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Darren Criss, Kristin Chenoweth and Cyndi Lauper to Team Up for Logo TV's 2014 New Now Next Awards; HEDWIG, IF/THEN, IT'S ONLY A PLAY Among Nominees

LOGO TV today announced that Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is slated to perform a song from her live CD Coming Home on the Logo TV's 2014 "New Now Next" Awards premiering on LOGO TV on Sunday, December 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and MTV on December 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Actor and singer Darren Criss will host the event, which kicks off Art Basel from Kimpton's Surfcomber Miami, South Beach, and serves as the definitive farewell party for 2014 and predictor to who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come. Pop icon Cyndi Lauper will narrate the New Now Next Awards, which will also feature special appearances by Nick Cannon, Tyler Glenn, "Looking" stars Raúl Castillo & Frankie Alvarez, "Girl Code's" Nicole Byer, "Awkward's" Molly Tarlov, as well as "Faking It's" Katie Stevens and Michael J. Willett.

LOGO TV also announced that Billy Reilich, also known as 'Nick the Gardener' on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," will serve as the event's trophy presenter.

"So many talented and diverse voices broke new ground in music, television, film, theater and the arts this year," said Kristin Chenoweth. "I am beyond excited to celebrate the latest and greatest at the NEW NOW NEXT AWARDS with a special performance that infuses a new and modern twist into some classics."

"What can I say, I'm really pumped to be able to go Miami with such an amazing group of performers, nominees and special guests," said Darren Criss. "My New Now Next Award was one of the first honors I ever received, so it's a thrill to be back with LOGO TV hosting what promises to be an exciting evening."

Jessie J will sing her hit "Burning Up" during the event and Betty Who will make her award show debut with a special performance. Joe Jonas will serve as the celebrity DJ for the event. Previously announced special appearances include "Orange is the New Black" starsLaverne Cox, Danielle Brooks, Lorraine Touissant & Lea DeLaria, Nick Jonas, Charli XCX, Mary Lambert, A Great Big World, Fifth Harmony, Perez Hilton, Tyler Oakley, Lance Bass and Bianca Del Rio.

This year's nominations span categories across television, film, music, theater, social media, literature, fashion and art. Nominees that scored multiple nods include the films: Gone Girl, Guardians of the Galaxy, Dear White People, Obvious Child, The Fault In Our Stars; the television programs: Transparent, Looking and BROAD CITY and theater productions: Cabaret, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, This is Our Youth and A Raisin in The Sun. Fans can vote now at LogoTV.com.

The nominees for the 2014 "New Now Next Awards" are:

TELEVISION

Best New Television Series:

Broad City

How To Get Away With Murder

Looking

Outlander

Transparent

Best New Television Actor:

Jay Duplass, Transparent

Jonathan Groff, Looking

Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley

Pedro Pascal, Game of Thrones

Justin Theroux, The Leftovers

Best New Television Actress:

Ilana Glazer, Broad City

Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent

Molly Parker, House of Cards

Katie Stevens, Faking It

Lorraine Toussaint, Orange is the New Black

Best New Television Personality:

Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live

Bianca Del Rio, RuPaul's Drag Race

John Oliver, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Gwen Stefani, The Voice

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

FILM

Best Motion Picture By a New Filmmaker:

Dear White People, Justin Simien

The Fault in Our Stars, Josh Boone

Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn

Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho

The Theory of Everything, James Marsh

Best New Screenwriter:

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Craig Johnson (with Mark Heyman), The Skeleton Twins

Gillian Robespierre, Obvious Child

Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Love Is Strange

Justin Simien, Dear White People

Best New Lead Film Actor:

Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood

Ansel Elgort, The Fault In Our Stars

Dylan O'Brien, The Maze Runner

Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy

Miles Teller, Whiplash

Best New Lead Film Actress:

Carrie Coon, Gone Girl

Natalie Dormer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Jenny Slate, Obvious Child

MUSIC

Best New Musician (Male):

Hozier

Nick Jonas

John Newman

Paolo Nutini

Sam Smith

Best New Musician (Female):

Iggy Azalea

Charli XCX

Mary Lambert

Meghan Trainor

Betty Who

Best New Music Group:

A Great Big World

Bastille

Bleachers

Disclosure

Pentatonix

THEATER

Best New Broadway Production (Musical):

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Cabaret

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

If/Then

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Best New Broadway Production (Play):

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

It's Only a Play

Mothers and Sons

A Raisin in The Sun

This Is Our Youth

Best New Broadway Lead Actor:

Michael Cera, This Is Our Youth

Bryan Cranston, All The Way

Rupert Grint, It's Only a Play

Chris O'Dowd, Of Mice and Men

Alexander Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best New Broadway Lead Actress:

Rose Byrne, You Can't Take It With You

Tavi Gevinson, This Is Our Youth

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Real Thing

Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in The Sun

Michelle Williams, Cabaret

FASHION

Best New Fashion Designer:

Becca McCharen, Chromat

Shayne Oliver, Hood By Air

Rachel Mansur & Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel

Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Public School

Rosie Assoulin, Rosie Assoulin

LITERATURE

Best New Author (Fiction):

B. J. Novak, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

Courtney Maum, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

Edan Lepucki, California

Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

Phil Klay, Redeployment

ART

Best New Art Exhibition:

Cory Arcangel, tl;dr

Jacolby Satterwhite, Transit

Kara Walker, A Subtlety

Kehinde Wiley, The World Stage: Haiti

Lucien Smith, Tigris

SOCIAL INFLUENCERS

Best New Social Influencer (Male):

Robby Ayala, Vine: Robby Ayala

John Green & Hank Green, YouTube: Vlog Brothers

Logan Paul, Vine: Logan Paul

Mitch Grassi & Scott Hoying, YouTube: Superfruit

Troye Sivan, YouTube: Troye Sivan

Best New Social Influencer (Female):

Allicattt, YouTube: Allicattt

Jessi Smiles, Vine: Jessi Smiles

Brittany Furlan, Vine: Brittany Furlan

Colleen Ballinger, YouTube: Miranda Sings

Lele Pons, Vine: Lele Pons

Nominees for the 2014 "New Now Next Awards" were selected by the New Now Next Academy, a mix of industry experts from television, film, music, literature, art and new media, as well as a survey of the LOGO TV audience.

Ryan Kroft, Cleve Keller and Dave Noll are the executive producers for the 2015 "New Now Next Awards." Joe Buoye is Executive in Charge. Vaughn Schoonmaker is producer.

Now in its seventh year, Logo TV's "New Now Next Awards" have earned a reputation for breaking new ground in pop culture. Lady Gaga performed live for the first time on television, the cast of Bridesmaids made their first televised appearance together and the event honored Josh Hutcherson as the next big thing long before The Hunger Games was a worldwide phenomenon.

ABOUT Logo TV - LOGO TV is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms. Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories. Logo is part of MTV's network of brands including MTV, MTV2, MTV.com, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos



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