Matt is among the guests attending The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Annual Gala Dinner and Auction to be held next March 14 in Los Angeles. You can buy tickets for the event here. You can get an early bird VIP ticket discount if you purchase before 2/13/2015.
Shonda Rhimes will be honored at the gala. Shonda Rhimes is the biggest name in television today. A Golden Globe award winner, she was named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. With everything she touches turning to gold, Rhimes is the creative force behind hugely successful shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder. HRC is proud to recognize Shonda Rhimes as this year’s recipient of the “Ally for Equality Award” for her incredible contributions to our movement.
Who You May Spot: Shonda Rhimes (Honoree, Screenwriter / Director and Producer), Michael Lombardo (Honoree, President of HBO Programming), Lena Dunham (Presenter, Actress/Screenwriter, Girls), Guillermo Diaz (Presenter, Actor, Scandal), Chad Griffin (HRC President), and Dana Goldberg (Live Auctioneer, Comedian).
Additional Guests: Matt Bomer (Actor, White Collar), Lance Bass (Singer, N*Sync), Cheyenne Jackson (Actor, 30 Rock), Wentworth Miller (Actor, Prison Break), Sara Ramirez (Actress, Grey’s Anatomy), Jonathan Del Arco (Actor, Major Crimes), Ross Matthews (TV Personality, Live From E!) Dan Bucatinsky (Actor, Scandal), Katia Winter (Actress, Sleepy Hollow) and George Takei (Actor, Star Trek).
For more about it, visit hrcladinner.com.
It was reported by Business Wire that Matt is set to attend the Gold Meets Golden today.
This year on Hollywood’s most golden weekend of Academy Awards® celebrations, “Gold Meets Golden” will again welcome some of the world’s greatest names from sports and entertainment. “Gold Meets Golden” will take place at the Equinox Sports Club Lounge on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 –the site of the inaugural 2013 celebration – with a luncheon where actors, athletes, artists and Olympians will merge in celebration of Hollywood Awards Season, and the Special Olympics World Games, which are being held over nine days in Los Angeles (July 25-Aug. 2) this summer. This event will specifically benefit the World Games “Support An Athlete” Program, which raises funds to cover costs for the 7,000 athletes during their stay in Los Angeles.
The 2015 event will continue to carry the torch of the Hollywood and sports connection initially lit by 2013 hosts Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Jon Bon Jovi, Stacy Keibler and Ryan Kavanaugh; and 2014 hosts Kerry Washington, Sofia Vergara and Hayden Panettiere; with the announcement of 2015 hosts Eddie Redmayne, Laura Dern, Gina Rodriguez, Matt Bomer and the return of host Nicole Kidman, and Olympic champion hosts Greg Louganis, Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner, and Maria Shriver, daughter of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
After dropping upwards of 40 pounds for his role in “The Normal Heart,” it’s all about love and family right now for Matt Bomer.
Bomer, 36, was “blown away and just so grateful” when his name was announced today as an Emmy Award nominee for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Felix in the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s 1985 play about the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis among the gay population in New York City.
After the “White Collar” star dropped to an astonishing 130 pounds for the role to show how the disease can ravage the human body — which meant shedding the chiseled features he usually shows off in his hit TV show or movies like “Magic Mike.”
Even though it was a long, difficult road to this apex point — Bomer said all the hard work culminated in one call this morning from his husband Simon Halls.
“I’m in New York and was getting ready to go to work on ‘White Collar.’ I got a phone call from my husband and he shared the news with me,” Bomer said. “It was so great to get to share that moment with him, because I had to separate myself from my family for a while to play this role. I’m sure when I was 130 pounds, I wasn’t always in the best mood, so it was nice to get to share a happy moment with him.”
At first, Bomer admitted he couldn’t even grasp the gravity of an Emmy nomination.
“I couldn’t even speak for the first minute,” he said. “I was overcome with gratitude, just the moment was so profound for me. I’ve been working in TV for 13 years and to have this moment, I was completely overwhelmed and had to collect myself for a bit. Simon knew firsthand how hard I worked on this role, how much we put into it, myself as an actor, and us collectively as a family. it was just really great to get to share that moment with him.”
You can read the entire article here.
Two Carnegie Mellon University alumni – Zachary Quinto of Star Trek and Broadway’s The Glass Menagerie and Matt Bomer of The Normal Heart and White Collar – will debut an exclusive educator honor at this year’s Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8 on CBS.
On stage at Radio City Music Hall during the live broadcast, Quinto and Bomer will introduce the creation of the “Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education presented by Carnegie Mellon University,” which is the first, national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators. This follows the university’s announcement in April that it will collaborate with the Tony Awards as its first, exclusive higher education partner. Nominations for theatre educators will be accepted online this fall and the first recipient will be honored on stage at the 2015 Tony Awards.
The 2014 Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 8, on CBS. The 68th annual Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
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Nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced Wednesday morning and “The Normal Heart” scored a leading five nods apiece. The fourth annual awards, held by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer at the Beverly Hilton Hotel June 19. The ceremony will air on the CW at 8 p.m. ET that night.
An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Warren Brown, Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Colin Hanks, Fargo (FX)
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Blair Underwood, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
You can view the entire list here.
Matt will be appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, May 30, 2014.
And in case you missed it, Matt tweeted from his verified account for the very first time. So exciting!