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GLAAD Announces
Nominees for Media Awards

GLAAD Announces
Nominees for Media Awards

The Advocate will face off against Entertainment Weekly and Newsweek for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage.

GLAAD has announced the nominees for its annual media awards with networks here! and Logo and publications including The Advocate and Newsweek vying for top prizes.

Gay television 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.

The annual 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.

MSNBC personality 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."

Univision led Spanish-language television networks with 14 nominations, followed by Telemundo with six and Azteca America with four.

The ceremonies 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)

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