Amidst the exciting buzz of awards season, the GLAAD association has decided to announce their own set of nominations for people who have added to the positive portrayals of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender figures in the LGBT community.
These nominations mark the 25th annual GLAAD media awards. According to the official press release, these awards are given out in order to“recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”
This morning GLAAD announced 93 nominees, and those nominated included entertainers Elton John, Lady Gaga, and Goldfrapp, who all nabbed nominations in the category for Outstanding Music Artist. Last year, both Frank Ocean and Adam Lambert won in an unprecedented tie.
In terms of the television and film world, streaming service Netflix has proven to be force to reckon with yet again. Throughout the current awards season Netflix has scored nominations for its original series, and this time around it was no different. GLAAD nominated the original series Orange Is the New Black for Outstanding Comedy Series. The Netflix original goes head to head with network favorites like Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Glee, and Pivot’s new show, Please Like Me.
On the film side of things, there’s really no surprise to see Dallas Buyers Club scoring a nomination from GLAAD. Actors Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto have swept the awards thus far for their portrayals as people suffering with AIDS. For Outstanding Film – Wide Release, Dallas Buyers Club is in good company as it’s nominated with Blue Is the Warmest Color, Kill Your Darlings, Philomena, and the odd man out, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
For Outstanding Drama Series, GLAAD showed love to the Brits by nominating the series Orphan Black. In addition, ABC Family’s new hit series The Fosters was able to get a nomination, as well as another ABC Family show Pretty Little Liars. Rounding out this category is Showtime’s dark comedy Shameless and ABC’s long running series Grey’s Anatomy.
In total there are 98 nominations, and of those 98 nominations 28 of them are from cable channels. Closing the gap are broadcast networks earning 11 nominations. As for when the awards will be handed out, the GLAAD Media Awards are expected to be presented in both Los Angeles and New York during the spring.
Last year some of the big winners of the GLAAD Media Awards were The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The New Normal, American Horror Story, How to Survive a Plague, and more.