via press release:





Event Honoring the Year’s Best New Actors, Artists, Films, Television And More to Feature Appearances by Laverne Cox, Charli XCX, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, A Great Big World,

Tyler Oakley And Lance Bass



New York, November 13, 2014 – Logo TV today announced that emerging pop princess Betty Who is slated to make her television award show debut during Logo TV’s 2014 “New Now Next” Awards premiering on Logo TV on Sunday, December 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and MTV on December 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT from Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami, South Beach. The event, which kicks off Art Basel and serves as the definitive farewell party for 2014 and predictor to who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come, will also feature appearances from Laverne CoxCharli XCXMeghan TrainorNick JonasA Great Big World, Tyler Oakley and Lance Bass. Additional performers, presenters and guests will be announced at a later date.


Following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga, who made her television debut on the “New Now Next Awards” in 2008, Betty Who will perform one of the tracks from her debut album “Take Me When You Go.” She’s also nominated alongside Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Mary Lambert and Meghan Trainor in the best new musician (female) category.


“I’m so excited to be a part of this year’s New Now Next Awards, and it’s such an honour to have been nominated alongside such powerhouse ladies,” said Betty Who.  “I’m such a fan of all the other women in the category so honestly just to be on the same list as them is so cool.”


This year’s nominations span categories across television, film, music, theater, social media, literature, fashion and art. Nominees that scored multiple nods include the films: Gone GirlGuardians of the GalaxyDear White PeopleObvious Child, The Fault In Our Stars; the television programs: TransparentLooking and Broad City and theater productions: CabaretThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeThis is Our Youth and A Raisin in The Sun. Fans can vote now at


The nominees for the 2014 “New Now Next Awards” are:




Best New Television Series:

Broad City

How To Get Away With Murder





Best New Television Actor:

Jay Duplass, Transparent

Jonathan Groff, Looking

Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley

Pedro Pascal, Game of Thrones

Justin Theroux, The Leftovers


Best New Television Actress:

Ilana Glazer, Broad City

Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent

Molly Parker, House of Cards

Katie Stevens, Faking It

Lorraine Toussaint, Orange is the New Black


Best New Television Personality:

Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live

Bianca Del Rio, RuPaul’s Drag Race

John Oliver, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Gwen Stefani, The Voice

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey




Best Motion Picture By a New Filmmaker:

Dear White People, Justin Simien

The Fault in Our Stars, Josh Boone

Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn

Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho

The Theory of Everything, James Marsh


Best New Screenwriter:

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Craig Johnson (with Mark Heyman), The Skeleton Twins

Gillian Robespierre, Obvious Child

Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Love Is Strange

Justin Simien, Dear White People


Best New Lead Film Actor

Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood

Ansel Elgort, The Fault In Our Stars

Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner

Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy

Miles Teller, Whiplash


Best New Lead Film Actress

Carrie Coon, Gone Girl

Natalie Dormer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Jenny Slate, Obvious Child




Best New Musician (Male)


Nick Jonas

John Newman

Paolo Nutini

Sam Smith


Best New Musician (Female)

Iggy Azalea

Charli XCX

Mary Lambert

Meghan Trainor

Betty Who


Best New Music Group

A Great Big World








Best New Broadway Production (Musical)

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical


Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill


Best New Broadway Production (Play)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

It’s Only a Play

Mothers and Sons

A Raisin in The Sun

This Is Our Youth


Best New Broadway Lead Actor

Michael Cera, This Is Our Youth

Bryan Cranston, All The Way

Rupert Grint, It’s Only a Play

Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men

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


Best New Broadway Lead Actress

Rose Byrne, You Can’t Take It With You

Tavi Gevinson, This Is Our Youth

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Real Thing

Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in The Sun

Michelle Williams, Cabaret


Nominees for the 2014 “New Now Next Awards” were selected by the New Now Next Academy, a mix of industry experts from television, film, music, literature, art and new media, as well as a survey of the Logo TV audience. In the coming weeks, Logo TV will announce performers, presenters and special guests as well as reveal the nominations in the academy winner selected categories: “Best New Fashion Designer,” “Best New Art Exhibition,” “Best New Fiction (Literature)” and “Best New Nonfiction (Literature)”. Additionally, nominees for two socially voted categories, “Best New Social Influencer (Male)” and “Best New Social Influencer (Female)” will be announced soon.


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 2015 “New Now Next Awards.” Joe Buoye is Executive in Charge. Vaughn Shoonmaker 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.




Logo TV is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms. Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories.  Logo is part of MTV’s network of brands including MTV, MTV2,, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams.

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