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.

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