Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, ‘Gone Girl’ Lead Logo’s New Now Next Award Nominations

“Dear White People,” “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Transparent” also land top nods for the awards show which shifts from L.A. to Miami to coincide with Art Basel

Nominations are out for Logo’s 2014 New Now Next Awards honoring “music trendsetters, film visionaries and television groundbreakers,” with Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea leading the way in music, “Gone Girl” and “Dear White People” in film and “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Transparent” in TV.

Now in its seventh year, the New Now Next Awards makes a big move this year from its previous date and home of April in L.A., to December in Miami, coinciding with the weekend of the city’s popular Art Basel festival, the world’s premier international art show for modern and contemporary art.

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The awards show premiere son Logo TV on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will air again on MTV on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The show tapes on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the Surfcomber hotel in Miami’s South Beach.

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Fan voting begins today at the award show’s home page on

The show has attempted to differentiate itself from the crowded awards field as a prognosticator of “who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come.” It’s served with a wink and a nod to the LGBT community as tastemakers, but appealing to a much broader audience, honoring television, film, music, theater, social media, literature, fashion and art.

“The New Now Next Awards are a crystal ball for popular culture. They celebrate the now and introduce fans to what’s on the horizon,” said Ryan Kroft, SVP of Programming Specials and Events for MTV and Logo TV. “The awards honor the artists and creators whose films, shows, music, and even social impact helped define last year and will shape the future. We are thrilled to celebrate their work.”

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Nominees with multiple nods in film include “Gone Girl,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Dear White People,” “Obvious Child,” and “The Fault In Our Stars.” In television, the Amazon series “Transparent,” HBO’s “Looking” and Comedy Central’s “Broad City.” And in theater productions, the Broadway revivial of “Cabaret,” “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” and revivals of “This is Our Youth” and “A Raisin in The Sun.”

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

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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.

The New Now Next Awards premiere on Logo TV on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will air again on MTV on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.