With Logo shifting away from a queer-centric lineup this month, we were curious to see how that would affect the channel’s annual NewNowNext Awards, airing April 9 at 10pm.
Last year saw appearances by Lady Gaga, Robyn and the cast of Bridesmaids. If this year’s lineup of presenters and performers is any indication, it’s a transitional period for the network: Willam, Ross Matthews, Adam Lambert, Perez Hilton and TV personality George Kotsiopoulos definitely fit the three-dollar bill, and you could file Real Housewife Kyle Richards and Cougar Town’s Busy Philipps under “friends of the family.”
But Aisha Tyler? Heather McDonald? And we had to look up Lamorne Morris. (He’s on Fox’s The New Girl.)
The categories are also all over the Kinsey Scale, with Best New Indulgence nominees including AbFab (gay!), Seamless.com (straight!) and Pinterest (ac/dc): and Cause You’re Hot nods are going to Channing Tatum and Henry Cavil (gay!), Naya Rivera (lesbian!) and Novak Djokovic (um, who?).
We’re scratching our head over the Next Must-See Movie picks: Everyone, gay and straight, is gagging to see Avengers, Magic Mike and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. But Ted, the movie in which Scott McFarlane plays a talking teddy bear?
Did they buy a bunch of ads or something?
We’ll be watching the Most Addictive Reality Star category quite closely: In addition to Mob Wives’ Big Ang and Dance Moms‘ Abby Lee Miller, ousted Drag Race contender Willam got a nomination.
Do NNN producers know something we don’t? (like maybe Willam is the queen coming back on tonight’s episode?)
Damn it, you know we’ll be watching!