Ryan Reynolds, Chris Evans & Justin Timberlake Add Star Power To ESPY Awards [PHOTOS]
Hollywood celebs teamed up with America’s favorite athletes Wednesday night for the 2011 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. The show, which aired on ESPN, celebrated the year’s best athletes and most memorable sports moments as voted upon by the fans.
Justin Timberlake and Super Bowl MVP/Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers handed out the award for Best Male College Athlete to BYU basketball guard Jimmer Fredette. Fredette thanked his teammates and his girlfriend for “making me look good on the red carpet.”
Olympic and World Cup champion skier Lindsey Vonn picked up the trophy for best female athlete for the second straight year. Like others, she thanked numerous people, but then Vonn looked at pop star Justin Bieber in the audience and asked “will you take a picture with me for my Facebook page.” Bieber laughed and nodded yes.
Launch the gallery to check out all the action from the show and red carpet. The list of winners is after the jump.
Best Breakthrough Athlete – Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers)
Best Championship Performance – Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins)
Best Upset – VCU
Best Male College Athlete – Jimmer Fredette
Best Male Athlete – Dirk Nowitzki
Best Female Athlete – Lyndsay Vonn
Best Game – Eagles vs. Giants
Best Play – Abby Wambach (U.S. Women’s Soccer Team)
Best NBA Player – Dirk Nowitzki
Best NFL Player – Aaron Rodgers
Best Driver – Jimmie Johnson
Best NHL Player – Tim Thomas
Best Comeback Player – Mark Herzlich
Best Team – Dallas Mavericks
Jimmy V Award for Perseverance – Anthony Robles