28 Jan GLAAD Nominees Announced
This report is from Rueters:
By Gregg Kilday
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Best picture Oscar nominee “Milk” picked up another awards nod Wednesday as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced nominations for its 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
“Milk,” from Focus Features, the specialty division of Universal Pictures, was included in GLAAD’s outstanding film in wide release category. It will compete with Miramax’s “Brideshead Revisited,” Columbia’s “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” Warner Bros.’ “RocknRolla” and the Weinstein Co.’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
Among television contenders, the nominees for outstanding drama series are ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters,” Showtime’s “The L Word,” The N’s “South of Nowhere,” BBC America’s “Torchwood” and HBO’s “True Blood.”
The comedy series nominees are ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” ABC Family’s “Greek,” the CW’s “Reaper,” BBC America’s “Skins” and ABC’s “Ugly Betty.”
The awards honor media representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in 26 English-language and 15 Spanish-language categories. They will be presented at a series of dinners: March 28 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, April 18 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and May 9 at the Hilton San Francisco.
In New York, special honorees will include Tyra Banks, set to receive the Excellence in Media Award, and Suze Orman, receiving the Vito Russo Award. Honorees for Los Angeles and San Francisco will be announced later.
Special recognition awards will be presented to “The Laramie Project, 10 Years Later: The Lasting Legacy of Matthew Shepard,” a two-hour documentary broadcast on Sirius XM Radio, and to Lucia Mendez, an actress and singer who campaigned to bring awareness to the issue of LGBT teen suicide.