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ESPN Announces 2012 ESPY Presenters

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/28/2012

ESPYHost Rob Riggle will be joined on stage by the world’s premier athletes and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars whenThe 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.
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This year’s scheduled presenters include Jessica Biel (Total Recall), Jordana Brewster (Dallas), Kenny Chesney(Welcome to the Fishbowl), Cody Horn (Magic Mike), Jimmie JohnsonJoel McHale (Community), Olivia Munn(The Newsroom), Danica PatrickJeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy), and Shaun White, with more to be announced.
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In addition, top athletes scheduled to attend so far include: Carlos BocanegraVictor CruzBrittney GrinerRobert Griffin IIIRob GronkowskiCalvin JohnsonTony La RussaJeremy LinLisa LeslieEvan LongoriaEli ManningMario ManninghamAaron RodgersMatthew StaffordJustin TuckLindsey VonnBrian WilsonVince Young and others.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The ESPYS
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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 2012 ESPYS will recognize both sport-specific achievements, such as “Best MLB Player” and “Best WNBA Player,” as well as best-in-sport winners, such as “Best Team” or “Best Female Athlete” that pit 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.


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