The 23rd GLAAD Media Award Nominees

 
 

Every year GLAAD gives out awards for outstanding GLBT media representation. This year there are 116 nominees competing in 25 media categories, everything from Outstanding Drama Series to Outstanding Comic Book.

“As media continue to tell new stories about LGBT people and families, a majority of Americans now support full equality of LGBT Americans,” said Mike Thompson, GLAAD’s Acting President. “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.”

Winners will be announced at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York on March 24, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square; in Los Angeles on April 21 at the Westin Bonaventure; and in San Francisco on June 2 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Below you can see video of the major noms, as well as a complete list.

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE

Albert Nobbs (Roadside Attractions)

Beginners (Focus Features)
J. Edgar (Warner Bros. Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE

Circumstance (Roadside Attractions)

Gun Hill Road (Motion Film Group)
Pariah (Focus Features)
Tomboy (Rocket Releasing)
Weekend (Sundance Selects)

Circumstance

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Degrassi
(Teen Nick)

Grey’s Anatomy
(ABC)

Pretty Little Liars
(ABC Family)
Shameless
(Showtime)

Torchwood: Miracle Day
(Starz)

Pretty Little Liars
 

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Happy Endings (ABC)

Glee
(Fox)

Exes and Ohs
(Logo)
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)
“The Boy Has Style” Are We There Yet? (TBS)
PromDrop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
“Recruited”NCIS (CBS)

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)
Two Spirits (PBS)
We Were Here (Red Flag Releasing)
The World’s Worst Place to be Gay? (Logo)

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)

The Real L Word

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA

All My Children (ABC)
Days of Our Lives (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 TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE

“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

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

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER
OVERALL COVERAGE

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

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE

The Advocate/Out
Entertainment Weekly
People
Time
US Weekly

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

The Advocate
Entertainment Weekly
The Nation
Newsweek
People

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 DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE

“Adam and Pete: Love in a Time of War” by Max J. Rosenthal
(HuffingtonPost.com)
“Black and Transgender: A Double Burden” by Kellee Terrell
(TheRoot.com)
“The Rainbow Struggle” (series) (GlobalPost.com)
“Soldier Leaves Legacy Much Larger Than ‘He Was Gay’”
by Wayne Drash (CNN.com)
“What are Little Boys Made Of” by Jim Burroway
(BoxTurtleBulletin.com)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM –MULTIMEDIA

“Breaking Boundaries” by Eliza Gray and Margy Slattery
(TheNewRepublic.com)
“Coming Out” by Sarah Kramer (NYTimes.com)
“Glamorous Gay Dance Scene a ‘Family Affair’” by Brooke
Sopelsa
and Drew Katchen (MSNBC.com)
“Injustice at Every Turn” (ITLMedia.org)
“Transgender: A Special Report” (series) (TimesUnion.com
[Albany, N.Y.])

OUTSTANDING BLOG

The Bilerico Project (http://www.bilerico.com/)
Mombian (http://www.mombian.com/)
The New Civil Rights Movement
(http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/)
Rod 2.0 (http://rodonline.typepad.com/)
Towleroad (http://www.towleroad.com/)

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 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 &
OFF-BROADWAY

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and
Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
by Tony Kushner
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
Unnatural Acts: Harvard’s Secret Court of 1920 conceived by
Tony Speciale

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF-OFF BROADWAY

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


She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
Southern Comfort book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music
by Julianne Wick Davis

 
 

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