This morning the national LGBT media advocacy organization GLAAD announced nominees for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. According to GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, the year “has brought momentous progress for LGBT people and families – and our nominees have created images and stories that continue to challenge misconceptions, shatter stereotypes, and change hearts and minds of millions all across the globe.”
There are 130 nominees in 29 categories but a few notable honorees include wide release films Dallas Buyers Club, Philomena and Kill Your Darlings, all of which were previously reviewed here on TheBacklot.
In the limited release category, Geography Club scored a nod. (The film is based on the classic YA novel by AfterElton alum Brent Hartinger.)
In the outstanding TV drama category, ABC Family scored 2 nominees: The Fosters and Pretty Little Liars.
In the TV comedy category, perennial nominees Modern Family and Glee were joined by Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Netflix scored a first ever nod with Orange is the New Black.
In the outstanding individual episode category Supernatural scored a nod for “LARP and the Real Girl”.
In the outstanding daily drama category, Days of Our Lives was the only nominated series. So congratulations to Days for their win!
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12, 2014 and in New York on May 3.
The full list of nominees can be found below, with more details available on GLAAD’s website.
25th ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS NOMINEES
|OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
Blue Is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
|OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Concussion (RADiUS-The Weinstein Company)
|OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
The Fosters (ABC Family)
|OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
|OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Bride and Prejudice” The Soul Man (TV Land)
|OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Bridegroom (Virgil Films / OWN)
|OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (Fuse)
|OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Are Gay Parents Different?” The Ricki Lake Show (syndicated)
|OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
|OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“Chris to Kristin: A Navy Seal’s Secret”Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
|OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Gay Rights at Work” MSNBC Live (MSNBC)”
|OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
“Boy or Girl? Gender a New Challenge for Schools” by Martha Irvine (Associated Press)
|OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
“The Hidden War Against Gay Teens” by Alex Morris (Rolling Stone)
“Owning the Middle by Kate Fagan (ESPN The Magazine)
“The Perfect Wife” by Ariel Levy (The New Yorker)
“What’s Wrong With Exxon?” by Antonia Juhasz (The Advocate)
“Why Gay and Lesbian Couples Pay More” by Carolyn M. Brown (Black Enterprise)
|OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
|OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
“How Fallon Fox Became the First Known Transgender Athlete in MMA” by Loretta Hunt (SportsIllustrated.CNN.com)
|OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA
“Bisexuals Get Their Turn in the White House”by Alyona Minkovski (Live.HuffingtonPost.com)
|OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Elton John, The Diving Board (Capitol Records)
|OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Batwoman, written by W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III,Marc Andreyko (DC Comics)Fearless Defenders, written by Cullen Bunn (Marvel Comics)
Next page… Spanish Language Nominees