NEW YORK CITY The full list of nominees has been announced for the fifth annual Relly Awards, "Live with Regis and Kelly's" gala awards show airing Sept. 21. Production executive Art Moore leads the pack with a total of four nominations. Of the celebrity contenders, actors Wilmer Valderrama and Neil Patrick Harris received the most, scoring two nominations each.
Nominated in the favorite real person: male category is Bob Spettle of Norwalk. Spettle and his wife. Jeannie, were invited to watch the show this summer when he was spotted standing on the street in the pouring rain.
Spettle is running as "Bob the Wet Guy." Nominations air live on Aug. 31.
The Rellys recognize the best on-air moments of the past year on "Live," with the winners decided by "Live's" at-home viewing audience, who cast their votes online at RellyAwards.com. The winner in each category takes home a Golden Stool trophy, which has become one of the entertainment industry's most coveted awards.
Two new categories will debut at the 2007 Rellys. This season, many guests displayed previously unknown (and unexpected) skills during their visits to "Live," and in acknowledgment, the Relly committee decided to honor them with the "Celebrity Hidden Talents" category. Competing will be Jeremy Piven, up for "Fitness Motivator," Pamela Anderson for "Magician's Assistant," Abigail Breslin for "Palm Reader," Jimmy Kimmel for "Lexicologist," Neil Patrick Harris for "Back Up Singer," Mario Lopez for "Dance Instructor," Wilmer Valderrama for "Pie Taster" and Jim Belushi for "Yogi." And a slew of top medical professionals will be competing against each other in the newly-created category "Favorite Doctor" Dr. Yapalater, Dr. Ruth, Dr. Belmont, Dr. Phil, Dr. Isom & Dr. Kreiger (Regis' doctors) and Gelman as "McDreamy."
Other top nominees for this year's coveted Golden Stools include Bindi Irwin, Miley Cyrus, David Letterman, Borat, Howie Mandel, Kermit the Frog, Derek Jeter, Jordin Sparks and Sweet Pea, the Guinness World Record Breaker dog.
Returning for a fourth year to man the red carpet will be the sole recipient of the Relly Lifetime Achievement Award (2004) and award show maven, Joan Rivers.
The 2007 Relly Award categories are:
Best wild and wacky
Favorite go-go dancer
Best junior achiever
Best non-human guest
Best host chat
Favorite real person: female
Favorite real person: male
Most touching moment
Best winning reality guest
Celebrity hidden talents