Carrie Fisher, Darren Criss, et al. Win Logo's NewNowNext Awards
Logo's fourth annual "NewNowNext Awards" returned to Los Angeles last night in a live spectacle brimming with recent-breakthrough celebrities, pop culture phenomena and tomorrow's next big things, keeping Logo at the forefront of what's trending with today's "in" crowd. Hosted by James Van Der Beek, the show honored Lady Gaga with the esteemed "Always Next, Forever Now Award" and featured musical performances by Robyn, Panic! at the Disco, Oh Land and Wynter Gordon. Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" 2011 premieres Monday, April 11 at 10/9C on Logo.
The "NewNowNext Awards" 2011 partied away at The Avalon in downtown Los Angeles last night led by Master of Ceremonies James Van Der Beek. The show's irreverent and cutting-edge spirit immediately broke through with an opening performance paying tribute to New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys (nominees and winners of this year's "Best New Indulgence" category) performed by the drag queens of "RuPaul's Drag Race" as the "Backstreet Girls" and "New Queens on the Block." The evening continued to provide the audience with the important "musts" of all award shows: sex appeal and glamour from Joe Manganiello and Carmen Electra, appearances by music superheroes including Adam Lambert and shocking moments from Ross Matthews and Perez Hilton.
Additionally, the live performances were a major highlight of the night. Keeping the crowd jumping and a balcony of over 300 fans screaming were live performances by Panic! At The Disco ("The Ballad of Mona Lisa"), Wynter Gordon ("Dirty Talk"), Oh Land ("Sun of a Gun") and Robyn (who performed her new single "Call Your Girlfriend").
This show featured presenters including by Adam Lambert, Paula Abdul, Carmen Electra, Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block), A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys), Jonathan Knight (New Kids on the Block), Brittany Snow ("Harry's Law"), Busy Phillips ("Cougar Town"), Perez Hilton, Aubrey O'Day ("All About Aubrey"), Keegan Allen and Torry DeVitto ("Pretty Little Liars"), RuPaul, George Kotsiopolous ("Fashion Police"), Kim Coles, Lisa Lampanelli, Sara Rue ("Shedding for the Wedding"), Gretchen Rossi ("The Real Housewives of Orange County"), Lisa Vanderpump ("The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills") and Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge ("The Fabulous Beekman Boys").
Special appearances from the evening included: Johnny Weir, RuPaul, guest DJ and recording artists Neon Hitch, the queens of "RuPaul's Drag Race," Jessica & Hunter and Drew Droege ("Chloe").
For a full list of the categories and nominees, please review the list of winners below.
"NewNowNext Awards" is Executive Produced by Christopher Willey and Dave Mace for Logo. Michael Dempsey of Dempsey Productions serves as Executive Producer and Director.
For more information, visit NewNowNext.com.
Winners For The 4TH Annual "NewNowNext Awards" 2011- (Winner's noted with "***")
Brink of Fame: Actor
#zOMG Internet Award
@CarrieFFisher on Twitter *** TIE
JamesVanDerMemes.com *** TIE
Mike Tompkins (http://www.mike-tompkins.com)
Sassy Gay Friend (http://www.thesecondcitynetwork.com/sassygayfriend)
TV You Betta Watch
"1 girl 5 gays" (Logo)
"Pretty Little Liars" (ABC Family) ***
"The Game" (BET)
"Tosh.0" (Comedy Central)
"The Vampire Diaries" (The CW)
Best New Indulgence
Netflix Watch Instantly
New Kids On The Block/Backstreet Boys - Summer Tour 2011 ***
TJ Kelly, "The A-List: New York" (Logo)
Most Addictive Reality Star
Tabatha Coffey, "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" (Bravo) ***
Tyler & Catelynn, "Teen Mom" (MTV)
Carmen Carrera, "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Logo)
Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge, "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" (Planet Green)
Cause You're Hot
Amber Heard (Zombieland)
Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife," CBS)
Ben Cohen (Rugby Player, Activist)
Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy," ABC)
Joe Manganiello ("True Blood," HBO) ***
Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family," ABC)
Next Must-See Movie
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Water For Elephants
X-Men: First Class
Brink of Fame: Music Artist
Oh Land ***
Two Door Cinema Club
Logo is the world's leading ad-supported cable, satellite, online, mobile and digital entertainment network from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) for gays and lesbians, their families and friends. Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in more than 47 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, TripOutGayTravel.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, 365Gay.com, DowneLink.com and NewNowNext.com. Logo's content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.