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GLAAD Media Awards nominations are out

Nominations for the 17th Annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards have been announced. Here’s a sampling of some of the good work out there that’s being recognized…

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)
Capote (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Family Stone (20th Century Fox)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Warner Bros.)
Rent (Sony Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Beautiful Boxer (Regent Releasing/here! Films)
Mysterious Skin (TLA Releasing)
Saving Face (Sony Pictures Classics)
Transamerica (The Weinstein Company)
Walk On Water (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Commander in Chief (ABC)
The L Word (Showtime)
Queer as Folk (Showtime)
Six Feet Under (HBO)
South of Nowhere (The N)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Out of Practice (CBS)
Shameless (BBC America)
Will & Grace (NBC)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular gay character)
“Alien” Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
“Best Friends” Cold Case (CBS)
“Pilot” My Name Is Earl (NBC)
“Someone’s in the Kitchen with Daddy” What I Like About You
(The WB)
“Transitions” Without a Trace (CBS)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
American Experience: Kinsey (PBS)
Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She (HBO)
Same Sex America (Showtime)
TransGeneration (The Sundance Channel/Logo)
We Are Dad (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM –
NEWSMAGAZINE
“Becoming Diane” 20/20 (ABC)
“Gay Rodeo” Only In America (Discovery Times Channel)
“Lady Lions: Alleged Discrimination” Outside the Lines
(ESPN)
“Lucky” Dateline NBC (NBC)
“The Mirror” Nightline (ABC)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
“A House Divided” by Laura Bond (Westword)
“The New Radical” by Kim Martineau (The Hartford
Courant)
“Paradise Lost” by Michelle Boorstein (The Washington
Post)
“The Stewards of Gay Washington” by Anne Hull (The
Washington Post)
“When an Employee Switches Gender, What’s a Company
to Do?” by Stephanie Armour (USA Today)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWS
SEGMENT
“Andrew Goldstein” ESPN SportsCenter (ESPN)
“Coming Out” Live From… (CNN)
“Peter Hams” ESPN SportsCenter (ESPN)
“School Outing” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
“Secret Sex Lives” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

GLAAD also announced that this year’s Barbara Gittings Award will be presented to the three new LGBT cable networks, Logo, here!, and Q Television. The awards will be televised on Logo, and, VH1 will air the program for the first time. The Logo airdate for the GLAAD Media Awards is April 15, 2006 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The VH1 airdate is April 16 at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).

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