2015

  SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY SHORTLIST Not My Father's Son has been shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize.   The winner will be announced on November 4th at the National Liberal Club.

 

SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY SHORTLIST

Not My Father's Son has been shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize.   The winner will be announced on November 4th at the National Liberal Club.

  ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS AWARD James Lescene presented me with the Absolute Brightness award after a performance of his play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. The award is given to 'a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self'. The first recipient was marriage equality pioneer and LGBT civil rights hero Edie Windsor

 

ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS AWARD

James Lescene presented me with the Absolute Brightness award after a performance of his play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. The award is given to 'a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self'. The first recipient was marriage equality pioneer and LGBT civil rights hero Edie Windsor

SAFE HORIZON HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Safe Horizon helps victims of domestic violence and other forms of abuse. They awarded me their Humaitarian award for telling my own story of abuse in Not My Father's Son

  LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD NOMINATION Not My Father's Son was nominated in the best Bisexual Nonfiction category of the LAMBDA Literary Awards.

 

LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD NOMINATION

Not My Father's Son was nominated in the best Bisexual Nonfiction category of the LAMBDA Literary Awards.

2014

  TAG RESEARCH IN ACTION AWARD Treatment Action Group awarded me with one of their Research in Action Awards for my activism in the fight against AIDS, presented by my good friend Justin Vivian Bond.

 

TAG RESEARCH IN ACTION AWARD

Treatment Action Group awarded me with one of their Research in Action Awards for my activism in the fight against AIDS, presented by my good friend Justin Vivian Bond.

  AUDIE AWARD 2015 AWARDS I won two Audie Awards, in theAutobiography/Memoir and Narration by the Author categories for Not My Father's Son.

 

AUDIE AWARD 2015 AWARDS

I won two Audie Awards, in theAutobiography/Memoir and Narration by the Author categories for Not My Father's Son.

  BISEXUAL BOOK AWARD NOMINATION Not My Father's Son was nominated in the Memoir/Biography category of the Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards.

 

BISEXUAL BOOK AWARD NOMINATION

Not My Father's Son was nominated in the Memoir/Biography category of the Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards.

  GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATION I was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie at the 2015 Golden Globes for my performance as Eli Gold in CBS's The Good Wife  

 

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATION

I was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie at the 2015 Golden Globes for my performance as Eli Gold in CBS's The Good Wife

 

  AUDIBLE AWARD Audible named Not My Father's Son one of the best audiobooks of 2014

 

AUDIBLE AWARD

Audible named Not My Father's Son one of the best audiobooks of 2014

  DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATION I was nominated for the Drama League's Performance of Distinction award for my performance in Cabaret.

 

DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATION

I was nominated for the Drama League's Performance of Distinction award for my performance in Cabaret.

  EMMY AWARD NOMINATION For my voice work as Sebastian Winkleplotz on the popular PBS series Arthur, I was nominatedfor an Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Emmy

 

EMMY AWARD NOMINATION

For my voice work as Sebastian Winkleplotz on the popular PBS series Arthur, I was nominatedfor an Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Emmy

  EARPHONES AWARD Audiofile Magazine gave me an Earphones Award for my reading of the audiobook of Not My Father's Son

 

EARPHONES AWARD

Audiofile Magazine gave me an Earphones Award for my reading of the audiobook of Not My Father's Son

  CITATION FROM NEW YORK CITY HALL I was awarded a Proclamation from New York City Hall for my efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and its many effects

 

CITATION FROM NEW YORK CITY HALL

I was awarded a Proclamation from New York City Hall for my efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and its many effects

2013

  HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club awarded me with the Human Rights Award for support of progressive politics and my work in the LGBT community.  Here I am with fellow honoree Billy Porter 

 

HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club awarded me with the Human Rights Award for support of progressive politics and my work in the LGBT community. 

Here I am with fellow honoree Billy Porter 

AMFAR AWARD OF COURAGE

My lovely chum Liza Minnelli presented me with the AmfAR Award of Courage at their Inspiration Gala at the Plaza Hotel in NYC.

