GLAAD Award nominations announced

GLAAD Award nominations announced

On Thursday (January 19), GLAAD announced their nominees for the annual awards, which “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”

“As media continue to tell new stories about LGBT people and families, a majority of Americans now support full equality of LGBT Americans,” Mike Thompson, GLAAD’s acting president, said in a statement about this year’s nominees. “This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, while spotlighting the diversity of our community. Audiences expect to see their own worlds reflected in media, and today more than ever, those include the lives of LGBT people. Viewers know that LGBT characters and stories are simply natural extensions of, and glimpses into, their own experiences from across America.”

Three ceremonies will be held to hand out awards, in New York on March 24, Los Angeles on April 21 and San Francisco on June 2.

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
Albert Nobbs
Roadside Attractions

Focus Features

J. Edgar
Warner Bros. Pictures

Outstanding Film – Limited Release
Roadside Attractions

Gun Hill Road
Motion Film Group

Focus Features

Rocket Releasing

Sundance Selects

Outstanding Drama Series
Degrassi – TeenNick
Grey’s Anatomy – ABC
Pretty Little Liars – ABC Family
Shameless – Showtime
Torchwood: Miracle Day – Starz

Outstanding Comedy Series
Exes and Ohs – Logo
Glee – Fox
Happy Endings – ABC
Modern Family – ABC
The Big C – Showtime

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Acceptance” Man Up! ABC
“Beards” Hot in Cleveland TV Land
“Prom” Drop Dead Diva Lifetime
“Recruited” NCIS CBS
“The Boy Has Style” Are We There Yet? TBS

Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series
Cinema Verite HBO

Outstanding Documentary
Becoming Chaz – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – HBO
The World’s Worst Place to be Gay? – Logo
Two Spirits – PBS
We Were Here – Red Flag Releasing

Outstanding Reality Program
Dancing with the Stars – ABC
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys – Sundance Channel
The Glee Project – Oxygen
The Real L Word – Showtime
The Voice – NBC

Outstanding Talk Show Episode
“Chaz Bono” Late Show with David Letterman – CBS
“Children & Teens Caught in the Wrong Bodies” Anderson – syndicated
“Coming Out on the Oprah Show: 25 Years of Unforgettable Guests” The Oprah Winfrey Show – syndicated
“The Wedding of Scott Cronick & David Gorshein” Conan – TBS
“Zach Wahls” The Ellen DeGeneres Show – syndicated

Outstanding Daily Drama
All My Children – ABC
Days of Our Lives – NBC

Outstanding TV Journalism – News Magazine
“Day One” The Rachel Maddow Show – MSNBC
“Finding Home” In the Life – PBS
“GLBT in Texas” Spotlight DFW – KXAS TV-5 [Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas]
“The ‘Sissy Boy’ Experiments” Anderson Cooper 360 – CNN
“They Call it Corrective Rape” World’s Untold Stories – CNN

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
“Battle Against Bullying” ABC World News With Diane Sawyer ABC
“Children of LGBT Parents” MSNBC News Live MSNBC
“Gay Dads Adopt 12 Kids” Good Morning America ABC
“Kye Allums” Outside the Lines ESPN
“Split by Potential Deportation” CNN Newsroom CNN

Outstanding Newspaper Article
“AIDS @ 30” (series) Windy City Times [Chicago, Ill.]
“Coming Out to America” by Melanie Asmar, Westword [Denver, Colo.]
“Even on Religious Campuses, Students Fight for Gay Identity” by Erik Eckholm, The New York Times
“Led by the Child Who Simply Knew” by Bella English, The Boston Globe
“Local Lesbian Couple Navigates Life’s Daily Challenges as Parents” by Najla Amundson, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead [Fargo, N.D.]

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist
Alfred Doblin The Record [Bergen, N.J.]
Craig Wilson USA Today
Frank Bruni The New York Times
Maureen Dowd The New York Times
Peg McEntee The Salt Lake Tribune

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage
Pioneer Press [St. Paul, Minn.]
The Boston Globe
The New York Times
The Oregonian [Portland, Ore.]
The Salt Lake Tribune

Outstanding Magazine Article
“15th Anniversary of the Passage of the Defense of Marriage Act” (series) by Chris Geidner, Metro Weekly
“Black & Gay in Corporate America” by Carolyn M. Brown, Black Enterprise
“Making It Work” by Rod McCullom, Ebony
“The Secret I Don’t Want to Keep Anymore” by Janet Mock as told to Kierna Mayo, Marie Claire
“Transitions” by Eliza Gray, The New Republic

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
Entertainment Weekly
The Advocate/Out
US Weekly

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
“Adam and Pete: Love in a Time of War” by Max J. Rosenthal,
“Black and Transgender: A Double Burden” by Kellee Terrell,
“Soldier Leaves Legacy Much Larger Than ‘He Was Gay'” by Wayne Drash,
“The Rainbow Struggle” (series)
“What are Little Boys Made Of” by Jim Burroway,

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia
“Breaking Boundaries” by Eliza Gray, Joe Heroun and Margy Slattery,
“Coming Out” by Sarah Kramer and Nicole Bengiveno,
“Glamorous Gay Dance Scene a ‘Family Affair'” by Brooke Sopelsa, Drew Katchen and David Britt-Friedman,
“Injustice at Every Turn”
“Transgender: A Special Report” (series) [Albany, N.Y.]

Outstanding Blog
Bilerico Project
New Civil Rights Movement
Rod 2.0

Outstanding Music Artist
Beverly McClellan, Fear Nothing Oarfin Records
Girl in a Coma, Exits & All the Rest Blackheart Records
Hunx and His Punx, Too Young to Be in Love Hardly Art
Lady Gaga, Born This Way Interscope Records
MEN, Talk About Body IAMSOUND Records

Outstanding Comic Book
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade by Allan Heinberg, Marvel
Batwoman by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, DC Comics
Secret Six by Gail Simone, DC Comics
Veronica Presents: Kevin Keller by Dan Parent, Archie Comics
X-Factor by Peter David, Marvel Comics

Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
Bonded by Donald Jolly
House of the Rising Son by Tom Jacobson
Killer Queen: The Story of Paco the Pink Pounder by Peter Griggs
No Word in Guyanese for Me by Wendy Graf
Who’s Your Daddy? by Johnny O’Callaghan

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway
Maple & Vine by Jordan Harrison
Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam
The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Tony Kushner
Unnatural Acts: Harvard’s Secret Court of 1920 conceived by Tony Speciale

Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway
She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
Southern Comfort book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis
The Dog and Pony Show (Bring Your Own Pony) by Holly Hughes
The Escape Artist book by John Kelly, songs by John Kelly & Carol Lipnik
The Momentum by Boo Killebrew, Geoffrey Decas O’Donnell & Jordan Seavey