'Carol,' 'Danish Girl,' 'Tangerine' and 'Transparent' among 2016 GLAAD Media Awards nominees

Dramas about a lesbian love affair ("Carol) and a transgender pioneer ("The Danish Girl") were among the film nominees for this year's 27th GLAAD Media Awards. Also nominated for best film are the Inglewood-set dramedy "Dope," same-sex benefits drama "Freeheld" and Lily Tomlin-starrer "Grandma."

The LGBT advocacy group, which announced 101 nominees in 20 English-language categories and 46 Spanish-language nominees in 11 categories on Wednesday, recognizes and honors a wide array of media for their "fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives."

Indie films "Tangerine," "52 Tuesdays," "Appropriate Behavior," "Boy Meets Girl" and "Drunktown's Finest" were nominated in the category of films in limited release.

On the TV side, a wider net of nominees was cast: The CW's comic-book drama "Arrow," Starz's swashbuckling "Black Sails," Fox's hip-hop drama "Empire," ABC Family's "The Fosters," ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Nashville," BBC America's clone saga "Orphan Black," Netflix's "Sens8" and Showtime's "Shameless" are up for the drama series award.

In comedy, GLAAD nominated Fox's cop comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," MTV's "Faking It," HBO's "Looking," Netflix's "Grace and Frankie," "Master of None" and "Orange is the New Black," ABC's "Modern Family," Amazon's "Transparent," PBS' "Vicious" and Pivot's "Please Like Me."

"How to Get Away With Murder" and "Transparent" took the TV prizes last year.

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ABC's "20/20" is also up for an accolade for Diane Sawyer's groundbreaking interview with Caitlyn Jenner ahead of Jenner's debut on the cover of Vanity Fair. And reality programs including E!'s "I Am Cait" and TLC's "I Am Jazz" are also nominated, along with various talk show segments, TV specials and newspaper articles, including one from the Los Angeles Times — David Zucchino's article "Navy's First Openly Gay SEAL Builds His Life Anew."

The organization also nominated several Spanish-language programs and gave a nod to Ricky Martin's new album "A quien quiera escuchar." 

"This year's nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and storylines, deepening audiences' understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world," said GLAAD CEO & President Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. 

The 27th GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will take place in in Los Angeles on April 2 at the Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria New York. They'll also be televised on Logo.

The complete list of nominees can be seen below:

FILM — WIDE RELEASE

"Carol" (The Weinstein Co.)

"The Danish Girl" (Focus Features)

"Dope" (Open Road Films)

"Freeheld" (Lionsgate)

"Grandma" (Sony Pictures Classics)

 

FILM — LIMITED RELEASE

"52 Tuesdays" (Kino Lorber)

"Appropriate Behavior" (Gravitas Ventures)

"Boy Meets Girl" (Wolfe Video)

"Drunktown's Finest" (Nehst Studios)

"Tangerine" (Magnolia Pictures)

 

DRAMA SERIES

"Arrow (The CW)

"Black Sails" (Starz)

"Empire" (Fox)

"The Fosters" (ABC Family)

"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

"How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC)

"Nashville" (ABC)

"Orphan Black" (BBC America)

"Sense8" (Netflix)

"Shameless" (Showtime)

 

COMEDY SERIES

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)

"Faking It" (MTV)

"Grace and Frankie" (Netflix)

"Looking" (HBO)

"Master of None" (Netflix)

"Modern Family" (ABC)

"Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)

"Please Like Me" (Pivot)

"Transparent" (Amazon Instant Video)

"Vicious" (PBS)

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

"Gender" -- "The Carmichael Show" (NBC)

"Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell" -- "Black-ish" (ABC)

"The Prince of Nucleotides" -- "Royal Pains" (USA Network)

"Rock-a-Bye-Baby" -- "NCIS: New Orleans" (CBS)

"We Build, We Fight" -- "CIS" (CBS)

 

SERIES

"Banana" (Logo)

"Bessie" (HBO)

"Cucumber" (Logo)

 

DOCUMENTARY

"Kumu Hina" (PBS)

"Limited Partnership" (PBS)

"Mala Mala" (Strand Releasing)

"Tab Hunter Confidential" (The Film Collaborative)

"Tig" (Netflix)

 

REALITY PROGRAM

"I Am Cait" (E!)

