The 22nd Annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards have announced their nominees and the list includes some heavy hitters and some high flying networks. The awards show honors media for outstanding portrayals of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the issues they face. Here is what GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios had to say about this year’s nominees.
“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. 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
GLAAD announced 114 nominations in 23 English language categories and 33 Spanish language nominees in nine categories. Cable networks earned a total of 22 nods while broadcast networks gained 11 nods. Not bad.
This year’s list of nominees includes:
- 30 Rock (NBC)
- Glee (FOX)
- The Kids Are Alright
- Easy A
- True Blood (HBO)
- Modern Family (ABC)
- I Love You Philip Morris
- The Oprah Winfrey Show
The awards take place in New York on March 19th at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, in Los Angeles on April 16th at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square and in San Fransisco on May 14th at the San Fransisco Marriott Marquis. Who do you have pegged to win a GLAAD Media Award? Check out the video for the nominations below.