Presenters at The 2013 ESPYS include Kevin Bacon, Lake Bell, Don Cheadle, Selena Gomez, Danica Patrick, Paula Patton, Maria Sharapova and others. Show will feature musical performances by Vintage Trouble
Host Jon Hamm will be joined on stage by the world’s premier athletes and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars when The 2013 ESPYS Presented by Capital One come to Los Angeles. The 21st annual celebration of the best moments from the year in sports will be televised LIVE from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, July 17, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN HD.
In addition to previously announced presenters Ben Affleck and LeBron James, this year’s scheduled presenters include (in alphabetical order): Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife), Kevin Bacon (R.I.P.D.), Lake Bell (In a World), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Sean “Diddy” Combs, Selena Gomez (new album Stars Dance), Tony Gonzalez (Atlanta Falcons), Danica Patrick, Paula Patton (2 Guns), Maria Sharapova, Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers) and Chrissy Teigen (television host), with more to be announced.
In addition, top athletes scheduled to attend so far include: Victoria Azarenka (pro tennis player), Trey Burke (Utah Jazz), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever), Gabby Douglas (Olympic gold medalist), Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens), Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury), DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles), Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions), Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers), Brad Keselowski (NASCAR driver), Ray Lewis (former Baltimore Raven/Analyst), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), Michael Phelps (Olympic gold medalist), Christian Ponder (Minnesota Vikings), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC), Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash), JJ Watt (Houston Texans), Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) and many others.
Additionally, Vintage Trouble will perform as the ESPYS house band. The band, who recently wrapped up a world tour with The Who, will be delivering their special style of live-wired, straight-shootin, juke music throughout the show.
Fans will determine the winners by voting online at ESPN.com/ESPYS up to the start of The 2013 ESPYS. The Best Team category will shift to a Twitter exclusive vote at the beginning of the live show. Fans can vote on Twitter during the show using the hashtag #ESPYSBestTeam and their team’s name. ESPYS.com and Twitter votes will be combined at the end of the show to determine the winner.
The ESPYS gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2013 ESPYS marks the show’s 21st telecast and will recognize both sport-specific achievements, such as “Best MLB Player” and “Best WNBA Player,” and best-in-sport winners, such as “Best Team” or “Best Female Athlete” that pits nominees from different sports against each other. The ESPYS honor ESPN’s commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a partnership launched with the late Jim Valvano at the inaugural ESPYS in 1993.
Sports fans can follow The 2013 ESPYS on Twitter @ESPYS and should tag @ESPYS each time they mention the ‘ESPYS’ to ensure their status updates are connected to the show.
A limited amount of ESPYS tickets are available for public purchase at www.axs.com.
Official ESPYS media kit can be found here.
The 2013 ESPYS are Presented by Capital One and associate sponsors include, in alphabetical order: 20th Century Fox, Asics, Beats™ by Dr. Dre, Depend, Gatorade, GMC, Hennessy, Miller64, Nautica, Old Spice, Unilever Clear, VIZIO and Xbox. Depend sponsors the Jimmy V Perseverance Award. GMC will present coverage of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and serve as presenting sponsor of the ESPN’s Tuesday night BODY at ESPYS pre-party. Miller64 returns as presenting sponsor of the official ESPYS Post Party.