‘Ugly Betty’ & ‘Desperate Housewives’ Among GLAAD Awards Nominees

For the second straight year, ABC led nominees for awards from an organization that monitors depictions of gays and lesbians in the media.

The network landed nine nominations from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, while CBS garnered three nods, NBC two and Fox two.

ABC’s nominated shows include “Brothers & Sisters,” “Ugly Betty” and “Desperate Housewives.” Among cable networks, Logo received five nominations, CNN four, Bravo three and ABC Family two.

Nominees for feature film in wide release include Julie Taymor’s Beatles musical “Across the Universe,” the fantasy “Stardust” and “The Jane Austen Book Club.”

Special prizes will go to singers Rufus Wainwright and Janet Jackson, MTV Networks president of entertainment Brian Graden, “My So-Called Life” actor Wilson Cruz, activist David Mixner and “The L Word” creator Ilene Chaiken.

The 19th annual GLAAD Media Awards — with 172 nominees in 40 categories — are split into four ceremonies, held in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and southern Florida in March, April and May.

“This year’s extraordinary nominees exemplify the important strides we have made as a community toward creating a truly inclusive society,” GLAAD President Neil Giuliano said in a

The organization noted that transgender issues were addressed in numerous news reports and documentaries as well as in the TV shows “All My Children,” “Cold Case” and “Dirty Sexy Money.”

The nominees were announced Sunday night during the Sundance Film Festival.

Nominees for the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards:

Film – Wide Release
Across the Universe (Revolution Studios)
The Jane Austen Book Club (Sony Pictures Classics)
Stardust (Paramount Pictures)

Film – Limited Release
The Bubble (Strand Releasing)
Dirty Laundry (Codeblack Entertainment)
Itty Bitty Titty Committee (Pocket Releasing)
Nina’s Heavenly Delights (Regent Releasing)
Whole New Thing (Picture This! Entertainment)

Drama Series
Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Degrassi: The Next Generation (The N)
Dirty Sexy Money (ABC)
Greek (ABC Family)
The L Word (Showtime)

Comedy Series
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Exes and Ohs (Logo)
The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central)
Ugly Betty (ABC)
The War at Home (Fox)

Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBT character)
“Boy Crazy” Cold Case (CBS)
“Do Tell” Boston Legal (ABC)
“Free to Be You and Me” Kyle XY (ABC Family)
“The Gangs of Camden County” My Name is Earl (NBC)
“Sin” Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

Television Movie, Mini-Series or Anthology
Daphne (Logo)
The DL Chronicles (here!)
The State Within (BBC America)

Camp Out (Logo)
Cruel and Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison (WE tv)
For the Bible Tells Me So (First Run Features)
Freddie Mercury: Magic Remixed (VH1/Logo)
Small Town Gay Bar (Logo)

Reality Program
“Chase/Lane” Trading Spouses (Fox)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
Project Runway (Bravo)
Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (SciFi Channel)
Work Out (Bravo)

Daily Drama
All My Children (ABC)
As The World Turns (CBS)
Talk Show Episode
“Born in the Wrong Body” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
“Gay Around the World” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
“Gay Athletes & Rappers: It’s Not In to be Out” The Tyra Banks Show (syndicated)
“Growing Up Intersex” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
“Transgender Kids” The Tyra Banks Show (syndicated)

TV Journalism – Newsmagazine
Born in the Wrong Body (MSNBC)
“A Church Divided” In the Life (PBS)
“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” 60 Minutes (CBS)
“My Secret Self: A Story of Transgender Children” 20/20 (ABC)
“A Royal Scandal” Primetime: Family Secrets (ABC)

TV Journalism – News Segment
“The First Casualty” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
“Gay Homeless Teens” Uncovering America (CNN)
“Gospel of Inclusion” Uncovering America (CNN)
“Sent Away to ‘Change'” Good Morning America (ABC)
“Sex Change Controversy” Paula Zahn Now (CNN)