 

  MADE IN NY AWARD I was given a Made in NY award by Mayor Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion.   

 

MADE IN NY AWARD

I was given a Made in NY award by Mayor Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion. 

 

  CATS AWARD I won the CATS (Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland) Best Male Performance award for Macbeth when it was originally mounted by the National Theatre of Scotland at the Tramway in Glasgow  

 

CATS AWARD

I won the CATS (Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland) Best Male Performance award for Macbeth when it was originally mounted by the National Theatre of Scotland at the Tramway in Glasgow

 

  BROADWAYWORLD.COM BEST ACTOR AWARD I was voted by the public Best Leading Actor for Macbeth.  We also won Best Revival, Best Director(s)of A Play an Best Sound Design.

 

BROADWAYWORLD.COM BEST ACTOR AWARD

I was voted by the public Best Leading Actor for Macbeth.  We also won Best Revival, Best Director(s)of A Play an Best Sound Design.

  BAILEY HOUSE ARTS & LEGACY AWARD I was honoured by Bailey House at the 30th anniversary gala with their Arts & Legacy award.  The lovely Wendy Williams presented me with it.    

 

BAILEY HOUSE ARTS & LEGACY AWARD

I was honoured by Bailey House at the 30th anniversary gala with their Arts & Legacy award.  The lovely Wendy Williams presented me with it.

 

 

BROADWAY.COM AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

I won the Broadway.com Audience Choice award for Favourite Actor in a Play for Macbeth. We also won Best Revival of a Play

The people have spoken!

  UNITED SOLO/DRAMA LEAGUE NOMINATIONS For my performance in Macbeth I was nominated for the Drama League Distinguished Performance award and for their annual Award by United Solo  

 

UNITED SOLO/DRAMA LEAGUE NOMINATIONS

For my performance in Macbeth I was nominated for the Drama League Distinguished Performance award and for their annual Award by United Solo

 

  DORIAN/GAYBIE AWARD NOMINATIONS I was nominated for a Dorian Award for Film Performance Of The Year for my portrayal of Rudy in Any Day Now by The Gay And Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association!  They also nominated Any Day Now for LGBT Film Of The Year And TLA nominated myself as Best actor in a Gay themed Movie and Any Day Now for their 2013 Gaybie awards

 

DORIAN/GAYBIE AWARD NOMINATIONS

I was nominated for a Dorian Award for Film Performance Of The Year for my portrayal of Rudy in Any Day Now by The Gay And Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association!  They also nominated Any Day Now for LGBT Film Of The Year

And TLA nominated myself as Best actor in a Gay themed Movie and Any Day Now for their 2013 Gaybie awards

2012

  2012 AUDIOFILE AWARDS I was named AudioFile's Best Voice of the Year award for Macbeth! Also, Bram Stoker's Dracula won AudioFile's Best Audiobook of the Year 2012!

 

2012 AUDIOFILE AWARDS

I was named AudioFile's Best Voice of the Year award for Macbeth! Also, Bram Stoker's Dracula won AudioFile's Best Audiobook of the Year 2012!

  EARPHONE AWARD Audiofile Magazine gave me their Earphone Award for my reading of Macbeth, releasedby Simon and Shuster.        

 

EARPHONE AWARD

Audiofile Magazine gave me their Earphone Award for my reading of Macbeth, releasedby Simon and Shuster.

 

 

 

 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD

I was so honoured to go to Denver to receive the 2012 Making A Difference Award from the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Matt's mum, Judy Shepard, presented me with the award and I was surprised and overwhelmed by the comments she read out, collected from my family and closest friends.

The award recognizes individuals and organizations for their unwavering and longstanding leadership in working towards a world free of hate.

 

OUTFEST GRAND JURY BEST ACTOR AWARD

I won the Best Actor Award at Outfest, LA's LGBT film festival for Any Day Now. The film also won the Audience Award

 

  LIVE OUT LOUD STAR AWARD I was honored with the Live Out Loud Star Award which is given to individuals who have helped Live Out Loud empower LGBT youth!  

