Los Angeles, Thursday, January 20, 2011 – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced today the nominees for its 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.  By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD’s work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans.

Nominees include Glee, True Blood, Modern Family, The Kids Are All Right, Project Runway, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Burlesque. The Awards will be held in New York City on March 19 and in San Francisco on May 9. Los Angeles details to be announced:

22nd ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS NOMINEES

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
Burlesque (Screen Gems)
Easy A (Screen Gems)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Music Box Films)
The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Universal Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Howl (Oscilloscope Pictures)
I Love You Phillip Morris (Roadside Attractions)
La Mission (Screen Media Ventures)
Patrik, Age 1.5 (Regent Releasing)
Undertow (Wolfe Releasing)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Degrassi (TeenNick)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
True Blood (HBO)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Glee (Fox)
GREEK (ABC Family)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
United States of Tara (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Escape the Castle” Bored to Death (HBO)
“Innocence” Law & Order (NBC)
“Klaus & Greta” 30 Rock (NBC)
“Queen of Mean” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
“Samaritan” Law & Order: UK (BBC America)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
8: The Mormon Proposition (Red Flag Releasing)
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (Sundance Channel)
Prodigal Sons (First Run Features)
“Sylvester” UnSung (TV One)
Out. The Glenn Burke Story (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
The Fabulous Beekman Boys (Planet Green)
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (Sundance Channel)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef: Just Desserts (Bravo)
TRANSform Me (VH1)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Constance McMillen” The Ellen DeGeneres Show  (syndicated)
“Neil Patrick Harris” The Talk (CBS)
“Rebuilding Home After Tragedy: The Seth Walsh Story” The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated)
“Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
“Transgender Kids: Too Young to Decide?” The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Scott Allie, Brad Meltzer,
Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)
Fogtown by Andersen Gabrych (Vertigo/DC Comics)
Veronica by Dan Parent (Archie Comics)
X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)
Young Avengers: Children’s Crusade by Allan Heinberg (Marvel)

OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER
Dr. Cerberus by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
Haram Iran by Jay Paul Deratany
Revolver by Chris Phillips
Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson
The Twentieth-Century Way by Tom Jacobson

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER:  BROADWAY & OFF-BROADWAY
In the Wake by Lisa Kron
The Kid, book by Michael Zam, lyrics by Jack Lechner, music by Andy Monroe
Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl
The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Secrets of the Trade by Jonathan Tolins

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF-OFF BROADWAY
Lay of the Land by Tim Miller
Let Them Eat Cake by Holly Hughes, Megan Carney and Moe Angelos
This One Girl’s Story, book by Bil Wright, music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney
Vaginal Davis Is Speaking from the Diaphragm by Vaginal Davis
When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (series) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
“Gay Teen Suicides” (series) Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
“Katie Miller: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Outside the Lines (ESPN)
“Olson and Boies on Same-Sex Marriage” Bill Moyers Journal (PBS)
“Transitions” Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Don’t Ask…” CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
“Fort Worth Speech” The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC)
“Gay Teens Talk Their Truth” CNN Newsroom (CNN)
“Images of Protest” ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC)
“Mom, Dad… I’m Coming Out” Today (NBC)

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