Social media aggregator to host inaugural awards

Social media aggregator Starcount has launched the inaugural Social Star Awards, which will honor achievements on social media such as "most popular actor" and "most popular film" in 24 hours of live events beginning Wednesday, May 22, and culminating on Thursday, May 23. 

Starcount is a social media aggregating service which charts the popularity of people, films, etc. around the world across the globe's 11 biggest social media networks.

The awards, which are taking place at leisure destination Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, will be hosted by Jessica Alba and Jeremy Piven, who is perhaps best known for his role as Ari Gold in the hit TV show "Entourage." The event will feature performances from Aerosmith, Psy and Cee-Lo Green and tickets cost $108 per head, but you can watch the event live at youtube.com/starcount.

The Social Star Awards will honor individuals and brands across a wide variety of categories, including most popular actor, most popular film and most popular music solo artist. The awards will also honor one person with an award called "The Almighty," which honors the most popular person across all the tracked social media platforms. The full list of nominees in each category is listed, in alphabetical order, below:

Most popular music solo artist:
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Psy
Rihanna

Most popular actor:
Jackie Chan
Justin Timberlake
Selena Gomez
Will Smith

Most popular music group
Linkin Park
LMFAO
Maroon 5
One Direction 

Most popular sports team:
Chelsea FC
FC Barcelona
Manchester United
Real Madrid

Most popular film:
Harry Potter
Shrek
Titanic
Twilight

Most popular sports person
Cristiano Ronaldo
David Beckham
Lionel Messi
Ricardo Kaka

Most popular TV show
Ellen DeGeneres Show
Mr Bean
The Simpsons
X Factor (global)

Most popular game
Angry Birds
Candy Crush Saga
League of Legends
Texas Hold'em Poker

Most popular social show:
Jenna Marbles
Smosh
Toby Turner
PewdiePie

Most popular brand
Blackberry
Coca Cola
Samsung (mobile)
Walt Disney


tb/kc

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