Dancing birds, karmic hick among year's green giants
'Happy,' 'Earl' top EMA Awards"Happy Feet" and "My Name Is Earl" were the big winners at Wednesday night's 17th annual Environmental Media Assn. Awards in Los Angeles.
Warner Bros.' "Happy Feet" won for best feature film, while the "Robbed a Stoner Blind" episode of NBC's "Earl" won for best TV comedy episode.
CBS' "Numbers" episode "Waste Not" won for best TV drama, and an episode of HGTV's "Living With Ed," "Point/Counterpoint," won best reality program.
Discovery Kids' "Bindi the Jungle Girl" was the winner in the children's live-action category, and "Wear," an episode of Sundance Channel's "Big Ideas for a Small Planet," took top documentary honors.
The awards show, hosted by Joel McHale of E! Entertainment's "The Soup," honors creative teams behind TV and film productions as well as musicians who raise public awareness of environmental issues.
Also honored at the event was Trudie Styler, wife of musician Sting, who received the EMA board's lifetime achievement award for her continued work as a human rights and environmental activist.
Actress Sienna Miller was honored with the Futures Award for her work in raising awareness of the harmful effects of global warming. Al Gore and Kevin Wall were honored with the outstanding achievement award for the Live Earth concert event.
Toyota Motor Sales USA was presented with the first corporate responsibility award, presented by longtime environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. and actress Wendie Malick.
Rock band Incubus was honored with the Missions in Music Award from PepsiCo.
Attendees walked the green carpet at the event, which featured a gourmet organic dinner, an environmentally themed silent auction and gift bags made from recycled billboards.