Bring It On, The Columnist, The Whale and More Are GLAAD Media Award Nominees
16 Jan 2013
Nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which "celebrate outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and our allies on TV, in film, and in the news," have been announced.
Awards will be presented in three separate ceremonies: in NYC on March 16, Los Angeles on April 20 and San Francisco on May 11.
In a statement GLAAD president Herndon Graddick said, "Images and stories from the LGBT community continue to push support for equality to historic levels…This year's nominees enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends. Now more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender characters and plot lines, they expect them — just as they both accept and expect LGBT people to be a valuable part of their everyday lives."
Nominees in the theatre categories follow:
Outstanding Los Angeles Theater Edith Can Shoot Shoot Things and Hit Them by A. Rey Pamatmat Pieces by Chris Phillips Silent by Pat Kinevane The Children by Michael Elyanow The Irish Curse by Martin Casella
Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway A Map of Virtue by Erin Courtney Baby Daddy by Alec Mapa From White Plains written by Michael Perlman in collaboration with Fault Line Theatre Sontag: Reborn adapted by Moe Angelos, based on the book by Susan Sontag Tail! Spin! created by Mario Correa
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.