Outfest outs thesp noms

Nat'l vote to be conducted online

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.

More Film

  • U.S.-China Film Talks Now Part of

    U.S.-China Film Talks Now Hostage to Trade War (Report)

    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 […]

  • Director Hirokazu Kore-eda holds the Palme

    Why 'Shoplifters' Director Hirokazu Kore-eda is Cannes' Favorite Japanese Auteur

    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 […]

  • John Cho Debra Messing Aneesh Chaganty

    'Searching' Takes Top Audience Award at L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival

    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 […]

  • Happy as Lazzaro Cannes

    Netflix Buys Cannes Winners 'Happy as Lazzaro,' 'Girl' for North America, Latin America

    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 […]

  • Asia Argento arrives for the screening

    Asia Argento Makes Powerful Statement About Cannes' Role in Weinstein Scandal

    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 […]

  • Luc Besson

    Luc Besson Accused of Rape by Actress in France

    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 […]

  • Hirokazu Kore-eda, Spike Lee Win Top

    Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content