GLAAD Nominees: ‘Glee’ to ‘Burlesque’ to ‘Kids Are All Right’

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation singles out movies, TV shows, journalism, theater and music

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced the nominees for its 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday, with the honorees running the gamut from "The Kids Are All Right" and "Howl" to "Burlesque" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" in film, "True Blood" to "Glee" in television, and Chely Wright to Antony and the Johnsons in music.

Annette Bening and Julianne MooreGLAAD nominees covered 23 categories in the fields of film, television, journalism, music, theater and comic books, plus another nine Spanish-language categories.

Film nominees included "The Kids Are All Right" (left), "Burlesque," "Easy A," "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "Scott Pilgrim" in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category, and "Howl," "I Love You Phillip Morris," "La Mission," "Patrik Age 1.5" and "Undertow" in Outstanding Film – Limited Release.

GleeNominees for Outstanding Drama Series were "Brothers & Sisters," "Degrassi," "Grey's Anatomy," "Pretty Little Liars" and "True Blood," while the Outstanding Comedy Series category was comprised of "Glee," "GREEK," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie" and "United States of Tara."

The awards are designed to honor media that displays "fair, accurate and inclusive" depictions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. "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," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios in the press release announcing the nominees. "They also have created a benchmark for inclusion of our community that other media outlets should look to."

The GLAAD Media Awards will be presented at three separate ceremonies. The first will take place at the Marriott Marquis in New York's Times Square on March 19; the second at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles on April 16; and the last at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco on May 14.

Additional information is available at www.glaad.org.

The nominees:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
Burlesque (Screen Gems)
Easy A (Screen Gems)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Music Box Films)
The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Universal Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Howl (Oscilloscope Pictures)
I Love You Phillip Morris
(Roadside Attractions)
La Mission (Screen Media Ventures)
Patrik, Age 1.5 (Regent Releasing)
Undertow (Wolfe Releasing)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Degrassi (TeenNick)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
True Blood (HBO)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Glee (Fox)
GREEK (ABC Family)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
United States of Tara (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
"Escape the Castle" Bored to Death (HBO)
"Innocence" Law & Order (NBC)
"Klaus & Greta" 30 Rock (NBC)
"Queen of Mean" Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
"Samaritan" Law & Order: UK (BBC America)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
8: The Mormon Proposition (Red Flag Releasing)
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (Sundance Channel)
Prodigal Sons (First Run Features)
"Sylvester"UnSung (TV One)
Out. The Glenn Burke Story (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
The Fabulous Beekman Boys (Planet Green)
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (Sundance Channel)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef: Just Desserts (Bravo)
TRANSform Me (VH1)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
"Constance McMillen" The Ellen DeGeneresShow  (syndicated)
"Neil Patrick Harris"The Talk (CBS)
"Rebuilding Home After Tragedy: The Seth Walsh Story" The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated)
"Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
"Transgender Kids: Too Young to Decide?" The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
""Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (series) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
"Gay Teen Suicides" (series) Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
"Katie Miller: Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Outside the Lines (ESPN)
"Olson and Boies on Same-Sex Marriage" Bill Moyers Journal (PBS)
"Transitions" Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
"Don't Ask…" CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
"Fort Worth Speech" The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC)
"Gay Teens Talk Their Truth" CNN Newsroom (CNN)
"Images of Protest" ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC)
"Mom, Dad… I'm Coming Out" Today (NBC)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
"Coming Out, Fitting In" by Rosemary Winters (The Salt Lake Tribune)
"D.C. Gay Couple Caps a Momentous First by Tying the Knot" by Monica Hesse (The Washington Post)
"Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi's Suicide Spurs Action Across U.S." by Judy Peet (The Star-Ledger [Newark, N.J.)
"A Tragic Love Story" by Steve Friess (LA Weekly)
"Worlds Apart" by Lauren Smiley (SF Weekly)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
Peg Mcentee (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Leonard Pitts, Jr. (The Miami Herald)
Frank Rich (The New York Times)
Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post)
Rev. Byron Williams (The Oakland Tribune)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER OVERALL COVERAGE
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Denver Post
Los Angeles Times
The New York Times
The Salt Lake Tribune

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
"All That's Left is God" by Michelle Theall (5280 Magazine)
"'I Was Scared to Sleep': LGBT Youth Face Violence Behind Bars" by Daniel Redman (The Nation)
"It’s a Shocking Trend: Gay Teens Being Bullied to the Point of Suicide" by Kenneth Miller (Ladies' Home Journal)
"Just Another Girl (Who Used to be a Boy)" by Genevieve Field (Glamour)
"What Happens When You Find the One...And He's Nothing – Nothing – Like You Expected?" by Allison Cooper (O, The Oprah Magazine)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
The Advocate/Out
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Entertainment Weekly
People
US Weekly

