ABC Leads Nominees For GLAAD Media Awards

ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Ugly Betty,” helped the network lead the 20th annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards nominees for a third straight year.

The GLAAD Media Awards, which were announced on Tuesday, 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.

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“The 20th anniversary of the GLAAD Media Awards is an excellent opportunity to reflect on how media representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have evolved over the past two decades, clearly helping shape and evolve people’s hearts and minds about LGBT people,” GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano said in a statement released to Access.

“GLAAD’s media advocacy and anti-defamation work as a resource for media professionals, combined with enabling LGBT people and allies to be compelling storytellers, has played a significant role in stories about our lives achieving greater visibility and being more compelling, honest, and real than ever before. We are proud to recognize all of this year’s GLAAD Media Awards nominees,” Giuliano continued.

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NBC’s “ER” earned a nomination for Outstanding Individual Episode of a television series and the “Today” show earned a nomination Outstanding TV Journalism Segment for “Bishop in the Eye of the Storm.”

In the world of movies, “Brideshead Revisited,” “Milk,” “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” “RocknRolla” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” were nominated for Outstanding Film – Wide Release.

Tyra Banks and Suze Orman will both receive special honors from GLAAD. Tyra will receive the Excellence in Media award, and Suze will receive the Vito Russo award.


“Tyra Banks and Suze Orman have used their positions of power within the media to become strong advocates on behalf of the LGBT community,” Giuliano said. “They are changing hearts and minds, opening people’s eyes to our common humanity, and it is our privilege to honor them.”

GLAAD announced 185 nominees in 41 categories. The awards will be presented in three separate ceremonies in New York on March 28, in Los Angeles on April 19 and in San Francisco on May 9.

For a complete list of this year’s GLAAD Media Awards nominees CLICK HERE!

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