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Selena Gomez, Dave Franco, Bella Thorne, Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone Added as 2013 Young Hollywood Awards Honorees

| 27 July 2013 | Reply

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July 26, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – The 2013 Young Hollywood Awards, which celebrates the best emerging young talent in film, music and television, has announced additional honorees for the star-studded red carpet award show including Dave Franco (Now You See Me), recording artist and actress Selena Gomez and Bella Thorne (“Shake It Up”) as well as rising singer-songwriter Austin Mahone and pop sensation Cody Simpson who will also perform on the telecast. The 2013 Young Hollywood Awards will be broadcast for the first time on The CW Network  on Thursday, August 1st (8:00-10:00p.m. ET/PT) from The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. The announcement was made today by Jay Penske, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corporation (PMC) and owner and Executive Producer of the award show.

The 2013 Young Hollywood Award Honorees announced thus far and the awards they will be receiving include:

  • Dave Franco to receive Fan Favorite Award
  • Selena Gomez to receive Fan Favorite Album Award and Most Anticipated Tour Award
  • Lucy Hale to receive Crossover of the Year Award
  • Kit Harington to receive Actor of the Year Award
  • Liam James to receive Male Breakthrough Performance Award
  • Austin Mahone to receive Breakout Artist Award
  • Tatiana Maslany to receive Female Breakthrough Performance Award
  • Kelly Osbourne to receive Style Icon Award
  • AnnaSophia Robb to receive Female Superstar of Tomorrow Award
  • Cody Simpson to receive Role Model Award
  • Bella Thorne to receive One to Watch Award

Michael Levitt, executive producer of the show stated, “This year’s show will have a loose unplugged vibe aimed at embracing all things cool about Young Hollywood and the talented group of honorees and performers really highlights that spirit.”

Since its inception, the Young Hollywood Awards has served as a launch pad for the future careers of many of today’s top actors, directors, and entertainers. The list of previous Young Hollywood Awards recipients and presenters include names such as Scarlett Johansson, Armie Hammer, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift, Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron, Justin Bieber, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dakota Fanning, Jessica Alba, Liam Hemsworth, Ashley Greene, Emma Stone, Nick Jonas, Mila Kunis, and Shia LaBeouf, among many others. For additional information, visit

This year’s show will be executive produced by Michael Levitt.

About Penske Media Corporation (PMC): PMC is a leading digital media and publishing company founded by Jay Penske in 2004. Today, PMC engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media—reaching more than 119 million consumers monthly according to Comscore. PMC owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web’s best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. PMC Studios,, Variety, OnCars, HollywoodLife, ENTV,, Movieline, TVLine, BGR, AwardsLine, LA411, NY411, Young Hollywood Awards, The Style Awards, and Breakthrough of the Year Awards are all part of the expanding PMC portfolio. For more information on PMC and its brands, please visit: or its digital properties directly.

About The CW: THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. Delivering a total of 30 hours of programming a week, The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning block.  For more information, visit

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