 

LIVE OUT LOUD STAR AWARD

I was honored with the Live Out Loud Star Award which is given to individuals who have helped Live Out Loud empower LGBT youth!

 

  GOLDEN KEY AWARD I won the Golden Key Award at the Key West Film Festival for my role as Rudy in Any Day Now!  

 

GOLDEN KEY AWARD

I won the Golden Key Award at the Key West Film Festival for my role as Rudy in Any Day Now!

 

  NAPA FF SPOTLIGHT/BEST ACTOR AWARDS At the Napa Valley film festival Any Day Now won the audience award for Best Feature, and I won the Mount Veeder Peak Performance Prize for Favorite Actor or actress.  The best thing about this award, aside from it helping with the push towards the movie's release was that I got 24 bottles of amazing Napa Valley wine!! Earlier at the festival I was honored with the Spotlight Tribute award, hosted by Billy Bush.

 

NAPA FF SPOTLIGHT/BEST ACTOR AWARDS

At the Napa Valley film festival Any Day Now won the audience award for Best Feature, and I won the Mount Veeder Peak Performance Prize for Favorite Actor or actress.  The best thing about this award, aside from it helping with the push towards the movie's release was that I got 24 bottles of amazing Napa Valley wine!!

Earlier at the festival I was honored with the Spotlight Tribute award, hosted by Billy Bush.

  CRIME THRILLER AWARDS NOMINATION I was nominated for The Good Wife in the Best Supporting Actor category of the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012              

 

CRIME THRILLER AWARDS NOMINATION

I was nominated for The Good Wife in the Best Supporting Actor category of the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SCREEN ACTORS' GUILD AWARD NOMINATION I was nominated with The Good Wife cast in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category at the 2012 SAG awards

 

SCREEN ACTORS' GUILD AWARD NOMINATION

I was nominated with The Good Wife cast in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category at the 2012 SAG awards

GREAT SCOT 2012 NOMINATION

For my contribution to film, I was nominated for a 2012 Great Scot Award.

  SIFF BEST ACTOR AWARD I won the Best Actor Award at the Seattle International Film Festival for my portrayal of Rudy in Any Day Now!  Also, Any Day Now won the Golden Space Needle Audience Award for best film, as well winning the audience award at The Provincetown Film Festival and The TriBeCa Film Festival.  

 

SIFF BEST ACTOR AWARD

I won the Best Actor Award at the Seattle International Film Festival for my portrayal of Rudy in Any Day Now

Also, Any Day Now won the Golden Space Needle Audience Award for best film, as well winning the audience award at The Provincetown Film Festival and The TriBeCa Film Festival.

 


2011

  EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD The Denver Film Festival gave me their Excellence in Acting Award  

 

EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD

The Denver Film Festival gave me their Excellence in Acting Award

 

  EMMY AWARD NOMINATION I was nominated Best Supporting Actor for my performance as Eli Gold in Season Two of The Good Wife. My outfit caused a stir.  

 

EMMY AWARD NOMINATION

I was nominated Best Supporting Actor for my performance as Eli Gold in Season Two of The Good Wife. My outfit caused a stir.

 

JOHNNIE WALKER GREAT SCOT NOMINATION I wasnominated for the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Great scot award for my outstanding contribution to charity.

JOHNNIE WALKER GREAT SCOT NOMINATION

I wasnominated for the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Great scot award for my outstanding contribution to charity.

  SCREEN ACTORS' GUILD AWARD NOMINATION I was nominated with The Good Wife cast in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category at the 2011 SAG awards.

 

SCREEN ACTORS' GUILD AWARD NOMINATION

I was nominated with The Good Wife cast in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category at the 2011 SAG awards.

  FLESHBOT AWARD I won a Fleshbot award for Sexiest fashion for my sex positivity in my Cumming The Fragrance campaign. Here I am larking about with the award afterwards with my pal, Murray Hill.  

 

FLESHBOT AWARD

I won a Fleshbot award for Sexiest fashion for my sex positivity in my Cumming The Fragrance campaign. Here I am larking about with the award afterwards with my pal, Murray Hill.

