15th Annual GLAAD Media Award Nominees Include Avenue Q, Taboo and "Angels in America"; Cherry Jones a Special Honoree

News   15th Annual GLAAD Media Award Nominees Include Avenue Q, Taboo and "Angels in America"; Cherry Jones a Special Honoree Nominees for the 15th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honoring "fair, accurate and inclusive" representations of gay individuals in the media, were announced Dec. 8.

Top: Avenue Q, Bottom: Taboo
Top: Avenue Q, Bottom: Taboo Photo by Carol Rosegg and Joan Marcus

The annual awards honor the best in journalism, film, TV and theatre. This year's nominations include three theatre-related categories: Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre; Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway and Off; and Outstanding New York Theatre: Off Off-Broadway. Among the Broadway productions receiving nominations are Taboo, the Rosie O'Donnell produced Boy George musical; Avenue Q, the comedic mix of puppets and people that transferred to Broadway after a hit run at the Vineyard Theatre; and I Am My Own Wife, the one-person show about a German transvestite, which also began its life Off-Broadway.

The Mike Nichols-directed HBO presentation of Angels in America, featuring a screenplay by Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, was also recognized in the Outstanding Television Movie or Mini-Series category. The epic work will compete in a field that also includes "Cambridge Spies," "Normal," "Soldier's Girl" and "Tipping the Velvet." The first part of Kushner's "Angels" — starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and Emma Thompson — debuted on HBO Dec. 7. The second half will premiere Dec. 14.

GLAAD will also recognize several Special Honorees at its Media Awards ceremonies, which will be held in Los Angeles on March 27, 2004 (Kodak Theatre), in New York on April 12 (Marriott Marquis) and in San Francisco on June 5 (Westin St. Francis). Those individuals who will be honored include Tony Award winner Cherry Jones, "Will & Grace" star Megan Mullally, Hairspray's John Waters, "Far From Heaven" Oscar nominee Julianne Moore and horror writer Clive Barker. The PBS program "In the Life" will also be lauded.

The complete list of nominees follows:

Outstanding Film - Wide Release
"Bend it Like Beckham" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
"Under the Tuscan Sun" (Touchstone Pictures) Outstanding Film - Limited Release
"Die Mommie Die!" (Sundance Film Series)
"Gasoline" (Strand Releasing)
"Madame Satã" (Wellspring Media, Inc.)
"Mambo Italiano" (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
"Yossi & Jagger" (Strand Releasing)

Outstanding Drama Series
"Degrassi: The Next Generation" (The N)
"Nip/Tuck" (FX)
"Playmakers" (ESPN)
"Queer as Folk" (Showtime)
"Six Feet Under" (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series
"It's All Relative" (ABC)
"Oliver Beene" (Fox)
"Reno 911!" (Comedy Central)
"Sex and the City" (HBO)
"Will & Grace" (NBC)

Outstanding Individual Episode
(in a series without a regular gay character)
"A Time to Hate," "Cold Case" (CBS)
"And Baby Makes Four," "Girlfriends" (UPN)
"Chapter Fifty-Eight," "Boston Public" (Fox)
"Fallacy," "Law & Order: SVU" (NBC)
"Sleeping Lions," "The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H." (CBS)

Outstanding Television Movie Or Mini-Series
"Angels in America" (HBO)
"Cambridge Spies" (BBC America)
"Normal" (HBO)
"Soldier's Girl" (Showtime)
"Tipping the Velvet" (BBC America)

Outstanding Reality Program
"The Amazing Race 4" (CBS)
"America's Next Top Model" (UPN)
"Boy Meets Boy" (Bravo)
"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" (Bravo)
"The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet" (MTV)

Outstanding Documentary
"A Boy Named Sue" (Showtime)
"Brother Outsider" (PBS)
"Daddy & Papa" (PBS)
"Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay" (PBS)
"School's Out: The Life of a Gay High School in Texas" (MTV)

Outstanding Daily Drama
"All My Children" (ABC)

Outstanding Talk Show
"Alyn Libman": "The Sharon Osbourne Show" (syndicated)
"The Husband Who Became a Woman": "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (syndicated)

Outstanding TV Journalism
"The Death of Sakia Gunn," "Live from the Headlines" (CNN)
"Father Raymond: A Question of Faith and Identity," "Nightline" (ABC)
"It's In to be 'Out'," "20/20" (ABC)
"Not Fit to Fight," "Primetime Thursday" (ABC)
"Up Close: The Killing of Gwen Araujo," KCAL 9 News (KCAL [Los Angeles])

Outstanding Magazine Article
"Motherhood My Way" by Jacqueline Woodson, Essence Magazine
"The New Face of Gay Power" by John Cloud, Time
"One of These Men Used to be a She" by Nanette Varian, Glamour
"Their True Selves" by Kade Collins and Samantha Lease as told to Stephanie Booth, Teen People
"To be Young, Gifted and Gay" by Farah Stockman, Honey

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
The Nation
National Catholic Reporter
Newsweek
People
Time

Outstanding Newspaper Article
"Angels, Reagan and AIDS in America" by Frank Rich (The New York Times)
"For Gays, Secrecy in Love, War" by Patricia Ward Biederman (Los Angeles Times)
"Gays Feel Left out of Morehouse Brotherhood" by Craig Seymour (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
"Same-Sex Unions Move Center Stage" by David Von Drehle (Washington Post)
"Straddling Sexes" by Louise Rafkin (San Francisco Chronicle)

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist
Dave Ford (San Francisco Chronicle)
Ellen Goodman (The Boston Globe)
Ed Gray (The Boston Herald)
Leonard Pitts, Jr. (The Miami Herald)
Deb Price (The Detroit News)

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage
The Boston Globe
Chicago Tribune
The New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
USA Today

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"Abuse and Neglect" by David Tuller, Salon.com
"Lives Less Ordinary" by Bryan Robinson, ABCNEWS.com
"Out at the Prom" by Julie Scelfo, Newsweek.MSNBC.com
"Out of Step" by Martha Brant, Newsweek.MSNBC.com
"Same-sex Family Values" by Laura McClure, Salon.com

Outstanding Advertising - Electronic
"Hotel Matrix" Orbitz
"Marco: Independence" The N
"Wedding" Snapple

Outstanding Advertising - Print
"Absolut Out." Absolut
"R You Ready to Adopt a New Lifestyle?" Chereskin

Outstanding Music Artist
Bitch and Animal, Sour Juice and Rhyme
Junior Senior, D-D-Don't Stop the Beat
Meshell Ndegeocello, Comfort Woman
Peaches, Fatherf**ker
Rufus Wainwright, Want One

Outstanding Comic Book
The Authority (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
Catwoman (DC Comics)
Gotham Central (DC Comics)
How Loathsome (NBM Publishing)
Strangers in Paradise (Abstract Studio)

Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
Autumn Canticle
Blues for an Alabama Sky
Body of Faith
Miss Coco Peru is Undaunted
Naked Will: The Portrait of W.H.

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off - Broadway
Avenue Q
Flesh and Blood
I Am My Own Wife
The Last Sunday in June
Taboo

Outstanding New York Theater: Off - Off Broadway
Auntie Mayhem
Bernadette and the Butcher of Broadway
Marga Gomez's Intimate Details
Say You Love Satan
To My Chagrin

Special Recognition
Off the Roof (Mun2)

GLAAD is dedicated to promoting fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.