Los Angeles, Wednesday, January 13, 2010 – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced today the nominees for its 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Among the nominees: Tom Ford’s film A Single Man, Lee Daniel’s film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Ang Lee’s latest film Taking Woodstock, Little Ashes, starring Robert Pattinson, AMC’s acclaimed drama Mad Men, Fox’s hit show Glee, ABC’s new hit comedy Modern Family, Be Like Others, a documentary about transgender people in Iran, Logo’s reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, the daytime drama One Life to Live, HLN’s new talk show The Joy Behar Show, The Early Show‘s interview with Chaz Bono, bisexual singer Lady Gaga, gay singer Adam Lambert and Spanish-language nominees Sábado Gigante, Primer Impacto, Al Rojo Vivo and People en Español.

“Words and images matter,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “With these awards, we seek to recognize news coverage and entertainment programming that go beyond stock stereotypes with LGBT storylines that more fully reflect the challenges gay and transgender people face and the aspirations we hold for ourselves and our families.” Barrios continued, “News and entertainment media that present richer, more diverse representations help Americans understand and embrace their gay and transgender family members, friends and neighbors in a more meaningful way.”

GLAAD also announced that Cynthia Nixon will be honored with the Vito Russo Award at the New York ceremony. GLAAD also announced that the Broadway cast of Hair would receive Special Recognition for their commitment to raising visibility for marriage equality.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 13, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis; in Los Angeles on April 17 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza; and in San Francisco on June 5 at The Westin St. Francis. Following is a partial list of nominees with emphasis on showbiz:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
Everybody’s Fine (Miramax)
I Love You, Man (DreamWorks SKG)
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (Lionsgate Films)
A Single Man (The Weinstein Company)
Taking Woodstock (Focus Features)

OUTSTANDING FILM-LIMITED RELEASE
Casi Divas (Maya Entertainment)
The Country Teacher (Film Movement)
Little Ashes (Regent Releasing)
Phoebe in Wonderland (THINKFilm)
The Secrets (Monterey Media)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Skins (BBC America)
True Blood (HBO)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Beautiful People (Logo)
Glee (Fox)
GREEK (ABC Family)
Modern Family (ABC)
United States of Tara (Showtime)

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Go Skins and Greys Anatomy
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Gotta love that Mad Men.

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Homeward Bound” Private Practice (ABC)
“Lisa Says” The Listener (NBC)
“Pawnee Zoo” Parks and Recreation (NBC)
“The Real Ghostbusters” Supernatural (The CW)
“Wait and See” Private Practice (ABC)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
An Englishman in New York (Logo)
Pedro (MTV)
Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime)
Torchwood: Children of Earth (BBC America)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
Ask Not (PBS)
Be Like Others (HBO)
Derek (The Sundance Channel)
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (Diva Productions)
U People (Logo)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
The Amazing Race 15 (CBS)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
Making His Band (MTV)
The Real World: Brooklyn (MTV)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo/VH1)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
All My Children (ABC)
As The World Turns (CBS)
Guiding Light (CBS)
One Life to Live (ABC)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Ellen DeGeneres and Her Wife, Portia de Rossi” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
“Hell to Pay – Gay Teen Exorcism” The Tyra Banks Show (The CW)
“Mormon Church & Gays” The Joy Behar Show (HLN)
“The Science of Intersex” The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated)
“Sirdeaner Walker Interview” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jane Espenson, Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Z. Greenberg, Jim Krueger, Doug Petrie, Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)
Detective Comics by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)
Madame Xanadu by Matt Wagner (Vertigo/DC Comics)
Secret Six by Gail Simone (DC Comics)
X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)

OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER
40 is the New 15 book and lyrics by Larry Todd Johnson, music by Cindy O’Connor
Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins by Brian Christopher Williams
Battle Hymn by Jim Leonard
Bingo with the Indians by Adam Rapp
Lydia by Octavio Solis

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: BROADWAY & OFF–BROADWAY
A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo
The Brother/Sister Plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts
Soul Samurai by Qui Nguyen
The Temperamentals by Jon Marans

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF–OFF BROADWAY
Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party by Aaron Loeb
Devil Boys From Beyond by Buddy Thomas
The Lily’s Revenge by Taylor Mac
She Like Girls by Chisa Hutchinson
Wickets created and conceived by Clove Galilee and Jenny Rogers, adapted from Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Hair book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, music by Galt MacDermot

A complete list of English-language nominees are available at:
http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/21/nominees.

A complete list of Spanish-language nominees are available at:
http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/21/spanishnominees.