GLAAD Announces Best of Media, Including The Advocate

By Sunnivie Brydum

Originally published on Advocate.com January 16 2013 7:02 AM ET

Today the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Agains Defamation announced nominees for its 2013 Media Awards, which recognize fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBT community in news and entertainment.

"Images and stories from the LGBT community continue to push support for equality to historic levels," said GLAAD president Herndon Graddick in a statement, noting "a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends."

From entertainment, this year's nominees include perennial favorites such as Glee and Modern Family as well as TV newcomers The New Normal and Go On. Film buffs will appreciate GLAAD's first nomination of a PG-rated film in ParaNorman, which also snagged an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. Powerful AIDS documentary How to Survive a Plague will face off against country singer Chely Wright's coming-out biopic, Wish Me Away, for Outstanding Documentary.  

"Now more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender characters and plot lines, they expect them — just as they both accept and expect LGBT people to be a valuable part of their everyday lives," Graddick said.

Leading the news business, MSNBC and The Advocate brought in three nominations each. The Advocate and our sibling publication Out are nominated as Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage — a category shared with The New Yorker, People, Seventeen, and New York magazine. 

Several individual projects of The Advocate also garnered nominations, including The Advocate 45 series in Outstanding Digital Journalism, and Andrew Harmon's powerful feature about how transgender people are treated in prison, "Eight Months in Solitary," for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article.

The 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards will take place on March 16 in New York City, on April 20 in Los Angeles, and on May 11 in San Francisco.

See all 120 nominees in 25 categories on the next page. 

OUTSTANDING FILM - WIDE RELEASE

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros. Pictures)

ParaNorman (Focus Features)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment)

Your Sister's Sister (IFC Films)

OUTSTANDING FILM - LIMITED RELEASE

Any Day Now (Music Box Films)

Keep the Lights On (Music Box Films)

Mosquita y Mari (Wolfe Releasing)

Musical Chairs (Paladin)

North Sea Texas (Strand Releasing)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Degrassi (TeenNick)

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

The L.A. Complex (The CW)

Smash (NBC)

True Blood (HBO)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Glee (Fox)

Go On (NBC)

Happy Endings (ABC)

Modern Family (ABC)

The New Normal (NBC)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do," Raising Hope (Fox)

"Family Matters," Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)

"L'Affaire Du Coeur," Franklin & Bash (TNT)

"Lost and Found," Touch (Fox)

"Ruby Slippers," The Mentalist (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)

Hit and Miss (DirecTV)

Political Animals (USA)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY

Chely Wright: Wish Me Away (First Run Features)

Codebreaker (TODpix)

Hit So Hard (Variance Films)

How to Survive a Plague (Sundance Selects)

Vito (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

The Amazing Race (CBS)

"It Is What It Is" Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC)

The Real L Word (Showtime)

Small Town Security (AMC)

"Welcome to Hollywood," Pregnant in Heels (Bravo)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE

"At Home with Neil Patrick Harris, His Fiancé David Burtka, & Their Twins," Oprah's Next Chapter (OWN)

"Autoshop Restores Bullied Gay Student's Car for Free," The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

"Bishop Gene Robinson," The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

"The Husband Who Is Now a Woman and the Daughter Who Is Now a Son," The Jeff Probst Show (syndicated)

"Marriage Equality," The Suze Orman Show (CNBC)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Days of Our Lives (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE

"Almost Equal," Chronicle (WCVB TV5, Boston)

"Being Transgender in America,"Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)

"End of an Error," The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

"Golden Star," Rock Center With Brian Williams (NBC)

"The Last Closet," Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT

"Civil Rights Icon Supports Gay Marriage," CNN Newsroom (CNN)

"Controversial Pastor Preaches Against Gays," Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

"Matthew Mitcham Olympics Profile," NBC Olympics (NBC)

"Obama Endorses Marriage Equality," Good Morning America (ABC)

"Scout Mom Dismissed," MSNBC Live (MSNBC)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

"Black Church Reaches Out to Gay, Transgender Teens" by Meghan E. Irons (The Boston Globe)

"Game Changer" by Andy Mannix (City Pages, Minneapolis)

"Generation Halsted" (series) (Windy City Times, Chicago)

"Most Local School Districts Ignore State's Anti-Gay Bullying Law" by Phillip Zonkel (Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif.)

