Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Awards Watch: GLAAD Tidings 2008

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced the nominees for their 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards today.

The film nominations are led by the Academy Award nominated Milk, obviously the front-runner to win here (and a far cry from last year, when they had to give it to a gay pirate). Brideshead Revisited, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, RocknRolla and Vicky Cristina Barcelona round out the "Wide Release" nominees, while the indie faves The Edge of Heaven, Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom, Save Me, Shelter and XXY are competing in the "Limited Release" category. Documentaries in the running include Chris & Don: A Love Story, A Jihad for Love, Saving Marriage, the WE tv series Sex Change Hospital and last year's Oscar winning short Freeheld.

On the television front, Brothers & Sisters and Ugly Betty are looking for their third straight win in a row in the drama and comedy series races, respectively. Meanwhile, both Donald Strachey Mysteries, On the Other Hand, Death and Ice Blues, are up for made-for-TV movie. Legit theater nominees include Broadway's Billy Elliot and Los Angeles' The Little Dog Laughed.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 28, in Los Angeles on April 18 and in San Francisco on May 9. See the comments section below for a quick look at all the movie, TV and theater nominees.

UPDATE: Visit our sister site, The QuOD - The Queer Online Database, for a full list of all the GLBT nominees. PLUS: Here's a video look at the major nominees.

3 comments:

  1. OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE:
    Brideshead Revisited
    Milk
    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
    RocknRolla
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE:
    The Edge of Heaven
    Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom
    Save Me
    Shelter
    XXY

    OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES:
    Brothers & Sisters
    The L Word
    South of Nowhere
    Torchwood
    True Blood

    OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES:
    Desperate Housewives
    Greek
    Reaper
    Skins
    Ugly Betty

    OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character):
    "Ghostfacers" Supernatural
    "My Maharishi is Bigger than Your Maharishi" Life on Mars
    "Slam" Ghost Whisperer
    "Tandem Repeats" ER
    "Unidentified Funk" The New Adventures of Old Christine

    OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE:
    Affinity
    East Side Story
    Ice Blues: A Donald Strachey Mystery
    Oh Happy Day
    On the Other Hand, Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery

    OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY:
    Chris & Don: A Love Story
    Freeheld
    A Jihad for Love
    Saving Marriage
    Sex Change Hospital

    OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM:
    America's Next Top Model
    I Want to Work for Diddy
    Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
    Shirts & Skins
    TransAmerican Love Story

    OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA:
    All My Children
    As the World Turns

    OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER:
    As Much As You Can
    Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
    He Asked for It
    The Little Dog Laughed
    Secrets of the Trade

    OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: BROADWAY & OFF–BROADWAY:
    Billy Elliot: The Musical
    Body Awareness
    Prayer for My Enemy
    Road Show
    Wig Out!

    OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF–OFF BROADWAY:
    Arias with a Twist
    The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac
    Dina Martina: Off the Charts!
    Lustre, a Midwinter Trans-Fest
    Play it Cool

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  2. What movie or show is the pic of the hot surfer dude from? I don't see Matthew McConaughey among the nominees. ;) Also, I'm very glad Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom is being recognized not only by GLAAD but the NAACP Image Awards too.

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  3. The surf stud is Ross Thomas from "Shelter". Hottie.

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