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
"The Camera in the Closet: Gay Service Members Speak Out to ABC News About Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by Mary Kathryn Burke (ABCNews.com)
"'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Hurts African-American Women the Most" by Lynette Holloway (TheRoot.com)
"Ice Cracks Beneath Weir's Critics" by LZ Granderson (ESPN.com)
"View From Washington" (series) by Kerry Eleveld (Advocate.com)
"Wrestler Hudson Taylor a Champion for Gay Rights" by Jim Buzinski (Outsports.com)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA
"Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle" by Bobbi Misick (Essence.com)
"Censoring Wojnarowicz" (IntheLifetv.org)
"A Gay Family Album" (Newsweek.com)
"Kicked Out But Ready to Go Back" by Jon Groat (Newsweek.com)

OUTSTANDING BLOG
The Bilerico Project (http://www.bilerico.com/)
Blabbeando (http://blabbeando.blogspot.com/)
Joe. My. God. (http://joemygod.blogspot.com/)
Pam's House Blend (http://www.pamshouseblend.com)
Rod 2.0 (http://rodonline.typepad.com/)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Antony and the Johnsons, Swanlights (Secretly Canadian)
Big Freedia, Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1 (Big Freedia Records)
Chely Wright, Lifted Off the Ground (Vanguard Records)
Kele Okereke, The Boxer (Glassnote Records)
Scissor Sisters, Night Work (Downtown Records)

OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER
Dr. Cerberus by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
Haram Iran by Jay Paul Deratany
Revolver by Chris Phillips
Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson
The Twentieth-Century Way by Tom Jacobson

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: BROADWAY & OFF-BROADWAY
In the Wake by Lisa Kron
The Kid, book by Michael Zam, lyrics by Jack Lechner, music by Andy Monroe
Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl
The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Secrets of the Trade by Jonathan Tolins 

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF-OFF BROADWAY
Lay of the Land by Tim Miller
Let Them Eat Cake by Holly Hughes, Megan Carney and Moe Angelos
This One Girl's Story, book by Bil Wright, music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney
Vaginal Davis Is Speaking from the Diaphragm by Vaginal Davis
When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Buffy the Vampire Slayer byScott Allie, Brad Meltzer, Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)
Fogtown by Andersen Gabrych (Vertigo/DC Comics)
Veronica by Dan Parent(Archie Comics)
X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)
Young Avengers: Children's Crusade by Allan Heinberg (Marvel)

SPANISH-LANGUAGE NOMINEES

OUTSTANDING NOVELA
¿Dónde está Elisa? (Telemundo)

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME TALK SHOW EPISODE
"Mamá vístete de hombre" Casos de Familia (Univision)
"No quiero padre, ni hermano" Casos de Familia (Univision)
"La Proposición 8" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
"El sida no mata amor" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
"Yo no soy un pervertido" ¿Quién Tiene la Razón? (Univision)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW INTERVIEW
"Entrevista con hombres transgénero" Don Francisco Presenta (Univision)
"Entrevista con Manolo Cardona de Contracorriente" Escenario (CNN en Español)
"Matrimonios del mismo sexo" Al Punto (Univision)
"Saliendo del closet después de los 30" El Show de Cristina (Univision)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
"En busca de Emma" Levántate (Telemundo)
"En el cuerpo equivocado" Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
"En nombre del amor" Primer Impacto (Univision)
"Indignante Abuso" Primer Impacto (Univision)
"Ricky Martin…Sin secretos" Aquí y Ahora (Univision)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
"Aumenta el hostigamiento" Despierta América (Univision)
"El matrimonio de homosexuales" Encuentro (CNN en Español)
"Matrimonios del mismo sexo; Sí vs No" Mega News Nocturno (Mega TV)
"Pueblo Chico, Orgullo Grande" Noticias Univision 33 (KTVW-TV 33 [Phoenix, Ariz.])
"Reconocimiento Nacional" Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
"Acosados hasta el punto del suicidio" by Rubén Moreno (La Opinión)
"Homofobia en el deporte: el último closet" by Alberto C. Medina Gil (Primera Hora)
"El regalo de Ricky Martin: La revelación de homosexualidad del cantante es un gran avance para la sociedad gay, dicen expertos" by Sigal Ratner-Arias (Associated Press)
"Terror en la comunidad gay" by Osman Pérez Méndez (El Nuevo Día)
"El viaje largo para encontrarse a sí misma" by Santos Juárez (El Diario NY)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
"Estoy feliz de ser quien soy" by María Morales (People en Español)
"Fedro, de ¡Viva el Sueno!, piensa casarse y adoptar a un niño" by Abel Jimenez  (TvNotas USA)
"Reaccionaron líderes, políticos, sicólogos, y artistas de esta sociedad" by Ana Lilia Cortés (TvNotas USA)
"Ricky Martin, un papá en paz" by Lena Hansen (People en Español)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
"Christian Chávez reacciona contra Paquita la del Barrio" by Yoselín Acevedo (PeoplenEspanol.com)
"Fedro llegó para quedarse" by Amy Linares (PadrisimoMagazine.com)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Christian Chávez, Almas transparentes (EMI)
Fedro, Besos excesos (Warner Music)