Thursday, January 14, 2010

GLAAD Announces 21st Annual Media Award Nominees

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced yesterday the nominees for its 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

They include:

-Tom Ford's film A Single Man
-Lee Daniel's film Precious
-Ang Lee's latest film Taking Woodstock
-Little Ashes, starring Robert Pattinson
-AMC's acclaimed drama Mad Men
-Fox's hit show Glee
-ABC’s new hit comedy Modern Family
-Be Like Others, a documentary about transgender people in Iran
-Logo's reality show RuPaul's Drag Race
-The daytime drama One Life to Live
-HLN's new talk show The Joy Behar Show
-The Early Show's interview with Chaz Bono
-bisexual singer Lady Gaga
-Gay singer Adam Lambert
-Spanish-language nominees Sábado Gigante, Primer Impacto, Al Rojo Vivo and People en Español

In total, GLAAD announced 116 nominees in 24 English-language categories, and 36 Spanish-language nominees in 8 categories. In the competitive categories, cable networks earned 23 nominations, while broadcast networks garnered 17 nominations.

Also, GLAAD will honor Cynthia Nixon with this year’s Vito Russo Award, presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community.

This years corporate sponsors of the awards include ABSOLUT® Vodka, Southwest Airlines, Anheuser-Busch, University of Phoenix, Allstate Insurance Company, American Airlines, Comcast, Delta Air Lines, Harrah's Foundation, Herb Ritts Foundation, MillerCoors, New York City Marriott & Renaissance Hotels, The Palette Fund, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, and Time Warner.

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