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LOGO Announces NewNowNext Awards

LOGO today announced the NewNowNext Awards, a multi-platform awards event focusing on the 'new and up-and-coming' and covering a range of categories on the internet, film, television and music. They'll be telecast on June 7th and feature musical performances by The Cliks, Lady GaGa and Dangerous Muse and presenters will include filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell (Short Bus), actress Heather Matarazzo (Exes & Ohs), designer Christian Siriano (Project Runway) and musician Cyndi Lauper. Viewers will be able to experience different aspects of the event across a number of platforms, including on-air, online at the event’s principal website and on mobile devices.

This morning LOGO released the clip above featuring Cazwell and Amanda Lepore to announce the nominees and I'm honored that Towleroad was included (along with Dlisted, Queerty, and Dorothy Surrenders) under the category of "Totally Most Rad Sickest Blog Ever." I think it goes without saying that we'd love your vote. I guess I just said it.

Towleroad and a few other blogs and third-party sites were asked to host additional award categories that aren't included in these nominations. More on that later.

NewNowNext Awards [official site]

You can view the other categories and nominees AFTER THE JUMP...

Brink of Fame: Actor

Candis Cayne
Cheyenne Jackson
Ellen Page
John Barrowman
Michelle Paradise

OMFG Internet Award

I'm F***ing Ben Affleck, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, ABC
Planet Unicorn

Best Show You're Not Watching

Bad Girls, Logo
Greek, ABC
Family Mad Men, AMC
The Sarah Silverman Program, Comedy Central
Torchwood, BBC America

Most Guiltiest Pleasure

A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Dante's Cove
Janice Dickinson's Modeling Agency

Most Addictive Reality Star

Christian Siriano, Project Runway
Heidi & Spencer, The Hills
Jackie Warner, Work Out
New York, I Love New York
Ronnie, Make Me a Supermodel

Totally Most Rad Sickest Blog Ever
Dorothy Surrenders

Cause You're Hot

Candis Cayne
Cheyenne Jackson
Jensen Atwood
Jill Bennett
Tina Fey

Brink of Fame: Comic

Billy Eichner
Bridget McManus
Julie Goldman
Scott Ryan
Vidur Kapur

Brink of Fame: Music Artist

Chris Garneau
Eric Himan
God-des & She
Missy Higgins
The Cliks

Best Future Feature

Another Gay Sequel
Breakfast with Scot
Finn's Girl
Out at the Wedding
The Gymnast

Brink of Fame: Filmmaker

Ash Christian
Carter Smith
Dee Rees
Jamie Babbitt
Maurice Jamal
Soman Chainani

The Kylie Award: Next International Crossover

Leona Lewis

BreakOut Destination

Bahia, Brazil
Granada, Nicaragua
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reykjavík, Iceland
Nuuk, Greenland

Brink of Fame: Author

T. Cooper
Perry Moore
Robert Leleux
Christopher Barzak
Tom Dolby

Because You Deserve An Award

Ari Gold
Luke McFarlane
Margaret Cho
Gossip Girl
Andre J

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  1. And let the Amanda Lapore bashing begin!

    Posted by: Paul R | May 1, 2008 7:14:23 PM

  2. Oh, and by the way Andy, Congratulations! You definitely should win.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 1, 2008 7:15:47 PM

  3. Those are seriously the stupidest fucking categories ever created. Ever.

    Posted by: crispy | May 1, 2008 7:28:29 PM

  4. "And let the Amanda Lapore bashing begin!"

    I hate when people use the word bash like that. Reminds me of ACT UP days when the group would disagree with someone, and that person would respond: I feel like I been bashed! unless you feel the true pain of being left dead in a gutter bleeding profusely from the head, then you ain't been bashed.

    Posted by: Lito S. | May 1, 2008 7:38:03 PM

  5. MTV's LOGO might seem gay-friendly. However, I think it's actually designed to marginalize the male-male sexual interaction. MTV has created a ghetto for the male-male sexual interaction, basically. After all, we can't have men kissing on MTV's mainstream channel, now can we....

    Just remember that MTV has effectively excluded gay and bisexual men from its current bisexual dating show. In contrast, it has allowed gay and bisexual women to appear on it. This tells you everything you need to know about MTV: it mainstreams female sexual fluidity but marginalizes male sexual fluidity, right in line with the sleazy straight guy fetish. Thumbs down to MTV.

    Posted by: jason | May 1, 2008 8:10:33 PM

  6. Janet Jackson is the featured performer and is being presented the special AlwaysNowForeverNext award.

    Maybe it was just an oversight in your list.

