Actors Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, also known as Claire and Phil Dunphy on the ABC hit comedy “Modern Family,” have been named as hosts of “The 2012 Billboard Music Awards.” The awards will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
“We are thrilled to have television’s favorite Emmy Award winning couple as our hosts for this year’s Billboard Music Awards,” said Richard Beckman, CEO Prometheus Global Media. “Ty and Julie have captured the hearts of America with their on-screen chemistry and humor – and we look forward to having them bring that magic to the Billboard Music Awards.”
Finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album, single and digital sales, airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on MySpace, Facebook and many of the other most popular online destinations for music. The awards are given based on the reporting period of February 28, 2011 through March 1, 2012.
Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, as “Modern Family” married couple Phil and Claire Dunphy, are one of the funniest comedy teams working in television today.
Both actors won Emmys as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The show has been a favorite for both fans and critics alike.
The Billboard Music Awards will air Sunday, May 20th on ABC.
“Modern Family” airs Wednesdays on ABC.
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