Outfest executive director Steven Gutwilling announced Tuesday the nominees for the first Outfest Screen Idol Awards.
Actor nominees are Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp for “Before Night Falls”; Robert Downey Jr., “Wonder Boys”; Dan Futterman, “Urbania”; and Stuart Wells, “Billy Elliot.”
Actresses are Ellen DeGeneres, Chloe Sevigny and Vanessa Redgrave for “If These Walls Could Talk 2”; Julianna Margulies, “What’s Cooking”; and Maria Schrader, “Aimee & Jaguar.”
Winners will be selected by a national vote online at www.outfest.org. Voting runs from today through April 15. Winners will be outed April 20.
Outfest was created to honor the best performances by an actor in a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender role in features and telepics.