Trayvon Martin. Maree accepted a $100,000 cash prize, which will go towards the organization.
Below, Sara Bareilles performs “Brave” with the Los Angeles Gay Men’s Choir