True Blood, Glee, Ricky
Martin and Chely Wright are among the nominees for awards from the
22nd annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
The GLAAD awards recognize positive
portrayals of the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
people in the media.
“This year's nominees represent some
of the images and stories at the root of the growing acceptance of
our community and support for our equality,” GLAAD President
Jarrett Barrios said in a statement. “They also have created a
benchmark for inclusion of our community that other media outlets
should look to.”
“As GLAAD celebrates 25 years of
working with the media, we are proud to recognize this year's
nominees and we challenge the industry to share more stories that
reflect the diversity of our community and the challenges that gay
and transgender people face,” he added.
True Blood has been nominated
for Outstanding Drama Series, along with Brothers & Sisters,
Degrassi, Grey's Anatomy and
Pretty Little Liars. Nominated for Best Comedy Series
are Glee, Greek, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie and
United States of Tara.
Unlike previous years, the nominees
vying in the Outstanding Film – Limited Release category are fairly
well known. They include Howl, which stars James Franco, and
I Love You Phillip Morris, which stars Jim Carrey and Ewan
McGregor as star-crossed lovers.
Golden Globe-winner The Kids Are All
Right, Easy A and Burlesque are among the films
nominated in the wide release category.
Chely Wright will compete in the
Outstanding Music Artist category. Also nominated are Scissor
Sisters, Anthony and the Johnsons, Big Freedia and Kele Okereke.
Oprah Winfrey's interview with pop
singer Ricky Martin on his coming out gay has been nominated in the
Outstanding Talk Show Episode category.
The GLAAD Media Awards – which
recognize excellence in 23 categories including newspaper content,
syndicated columnists and comic books – will be presented in a
series of dinners: March 19 in New York, April 16 in Los Angeles and
May 14 in San Franscico.
all the nominees at the GLAAD website.