The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released the nominations for its 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday (January 20). Television shows such as “Glee” and “True Blood” are in the running to win honors, as are films like “Burlesque” and “Easy A.” The GLAAD awards, which honor “outstanding images of the LGBT community” in the world of media, will be celebrated at three ceremonies — in New York on March 19, in Los Angeles on April 16 and in San Francisco on May 14.
“This year’s nominees represent some of the images and stories at the root of the growing acceptance of our community and support for our equality,” GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios said in a statement. “They also have created a benchmark for inclusion of our community that other media outlets should look to. As GLAAD celebrates 25 years of working with the media, we are proud to recognize this year’s nominees and we challenge the industry to share more stories that reflect the diversity of our community and the challenges that gay and transgender people face.”
“Glee” is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, along with “Greek,” “Modern Family,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “United States of Tara.” Meanwhile, “True Blood” is up for Outstanding Drama Series, as are “Brothers & Sisters,” “Degrassi,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Pretty Little Liars.”
“Burlesque,” “Easy A,” “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” “The Kids Are All Right” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” are all vying for the Outstanding Film, Wide Release honor. This year’s Outstanding Music Artist nominees are Antony and the Johnsons, Big Freedia, Chely Wright, Kele Okereke and Scissor Sisters. For a complete list of nominees, check out GLAAD’s official website.
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