Darren Criss, Sofia Vergara, Andrew Garfield and Carrie Fisher Among Logo's 'NewNowNext Awards' 2011 Nominees

Darren_Criss_Sofia_Vergara_Carrie_Fisher_Among_Logos_NewNowNext_Awards_2011_Nominees_20010101Logo, the entertainment network for gays, lesbians and their families and friends announced today the nominees for the 2011 "NewNowNext Awards." Now in its fourth year, this awards show will not look at the year that passed, but will instead focus on what is up-and-coming in popular culture in 2011 and beyond. To that end, the "NewNowNext Awards" gathers icons and stars-on-the-rise to crown the next "big things" in TV, music, film, print and new media long before they hit the mainstream. Starting today, February 7th, anyone can review the nominees and vote for their favorites.

Nominees for the "NewNowNext Awards" were chosen by the "NewNowNext Academy" - a mix of tastemakers from TV, film, music, print and new media. The resulting categories spotlight outrageous distinctions such as; "#zOMG Internet Award" and "Cause You're Hot" along with the more traditional titles of "Brink of Fame Actor /Music Artist" and "Best New Indulgence." A full list of nominees for the categories is below.

New this year, the first-ever Entertainment Weekly Inspiration Award will be presented on the NewNowNext Awards special. The Entertainment Weekly Inspiration Award honors an entertainer who inspires hope and change through his or her work and public service.

Winners will be revealed Monday, April 11th at 10/9C, on Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" 2011 show. The 90-minute special will be taped in front of a live audience of today's hottest emerging and seasoned artists at the legendary Avalon in Hollywood, CA on April 7th. Performers, presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

For more information or to vote, visit NewNowNext.com. The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Brink of Fame: Actor
Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man)
Darren Criss ("Glee," FOX)
Donald Glover ("Community," NBC)
Emma Stone (Spider-Man)
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class)
Roony Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

#zOMG Internet Award
@CarrieFFisher on Twitter
Mike Tompkins
Sassy Gay Friend

TV You Betta Watch
"1 girl 5 gays" (Logo)
"Pretty Little Liars" (ABC Family)
"Skins" (MTV)
"The Game" (BET)
"Tosh.0" (Comedy Central)
"The Vampire Diaries" (The CW)

Best New Indulgence
Angry Birds
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
The Smurfs
Water For Elephants
X-Men: First Class

Brink of Fame: Music Artist
Oh Land
Sleigh Bells
Two Door Cinema Club
Willow Smith
Wynter Gordon


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