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THE 2007 GLITTER AWARDS WINNERS (Official 2007 program book cover- below)
The award is voted on by the gay press as well as foreign and domestic gay & lesbian film festivals. This award is for outstanding achievement of work which narrates true gay life events in an original, controversial manner.
GLITTER AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY: THE LADY IN QUESTION IS CHARLES BUSCH
PRESENTED BY: Luenell & Jaason Simmons
ACCEPTED BY: Charles Ignacio & John Catania (Filmmakers-Co-directors "The Lady in Question is Charles Busch")
INDIE FILM AWARD
The award is given to a U.S. independent gay themed motion picture. This award is for a filmmaker, who with scarce resources, or a limited budget, has been able to bring his/her vision to the screen.
GLITTER AWARD: INDIE FILM AWARD: QUINCEANERA (SONY PICTURES CLASSICS)
AWARD PRESENTED BY: Alexandra Paul
AWARD ACCEPTED BY: Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer (Filmmakers "Quinceanera")
GAY PRESS AWARD
The award is voted on by entertainment editors, film critics, or writers of a gay publication.
GLITTER AWARD - GAY PRESS AWARD: QUINCEANERA (SONY PICTURES CLASSICS)
AWARD PRESENTED BY: Carlease Burke & Jonah Blechman
AWARD ACCEPTED BY: Wash Westmoreland & Richard Glatzer (Filmmakers "Quinceanera")
BEST LESBIAN FEATURE
The award is given to a gay themed motion picture which reveals woman’s issues including, but not limited to sexuality, intimacy, relationships, their struggles, hopes and experiences in a creative and original manner.
GLITTER AWARD - BEST LESBIAN FEATURE: IMAGINE YOU AND ME (FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES)
AWARD PRESENTED BY: Luenell & Jaason Simmons
AWARD ACCEPTED BY: Jennifer Black (20th Century Fox) - Distributor
BEST FOREIGN FILM AWARD
The award is given to a gay themed motion picture created and produced in a non-U.S.territory.
GLITTER AWARD - BEST FOREIGN FILM: THE HISTORY BOYS (FOX SEARCHLIGHT FILMS)
PRESENTED BY:Geri Jewel & David Bottnell
AWARD ACCEPTED BY: JENNIFER BLACK (DISTRIBUTOR)
FOREIGN G & L FILM FESTIVAL AWARD
Voted on exclusively by the participating foreign gay & lesbian film festivals.
GLITTER AWARD - FOREIGN G & L FILM FESTIVAL AWARD:
THE BLOSSOMING OF MAXIMO OLIVEROS (UNICO ENTERTAINMENT)
AWARD PRESENTED BY: Jason Steed
AWARD ACCEPTED BY: Cindy Sison - Distributor
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
The award is given to a male thespian for outstanding performance in a starring role.
GLITTER AWARD - BEST ACTOR: PAUL DAWSON "SHORTBUS" (THINKFILM)
Voted on by the newly formed Screen Actors Guild LGBT Committee.
PRESENTED BY:Elaine Hendrix
AWARD ACCEPTED BY: MICKEY COTRELL (PUBLICIST of "SHORTBUS" on Behalf of Paul Dawson)
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
The award is given to a male thespian for outstanding performance in a laterally enduring and/or memorable role from the starring role. Selected and voted on by the newly formed Screen Actors Guild LGBT Committee.
GLITTER AWARD - BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - CHALO GONZALEZ ("QUINCEANERA")
PRESENTED BY:Mink Stole
AWARD ACCEPTED BY: Chalo Gonzalez (actor "Quincenera)
The award is given to a female thespian for outstanding performance in a starring role. Selected and voted by the newly formed Screen Actors Guild LGBT Committee.
GLITTER AWARD - BEST ACTRESS - JUDI DENCH "NOTES ON A SCANDAL" (FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES)
PRESENTED BY: Sally Kirkland
AWARD ACCEPTED BY: Jennifer Black (Distributor -"Notes on a Scandal" on behalf of Judi Dench)
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
The awards is given to a female thespian for outstanding performance in a laterally enduring and/or memorable role. Selected and voted by the newly formed Screen Actors Guild LGBT Committee.
GLITTER AWARD - BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - PARKER POSEY "ADAM & STEVE" (TLA RELEASING)
The most coveted award is voted by participating programmers, festival directors of both foreign and domestic gay and lesbian film festivals as well as entertainment editors/critics of gay press publications.
2007 BEST PICTURE - THE HISTORY BOYS
DISTRIBUTOR: FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES
PRESENTED BY: Joe Souza (star of "Naked Boys Singing" -Funny Boy Films)
AWARD ACCEPTED BY: Jennifer Black - 20th Century Fox/Fox Searchlight Pictures(Distributor)
The 2007 International Gay Film Awards –“The Glitter Awards” hosted by actor/comedian Jason Stuart will be held at the Studio Plaza (across from CPK) in the Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 7:00 PM (Arrivals), 8:00 PM (Show) in Hollywood, California. The Awards show this year is by invitation only. The Awards show is open to accredited press, filmmakers, celebrities, industry –members of OTF (Out in Television and Film) and DIVA. For more information contact (323) 876-0975.
