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GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Unveiled

America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media-advocacy group has pulled back the curtain on the nominees for its 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation GameThe Weinstein Company’s Best Picture Oscar contender The Imitation Game is up for Outstanding Film, Wide Release alongside Sony Classics’ Love Is Strange, CBS Films’ Pride, Roadside’s The Skeleton Twins and Warner Bros’ Tammy. Gunning for the top prize for limited-release movies are Dear White People (Lionsgate), Life Partners (Magnolia Pictures), Lilting (Strand Releasing), The Way He Looks (Strand) and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement).

The organization this year expanded its nominees for Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series to 10. DLNow_Transparent-ReviewAmong the shows going for the gold are Amazon Prime Video’s rookie series Transparent — which won star Jeffrey Tambor a surprise Golden Globe last week — ABC’s freshman drama How To Get Away With Murder, Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, Showtime’s Masters Of Sex and Shameless and HBO’s Looking and Game Of Thrones. The premium cabler is guaranteed at least one trophy: The Normal Heart is running unopposed in the TV Movie or Miniseries category.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. The group also lauds musicians, comic books, magazines, newspapers and blogs and has separate categories for Spanish-language media.

Here is the full list of nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
Love is Strange (Sony Pictures Classics)
Pride (CBS Films)
The Skeleton Twins (Roadside Attractions)
Tammy (Warner Bros. Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Dear White People (Lionsgate)
Life Partners (Magnolia Pictures)
Lilting (Strand Releasing)
The Way He Looks (Strand Releasing)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Degrassi (TeenNick)
The Fosters (ABC Family)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Last Tango in Halifax (PBS)
Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
Shameless (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Faking It (MTV)
Glee (FOX)
Looking (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Please Like Me (Pivot)
Sirens (USA Network)
Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)
Vicious (PBS)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Deep Breath,” Doctor Who (BBC America)
“Down a Tree,” Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel)
“Identity Crisis,” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
“Let’s Have a Baby,” Playing House (USA Network)
“No Lack of Void,” Elementary (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
The Normal Heart (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
The Case Against 8 (HBO)
L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime)
Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word (Logo / MTV)
To Russia with Love (Epix)
True Trans with Laura Jane Grace (AOL Originals)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (Fuse)
B.O.R.N. to Style (FYI)
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (VH1)
R&B Divas: Atlanta (TV One)
Survivor: San Juan del Sur (CBS)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
General Hospital (ABC)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Xtra Mile Recordings)
Angel Haze, Dirty Gold (Island Records/Republic Records)
Mary Gauthier, Trouble & Love (In the Black Records)
Mary Lambert, Heart on My Sleeve (Capitol Records)
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour (Capitol Records)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Hawkeye, written by Matt Fraction (Marvel Comics)
Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis (BOOM! Studios)
Memetic, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)
Rat Queens, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Image Comics)
Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan (Image Comics)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Issues Facing the Transgender Community” Katie (syndicated)
“Laverne Cox discusses ‘The T Word'” The View (ABC)
“Michael Sam” Oprah Prime (OWN)
“Pepe Julian Onziema” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
“Robin Roberts” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“Coming Out,” Nick News With Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)
“Gay and Muslim in America,” America Tonight (Al Jazeera America)
“Gay Rodeo,” This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN)
“Infield & Out: Baseball for All,” Morning Joe (MSNBC)
Transgender Society, [series] Ronan Farrow Daily (MSNBC)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Change is Coming to the South,” Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
“Fired for Being Gay?” MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
“License to Discriminate?” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
“A Model with a Mission,” Alicia Menendez Tonight (Fusion)
“Transgender Tipping Point?” This Week (ABC)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
“A Christian Family, a Gay Son and a Wichita Father’s Change of Heart” by Roy Wenzl (The Wichita Eagle)
“For Transgender Service Members, Honesty Can End Career” by Ernesto Londoño (The Washington Post)
“An Identity to Call Their Own” [series] by Michael A. Fuoco & Mackenzie Carpenter (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
“Longtime Utah LGBT Advocates Recount Brutal History” by Erin Alberty (Salt Lake City Tribune)
“When They Stopped Waiting” by Shaun McKinnon (The Arizona Republic)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
“Do Ask, Do Tell” by S.L. Price (Sports Illustrated)
“The Forsaken” by Alex Morris (Rolling Stone)
“Inside the Iron Closet: What It’s Like to Be Gay in Putin’s Russia” by Jeff Sharlet (GQ)
“Sex Without Fear” by Tim Murphy (New York)
“The Transgender Tipping Point” by Katy Steinmetz (Time)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
Essence
Glamour
Out
Sports Illustrated
Time

