Nominees for the kudofest, exec produced by Penske Media Corp., will be revealed in June.
“I’m so pleased PMC and the CW will partner for our biggest year yet of the Young Hollywood Awards, spotlighting our show’s proven evolution in honoring and celebrating the accomplishments of the entertainment industry’s rising stars,” said PMC founder, chairman and CEO Jay Penske. “YHA celebrates emerging young talent, and the CW Network has established the careers of some of the brightest young stars – making this alliance all the more perfect for the significant 15th anniversary of this eminent event.”
Said CW prexy Mark Pedowitz: “The CW is thrilled to be able to join forces with Jay and PMC to broadcast young Hollywood’s premier award show, as we continue to eventize our summer schedule. Not only does this allow us to celebrate the year’s best emerging talent in film, music and television, but it perfectly fits with the CW’s brand and further establishes us as the place to find many of today and tomorrow’s up-and-coming stars.”
Previous winners and presenters include 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.