2012 GLAAD Media Awards nominations announced, Lady Gaga, Chaz Bono, Ricky Martin included

By on Jan 19, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Lifestyle, Movies, Music, Television, United States Comments

Updated: March 25, 2012 11:15 a.m.

Read Lady Gaga, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and Ricky Martin among the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards winners

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced on Thursday, January 19, 2012 the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards nominations, in which Lady Gaga, Chaz Bono, and Ricky Martin are among the nominees.



Lady Gaga, Chaz Bono, and Ricky Martin
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As posted by GLAAD on their official website that day, the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards will honor last year’s “outstanding images of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community” in film, television, music and media.

“As media continue to tell new stories about LGBT people and families, a majority of Americans now support full equality of LGBT Americans,” GLAAD‘s acting president Mike Thompson was quoted in a statement.

“This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, while spotlighting the diversity of our community. Audiences expect to see their own worlds reflected in media, and today more than ever, those include the lives of LGBT people.” Thompson added.

According to the report, GLAAD revealed 116 nominees in 25 English-language categories and 35 Spanish-language nominees in 10 categories for the upcoming 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards.

For music, Lady Gaga is nominated for Outstanding Music Artist Award for her “Born This Way” album, while Ricky Martin is among the Spanish-language nominees, for his album “Musica + Alma + Sexo“.

On the other hand, Chaz Bono, who was a contestant in “Dancing with the Stars” last year, has two nominations; OWN’s Becoming Chaz in the Outstanding Documentary category and his story at “Late Show with David Letterman” for Outstanding Talk Show Episode category.

The 2012 GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out in three separate ceremonies, in New York City on March 24, in Los Angeles on April 21, and in San Francisco on June 2.

Below is the list of the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards nominations for film and TV, and the complete list of nominees is available on their official website at GLAAD.org.

Outstanding Film – Wide Release:

Albert Nobbs (Roadside Attractions)

Beginners (Focus Features)
J. Edgar (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release:
Circumstance (Roadside Attractions)
Gun Hill Road (Motion Film Group)
Pariah (Focus Features)
Tomboy (Rocket Releasing)
Weekend (Sundance Selects)

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:
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“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)



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