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
“31 Days of PrEP” [series] (Advocate.com)
“Black Parents, Gay Sons and Redefining Masculinity” by Edward Wyckoff Williams (TheRoot.com)
“Conner Mertens came out to his college football team. Now he comes out publicly.” by Cyd Zeigler (Outsports.com)
“A Nun’s Secret Ministry Brings Hope to the Transgender Community” by Nathan Schneider (America.Aljazeera.com)
“A Year Later, ‘Nothing’ Has Changed Since Transgender Woman Islan Nettles was Killed” by Tony Merevick (Buzzfeed.com)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA
“Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Streets” by Miranda Leitsinger (NBCNews.com)
“Why did the U.S. Lock Up These Women with Men?” by Cristina Costantini, Jorge Rivas, Kristofer Ríos (Fusion.net)
“With Technology I Didn’t Have to Sell My Body” by Kerri Pang (MSNBC.com)
“Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens” by Adri Murguia, Christo Geoghegan (News.Vice.com)
“Young and Gay in Putin’s Russia” by Milene Larsson (News.Vice.com)

OUTSTANDING BLOG
The Art of Transliness (theartoftransliness.com)
Autostraddle (autostraddle.com)
Box Turtle Bulletin (boxturtlebulletin.com)
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
(holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com)
My Fabulous Disease (marksking.com)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts)

26th ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS SPANISH-LANGUAGE NOMINEES

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME PROGRAM EPISODE
“Cementerio homófobo,” Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
“Maestro despedido por [ser] gay,” Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
“Un mundo de juegos,” La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision)

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION INTERVIEW
“Abigail Pereira participante transgénero de Yo Soy El Artista,” Suelta La Sopa Extra (Telemundo)
“En cuerpo ajeno,” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
“Felicia en Ventaneando: Platica sobre su transformación,” Ventaneando (Azteca)
“Identidad Sin Fronteras: Inmigrantes transgénero buscan nueva vida en EEUU,” Despierta América (Univision)
“Intolerancia familiar,” Realidades en Contexto (CNN en Español)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
“Identidad sin fronteras,” Panorámica (Univision/Pivot)
La Travesía del Atleta Gay (CNN en Español)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“Felipe Najera abre su corazón,” Primer Impacto (Univision)
“Michael Sam confiesa su homosexualidad,” Sin Límites
(CNN Latino)
“Orlando Cruz habla de su vida,” Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
“Vínculos y rupturas,” Aquí y Ahora (Univision)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Corte Suprema de Justicia en EE.UU decline estudiar recursos sobre bodas del mismo sexo,” Informativo NTN (NTN24)
“Posibles sanciones,” Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo)
“La historia de una [mujer] transexual,” Café CNN (CNN en Español)
“Obama apoya la comunidad transgénera,” Noticias MundoFOX (MundoFOX)
“Ya no hay obstáculos,” Noticiero Univision (Univision)

OUTSTANDING LOCAL TV JOURNALISM
“En centros de detención,” Noticias Telemundo Arizona (KTAZ-Telemundo 39 [Phoenix])
Cobertura de Spirit Day [serie] Noticias 34 (KMEX-Univision 34 [Los Angeles])
“Justicia para Zoraida Reyes,” Noticiero Telemundo (KVEA-Telemundo 52 [Los Angeles]
“Nombran a la primer mujer gay al Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico,” Ultima Hora (Univision [Puerto Rico])
“Tacones de charro,” Noticias 34 (KMEX-Univision 34 [Los Angeles])

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
“Caravana gay en contra la marginalidad social” by Panky Corcino (El Diario New York)
“¿Es la TV latina homofóbica? La respuesta te sorprenderá.” by Marta Sarabia (La Opinión)
“Gay, indocumentado y sin cuidados médicos” by Patricia A González-Portillo (La Opinión)
“Latino gay elegido alcalde de Long Beach responde a ataques homofóbicos” by Olivia Tallet (La Voz de Houston)
“Mamá, soy homosexual dijo Ricardo; su familia no entendió y lo corrió de su casa” by Selene Rivera (Hoy Los Angeles)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
Identidades invisibles [serie] by Marcos Billy Guzmán (ElNuevoDia.com)
“Identidad sin fronteras, un documental sobre los inmigrantes transgénero” (PeopleenEspañol.com)
“Una misión: repartir amor” by Istra Pacheco (PrimeraHora.com)
“¿Qué tan difícil es salir del clóset en Colombia?” (BBCMundo.com)
“Ser gay en China: La bandera del arco iris ondea libremente” (CNNEspanol.CNN.com)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA
“Derechos de los homosexuales entran a la campaña electoral en Brasil” by Shasta Darlington (CNNEspanol.CNN.com)
“Hispanos LGBT quieren su propia reforma” by Álvaro Ortiz (LaVozTX.com)
“Maité Oronoz jura como juez asociada del Tribunal Supremo” by Rebecca Bamuchi (PrimeraHora.com)
“¿Que es ENDA?” by Cary Tabares (Univision.com) “Venezuela: Madre lesbiana pide al Parlamento reconocer derechos de su hijo” (EFE.com)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
“Era Diferente,” Los Tigres del Norte