The International Gay Film Award is pleased to announce the motion picture and performance nominations for the 2007 Glitter Awards.
THE AWARDS SHOW
The International Gay Film Awards is the only award show to recognize and celebrate gay themed theatrical motion pictures films that have had limited theatrical releases and have been overlooked by the main stream awards shows. These films and works of arts, strong in content, original in themes and defiant to society's expectations is what has made the independent vision of filmmaking what it is today. By changing perceptions of gay life and enhancing the community's visibility worldwide through film, the independent gay films nominated challenge people's ideas of what's normal and accepted. The Award show is held yearly in Hollywood. The event will be an evening to celebrate the theatres, film festivals, distributors, filmmakers, financiers and stars who have contributed in bringing these stories to audiences worldwide. Presenters of the Awards will be celebrities and filmmakers from the independent film community. The awards show seeks to acknowledge the contribution of the filmmakers and the people who help bring these stories to theatres. This select number of films are paving the way for creating understanding and showing the world in many ways that life is full of diversity and many of these stories touch us through the human aspect of our own personal relationships.
2007 NOMINATED MOTION PICTURES
ADAM & STEVE – Tla Releasing
ANOTHER GAY MOVIE – Tla Releasing
APRIL'S SHOWER – (HERE! FILMS)
THE BLOSSOMING OF MAXIMO OLIVEROS (Phillipines)
BROTHERS AT THE HEAD (IFC FILMS)
COFFEE DATE (CELEBRATION PICTURES)
20 CENTIMETERS – Tla Releasing (Spain)
EATING OUT 2: SLOPPY SECONDS – Ariztical Entertainment
EL CIELO DIVIDIDO (BROKEN SKY) – Strand Releasing
GRAN ECOLE (Wellspring) (France)
THE HISTORY BOYS (FOX SEARCHLIGHT)
IMAGINE YOU AND ME (FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES)
INFAMOUS (WARNER INDEPENDENTS)
KINKY BOOTHS (Miramax)
NIGHT LISTENER (Miramax)
THE LADY IN QUESTION IS CHARLES BUSCH
POSTER BOY (Regent Releasing)
UNCONCIOUS –Here Films! (Spain)
THE UNFABULOUS LIFE OF ETHAN GREEN
SAY UNCLE –Tla Releasing
SHEM (H/P Releasing)
SUMMER STORM (HERE! Films)
REINAS (QUEENS) – Here Films! (Spain)
THE GROOMSMEN – Bauer Martinez Entertainment
TIME TO LEAVE (LE TEMPS QUI RESTE) – Strand Releasing (France)
TWO DRIFTERS (ODETE) – Strand Releasing (Portugal)
QUINCEANERA – Sony Pictures Classics
WHORE'S SON – Picture This Entertainment!ZEROPHILIA – Microangel Releasing
The acting nominations were selected from films with a predominantly gay theme released between January 1 and December 31, 2006. The Nominations for performers were selected by the newly created Screen Actors Guild LGBT Caucus. This all inclusive organization focuses on the issues affecting Gay, Bisexual, Trangender and Lesbian actors.
We are very excited to have delegated the nomination of performers to this newly formed group within the Screen Actors Guild. It gives the nominations credibility by having a group of their peers nominating those who have contributed with their performances to gay themed motion pictures." Says Jorge Ameer, founder and executive director.
"This years nominations show how gay cinema is as strong and diverse as ever in 2006. The performances in these films show us as humans like our straight brothers and sisters. We have good days and bad days just like everyone else. And our emotions, passion and most importantly our love runs as deep as we are all part of, and share the human condition. It shows how, as humans, we are all connected.
Wilson Cruz-Coffee Date
Robert Stadloker-Summer Storm
Annette Bening-Running With Scissors
Betiana Blum-Queens (REINAS)
Dame Judy Dench-Notes on a Scandal
Best Supporting Actor-
Steve Carrell-Little Miss Sunshine
Jason Stuart-Coffee Date
Best Supporting Actress-
Sally Kirkland-Coffee Date
Parker Posey-Adam and Steve
Mink Stole-Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds
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THE 2007 GLITTER AWARDS SHOW HOST
Actor and Comedian JASON STUART has become one of the top openly gay performers in the country. And is now touring with his stand up show THE LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT SHOW He was born in the Bronx, New York and raised in Los Angeles, California by a very crazy and lovable Jewish family. His show has been seen all over the country, entertaining crowds in comedy clubs, colleges, and Gay events to sell out performances!
