I Bought A Blue Car Today at Feinstein's was included in Time Out New York's Top 10 Best of Cabaret. (I was actually No.2, only to be topped by my friend Bridget Everett.)
I headed down to Miami to recieve the Task Force Leadership Award.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force recognizes the leadership and contributions of individuals who have made significant contributions to the progressive movement in general and the fight for equality for LGBT people specifically
I went to LA to receive the Point Foundation Courage award.
In my speech I talked about how I didn't feel I was courageous. I feel I just live my life and tell my story. But I do understand that I have some power. So, with the help of my Point Foundation mentee (I became one of their mentors after attending an event in NYC), we coined the phrase 'responsible use of power' and that is the spirit in which I accepted the award!
After my performance of I Bought A Blue Car Today at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco I was given a Proclamation from the State of California.
Congratulations and welcome to the Castro Theatre as you bring us your highly acclaimed hit show 'Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today!' I commend your many successes on the stage, screen and television as you continue to share your wit and charm with your audiences. I further commend your selfless commitment to raising funds and awareness for issues impacting the LGBTQ community. It is through the efforts of individuals such as you that the future becomes brighter for all. Congratulations and thank you!
-Mark Leno-Senator, 3rd District, July 10th, 2010
Theater Offensive, the theater company that specialises in queer culture and politics based in Boston, honored me with their inaugural Out On The Edge Award for my impact on LGBT culture through bold artistry and leadership.
Sadly I wasn't able to go and get it due to work committments but the lovely Christian Sirriano went in my stead and I made this video to be played on the evening.
For my album I Bought A Blue Car Today, I received the 2010 Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording. Also being honored that night were Elaine Stritch and Mitzi Gaynor, so I was in pretty legendary company! Here's a piece from Playbill about the event.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label nominated me for their Great Scot Award 2010 for my outstanding contribution to film.