The Toscars are back, bigger better and bloody naughty than ever....
This year's crop of films will compete at The Renberg Theatre in West Hollywood on Wednesday, February 24th -
And this year's host is no stranger to double entendre, Jai Rodriguez is an Emmy Award-winning television host/actor who began his career at age 18 when he was cast in the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical RENT. Jai continued his Broadway career, appearing in shows like The Producers and Spinning Into Butter, and he created and performed the title role of Zanna in the Off-Broadway sensation Zanna, Don't!.
Most recognized for his role in Bravo's culturally groundbreaking series Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Jai created a niche role on the Emmy Award-winning series as the 'Culture Vulture,' a youthfully savvy addition to the show's already dynamic cast. Working regularly as an authority in culture and style, Jai has hosted for a veritable grab-bag of lifestyle entertainment programming including Styleyes Miami (SiTv), America's Prom Queen (ABC Family), Ultimate Style (Style Network), two consecutive season's of Groomer Has It (Animal Planet), and Model Latina (SiTv). He was also an ABC official pre-show host for the 2009 American Music Awards.
|This year's award show is hosted by Jai Rodriguez (Artwork by Walter Tabayoyong)|
In the past few years Jai returned to TV in dramatic roles on NBCs Harrys Law, ABCs Detroit 187, and Days Of Our Lives. He also plays Wayne Bradys husband Tom on CBS hit How I Met Your Mother. Other roles include guest star appearances on NBCs Are You There Chelsea?, FOXs Bones, and as a trans gender woman Amanda Knott on NBCs Harrys Law.
Jai stared as "Geoffrey" on ABCs comedy Malibu Country opposite Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin making him the first male to garner fame from a reality series to become a series regular on Network TV. This past Christmas Jai stared opposite Kelly Clarkson in her NBC Christmas Special; Kelly Clarksons Cautionary Christmas Tale.
A dynamic vocalist, Jai has had the honor of sharing the stage singing duets with musical legends like Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Brian McKnight, Taylor Dayne and Michelle Williams. Jai was featured in Lady Gaga's video "Telephone" featuring Beyoncé.
Jai has done regular acting work, guest-starring on LOGO'S series Rick and Steve, FX's Nip/Tuck, and Teen Nick's Gigantic. He played the role of Angelo Ferraro, a leading cast member in the 2009 feature film Oy Vey My Son Is Gay!!
This year's judges are made up of 40 plus whacademy voters and the presenters a mixture between some great British and American talent from film and TV. including Brianna Brown (Devious Maids) Hakeem Kae-kazim (Black Sails and Roots) Jimmy Akingbola (Arrow) The Postlethwaite Twins (Peaky Blinders)
|Team Leader: Martin Lee White|
|Team Leader: Kerry Marlowe|
|Team leader: Scott Kaske|
|Team leader: Kim Morgan Greene|
|team Leader: Devin Hamilton|
|Team leader: Matt Crabtree|
|Team Leader: Christine Harte|