So you think you've already seen one of the gayest awards shows ever? That would be true if you were among the 36.3 million people who watched the "81st Annual Academy Awards" on Sunday. Thanks, Baz Luhrmann, "homo-loving" Academy voters and Broadway show tunes!
But no, there's plenty gayer, and we're not talking about the Tonys.
Basic cable Home of the Gays, Bravo, is getting ready for a second go-around of "The A-list Awards," hosted by infamous D-lister/Emmy owner Kathy Griffin. Last year, the show -- aside from being really, really gayrific -- served mostly as an infomercial for Griffin's caustic wit, a bunch of blue chip advertisers, and every pseudo-star from every Bravo reality show.
The 2009 nominees were just announced. There's an extensive -- really, too extensive -- list of categories that cover food, fashion, beauty, design and pop culture. Think some of those exist to supply the two-hour show with well-heeled sponsors? Naw, the Samsung Blu-Ray player, the new MacBook and the fourth generation iPod Nano just happen to be among the "A-list Innovation" choices.
And there's no star grab, either, with a category called "A-list Celebrity Restauranteurs." Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria Parker and Sandra Bullock will duke it out there.
There's the typical TV show, actor, album and musical artist races -- "True Blood," Neil Patrick Harris, Beyonce and Katy Perry, among many other nominees -- and the really demo-specific categories like A-list Designer, A-list Style and A-list Abs (all men, like Matthew McConaughey).
to see the full list of nominees and cast your vote (until March 31). The show airs in June.