23rd GLAAD Film/TV Awards Nominations

GLAAD Awards 2012 NomineesDespite GLAAD’s recent criticism of ABC over cross-dressing comedy Work It, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation showered the network with nominations for its 23th annual media awards. ABC was the leader by a mile, scoring eight nominations, more than all other broadcasting networks combined. The only other network to land more than two nominations was Showtime with three. On the feature side, two studios landed multiple nominations: Focus Features and Roadside Attractions. The 23rd annual awards will be held in New York on March 24, Los Angeles on April 21 and San Francisco on June 2. Here is the list of film and TV nominees:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
Albert Nobbs (Roadside Attractions)
Beginners (Focus Features)
J. Edgar (Warner Bros. Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Circumstance (Roadside Attractions)
Gun Hill Road (Motion Film Group)
Pariah (Focus Features)
Tomboy (Rocket Releasing)
Weekend (Sundance Selects)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Degrassi (TeenNick)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
Shameless (Showtime)
Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
The Big C (Showtime)
Exes and Ohs (Logo)
Glee (Fox)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Acceptance” Man Up! (ABC)
“Beards” Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
“The Boy Has Style” Are We There Yet? (TBS)
“Prom” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
“Recruited” NCIS (CBS)

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)
Two Spirits (PBS)
We Were Here (Red Flag Releasing)
The World’s Worst Place to be Gay?(Logo)

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 (ABC)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

  1. Why does every organization feel compelled to have a contest? Even if there aren’t even enough horses running to fill the gates? Instead of throwing itself a banquet and handing out awards, maybe GLAAD should actually spend its money on something worthy, like helping homeless LGBT youth or helping gay seniors. Simply stupid.

    1. The media awards are meant more as recognizing better portrayal of LGBT characters in the media, not exactly as a contest where agents and PR people work to get their stars some trophies. GLAAD’s main focus is in media defamation of LGBT people and bringing more attention to discrimination against LGBT community. judging by the many homophobic stereotypical portrayals in the media today, they still have lots of work to do.

    2. Because that’s not what the organization was created to do? There’s other non-profits that handle those things. Media representation is important, and that’s what GLAAD rewards–positive portrayals of LGBT folks. And guess what, for people growing up without role models or anyone they know that is like them, that can be a life saver.

  2. Yea – this event raises a lot of awareness and funds for the community. It’s important to recognize advances on a cultural level within the industry. This has been around for a while…I can’t say I understand yer hostility or thinking unless you lack business sense.

  3. Ya mean GLADD actually approved of some T.V and movies to give them an award, wow, every other time i’v been here GLADD have kicked off about something

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