The nominees for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards have just been announced. As you may or may not know, the awards recognize outstanding images of the LGBT community in news coverage and entertainment media. In addition, the awards complement and fund GLAAD’s work to share the stories of LGBT people through the media. We had the pleasure of covering last year’s award show and red carpet in LA and look forward to doing the same this year.

Some of the nominees this year include Glee, Modern Family, Pretty Little Liars, Anderson Cooper 360, Lady Gaga, J. Edgar, and more. In addition, some of the nominees being recognized for the first time by GLAAD include Dancing With The Stars, Conan, The Voice, The David Letterman Show, and The Big C. Conan and Letterman mark are receiving nominations for Outstanding Talk Show episode, making it the first time late-night talk shows have received a GLAAD Media Award nomination. Man Up!, which ended up getting canceled, received a nomination for Best Individual Episode for “Acceptance”. In total, there are over 151 nominees in 35 categories this year.

The Awards will be held in New York City on March 24, Los Angeles on April 21 and in San Francisco on June 2. Check out the video presentation of the nominees, as well as the full list below.

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 TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • Cinema Verite (HBO)

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)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE

  • “Day One” The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
  • “Finding Home” In the Life (PBS)
  • “GLBT in Texas” Spotlight DFW (KXAS TV-5 [Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas])
  • “The ‘Sissy Boy’ Experiments” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
  • “They Call it Corrective Rape” World’s Untold Stories (CNN)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT

  • “Battle Against Bullying” ABC World News With Diane Sawyer (ABC)
  • “Children of LGBT Parents” MSNBC News Live (MSNBC)
  • “Gay Dads Adopt 12 Kids” Good Morning America (ABC)
  • “Kye Allums” Outside the Lines (ESPN)
  • “Split by Potential Deportation” CNN Newsroom (CNN)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

  • “AIDS @ 30″ (series) (Windy City Times [Chicago, Ill.])
  • “Coming Out to America” by Melanie Asmar (Westword [Denver, Colo.])
  • “Even on Religious Campuses, Students Fight for Gay Identity” by Erik Eckholm (The New York Times)
  • “Led by the Child Who Simply Knew” by Bella English (The Boston Globe)
  • “Local Lesbian Couple Navigates Life’s Daily Challenges as Parents” by Najla Amundson (The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead [Fargo, N.D.])

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST

  • Frank Bruni (The New York Times)
  • Alfred Doblin (The Record [Bergen, N.J.])
  • Maureen Dowd (The New York Times)
  • Peg McEntee (The Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Craig Wilson (USA Today)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER OVERALL COVERAGE

  • The Boston Globe
  • The New York Times
  • The Oregonian [Portland, Ore.]
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
  • Pioneer Press [St. Paul, Minn.]

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE

  • “15th Anniversary of the Passage of the Defense of Marriage Act” (series) by Chris Geidner (Metro Weekly)
  • “Black & Gay in Corporate America” by Carolyn M. Brown (Black Enterprise)
  • “Making It Work” by Rod McCullom (Ebony)
  • “The Secret I Don’t Want to Keep Anymore” by Janet Mock as told to Kierna Mayo (Marie Claire)
  • “Transitions” by Eliza Gray (The New Republic)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

  • The Advocate/Out
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • People
  • Time
  • US Weekly

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE

  • “Adam and Pete: Love in a Time of War” by Max J. Rosenthal (HuffingtonPost.com)
  • “Black and Transgender: A Double Burden” by Kellee Terrell (TheRoot.com)
  • “The Rainbow Struggle” (series) (GlobalPost.com)
  • “Soldier Leaves Legacy Much Larger Than ‘He Was Gay’” by Wayne Drash (CNN.com)
  • “What are Little Boys Made Of” by Jim Burroway (BoxTurtleBulletin.com)
  • OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA

    • “Breaking Boundaries” by Eliza Gray and Margy Slattery (TheNewRepublic.com)
    • “Coming Out” by Sarah Kramer (NYTimes.com)
    • “Glamorous Gay Dance Scene a ‘Family Affair’” by Brooke Sopelsa and Drew Katchen (MSNBC.com)
    • “Injustice at Every Turn” (ITLMedia.org)
    • “Transgender: A Special Report” (series) (TimesUnion.com [Albany, N.Y.])

    OUTSTANDING BLOG

    • The Bilerico Project (http://www.bilerico.com/)
    • Mombian (http://www.mombian.com/)
    • The New Civil Rights Movement (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/)
    • Rod 2.0 (http://rodonline.typepad.com/)
    • Towleroad (http://www.towleroad.com/)

    OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST

    • Beverly McClellan, Fear Nothing (Oarfin Records)
    • Girl in a Coma, Exits & All the Rest (Blackheart Records)
    • Hunx and His Punx, Too Young to Be in Love (Hardly Art)
    • Lady Gaga, Born This Way (Interscope Records)
    • MEN, Talk About Body (IAMSOUND Records)

    OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK

    • Avengers: The Children’s Crusade by Allan Heinberg (Marvel)
    • Batwoman by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman (DC Comics)
    • Secret Six by Gail Simone (DC Comics)
    • Veronica Presents: Kevin Keller by Dan Parent (Archie Comics)
    • X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)

    OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER

    • Bonded by Donald Jolly
    • House of the Rising Son by Tom Jacobson
    • Killer Queen: The Story of Paco the Pink Pounder by Peter Griggs
    • No Word in Guyanese for Me by Wendy Graf
    • Who’s Your Daddy? by Johnny O’Callaghan

    OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: BROADWAY & OFF–BROADWAY

    • The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Tony Kushner
    • Maple & Vine by Jordan Harrison
    • Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
    • Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam
    • Unnatural Acts: Harvard’s Secret Court of 1920 conceived by Tony Speciale

    OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF–OFF BROADWAY

    • The Dog and Pony Show (Bring Your Own Pony) by Holly Hughes
    • The Escape Artist book by John Kelly, songs by John Kelly & Carol Lipnik
    • The Momentum by Boo Killebrew, Geoffrey Decas O’Donnell & Jordan Seavey
    • She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
    • Southern Comfort book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis

    For more information on the GLAAD Awards, check out their site here: www.glaad.org/mediaawards