Newspaper Article
“Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight” by Jane Gross (The New York Times)
“Girl/Boy Interrupted” by Lauren Smiley (SF Weekly)
“In a Progressive State, a City Where Gay Life Hangs by a Thread” by Andrew Jacobs (The New York Times)
“Line in Sand for Same-Sex Couples” by Teresa Watanabe (Los Angeles Times)
“What the Heart Wants” by Lane DeGregory (St. Petersburg Times)

Newspaper Columnist
Christine Daniels (Los Angeles Times)
Alfred Doblin (The Record [Bergen, NJ])
Mark Morford (San Francisco Chronicle)
Frank Rich (The New York Times)
Rebecca Walsh (The Salt Lake Tribune)

Newspaper Overall Coverage
The Boston Globe
Los Angeles Times
The New York Times
The Seattle Times
San Francisco Chronicle

Magazine Article
“Akinola’s Power Play” by Kerry Eleveld (The Advocate)
“Dying to Come Out: The War on Gays in Iraq” by David France (GQ)
“The Kingdom in the Closet” by Nadya Labi (The Atlantic Monthly)
“(Rethinking) Gender” by Debra Rosenberg (Newsweek)
“Special Report: Gays at War” by Marc Haeringer, William Henderson, Michael Rowe, Corey Scholibo, and Bernice Yeung (The Advocate)

Magazine Overall Coverage
The Advocate
Entertainment Weekly
Us Weekly

Digital Journalism Article
“Gay Newsmen – A Clearer Picture” by James Hillis (AfterElton.com)
“Gender and the Pulpit” by Lauren McCauley (Newsweek.com)
“Officially ‘I Do'” by Tracy Stokes (BET.com)
“Oregon State Coach Fulfills Dream of Becoming Father” by Graham Hays (ESPN.com)
“Why the T in LGBT is Here to Stay” by Susan Stryker (Salon.com)

Digital Journalism – Multimedia
“The Advocate 40th Anniversary'” (Advocate.com)
“Fuera del Closet: Gay Hispanic Immigrants in Dallas” by Sergio Chapa (NewAmericaMedia.org)
“Landmark Moments in Gay Hollywood” by Mark S. Luckle (EW.com)
“Uncovering America: Fighting for Acceptance” (CNN.com)

Music Artist
Bloc Party, A Weekend in the City
The Cliks, Snakehouse
Melissa Etheridge, The Awakening
Rufus Wainwright, Release the Stars
Patrick Wolf, The Magic Position

Comic Book
American Virgin by Steven T. Seagle (Vertigo/DC Comics)
The Boys by Garth Ennis (Dynamite Entertainment)
Midnighter by Garth Ennis, Brian K. Vaughan, Christos Gage, Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti, and Keith Giffin (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
The Outsiders by Judd Winick, Greg Rucka, and Tony Bedard (DC Comics)
Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)

Advertising – Electronic
“Change” Levis
“Goodbye” Orbitz
“Jewels” & “Time” Dolce & Gabbana
“Rejected” Chemistry.com
“Tu Pride – Jaime” MTV Tr3s

Los Angeles Theater
Act A Lady, by Jordan Harrison
Anything, by Tim McNeil
Avenue Q, book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Havana Bourgeois, by Carlos Lacamara
The Long Christmas Ride Home, by Paula Vogel

New York Theater – Broadway & Off–Broadway
100 Saints You Should Know by Kate Fodor
All That I Will Ever Be by Alan Ball
The Beebo Brinker Chronicles by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman
Some Men by Terrence McNally
Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam
New York Theater – Off–Off Broadway
1001 Beds by Tim Miller
BASH’d: A Gay Rap Opera by Chris Craddock and Nathan Cuckow, music by Aaron Macri
I Google Myself by Jason Schafer
Yank! book and lyrics by David Zellnik, music by Joseph Zellnik
The Young Ladies Of by Taylor Mac

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