GLAAD gives nods to “Orange is the New Black,” Tegan and Sara

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This year is the 25th for the GLAAD Media Awards, and it’s an especially great one for queer women. Orange is the New Black, The Fosters, Orphan Black, Blue is the Warmest Color, Pretty Little Liars and Tegan and Sara’s Heartthrob are all among the nominees for the best of LGBT media in 2013.

In a press release, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said:

“Since its inception 25 years ago, the GLAAD Media Awards have reshaped the news and entertainment industries, inspiring thoughtful and inclusive characters and plotlines that have driven equality forward. This year has brought momentous progress for LGBT people and families – and our nominees have created images and stories that continue to challenge misconceptions, shatter stereotypes, and change hearts and minds of millions all across the globe.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles on April 12 at the Beverly Hilton and in New York at the Waldorf Astoria on May 3.

25th ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS NOMINEES

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
Blue Is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Philomena (The Weinstein Company)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Concussion (RADiUS-The Weinstein Company)
Geography Club (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Out in the Dark (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Reaching for the Moon (Wolfe Releasing)
Yossi (Strand Releasing)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
The Fosters (ABC Family)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
Shameless (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Please Like Me (Pivot)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)

“Bride and Prejudice” The Soul Man (TV Land)
“LARP and the Real Girl” Supernatural (The CW)
“Secret Lives” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
“Snow Angels” Elementary (CBS)
“There’s the Door” Necessary Roughness (USA Network)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
In the Flesh (BBC America)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
Bridegroom (Virgil Films / OWN)
Call Me Kuchu (Cinedigm)
God Loves Uganda (Variance Films)
The New Black (Promised Land Films)
Valentine Road (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (Fuse)
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual (WE tv)
Dream School (Sundance Channel)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Small Town Security (AMC)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Are Gay Parents Different?” The Ricki Lake Show (syndicated)
“First Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins and his Family” Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
“Fred Rosser” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
“Laverne Cox” Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FX)
“Modern Family Values” Raising McCain (Pivot)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“Chris to Kristin: A Navy Seal’s Secret” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
“India’s Third Gender” The Stream (Al Jazeera America)
“The Rebounder: The Kenneth Faried Story” E:60 (ESPN)
“Transgender at 11: Listening to Jazz” 20/20 (ABC)
“The Welcoming Movement” To the Contrary (PBS)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Gay Rights at Work” MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
“Portman Reverses Position on Gay Marriage” Starting Point (CNN)
“Pride & Prejudice” Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
“Scouts Dishonor” The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC)
“Wild Blue Yonder: Scott Hines” The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
“Boy or Girl? Gender a New Challenge for Schools” by Martha Irvine (Associated Press)
“Gay Ex-mayor Who Fled U.S. Awaits Immigration Change” by Jeremy Roebuck (San Antonio Express-News
[San Antonio, Texas])
“LGBTQ in the Capital” (series) by Melissa Griffiths (Juneau Empire [Juneau, Alaska])
“Poor Black and Hispanic Men Are the Face of H.I.V.” by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. (The New York Times)
“Why Bisexuals Stay in the Closet” by Emily Alpert (Los Angeles Times)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
“The Hidden War Against Gay Teens” by Alex Morris (Rolling Stone)
“Owning the Middle by Kate Fagan (ESPN The Magazine)
“The Perfect Wife” by Ariel Levy (The New Yorker)
“What’s Wrong With Exxon?” by Antonia Juhasz (The Advocate)
“Why Gay and Lesbian Couples Pay More” by Carolyn M. Brown (Black Enterprise)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
The Advocate
ESPN The Magazine
The New Yorker
People
Time

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
“How Fallon Fox Became the First Known Transgender Athlete in MMA” by Loretta Hunt
(SportsIllustrated.CNN.com)
“How One Lawyer Turned the Idea of Marriage Equality into Reality” by Chris Geidner (Buzzfeed.com)
“Prime Timers: Spotlight on LGBT Seniors” (series) (Advocate.com)
“Repression and Gay Rights in Russia” by Sean Guillory (TheNation.com)
“Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner is a Crime” by Sergio Hernandez (Buzzfeed.com /
ProPublica.org)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM –
MULTIMEDIA
“Bisexuals Get Their Turn in the White House” by Alyona Minkovski (Live.HuffingtonPost.com)
“Coming Out Kicking” by Cyd Zeigler (Outsports.com)
“Remixing the Trans and Hip Hop Conversation” by Marc Lamont Hill (Live.HuffingtonPost.com)
“To Get Married, They Left Ohio” by Julie Zimmerman on behalf of the Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial Board
(Cincinnati.Com)
“We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda” by Sunnivie BrydumD. David Robinson (Advocate.com)

OUTSTANDING BLOG
Autostraddle (http://www.autostraddle.com)
Elixher (http://elixher.com/)
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
(http://www.holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/)
The New Civil Rights Movement
(http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com)
TransGriot (http://transgriot.blogspot.com/)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Elton John, The Diving Board (Capitol Records)
Goldfrapp, Tales of Us (Mute)
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP (Interscope Records)
Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob (Warner Bros. Records)
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (XL Recordings)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Batwoman, written by W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams IIIMarc Andreyko (DC Comics)
Fearless Defenders, written by Cullen Bunn (Marvel Comics)
Husbands, written by Jane Espenson, Brad Bell (Dark Horse Comics)
Life with Archie, written by Paul Kupperberg (Archie Comics)
Young Avengers, written by Kieron Gillen (Marvel Comics)

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