Kristin Chenoweth to Perform at the New Now Next Awards

Darren Criss will host and Cyndi Lauper will narrate the Logo TV awards show
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Kristin Chenoweth

This year's Now Next Awards has lined up its talent.

The Logo TV event, which bids 2014 goodbye and predicts who and what will dominate pop culture in the coming year, will be hosted by actor and singer Darren Criss. Kicking off Art Basel from Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami, South Beach, the awards show will feature a performance by Kristin Chenoweth from her live CD "Coming Home". The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer joins previously announced performers Betty Who and Jessie J, who will sing her hit "Burning Up".

Set to narrate the show, which will air on Logo TV on Sunday, Dec. 7 and on MTV on Friday, Dec. 12, is Cyndi Lauper. She joins a growing list of special appearances from actors, including Nick CannonTyler GlennLooking stars Raul Castillo and Frankie Alvarez, Girl Code's Nicole Byer, Awkward’s Molly Tarlov, and Faking It’s Katie Stevens and Michael J. Willett.

"So many talented and diverse voices broke new ground in music, television, film, theater and the arts this year,” said Chenoweth. "I am beyond excited to celebrate the latest and greatest at the New Now Next Awards with a special performance that infuses a new and modern twist into some classics."

Joe Jonas will serve as the celebrity DJ for the event. Other previously announced appearances include Orange is the New Black stars Laverne CoxDanielle BrooksLorraine Toussaint and Lea DeLariaNick JonasCharli XCXMary Lambert, A Great Big World, Fifth Harmony, Perez HiltonTyler OakleyLance Bass and Bianca Del Rio.

Criss added: "What can I say, I'm really pumped to be able to go Miami with such an amazing group of performers, nominees and special guests. My New Now Next Award was one of the first honors I ever received, so it's a thrill to be back with Logo TV hosting what promises to be an exciting evening."

This year’s nominations categories include television, film, music, theater, social media, literature, fashion and art. See the full list of nominees:

Television 

Best New Television Series

Broad City

How To Get Away With Murder

Looking

Outlander

Transparent

 

Best New Television Actor

Jay DuplassTransparent

Jonathan GroffLooking

Thomas MiddleditchSilicon Valley

Pedro PascalGame of Thrones

Justin TherouxThe Leftovers

 

Best New Television Actress

Ilana GlazerBroad City

Gaby HoffmannTransparent

Molly ParkerHouse of Cards

Katie StevensFaking It

Lorraine ToussaintOrange is the New Black

 

Best New Television Personality

Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live

Bianca Del Rio, RuPaul’s Drag Race

John OliverLast Week Tonight With John Oliver

Gwen StefaniThe Voice

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

 

Film

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 FlynnGone Girl

Craig Johnson (with Mark Heyman), The Skeleton Twins

Gillian RobespierreObvious Child

Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Love Is Strange

Justin SimienDear White People

 

Best New Lead Film Actor

Ellar ColtraneBoyhood

Ansel ElgortThe Fault In Our Stars

Dylan O’BrienThe Maze Runner

Chris PrattGuardians of the Galaxy

Miles TellerWhiplash

 

Best New Lead Film Actress

Carrie CoonGone Girl

Natalie DormerThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Gugu Mbatha-RawBelle

Rosamund PikeGone Girl

Jenny SlateObvious Child

 

Music

Best New Musician (Male)

Hozier

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

Bastille

Bleachers

Disclosure

Pentatonix

 

Theater

Best New Broadway Production (Musical)

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Cabaret

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

If/Then

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

 

Fashion

Best New Fashion Designer

Becca McCharen, Chromat

Shayne Oliver, Hood By Air

Rachel Mansur & Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel

Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Public School

Rosie Assoulin, Rosie Assoulin

 

Literature

Best New Author (Fiction)

B. J. Novak, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

Courtney Maum, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

Edan Lepucki, California

Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing

Phil Klay, Redeployment

 

Art

Best New Art Exhibition

Cory Arcangel, tl;dr

Jacolby Satterwhite, Transit

Kara Walker, A Subtlety

Kehinde Wiley, The World Stage: Haiti

Lucien Smith, Tigris

 

Social Influencers

Best New Social Influencer (Male):

Robby Ayala, Vine: Robby Ayala

John Green & Hank Green, YouTube: Vlog Brothers

Logan Paul, Vine: Logan Paul

Mitch Grassi & Scott Hoying, YouTube: Superfruit

Troye Sivan, YouTube: Troye Sivan

 

Best New Social Influencer (Female)

Allicattt, YouTube: Allicattt

Jessi Smiles, Vine: Jessi Smiles

Brittany Furlan, Vine: Brittany Furlan

Colleen Ballinger, YouTube: Miranda Sings

Lele Pons, Vine: Lele Pons

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