Lady Gaga, 'J. Edgar,' Chaz Bono -- and, Yes, 'Glee' -- Top GLAAD Nominees

Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:56pm EST

"J. Edgar," Chaz Bono, Lady Gaga and "Glee" are among the television shows, movies and celebrities vying for  the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's 23rd Annual Media Awards.

The awards recognize and honor media for their accurate representations of  the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

GLAAD announced 116 nominees in 25 English-language categories, and 35 Spanish-language nominees in 10 categories on Thursday. 

In the English-language categories, cable networks earned 23 nominations, while broadcast networks garnered 19 nominations.

On the film side, GLAAD also nominated the cross-dressing historical drama "Albert Nobbs"  and the senior-citizen coming-out  "Beginners."

Television programs that the anti-defamation organization singled out were Showtime's "Shameless," which features a gay teen character, and "Modern Family," which features a gay couple with an adopted child.

In addition to Gaga, whose "Born This Way" has become an anthem in the gay community, GLAAD also singled out such musicians as Beverly McClellan, Girl in a Coma and Ricky Martin. 

On the news front, New York Times columnists Frank Bruni and Maureen Dowd, "Anderson Cooper 360," and "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" are all nominees.

Among the events singled out for nominations are the wedding of a gay staffer on "Conan"  and David Letterman's interview with Chaz Bono on "Late Night."

"As media continue to tell new stories about LGBT people and families, a majority of Americans now support full equality of LGBT Americans," Mike Thompson, GLAAD’s acting president, said in a statement. "This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, while spotlighting the diversity of our community."

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 24, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square; in Los Angeles on April 21 at the Westin Bonaventure; and in San Francisco on June 2 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis. 

Here's the full list of nominees:

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 (www.bilerico.com/)

Mombian (www.mombian.com/)

The New Civil Rights Movement (thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/)

Rod 2.0 (rodonline.typepad.com/)

Towleroad (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 

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