Austin, TX – Athletes in Acting Awards (AIAA), the first-ever awards show of its kind for pro athletes, sports franchise owners and sportscasters performing on stage, radio, television, film, and in print, announced a “who’s who” list of winners. The honorees were awarded for their creative performances from January 1st – December 31st, and were selected online by professionals in print, broadcast and entertainment industries, as well as the general public.
Honored for individual awards were Michael Jordan, Roger Federer, Mike Tyson, Serena Williams, Peyton Manning, Michael Strahan, Sanya Richards-Ross, Terry Crews, Danny McBride in television; Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mike Tyson for cinematic performances; Serena Williams for print, ESPN for radio, and Cathy Rigby won for Best Performance by an Athlete in a Stage Production. Ensemble performances in television went to Charles Barkley, Dwyane Wade, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Julius “Dr. J” Irving,” and Deacon Jones, Bubba Smith, John Madden, Dick Butkus won the TV Hall of Fame Commercial. NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice won for Best Reality Show Utilizing Professional Athletes, replacing previous winner, Dancing with the Stars. Adidas won for Best Commercial Writing and Production. LL Cool J won for Best Director in a Sports Commercial, Tiger Woods and Maria Sharapova were Spokespersons of the Year based on their commercial endorsement popularity. The Founder’s Choice Merit Award went to Holly Robinson-Peete and Rodney Peete’s HollyRod Foundation for their contribution to Parkinson’s Disease & Autism awareness.
Athletes in Acting Awards is gearing to take the next season to “bigger and better” heights and promises even more surprises!
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