America’s Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have announced their nominees for 2009 GLAAD Media Awards (you just knew there were more awards shows to come right?).
Now in its 20th year, GLAAD’s Awards have become an influential comment on the advance of gay visibility in “straight media” and gives particular attention to characters and storylines in television.
This year it nominates Brothers and Sisters, The L Word, True Blood, Torchwood and South of Nowhere as its drama picks.
For comedy it has settled on Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Greek, Reaper and Skins -some unusual definitions of comedy to say the least.
Kathy Griffin, who has previously hosted one of the awards events, and America’s Next Top Model are also nominated. Ellen deGeneres is a shoo-in for her episode “Ellen & Portia’s Wedding Day,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
The L Word (Showtime)
South of Nowhere (The N)
Torchwood (BBC America)
True Blood (HBO)
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Greek (ABC Family)
Reaper (The CW)
Skins (BBC America)
Ugly Betty (ABC)
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Ghostfacers,” Supernatural (the CW)
“My Maharishi Is Bigger Than Your Maharishi,” Life on Mars (ABC)
“Slam,” Ghost Whisperer (CBS)
“Tandem Repeats,” ER (NBC)
“Unidentified Funk,” The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
East Side Story (Logo)
Ice Blues: A Donald Strachey Mystery (Here!)
Oh Happy Day (Logo)
On the Other Hand, Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery (Here!)
Chris & Don: A Love Story (Zeitgeist Films)
A Jihad for Love (First Run Features)
Saving Marriage (Regent Releasing)
Sex Change Hospital (WE tv)
America’s Next Top Model (The CW)
I Want to Work for Diddy (VH1)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
Shirts & Skins (Logo)
Transamerican Love Story (Logo)
All My Children (ABC)
As the World Turns (CBS)
TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Don’t Ruin My Gay Wedding,” The Tyra Banks Show (syndicated)
“Ellen & Portia’s Wedding Day,” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
“Gays in the Ghetto,” The Tyra Banks Show (syndicated)
“The Pregnant Man,” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
“Transgender Triumphs,” The Tyra Banks Show (syndicated)
TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“Becoming” (multipart series), Channel 3 News (WCAX-TV3, Burlington, Vt.)
“Born in the Wrong Body: All in the Family” (MSNBC)
“Funding the Marriage War,” In the Life (PBS)
“George Takei and Brad Altman,” (multipart series) The Early Show (CBS)
“The Whispers,” Outside the Lines (ESPN)
TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Bishop in the Eye of the Storm,” Today (NBC)
“Gay in Cuba,” The Situation Room (CNN)
“Special Comment: Prop 8,” Countdown With Keith Olbermann (MSNBC)
“Rick Warren: Change to Believe In?” The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
“Taking to the Streets,” Good Morning America Weekend (ABC)
They will be presented at a series of dinners beginning March 28th in New York and ending on May 9th in San Francisco.
Last year Arena had to cancel plans to screen the event in Australia for the first time ever, after problems with music rights got in the way. Hopefully they can sort this problem for 2009 and we’ll eventually get to see it.
Source: Hollywood Reporter