    Posted by: mikel1814 | May 1, 2008 8:35:32 PM

  7. Jason, I don't know where you're getting the idea that MTV has something against gay men. MTV has been one of the most, if not the most inclusive network when it comes to their programming. Real World, Road Rules, Undressed (DEFINITELY Undressed). The show you are talking about is based around a bisexual WOMAN! So of course gay men aren't going to be included. And seriously would you want to see gay men play part in that Flavor of Love rip off?

    Posted by: Pekemo | May 1, 2008 8:59:25 PM

  8. Cazwell and Amanda Lepore did a horrible job naming these nominees. GREAT perfomers like John Barrowman, Cheyenne Jackson, Julie Goldman & Margaret Cho deserve better than this.

    Posted by: Hephaestion | May 1, 2008 9:02:15 PM

  9. Oh goodie, just what we need is another round of awards. Another television network trying to claim some relevance in the community and be with it. Mind you MTV does a pretty good job at putting on vacuous pop award shows that allow those attending to stroke themselves as the viewing audience gets soaked.

    Posted by: kujhawker | May 1, 2008 9:46:53 PM

  10. ditto Crispy's comment - another insult to gay culture. "the OMFG Internet award"?!?!? grow the fuck up. two-bit nightclub "celebrities" and canned reality show winners do not an awards show make.

    towleroad - I hope you lose this one simply so you can remain both an aspirational and inspirational read for more gay men. and sheesh - do you REALLY want to be known for "totally most rad sickest hot tranny mess.... ever"? yeah - I thought not.

    Posted by: resurrect | May 2, 2008 12:16:28 AM

  11. Does anyone seriously think that MTV's current bisexual dating show is designed to further the understanding of bisexuality? Puh--lease! It's designed to titillate moronic straight guys by depicting girl-on-girl action. The show is like a regular porn movie where heterosexuality and female bisexuality are allowed to co-exist, but not male bisexuality.

    It should be noted by all members of the GLBT community that MTV has essentially chosen to ban gay and bisexual men from appearing on this show. MTV can fuck off as far as I'm concerned.

    Posted by: mark | May 2, 2008 4:27:28 AM

  12. ditto crispy and resurrect. i'm becoming less interested in being "gay" with every passing year. maybe it's just trash culture in general, but i'm pretty sick of "faggots and whores and freaks" being the face of the gay community.

    Posted by: brad | May 2, 2008 6:42:21 AM

  13. i mean "faggots", by the way, not in a derogatory sense to homosexual men, but by mincing, attention-starved, maladjusted lispers who wouldn't be less relateable to me if they slept with women and watched basketball.

    Posted by: brad | May 2, 2008 6:50:23 AM

  14. christ, i must be grumpy this morning.

    Posted by: brad | May 2, 2008 6:52:31 AM

  15. Amanda Lapore is "our" Paris Hilton. Whether we like her or not, the gay media is gonna continue to push her because of her freak factor, which is sad.

    Posted by: qjersey | May 2, 2008 7:58:24 AM

  16. Wow, she's really proud of that vagina. Jeez.

    All joking aside, I can't imagine anyone introducing themselves by boasting about their fully functional genitalia... I'm sure it coast a boatload and is quite pretty, but it reduces her to a body part and makes her look like a joke.

    No bashing intended, she's probably great at what she does, whatever that is... entertainment? I dunno.

    Posted by: johnny | May 2, 2008 8:16:17 AM

  17. "faggots, freaks and whores being the face of the gay community."

    Well, then, Brad: gay men who are traditionally masculine (or think they are) shouldn't have waited until the 1970s to come out of the closet. Y'all HOMOSEXUALS should have come out of the closet in ancient times, and throughout all the proceedng centuries, like us "faggots, freaks and whores."

    Malakois, Catamites and Arsenokoitais forever!

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 2, 2008 9:22:05 AM

  18. 'Faggots' not in a derogatory sense, just as "mincing, attention-starved, maladjusted lispers?" You mean that in a good way?

    Get a grip and get over yourself. I'm sick of these pathetic, self-loathing bores whining about the "face of the gay community."

    Posted by: theo | May 2, 2008 4:35:26 PM

  19. yeah, i guess, theo and derrick, but you know what i mean. emotional illness sucks, sure, and we can lay it at the feet of the homophobes for giving us shit all our lives, but the time has come for men and women who DON'T have self-esteem issues to lead the gay community.

    Posted by: brad | May 2, 2008 8:03:55 PM

  20. I'm fairly sure that they meant the awards as a bit of a joke. It's all tongue-in-cheek, a parody of the numerous awards shows that take themselves too seriously.

    There are better things to rage against.

    Posted by: Lee | May 3, 2008 4:13:24 PM

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