ABC Leads the Nominations for This Year’s GLAAD Media Awards


The nominations for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards — which honor outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — have just been announced, and despite really stepping in things with that misguided, and thankfully short-lived, cross-dressing comedy Work It, ABC managed to secure eight nods. Surprisingly, that’s five more nominations than any other network. On the film side of things, we are glad to see two of our favorite flicks from 2011, Beginners and Weekend, both get a mention. While significantly less fun (at least from a category names perspective) than the campy Dorian Awards that we recently told you about, GLAAD’s picks are obviously way more influential within the industry. Click through to see which of your favorite films and TV shows made the cut.

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE Albert Nobbs (Roadside Attractions) Beginners (Focus Features) J. Edgar (Warner Bros. Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE Circumstance (Roadside Attractions) Gun Hill Road (Motion Film Group) Pariah (Focus Features) Tomboy (Rocket Releasing) Weekend (Sundance Selects)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES Degrassi (TeenNick) Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) Shameless (Showtime) Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES The Big C (Showtime) Exes and Ohs (Logo) Glee (Fox) Happy Endings (ABC) Modern Family (ABC)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character) “Acceptance” Man Up! (ABC) “Beards” Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) “The Boy Has Style” Are We There Yet? (TBS) “Prom” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) “Recruited” NCIS (CBS)


OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY Becoming Chaz (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network) The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (HBO) Two Spirits (PBS) We Were Here (Red Flag Releasing) The World’s Worst Place to be Gay? (Logo)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM Dancing with the Stars (ABC) Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (Sundance Channel) The Glee Project (Oxygen) The Real L Word (Showtime) The Voice (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE “Chaz Bono” Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) “Children & Teens Caught in the Wrong Bodies” Anderson (syndicated) “Coming Out on the Oprah Show: 25 Years of Unforgettable Guests” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated) “The Wedding of Scott Cronick & David Gorshein” Conan (TBS) “Zach Wahls” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA All My Children (ABC) Days of Our Lives (NBC)