The nominees for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards are here, and this year’s ceremonies are sure to be the best yet!
Among the nominees:
After winning the GLAAD Media Award last year for Outstanding Comedy Series, “Glee” is back on the 2011 list hoping to keep its place as the top Comedy contender against the likes of “Modern Family,” “GREEK,” “United States of Tara” and “Nurse Jackie.”
Cher and Christina Aguilera’s “Burlesque” will go head to head with the summer smash “Easy A” in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category. Other nominees in the category include “The Girl who Played with Fire,” “The Kids Are All Right” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”
Other nominees include the films “Howl” and “I Love You Phillip Morris,” “30 Rock,” “Project Runway,” “TRANSform Me,” The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly and People.
This year GLAAD introduced a new category to recognize independent blogs, in recognition of the growing role online media plays in shaping today’s culture. The first nominees in this category are The Bilerico Project, Blabbeando, Joe. My. God., Pam’s House Blend, andRod 2.0.
In 2011, the GLAAD Media Awards will also celebrate GLAAD’s twenty-fifth anniversary year, looking back at a quarter-century of work to build acceptance and advance equality through LGBT images in the media.
“This year’s nominees represent some of the images and stories at the root of the growing acceptance of our community and support for our equality,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. ”They also have created a benchmark for inclusion of our community that other media outlets should look to. As GLAAD celebrates twenty-five years of working with the media, we are proud to recognize this year’s nominees and we challenge the industry to share more stories that reflect the diversity of our community and the challenges that gay and transgender people face.”
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 19, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis and in San Francisco on May 14 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Date and location for the Los Angeles show is to be announced.