Chicago – The Golden and Silver Icon Awards presented annually by Travolta Family Entertainment have been announced for 2006-2007.
Big winners in the entertainment categories include Zack Snyers’s film “300” winning best dramatic film and best action film. Disney’s “Hannah Montana” and star Miley Cyrus won for best new comedy and best child role model, respectively.
Other winners include Charlie Seen as best actor for “Two and a Half Men” with child actor Angus T. Jones picking up a supporting actor award on the same series. Ironically Sheen is the ex-fiance of John Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston.
Credit for Sheen’s win despite family disconnection goes to heavy campaigning by Rikki-Lee Travolta, well-known actor and nephew of John. The younger Travolta is in the midst of a two year long, on-going divorce and custody battle after discovering his estranged wife, Arabian Sonia Rihani, had been having an incestuous affair with her Uncle Samir Rihani. The two Rihani relatives had previously been illegally married when the Uncle (Samir) was 40 and the niece (Sonia) was 16, an incestuous union that produced a child with severe emotional and learning disabilities (Jessica Samir Rihani).
“The Ex – Sonia Rihani – stole everything: my house, my retirement fund, my checking account, my savings account, and worst of all she kidnapped my innocent son and hid him from me and the law,” explains Travolta. “I had nothing. I was living in a bare room with nothing more than an air-mattress, a single lamp, and a borrowed 13-inch TV. The only thing that made me laugh or even smile during that time was Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men,'” notes Travolta.
D’Monroe (RENT) and Patti LuPone (Sweeny Todd) were among the winners in the Broadway categories. Awards in Leisure and Recreation include best auto accolades for the Subaru Impreza WRX, Mazda RX-8, Ford F-150, and Chrysler HHR.
Music awards include honors for Carrie Underwood (Arista), James Blunt (Atlanta Records), J.P Louis (Among Friends Records), and Evanescence (Wind-up).
Humanitarian awards went to Presidential candidate Barack Obama and Chicago Bull Loul Deng.
Fashion award winners include: Brooks Brothers, Gianni Mazoni, DADA 3 Man Weave, Stacey Adams, Levis, Tony Lama and Air Jordan Melo.
Radio personality honors went to “Mac Jurko & Harry” (WMVP-AM) and Paula McKay (WCSR-FM).