 

  CRITICS' CHOICE TV AWARDS NOMINATION I was nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series doe The Good Wife at the inaugural Crititcs’ Choice Television awards.  I attended the ceremony at The Beverly Hills Hotel in LA. I didn’t win but I was on hand to receive Julianna’s award for Lead actress in a Drama Series.  In order to attend I had to first get my wig on for the last day of shooting on the movie Famlee that I had been working on. Hence my rather odd appearance in this picture

 

CRITICS' CHOICE TV AWARDS NOMINATION

I was nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series doe The Good Wife at the inaugural Crititcs’ Choice Television awards.  I attended the ceremony at The Beverly Hills Hotel in LA. I didn’t win but I was on hand to receive Julianna’s award for Lead actress in a Drama Series. 

In order to attend I had to first get my wig on for the last day of shooting on the movie Famlee that I had been working on. Hence my rather odd appearance in this picture

  EARPHONES AWARD I won the Audiofile Magazines Earphones Award for reading Zoorgamazoo!   

 

EARPHONES AWARD

I won the Audiofile Magazines Earphones Award for reading Zoorgamazoo! 

 

  AUDIE AWARD I won the 2011 Audie Award from the Audio Publishers Association. Audie Award in the Solo Narration - Male category for my reading of Robert Paul Weston'sZorgamazoo. You can hear a clip of it here.

 

AUDIE AWARD

I won the 2011 Audie Award from the Audio Publishers Association. Audie Award in the Solo Narration - Male category for my reading of Robert Paul Weston'sZorgamazoo. You can hear a clip of it here.

2010

  BEST OF CABARET BY TIME OUT NEW YORK 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.)

 

BEST OF CABARET BY TIME OUT NEW YORK

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.)

  SATELLITE AWARD NOMINATION The International Press Academy nominated me best Supporting TV actor for my performance as Eli Gold in The Good Wife

 

SATELLITE AWARD NOMINATION

The International Press Academy nominated me best Supporting TV actor for my performance as Eli Gold in The Good Wife

 

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival presented me with the Artistic Achievement Award as part of the Festival’s OUTrageous program, which celebrates contributions to LGBT film

 

  TASK FORCE LEADERSHIP AWARD 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

 

TASK FORCE LEADERSHIP AWARD

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

  STATE OF CALIFORNIA PROCLAMATION 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

 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA PROCLAMATION

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

  POINT FOUNDATION COURAGE AWARD 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 'responisble use of power' and that is the spirit in which I accepted the award!

 

POINT FOUNDATION COURAGE AWARD

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 'responisble use of power' and that is the spirit in which I accepted the award!

  THEATER OFFENSIVE KEEP THE FAITH AWARD 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.

 

THEATER OFFENSIVE KEEP THE FAITH AWARD

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.

  BISTRO AWARD 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!

 

BISTRO AWARD

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!

  EMMY AWARD NOMINATION I was nominated for my performance in The Good Wife in the Outstanding Guest Star in a Drama category. I lost to the lovely John Lithgow

 

EMMY AWARD NOMINATION

I was nominated for my performance in The Good Wife in the Outstanding Guest Star in a Drama category. I lost to the lovely John Lithgow

JOHNNIE WALKER GREAT SCOT NOMINATION Johnnie Walker Blue Label nominated me for their Great Scot Award 2010 for my outstanding contribution to film

JOHNNIE WALKER GREAT SCOT NOMINATION

Johnnie Walker Blue Label nominated me for their Great Scot Award 2010 for my outstanding contribution to film

2009

  O.B.E. I was included in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in July 2009. Here's the actual citiation: O.B.E. : Alan Cumming. Actor, Producer and Presenter. For services to film, theatre and the arts and to activism for equal rights for the gay and lesbian community, USA. And here's the statement I made: I am really shocked and delighted to receive this honour. I am especially happy to be honoured for my activism as much as for my work.  The fight for equality for the LGBT community in the US is something I am very passionate about, and I see this honour as encouragement to go on fighting for what I believe is right and for what I take for granted as a UK citizen. Thank you to the Queen and those who make up her Birthday honours list for bringing attention to the inaction of the US government on this issue. It makes me very proud to be British, and galvanised as an American.

