'Glee,' 'Modern Family,' 'J. Edgar,' Lady Gaga among nominees for 2012 GLAAD Media Awards

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced the nominees for its 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards this morning, bestowing honors on everything from J. Edgar and Albert Nobbs in movies; to Grey’s Anatomy, Glee, and Modern Family (pictured) in television; and Lady Gaga and The Voice contestant Beverly McClellan in music.

Nominees were announced in several other categories, including reality television, talk shows, daily dramas, newsmagazines, blogs, theater, comic books, newspapers, and magazines, where Entertainment Weekly was once again nominated in the category for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage. The awards “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”

“This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, while spotlighting the diversity of our community,” said GLAAD’s acting president Mike Thompson, in a statement. “Audiences expect to see their own worlds reflected in media, and today more than ever, those include the lives of LGBT people. Viewers know that LGBT characters and stories are simply natural extensions of, and glimpses into, their own experiences from across America.”

The 2012 GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out during three different ceremonies, in New York City on March 24, in Los Angeles on April 21, and in San Francisco on June 2. Special honorees for each city will be announced in the coming weeks. Read the full list of nominees here:

OUTSTANDING FILM WIDE RELEASE
Albert Nobbs
Beginners
J. Edgar

OUTSTANDING FILM LIMITED RELEASE
Circumstance
Gun Hill Road
Pariah
Tomboy
Weekend 

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
“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 (Dallas-Ft. Worth KXAS TV-5)
“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
“Coming Out to America” by Melanie Asmar, Westword
“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 Navigates Life’s Daily Challenges as Parents” by Najla Amundson, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
Frank Bruni, The New York Times
Alfred Doblin, The Record
Muareen 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
The Salt Lake Tribune
Pioneer Press

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 Jane 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

OUTSTANDING BLOG
The Bilerico Project, bilerico.com
Mombian, mombian.com
The New Civil Rights Movement, thenewcivilrightsmovement.com
Rod 2.0, rodonline.typepad.com
Towleroad, towleroad.com

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Beverly McClellan, Fear Nothing
Girl in a Coma, Exits & All the Rest
Hunx and His Punx, Too Young to Be in Love
Lady Gaga, Born This Way
MEN, Talk About Body

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade by Allen Heinberg
Batwoman by J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman
Secret Six by Gail Simone
Veronica Presents: Kevin Keller by Dan Parent
X-Factor by Peter David

OUSTANDING 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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