GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Include Some Men, Yank! and Speech & Debate

News   GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Include Some Men, Yank! and Speech & Debate Nominees for the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honoring "fair, accurate and inclusive" representations of gay individuals in the media were announced Jan. 20.
Bobby Steggert and Maxime de Toledo
Bobby Steggert and Maxime de Toledo Photo by Mark Krieger

The annual awards honor the best in journalism, film, TV and theatre. This year's nominations include three theatre-related categories: Outstanding Los Angeles Theater; Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway; and Outstanding New York Theater: Off Off-Broadway.

Four GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held: March 17 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, April 12 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida, April 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and May 10 at the San Francisco Marriott in San Francisco. GLAAD will also recognize several Special Honorees at the various ceremonies: Brian Graden at the New York ceremony; Wilson Cruz in South Florida; Janet Jackson, Rufus Wainwright and Herb Ritts in Los Angeles; and Ilene Chaiken and David Mixner in San Francisco.

The theatre-related categories follow. For a list of all 2008 nominees, visit www.glaad.org.

Los Angeles Theater
Act A Lady, by Jordan Harrison
Anything, by Tim McNeil
Avenue Q, book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Havana Bourgeois, by Carlos Lacamara
The Long Christmas Ride Home, by Paula Vogel

New York Theater – Broadway & Off–Broadway
100 Saints You Should Know by Kate Fodor
All That I Will Ever Be by Alan Ball
The Beebo Brinker Chronicles by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman
Some Men by Terrence McNally
Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam New York Theater – Off–Off Broadway
1001 Beds by Tim Miller
BASH'd: A Gay Rap Opera by Chris Craddock and Nathan Cuckow, music by Aaron Macri
I Google Myself by Jason Schafer
Yank! book and lyrics by David Zellnik, music by Joseph Zellnik
The Young Ladies Of by Taylor Mac

Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe" was also nominated in the Film - Wide Release category. Nominees in that category also include "The Jane Austen Book Club" and "Stardust."

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.