 

O.B.E.

I was included in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in July 2009. Here's the actual citiation:

O.B.E. : Alan Cumming. Actor, Producer and Presenter. For services to film, theatre and the arts and to activism for equal rights for the gay and lesbian community, USA.

And here's the statement I made:

I am really shocked and delighted to receive this honour. I am especially happy to be honoured for my activism as much as for my work. 

The fight for equality for the LGBT community in the US is something I am very passionate about, and I see this honour as encouragement to go on fighting for what I believe is right and for what I take for granted as a UK citizen. Thank you to the Queen and those who make up her Birthday honours list for bringing attention to the inaction of the US government on this issue. It makes me very proud to be British, and galvanised as an American.

  GREAT SCOT AWARD The National Trust for Scotland gave me their Great Scot award at the Celebration of Scottish Treasures Gala in NYC on April 15th. My mum presented me with the award.

 

GREAT SCOT AWARD

The National Trust for Scotland gave me their Great Scot award at the Celebration of Scottish Treasures Gala in NYC on April 15th. My mum presented me with the award.

  DC PFLAG CHOICE AWARD Pflag (Parents, family and friends of lesbians and gays) is a great organisation that counsels, educates and supports everyone who needs it.  I think they're especially useful for families to consult when they have a son or daughter who is coming out. Anyway, their Washington D.C. branch very kindly gave me an award for my work and support of the LGBT community.

 

DC PFLAG CHOICE AWARD

Pflag (Parents, family and friends of lesbians and gays) is a great organisation that counsels, educates and supports everyone who needs it.  I think they're especially useful for families to consult when they have a son or daughter who is coming out. Anyway, their Washington D.C. branch very kindly gave me an award for my work and support of the LGBT community.

SX BEST CABARET

SX Magazine ins Australia voted I Bought A Blue Car TodayBest Cabaret of the year.

 

  WHATSONSTAGE.COM AWARD NOMINATION The Whatsonstage.com awards nominated me for best Solo Performance award for I Bought A Blue Car Today at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

 

WHATSONSTAGE.COM AWARD NOMINATION

The Whatsonstage.com awards nominated me for best Solo Performance award for I Bought A Blue Car Today at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

SCOTTISH STYLE AWARDS NOMINATION

I was nominated Most Stylish Male in the Scottish Style Awards.

2008

ANTI VIOLENCE PROJECT COURAGE AWARD On Monday, October 27, 2008 I was presented with a Courage Award from the Anti-Violence Project.  The award was given to me by Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters The Courage Awards honor those who have made a tremendous impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual (LGBT) and HIV-affected people in New York City and across the nation, and who are in many ways, reflective of the mission and spirit of the Anti-Violence Project's service to the Communit.

ANTI VIOLENCE PROJECT COURAGE AWARD

On Monday, October 27, 2008 I was presented with a Courage Award from the Anti-Violence Project.  The award was given to me by Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters

The Courage Awards honor those who have made a tremendous impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual (LGBT) and HIV-affected people in New York City and across the nation, and who are in many ways, reflective of the mission and spirit of the Anti-Violence Project's service to the Communit.

  THE TREVOR PROJECT HERO AWARD The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the nation’s only around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. On June 30, 2008 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in NYC they gave me their Trevor Project Hero Award which honors an individual who, through his or her example, support, volunteerism and/or occupation, is an inspiration to gay and questioning youth.

 

THE TREVOR PROJECT HERO AWARD

The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the nation’s only around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. On June 30, 2008 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in NYC they gave me their Trevor Project Hero Award which honors an individual who, through his or her
example, support, volunteerism and/or occupation, is an inspiration to gay and questioning youth.

2007

  BIG APPLE AWARD On the same evening as the NYC premiere of Tin Man I was presented with the Big Apple Film Festival Golden Apple Award for honorary achievment. 'The Golden Apple Award is presented each year to an outstanding member of the New York City film community. As a New York City resident, Mr. Cumming has played an influential role in the growth of independent filmmaking in the Big Apple, throughout the nation and around the world'

 

BIG APPLE AWARD

On the same evening as the NYC premiere of Tin Man I was presented with the Big Apple Film Festival Golden Apple Award for honorary achievment.

