Highlights from the 2011 NewNowNext Awards


Last night, Logo (AfterEllen.com’s parent company) aired its 2011 NewNowNext Awards, a show which aims to discover today what will be trending next year. It’s not a conventional award show, which you might have already figured out if you’ve had a look at some of the categories, which include “Best Show You¹re Not Watching,” “The OMFG New Media Award” and “Most Addictive Reality Star,” among others.

The show was hosted by James Van Der Beek, who playfully embraced any assumption we might have about him being out of his element. For his trouble, he picked up the “#zOMG Internet Award” for his JamesVanDerMemes.com website. He shared that award with writer/actress Carrie Fisher, who was also rightfully acknowledged for her frequently amazing Tweets (@CarrieFFisher).

This year, some of the winners of note included Bridesmaids (“Next Must See Movie”), Oh Land (“Brink of Fame Artist”) and Pretty Little Liars (“TV You Betta Watch” category).

Maya Rudolph and her Bridesmaids castmates

Torrey DeVitto and Keegan Allen accept for Pretty Little Liars

Tabatha Coffey (Tabatha’s Salon Takeover) won for “Most Addictive Reality Star.”


And Lady Gaga was honored with the “Always Next, Forever Now Award,” which is fitting considering that she performed at the inaugural NNN Award show in New York back in 2008. She recalls that performance, bumps and all, in the clip of her acceptance speech below.


Below are some clips of the live performances from the show.

Oh Land performed “White Lights”:


Wynter Gordon performed “Dirty Talk”:


Oh Land performed “Sun of A Gun”:


Panic!at the Disco performed “The Ballad of Mona Lisa”: 



Here’s a visit backstage with Robyn, who also performed:


After the show, Logo’s John Polly went backstage and talked to Coffey, Carmen Electra, Aubrey O’Day, Sara Rue, Lisa Lampanelli and some of the other celebs in attendance.



If you missed the show, you can watch it in its entirety here.

What did you think of the NewNowNext Awards?


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