As an actor, recently guest starred on GEORGE LOPEZ, playing the fussy manager again! and a sketch on “MIND OF MENCIA”. On the new medical drama HOUSE, M. D., directed by Bryan Singer (X-MEN) and Showtime's improv-style comedy FAT ACTRESS starring Kristie Alley. He is best know for his recurring role on the ABC sitcom MY WIFE & KIDS starring Damon Wayans, playing a gay shrink. This was ground breaking television. Jason has been seen all over television guest starring on the Emmy winning WILL & GRACE twice! CHARMED with Shannon Doherty and Alyssa Milano, STRONG MEDICINE with Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement), PROVIDENCE opposite Melina Kanaredes, NORM SHOW, THE DREW CAREY SHOW with his old pal Drew and Kathy Kinny, MURDER, SHE WROTE with Angela Landsbury and SUNSET BEAT with George Clooney.
Jason’s work as a stand-up comic has brought him to the best comedy clubs, including The Laugh Factory's, Improv's, Funny Bone's, Punchline's, Comedy Zones and so many more. He was asked to perform at The Montreal Comedy Festival, Toyota Comedy Festival, Holland Comedy Festival and Vail Comedy Festival. Jason has been honored to host the music festival at THE MILLENNIUM MARCH in D.C and many AIDS Benefits & Gay Prides all over the USA. And if that’s not enough, his comedy has brought him to Harrah’s in Las Vegas, Broadway’s Town Hall Theater twice! and to a recent tour in Europe. He enjoyed much success performing stand up comedy on TV including Comedy Central’s OUT THERE, SHOWTIME, A&E, FOX TV and more! His outrageous wit has been seen in over a 100 local TV talk shows around the USA, Canada and Holland. Also he is included in ”OUT LAUGH!”“Ticked Pink”(LOGO) and "God & Gays” documentaries. As a “talking head he has been all over VH1 and TV LAND.
The college circuit has embraced Jason from the smallest towns to major cities throughout the United States and Canada. He was also invited to perform at Seven National Associations of Campus Activities Conventions. His work on campuses has grown so that in addition to doing stand-up comedy, he has become a popular lecturer on at such fortune 500 companies as Motorola, ATT, The Out And Equal Conference and a comedy tour for The Human Rights Campaign to name a few. He is also proud to be the Chairman of the first ever SAG LGBT COMMITTEE and the Lifeworks Mentoring Program.
A very talented character actor, the indie film world has given Jason many diverse roles…including including COFFEE DATE (Nominated for best supporting actor for the Glitter Awards) with Wilson Cruz and Jonathan Silverman, the drama’s AMERICAN PRIMITIVE opposite Tate Donavan, SAN SABA opposite Angus Macfadyen, TWISTED FAITH opposite Elaine Hendrix, GHOSTS NEVER SLEEP opposite Oscar winner Faye Dunaway and Tony Goldwyn and the AIDS drama LETTING GO. In addition to the comedy’s satire A DAY WITH OUT A MEXICAN and PING PONG PLAYA. A few years back he made a bid splash by starring in and co-producing 10 ATTITUDES with Michael Gallant (also the director). This dogma style romantic comedy has won the best picture award at the Barcelona Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in addition to selling out at several other film festivals around the world. Co-starring his friends Alexandra Paul, David Faustino, Jim J. Bullock and Judy Tenuta.
Jason has worked with so many wonderful actors in the studio films. Such as PUFF, PUFF, PASS with Mekhi Phifer, LOST AND FOUND with David Spade, VEGAS VACATION with Chevy Chase, KINDERGARDEN COP with Arnold Schwartzenegger, CROSS MY HEART with Martin Short and HBO’s GIA with Oscar winner Angelina Jolie. In the theater, Jason has worked on plays from Landford Wilson to William Shakespeare. Some of his stage credits include MISTER ROBERTS, NIGHT OF JANUARY 16th, The CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, THE SAND CASTLE, CORIOLANUS, the AGLA Award winner, PANIC IN GRIFFITH PARK and recently QUESTIONS & ANSWERS.
Jason has been profiled everywhere from TV’s ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and EXTRA to almost every news and interview show across the country. He’s been featured in the LA TIMES three times, written articles for The Advocate and Genre Magazine. In addition to a column in EXP Magazine and on gaywired.com. He came out nationally on THE GERALDO SHOW and has been on the cover of over thirty or so magazines in last twelve years.
In the last year he has been seen all over TV as a celebrity panelist on VH1's LOVE LOUNGE as well as a "taking head" in THE COOLEST YEARS and several others shows on VH1. He appeared on the new documentary TICKLED PINK on the new gay channel LOGO and TV LAND. Also many episodes of MATCH GAME, MAKE ME LAUGH in addition to talk shows like MAURY POVICH and MERV GRIFFIN.
And last but not least, Jason has released his stand up comedy CD GAY COMEDY WITHOUT A DRESS available on his website www.jasonstuart.com. And just completed his new first stand up comedy special JASON STUART: MAKING IT TO THE MIDDLE which he also produced. This man cannot be stopped! No one said he was going to play it safe.
Modern Artists 323.871.2888 / www.jasonstuart.com
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