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Sam Smith, Ansel Elgort, Natalie Dormer, Looking, Dear White People, Gone Girl and Hedwig and the angry inch dominate LOGO TV’s 2014 “New Now Next Awards”

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Event Kicking Off Art Basel in Miami Hosted By Darren Criss and Featuring Unforgettable Performances from Jessie J, Kristin Chenoweth and Betty Who

Premieres on Sunday, December 7 at 8pm ET/PT

Miami, FL ? December 03, 2014 ? The hottest emerging stars of film, television, music, fashion, social media and literature convened at Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami, South Beach last night to kick off Art Basel in Miami at Logo TV’s “2014 New Now Next Awards,” the definitive farewell party for 2014 and predictor to who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come. The event will premiere on Logo TV on Sunday, December 7 at 8pm ET/PT and MTV on Friday, December 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

The night’s big winners included Sam Smith (Best New Musician- Male), Betty Who (Best New Musician- Female), Natalie Dormer (Best New Lead Film Actress for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1“), Ansel Elgort (Best New Lead Film Actor for “The Fault in Our Stars“), “Looking” (Best New Television Series and Jonathan Groff as Best New Television Actor), Lorraine Toussaint (Best New Television Actress, “Orange is the New Black”), A Great Big World (Best New Music Group), Justin Simien (Best Motion Picture by a New Filmmaker, “Dear White People“), Gillian Flynn (Best New Screenwriter, “Gone Girl“) and “Hedwig and The Angry Inch” (Best New Broadway Production- Musical).

After almost missing his call time, actor and singer Darren Criss jumped out of bed, scrambled to the stage, all while throwing on his clothes to flawlessly host the event after being taunted by the show’s narrator, Cyndi Lauper. Jessie J delivered a fiery performance of her smash hit “Burnin’ Up.” Kristin Chenoweth performed a stunning rendition of “Maybe This Time” from “Cabaret” and earned a standing ovation after receiving the New Now Next Forever Award from “Glee” co-star Darren Criss. Singer Betty Who made her awards show debut with a medley of her hits “Somebody Loves You” and “All of You,” accompanied by synchronized swimmers from the Aqualillies. “Girl Code” star Nicole Byer left the audience roaring with laughter during her impromptu ‘auditions’ for “Orange is the New Black”, “How to Get Away With Murder” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” while Bianca del Rio, reigning Drag Superstar of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” was named Best New Television Personality and offered her unique critique of 2014. Celebrity DJ Joe Jonas kept the turntables hot and crowd moving, while trophy boy Billy Reilich, better known as Nick the Gardener, turned the heat up even more by surprising some award winners in a speedo and also taking a few laps in the pool.

The event featured special appearances by “Orange is the New Black” stars Danielle Brooks, Lorraine Touissant, Laverne Cox & Lea DeLaria, Nick Jonas, Charli XCX, Mary Lambert, “Looking” stars Ra?l Castillo & Frankie Alvarez,Nick Cannon, Tyler Glenn, A Great Big World, Fifth Harmony, Lance Bass, Perez Hilton, Tyler Oakley, Hannah Hart, “Awkward’s” Molly Tarlov, as well as “Faking It’s” Katie Stevens and Michael J. Willett.

The winners for the “2014 New Now Next Awards” (as selected by the Logo TV audience) are as follows:

Television:

Best New Television Series:

Looking

Best New Television Actor:

Jonathan Groff, Looking

Best New Television Actress:

Lorraine Toussaint, Orange is the New Black

Best New Television Personality:

Bianca Del Rio, RuPaul’s Drag Race

 

Film:

Best Motion Picture By a New Filmmaker:

Dear White People, Justin Simien

Best New Screenwriter:

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Best New Lead Film Actor

Ansel Elgort, The Fault In Our Stars

Best New Lead Film Actress

Natalie Dormer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

 

Music:

Best New Musician (Male)

Sam Smith

Best New Musician (Female)

Betty Who

Best New Music Group

A Great Big World

 

Theater:

Best New Broadway Production (Musical)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best New Broadway Production (Play)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best New Broadway Lead Actor

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

Best New Broadway Lead Actress

Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in The Sun

 

Fashion:

Best New Fashion Designer

Rachel Mansur & Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel

 

Literature:

Best New Author (Fiction)

Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing

 

Art:

Best New Art Exhibition

Kara Walker, A Subtlety

 

Social Influencers:

Best New Social Influencer (Male):

Troye Sivan, YouTube: Troye Sivan

Best New Social Influencer (Female):

Brittany Furlan, Vine: Brittany Furlan

 

Sponsors for the 2014 “New Now Next Awards” include Cadillac, Clear Scalp and Hair?, and Yoplait?

Ryan Kroft, Cleve Keller and Dave Noll are the executive producers for the “2014 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.

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