"Glee," "Looking," "Normal Heart," "Modern Family" and "Transparent" Earn GLAAD Noms; Theatre Honors Again Nixed

News   "Glee," "Looking," "Normal Heart," "Modern Family" and "Transparent" Earn GLAAD Noms; Theatre Honors Again Nixed
 
HBO's film adaptation of Larry Kramer's AIDS drama The Normal Heart and its new gay-themed series "Looking" are among the nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which also recognized such shows as "Glee," "Modern Family" and the Amazon series "Transparent."

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GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy organization, will hold its awards ceremonies March 21 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and May 9 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

For the second year in a row, the organization will not bestow awards in the categories of Outstanding New York Theater – Broadway & Off-Broadway or Outstanding New York Theater – Off-Off Broadway. The category of Outstanding Los Angeles Theater has also been dropped.

In 2013, representatives for GLAAD stated that the categories were eliminated due to a smaller staff working on the awards and the organization's LGBT advocacy work. 

Meanwhile, GLAAD expanded the nominations in the Outstanding Comedy Series and Drama Series due to the large influx of gay characters depicted on television this year.

"For nearly 30 years, the GLAAD Media Awards have raised the bar for inclusion in news and entertainment, transforming LGBT representation in media and moving the dial for acceptance across the globe," said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. "It's been a remarkable year for equality, and nowhere is that more evident than in the visibility LGBT people have gained across media. This year's nominees, including expanded categories in Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series, reflect the widening diversity of LGBT images and storylines that are closing the gap to full acceptance." The 25th annual GLAAD nominees were published, released or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2014.

Select nominations follow:

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)

For a complete list of nominees, visit GLAAD.org.

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