‘Empire,’ ‘Carol’ Lead GLAAD Media Award Nominees

“The Danish Girl” and “Orange is the New Black” are also up for awards from LGBT advocacy group

Last Updated: January 27, 2016 @ 10:53 AM

“Empire” and “Carol” scored nominations for the annual GLAAD Media Awards, the LGBT advocacy organization announced Wednesday.

Other nominees include: Academy Award nominee “The Danish Girl;” Golden Globe nominee “Grandma;” “Appropriate Behavior;” “Tangerine;” Netflix’s “Sense8,” “Master of None,” “Orange Is the New Black “and “Grace and Frankie;” Amazon’s “Transparent;” and HBO’s “Bessie.”

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 GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBT community.

“For nearly three decades, the GLAAD Media Awards have propelled inclusion in media and driven LGBT acceptance forward,” said GLAAD CEO and president Sarah Kate Ellis. “This year’s nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and storylines, deepening audiences’ understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world.”

In addition, for the first time in nearly a decade, the GLAAD Media Awards will be televised exclusively on Logo in a one-hour special premiering in April 2016.

GLAAD announced 101 nominees in 20 English-language categories and 46 Spanish-language nominees in 11 categories. In the English-language categories, cable networks earned 27 nominations and broadcast networks garnered 18 nominations. Streaming services received seven nominations, compared to three last year.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on Apr. 2 at the Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria. Special honorees for each city will be announced in the coming weeks.

See the full list of nominees here. 

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