'The Golden Apple Award is presented each year to an outstanding member of the New York City film community. As a New York City resident, Mr. Cumming has played an influential role in the growth of independent filmmaking in the Big Apple, throughout the nation and around the world'

 

 

MAVERICK AWARD

The Santa Fe Film Festival gave me their Maverick Award for careachievement and, well, for being a maverick. They screened both Suffering Man's Charity and The Anniversary Party.  Also I gave an award to Carol Littleton and John Bailey, who were the editor and director of photography respectively of The Anniversary Party.

The picture shows me hanging out backstage at the awards ceremony with Alan Arkin.

 

HERALD ARCANGEL AWARD

These awards are given by Scottish newspaper, The Herald, and I got mine both for my performance as Dionysus in the National Theatre of Scotland's production of The Bacchae at the 2007 Edinburgh International Festival, but also my contribution to festivals pasts, including the years i performed there as part of the cabaret duo Victor and Barry.

All the Bacchae girls came along to cheer me on and my Mum came down to Edinburgh too.

EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD

The Provincetown International Film Festival gave me the Excellence in Acting Award. It is a really fun festival. I first went there with The Anniversary Party in 2001, and it was great to be back.

Kathleen Turner and Todd Solondz received awards too, and the lovely John Waters was there to add to the fun.

 

BIRMINGHAM SHOUT BEACON AWARD

Ghost Writer, or Suffering Man's Charity as it was called in those days was playing at SHOUT, the gay and lesbian film festival in Birminham, Alabama and they very kindly gave me their inaugural Beacon Award, for increasing the visibility of LGBT characters and issues in popular media.

 

  LAMBDA LIBERTY AWARD In October I went to LA to receive  for Lambda Liberty Award for my 'distinguished career and as an LGBT activist and champion for civil marriage equality'. Lambda is a really great organisation that helps the LGBT community with legal matters as well as campaigning for chnages to the law to give us equality

 

LAMBDA LIBERTY AWARD

In October I went to LA to receive  for Lambda Liberty Award for my 'distinguished career and as an LGBT activist and champion for civil marriage equality'.

Lambda is a really great organisation that helps the LGBT community with legal matters as well as campaigning for chnages to the law to give us equality

LAMBDA LIBERTY AWARD

In October I went to LA to receive  for Lambda Liberty Award for my 'distinguished career and as an LGBT activist and champion for civil marriage equality'.

Lambda is a really great organisation that helps the LGBT community with legal matters as well as campaigning for chnages to the law to give us equality


TRIBUTE AWARD

The Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival screenedSuffering Man's Charity (now known as Ghost Writer) and gave me a tribute award for my body of work.

  THE COPPER WING TRIBUTE AWARD I attended the Phoenix Film Festival with Dori Berinstein, the director of Show Business: the Road to Broadway, in which I appear and co-produce. I also of course attended because they gave me the Copper Wing Tribute Award for my contirbution to Independent Cinema! Past winners include John Waters, John Landis, Peter Fonda, Kevin Bacon, Robert Wagner and Laurence Fishburne.

 

THE COPPER WING TRIBUTE AWARD

I attended the Phoenix Film Festival with Dori Berinstein, the director of Show Business: the Road to Broadway, in which I appear and co-produce. I also of course attended because they gave me the Copper Wing Tribute Award for my contirbution to Independent Cinema!

Past winners include John Waters, John Landis, Peter Fonda, Kevin Bacon, Robert Wagner and Laurence Fishburne.

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD

 

At the 2007 Film independent Spirit Awards, I, along with my fellow producers Ali Selim and Jim Bigham, received the Best First Feature award for Sweet Land. 

We were presented with the award by America Ferrera and Zach Braff. Winning this award was a complete surprise and incredibly satisfying because this movie was a huge labour of love for all of us. It confounded all expectations in the way it was distributed and how well it did at the box office. It really was a great feeling to win for a movie that I believed in so much.

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