Oprah, Frank Ocean get GLAAD nominations

2013-01-17 09:08
Los Angeles - Frank Ocean, Glee and Cloud Atlas are among this year's GLAAD Media Award nominations.

The annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation awards ceremony celebrates all aspects of the media - including film, music and television - for their "fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community".

This year's nominees include Tom Hanks-starring Cloud Atlas in the Outstanding Film category, competing against Emma Watson's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, ParaNorman, Dame Judi Dench's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Your Sister's Sister.

Glee to battle sitcoms

Six-time Grammy nominee Frank - who last year penned an emotional letter discussing his relationship with another man - leads the Outstanding Music Artist field for his album Channel Orange. He will face competition from Adam Lambert, the Scissor Sisters, Gossip and Rufus Wainwright.

Musical shows Glee and Smash lead the pack in TV.

Glee will battle sitcoms Go On, Happy Endings, Modern Family and The New Normal in the comedy category. Meanwhile, Smash will challenge Grey's Anatomy, The L.A. Complex and True Blood in the drama category.

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey also garnered a nod for an episode of Oprah's Next Chapter featuring How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and his fiancé, David Burtka.

Three separate ceremonies

"Images and stories from the LGBT community continue to push support for equality to historic levels. This year's nominees enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends," GLAAD president Herndon Graddick said of the awards.

"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."

The GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out in three separate ceremonies in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco from March up and till May.

The nominations for the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards are as follows:

Outstanding Film - Wide Release:

Cloud Atlas
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Your Sister's Sister

Outstanding Film - Limited Release:

Any Day Now
Keep the Lights On
Mosquita y Mari
Musical Chairs
North Sea Texas

Outstanding Drama Series:

Grey's Anatomy
The L.A. Complex
True Blood

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Go On
Happy Endings
Modern Family
The New Normal

Outstanding Music Artist:

Adam Lambert - Trespassing
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Gossip - A Joyful Noise
Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
Scissor Sisters - Magic Hour

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character):

Raising Hope - Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do
Drop Dead Diva - Family Matters
Franklin & Bash - L'Affaire Du Couer
Touch - Lost and Found
The Mentalist - Ruby Slippers

Outstanding TV Movie or Miniseries:

American Horror Story: Asylum
Hit and Miss
Political Animals

Outstanding Documentary:

Chely Wright: Wish Me Away
Hit So Hard
How to Survive a Plague

Outstanding Reality Programme:

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Pregnant in Heels
Small Town Security
The Amazing Race
The Real L Word

Outstanding Talk Show Episode:

Oprah's Next Chapter - At Home With Neil Patrick Harris, His Fiance David Burtka & Their Twins
The Ellen DeGeneres Show - Autoshop Restores Bullied Gay Student's Car for Free'
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - Bishop Gene Robinson
The Suze Orman Show - Marriage Equality
The Jeff Probst Show - The Husband Who is Now a Woman and the Daughter Who is Now a Son