Outfest Unveils Nominees for Annual Screen Idol Awards
by Eugene Hernandez
Outfest has unveiled the nominees for its 3rd annual Outfest Screen Idol Awards for outstanding performances in gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered roles in 2002. "The Hours" received four nominations. Voting is open to the public via the Internet.
Nominated for best actress are Salma Hayek for "Frida," Heather Jurgensen for "Kissing Jessica Stein," Bernadette Peters for "Bobbie's Girl," Meryl Streep for "The Hours," and Jennifer Westfeldt for "Kissing Jessica Stein." Nominated in the best supporting actress category are Fanny Ardant for "8 Women," Janeanne Garofalo for "The Laramie Project," Alison Janney for "The Hours," Queen Latifah for "Chicago," and Christina Ricci for "The Laramie Project."
In the actor categories, for best actor the nominees are Stefano Accorsi for "His Secret Life," Shawn Hatosy for "Borstal Boy," Eddie Izzard for "All The Queen's Men," Shane Meier for "The Matthew Shepard Story" and Ian Somerhalder for "The Rules of Attraction." The best supporting actor nominees are Nestor Carbonell for "The Laramie Project," Jeff Daniels for "The Hours," Ethan Embry for "Sweet Home Alabama," Ed Harris for "The Hours," and Dennis Quaid for "Far From Heaven."
Voting for the Screen Idol awards will continue online through April 15, 2003.
[To vote, visit: http://www.planetout.com/popcornq/features/2003/outfest/idols.html.]