Morgan is Guys' guy for Spike awards


Tracy Morgan has been tapped to host Spike TV's inaugural Guys Choice awards show, set to air at 10 p.m. June 13.

The awards, decided on by viewers, honor "the things guys love most" in the worlds of sports, music, film, TV and the Internet. The two-hour show, set to tape June 9 at CBS Radford in Los Angeles, also will feature tributes to veteran entertainers and rockers and include stand-up comedy and musical performances.

Each category features only two nominees, so it can be settled "mano a mano," Spike says. Nominees include Beyonce vs. Adriana Lima for hottest girl on the planet, Will Ferrell vs. Sacha Baron Cohen for "funniest M.F." and "The Office's" Rainn Wilson vs. "Heroes' " Masi Oka for coolest geek. In addition, James Gandolfini and George Clooney will vie for the kingpin award for guy of the year.

Emmy-winning producer Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Prods. and Casey Patterson, senior vp event production and talent development at Spike, will executive produce. Alicia Portugal is the executive in charge of production for Spike.

Morgan plays the unpredictable movie star Tracy Jordan on NBC's "30 Rock." The actor-comedian's credits also include NBC's "Saturday Night Live," where he appeared for seven seasons, as well as the feature films "The Longest Yard," "Little Man," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" and "Head of State."
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