GLAAD Media Award nominees announced

Thu. January 19, 2012 9:57 AM

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Los Angeles, CA - The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ( GLAAD ) has announced the nominees for its 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD's work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans.

Among the nominees: Beginners, starring Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor, Albert Nobbs, starring Glenn Close and Janet McTeer, J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer, Showtime's hit shows Shamelessand The Big C, Glee, Modern Family, CBS ratings leader NCIS, Becoming Chaz, the AIDS documentary We Were Here,Dancing with the Stars with Carson Kressley and Chaz Bono, the wedding of a gay staffer on Conan, David Letterman's interview with Chaz Bono, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360,'s "Black and Transgender: A Double Burden," and Lady Gaga for her Born This Way album.

Spanish-language nominees include Ricky Martin for his album Música + Alma + Sexo, telenovelas Las Aparicio, Los Exitosos Gome$, and El Último Matrimonio Feliz, news programs Noticiero con Paola Rojas and Despierta América, and ESPN Deportes' SportsCenter.

A complete list of GLAAD Media Awards nominees may be found here: . Additional facts and figures about this year's 151 nominees may be found here:

"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."

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held 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. Special Honorees for each city will be announced in the coming weeks.

GLAAD announced 116 nominees in 25 English-language categories, and 35 Spanish-language nominees in 10 categories. In the English-language categories, cable networks earned 23 nominations, while broadcast networks garnered 19 nominations.

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The GLAAD Media Awards 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.

The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. Nearly 1,000 media projects were considered by over 85 volunteers serving on seven nominating juries. Each year, the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco bring together more than 5,000 supporters to raise nearly $3.5 million for the organization's work.

More than 100 corporate partners are showing their support, including National Presenting corporate partners Rokk Vodka and Wells Fargo, New York Presenting corporate partners Delta Air Lines and Prudential, Los Angeles Presenting corporate partner Delta Air Lines, and San Francisco Presenting corporate partner Southwest Airlines. GLAAD is also grateful to the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Platinum Underwriter corporate partners: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Comcast, IBM and Time Warner, as well as Underwriter corporate partners: Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, David Yurman, New York City Marriott & Renaissance Hotels, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and VPI Pet Insurance. For a full list of corporate partners and information on how to become a corporate partner, or to become a table host, purchase tickets or place a tribute in the tribute book, please visit or call 212-219-0111.


View Spanish Language Nominees online

Outstanding Film - Wide Release

Albert Nobbs


J. Edgar

Outstanding Film - Limited Release


Gun Hill Road




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


Days of Our Lives


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 and Margy Slattery,

"Coming Out", by Sarah Kramer,

"Glamorous Gay Dance Scene a 'Family Affair'", by Brooke Sopelsa and Drew Katchen,

"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

Vonica 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

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