"I Am Jazz" (TLC)

"New Girls on the Block" (Discovery Life)

"The Prancing Elites Project" (Oxygen)

"Transcendent" (Fuse)

 

DAILY DRAMA

"The Bold and The Beautiful" (CBS)

 

MUSIC ARTIST

Brandi Carlile, "The Firewatcher's Daughter" (ATO Records)

Miley Cyrus, "Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz" (Smiley Miley, Inc.)

Adam Lambert, "The Original High" (Warner Bros. Records)

Le1f, "Riot Boi" (XL Recordings/Terrible Records)

Troye Sivan, "Blue Neighbourhood" (Capitol Records)

 

COMIC BOOK

"Angela: Queen of Hel," written by Marguerite Bennett (Marvel Comics)

"Harley Quinn," written by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (DC Comics)

"Lumberjanes," written by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (BOOM! Studios)

"Midnighter," written by Steve Orlando (DC Comics)

"The Wicked + Divine," written by Kieron Gillen (Image Comics)

 

TALK SHOW EPISODE

"Alison Bechdel," "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (NBC)

"Aydian Dowling," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (syndicated)

"Janet Mock," "Super Soul Sunday" (OWN)

"Jazz Jennings," "The Meredith Vieira Show" (syndicated)

"Transgender Rights," "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" (HBO)

 

TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE

"Bruce Jenner: The Interview," 20/20 (ABC)

"The Courage Game," SportsCenter (ESPN)

"Dividing The United Methodist Church," To The Contrary (PBS)

"Showdown in Indiana: The Battle Over Religious Rights," CNN Special Report (CNN)

"True Life: I'm Genderqueer," (MTV)

 

TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT

"Interview with Jim Obergefell," "Anderson Cooper 360" (CNN)

"Mary Bonauto on Her SCOTUS Victory," "The Rachel Maddow Show" (MSNBC)

"Nicholas Coppola: Gay & Catholic," "America Tonight" (Al Jazeera America)

"Pushing for Equality for Transgender People," "Melissa Harris-Perry" (MSNBC)

"Toddler Plays Role in Marriage Equality Case," "MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts" (MSNBC)

 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

"Cold Case: The Murders of Cosby and Jackson" by Dianna Wray (Houston Press)

"Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand" by Laurie Goodstein (The New York Times)

"Meet Dr. Levine, The State's Top Doc" by Michael A. Fuoco (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

"Navy's First Openly Gay SEAL Builds His Life Anew" by David Zucchino (Los Angeles Times)

"Transgender Today" [series] (The New York Times)

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLE

"Behind Brazil's Gay Pride Parades, a Struggle with Homophobic Violence" by Oscar Lopez (Newsweek)

"The First Black Trans Model Had Her Face on a Box of Clairol" by Jada Yuan and Aaron Wong (New York)

"Gus Kenworthy's Next Bold Move" by Alyssa Roenigk (ESPN The Magazine)

"Just Your Average (Transgender) Teen" by Andrea Stanley (Seventeen)

"Pride & Prejudice" by Linda Villarosa (Essence Magazine)

 

MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

The Advocate

Cosmopolitan

Seventeen

Time

Variety

 

DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE

"The Faces of Transgender Teen America" by David Yi (Mashable.com)

"How the Killing of a Trans Filipina Woman Ignited an International Incident" by Meredith Talusan (Vice.com)

"The Ky Peterson Saga" [series] by Mitch Kellaway and Sunnivie Brydum (Advocate.com)

"This Is What It’s Like To Be An LGBT Syrian Fleeing For Your Life" by J. Lester Feder (Buzzfeed.com)

"This Tiny Clinic is Fighting for Trans Patients Illegally Denied Medical Care" by Jennifer Swann (TakePart.com)

 

DIGITAL JOURNALISM — MULTIMEDIA

"Freed Trans Woman Ashley Diamond On Life Behind Bars In Men's Prison," HuffPost Live (HuffingtonPost.com)

"Holler if You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church" by Clay Cane (BET.com)

"Queerness On The Front Lines Of #BlackLivesMatter," MSNBC Originals (MSNBC.com)

"Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution," Vice Reports (Vice.com)

"Transgender, at War and in Love" by Fiona Dawson (NewYorkTimes.com)

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

"Beautiful As I Want To Be" (Logotv.com)

"This is Me" (Amazon Instant Video)

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