Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Awards Watch: GLAAD Tidings 2009

GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), the nation’s GLBT media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, has announced the nominees for its 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

As expected, A Single Man and Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire led the nominees for Outstanding Film - Wide Release, where they are joined by Everybody's Fine, I Love You, Man and Taking Woodstock. Meanwhile, Casi Divas, The Country Teacher, Little Ashes, Phoebe in Wonderland and The Secrets fill out the Limited Release category

Nominations for television include three-time winner Brothers & Sisters in the drama race and freshman series Glee and Modern Family in comedy, plus One Life to Live for daily drama.  Pedro and Prayers for Bobby are among the TV movie nominees.  Plus, Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon will be honored with the Vito Russo Award, presented to "an openly GLBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community".

See the comments section below for a quick look at all the English-language nominees.  The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 13, in Los Angeles on April 17 and in San Francisco on June 5.

UPDATEVideo salute to the 2009 film and TV nominees.

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  1. 21st GLAAD Media Awards Nominees:

    OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
    Everybody's Fine (Miramax)
    I Love You, Man (DreamWorks SKG)
    Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (Lionsgate Films)
    A Single Man (The Weinstein Company)
    Taking Woodstock (Focus Features)

    OUTSTANDING FILM-LIMITED RELEASE
    Casi Divas (Maya Entertainment)
    The Country Teacher (Film Movement)
    Little Ashes (Regent Releasing)
    Phoebe in Wonderland (THINKFilm)
    The Secrets (Monterey Media)

    OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
    Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
    Mad Men (AMC)
    Skins (BBC America)
    True Blood (HBO)

    OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
    Beautiful People (Logo)
    Glee (Fox)
    GREEK (ABC Family)
    Modern Family (ABC)
    United States of Tara (Showtime)

    OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
    "Homeward Bound" Private Practice (ABC)
    "Lisa Says" The Listener (NBC)
    "Pawnee Zoo" Parks and Recreation (NBC)
    "The Real Ghostbusters" Supernatural (The CW)
    "Wait and See" Private Practice (ABC)

    OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
    An Englishman in New York (Logo)
    Pedro (MTV)
    Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime)
    Torchwood: Children of Earth (BBC America)

    OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
    Ask Not (PBS)
    Be Like Others (HBO)
    Derek (The Sundance Channel)
    The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (Diva Productions)
    U People (Logo)

    OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
    The Amazing Race 15 (CBS)
    Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
    Making His Band (MTV)
    The Real World: Brooklyn (MTV)
    RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo/VH1)

    OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
    All My Children (ABC)
    As The World Turns (CBS)
    Guiding Light (CBS)
    One Life to Live (ABC)

    OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
    "Ellen DeGeneres and Her Wife, Portia de Rossi" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
    "Hell to Pay – Gay Teen Exorcism" The Tyra Banks Show (The CW)
    "Mormon Church & Gays" The Joy Behar Show (HLN)
    "The Science of Intersex" The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated)
    "Sirdeaner Walker Interview" The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

    OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jane Espenson, Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Z. Greenberg, Jim Krueger, Doug Petrie, Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)
    Detective Comics by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)
    Madame Xanadu by Matt Wagner (Vertigo/DC Comics)
    Secret Six by Gail Simone (DC Comics)
    X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)

    OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER
    40 is the New 15 book and lyrics by Larry Todd Johnson, music by Cindy O'Connor
    Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins by Brian Christopher Williams
    Battle Hymn by Jim Leonard
    Bingo with the Indians by Adam Rapp
    Lydia by Octavio Solis

    OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: BROADWAY & OFF–BROADWAY
    A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo
    The Brother/Sister Plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney
    Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts
    Soul Samurai by Qui Nguyen
    The Temperamentals by Jon Marans

    OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF–OFF BROADWAY
    Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party by Aaron Loeb
    Devil Boys From Beyond by Buddy Thomas
    The Lily’s Revenge by Taylor Mac
    She Like Girls by Chisa Hutchinson
    Wickets created and conceived by Clove Galilee and Jenny Rogers, adapted from Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes

    SPECIAL RECOGNITION
    Hair book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, music by Galt MacDermot

    A complete list of English-language nominees are available at:
    www.glaad.org/mediaawards/21/nominees.

    A complete list of Spanish-language nominees are available at:
    www.glaad.org/mediaawards/21/spanishnominees.

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