"Turned Away, He Turned to the Bible" by Douglas Quenqua (The New York Times)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST

Frank Bruni (The New York Times)

Bill Nemitz (Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine)

Leonard Pitts Jr. (The Miami Herald)

Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post)

Dan Rodricks (The Baltimore Sun)

 OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER OVERALL COVERAGE

The Baltimore Sun

The Boston Globe

Portland Press Herald (Portland, Maine)

Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa)

USA Today

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE

"The First Gay President" by Andrew Sullivan (Newsweek)

"The Marriage Plot: Inside This Year's Epic Campaign for Gay Equality" by Molly Ball (The Atlantic)

"Netherland" by Rachel Aviv (The New Yorker)

"School of Hate" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely (Rolling Stone)

"The Transgender Athlete" by Pablo S. Torre and David Epstein (Sports Illustrated)

 OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

The Advocate/Out

New York

The New Yorker

People

Seventeen

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE

"The Beautiful Daughter: How My Korean Mother Gave Me the Courage to Transition" by Andy Marra (HuffingtonPost.com)

"Boardroom Battle: Directors Clash Over Gay Rights" by Ryan Ruggiero (CNBC.com)

"Eight Months in Solitary" by Andrew Harmon (Advocate.com)

"Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?" by Marc Lamont Hill (Ebony.com)

"Workplace Protections for LGBT Workers Remain Stalled" by Chris Geidner (BuzzFeed.com)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA

"The Advocate 45" (series) (Advocate.com)

"Athletes at Core of 'Fearless' Photo Project" by Patrick Dorsey and Jeff Sheng (ESPN.com)

"'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': Transgender Officers on Secretly Serving in the U.S. Military" by Marc Lamont Hill (Live.HuffingtonPost.com)

"Edie Takes on DOMA" In the Life (ITLMedia.org)

"Gay Rights in the US, State by State" (GuardianNews.com)

OUTSTANDING BLOG

Autostraddle (http://www.autostraddle.com)

blac(k)ademic (http://blackademic.com)

The New Civil Rights Movement (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com)

Rod 2.0 (http://rodonline.typepad.com)

Towleroad (http://www.towleroad.com)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST

Gossip, A Joyful Noise (Columbia Records)

Adam Lambert, Trespassing (19 Recordings, RCA Records)

Frank Ocean, Channel Orange (Def Jam)

Scissor Sisters, Magic Hour (Casablanca Records)

Rufus Wainwright, Out of the Game (Decca/Polydor)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK

Astonishing X-Men by Marjorie Liu (Marvel)

Batwoman by W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III (DC Comics)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Andrew Chambliss, Scott Allie, Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg (Dark Horse)

Earth 2 by James Robinson (DC Comics)

Kevin Keller by Dan Parent (Archie Comics)

OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER

The Children by Michael Elyanow

Edith Can Shoot Shoot Things and Hit Them by A. Rey Pamatmat

The Irish Curse by Martin Casella

Pieces by Chris Phillips

Silent by Pat Kinevane

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: BROADWAY & OFF-BROADWAY

Bring It On: The Musical, book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt and Amanda Green

Cock by Mike Bartlett

The Columnist by David Auburn

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF-OFF BROADWAY

Baby Daddy by Alec Mapa

From White Plains, written by Michael Perlman in collaboration with Fault Line Theatre

A Map of Virtue by Erin Courtney

Sontag: Reborn, adapted by Moe Angelos, based on the book by Susan Sontag

Tail! Spin! created by Mario Correa