Logo announces nominees for 2011 NewNowNext Awards: Darren Criss, Willow Smith, 'Skins,' and many more

newnownextImage Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC; John P. Johnson/HBO; Danny Feld/ABC Family; Eike Schroter/CBSWhat’s new, now, and next in pop culture? Well, for the fourth year in a row, Logo is attempting to figure that out: The gay and lesbian cable network has just announced the nominees for its annual NewNowNext Awards, which will will air on Monday, April 11, at 10 p.m. This year’s nominees — a diverse group that cuts across TV, film, music, print, and new media — range from Glee‘s Darren Criss and the @CarrieFFisher on Twitter feed to Archie Panjabi from The Good Wife to Willow Smith in categories like Brink of Fame: Actor and TV You Betta Watch. The awards are decided by a public vote, which opened today NewNowNext.com.

The NewNowNext Awards aren’t intended as a “look at the year that passed, but will instead focus on what is up-and-coming in popular culture in 2011 and beyond,” according to a press release. Okay, but really? Really. The awards show actually has the distinction of airing Lady Gaga’s first televised performance on the inaugural 2008 edition. There’s some new and now and next for ya!

And at this year’s NewNowNext Awards, Entertainment Weekly will present the first-ever Entertainment Weekly Inspiration Award, which will honor an entertainer who inspires hope and change through his or her work and public service. Who’ll take it home? Tune in on April 11 to find out.

The full list of NewNowNext Awards nominees below. Who do you think will/should win?

Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man)
Darren Criss (Fox’s Glee)
Donald Glover (NBC’s Community)
Emma Stone (Spider-Man)
Roony Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

@CarrieFFisher on Twitter
Mike Tompkins
Sassy Gay Friend

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

Angry Birds
Netflix Watch Instantly
New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys — Summer Tour 2011
TJ Kelly, The A-List: New York (Logo)

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)

Amber Heard (Zombieland)
Archie Panjabi (CBS’ The Good Wife)
Ben Cohen (Rugby Player, Activist)
Jess Williams (ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy)
Joe Manganiello (HBO’s True Blood)
Sofia Vergara (ABC’s Modern Family)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Smurfs
Water For Elephants
X-Men: First Class

Oh Land
Sleigh Bells
Two Door Cinema Club
Willow Smith
Wynter Gordon

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Comments (17 total) Add your comment
  • gato

    Does this mean Carmen wins drag Race??

    • jasper

      who cares ?

      • calebin2004

        no, jujubee was nominated last year and she didnt win, its a decoy again, yara sofia FTW

  • Mr. Holloway

    Next Must See Movie: “The Smurfs”? REALLY?!

    Also, “Skins” for “TV You Betta Watch”…do they mean “…Before It Gets Canceled”?

  • Anne

    “Cause your hot” should be “Cause you’re hot”. I hope that’s EW’s error and not their’s!

    • Katja

      That’s what I thought. Also….I’d prefer if they included the appropriate apostrophe before “cause” since it’s cut down from “because.” It should be: ’cause. Or they could just write “Cuz ur hot” and really hit me where it hurts!

  • tj086

    1 girl 5 gays? Exploiting gay stereotypes (I can’t even type all the sex questions or they’ll be blocked)and b*tching about each other? This is what’s “new, next and next” for the gay community? OR…is it because LOGO airs the show.

    • mark

      You clearly haven’t watched enough of the show to make an informed opinion.

  • fierce

    I LOVE 1GIRL5GAYS!!!!!!!

  • Jody

    Yay Joe Manganiello! I always love to see True Blood up for an award. He’s definitely hot!

  • gigi

    Cute categories. I think I will be frequenting Damnyouautocorrect.com

  • Peyton

    whoo NKOTBSB!!!

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  • Kendra

    DARREN FREAKING CRISS!!! Its AHB-VIOUS that hes going to win in his nominated category!!!! <3

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