FORGET YOUR TROUBLES, COME ON, GET GLAAD
This week, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced the nominees for the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The awards cover film, television, music, theater, comic books and journalism in various media.
Among the major TV networks, ABC once again leads the pack, with nine nominations. The recognized ABC series include Brothers & Sisters, Dirty Sexy Money, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Boston Legal and All My Children. Let’s see: That’s a handful of gay male characters, zero lesbian characters (maybe 0.5 if you count Bianca on AMC) and one Zarf. At least the pseudo-lesbian episode of Kyle XY (ABC Family) got a nod.
Other TV nominees include The Sarah Silverman Program, Work Out, The L Word and Exes & Ohs. Is this a list of nominations, or the list of recordings on my DVR?
Nominees in the film categories include The Jane Austen Book Club, Stardust, Across the Universe, Itty Bitty Titty Committee and Nina’s Heavenly Delights. I have an itty bitty opinion about who should win in the Limited Release category.
Music nominees include The Cliks for Snakehouse and Melissa Etheridge for The Awakening.
But never mind all that: Our brother site, AfterElton.com, was nominated for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article for “Gay Newsmen — A Clearer Picture.” Congrats, bros! But don’t get comfy; we’re totally gonna beat you next year. I think the most recent episode of The L Word proved that lesbians know how to play ball. And by that I mean refuse to play ball and get thrown into a lake instead.
We’ll have full coverage of the Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York GLAAD Media Awards presentations in March and April. Remember last year, when Laurel Holloman said all sorts of fascinating things about Bette and Tina? Here’s hoping there are more revelations this year — not to mention more than two out lesbians/bi women at the events. Jodie, are you free that night? If you want to bring a plus-one, I’m sure they’ll let you.