announced the nominees for its annual media awards with
networks here! and Logo and publications including The
Advocate and Newsweek vying for top prizes.
networks here! and Logo together swept the Outstanding
Television Movie category, with nominees including the here!
Donald Strachey movies Ice Blues and On the
Other Hand Death and Logo's East Side Story.
Movies vying for top wide-release film in the GLAAD
awards include Milk, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Brideshead
Revisited, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and RocknRolla.
awards recognize and honor media outlets for fair,
accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBT people and
the issues that affect their lives. This year's
nominees suggest a deeper interest in transgender
issues and events, with several related nominations,
including America's Next Top Model's first
transgender contestant, the story of Thomas Beatie
giving birth to his daughter, and news piece "Becoming" from
WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vt.
The Advocate is up against media outlets
including Newsweek and Entertainment Weekly
for Outstanding Overall Magazine Coverage and ESPN.com
for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article.
Keith Olbermann is nominated for an award in the
category of Outstanding TV Journalism Segment for his
Special Comment on California's Proposition 8.
America's Next Top Model host Tyra Banks will
receive an Excellence in Media Award and also has three
nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Episode for
The Tyra Banks Show. Financial guru Suze
Orman will receive an honorary award for her work as a
"one-woman financial advice powerhouse."
Spanish-language television networks with 14 nominations,
followed by Telemundo with six and Azteca America with four.
will be held in New York March 28, in Los Angeles April
18, and in San Francisco May 9. Visit GLAAD.org/mediaawards for the full list
of nominees for 41 categories. (Advocate.com)