GLAAD Media Award nominees include ‘Transparent,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Looking’

Jeffrey Tambor, left, as Maura, Alexandra Billings as Davina in "Transparent."
Jeffrey Tambor, left, as Maura, Alexandra Billings as Davina in “Transparent.”
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“Transparent” keeps on racking up the accolades.

The freshly crowned Golden Globe winner is among the television nominees for the 26th GLAAD Media Awards, announced Wednesday.

Other programs nominated for the awards, which “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives,” include the fantasy epic “Game of Thrones”; the AIDS drama “The Normal Heart”; and the legal soap “How to Get Away With Murder.”

In a sign of the increasing profile of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in the media, this year’s television series categories were expanded from five nominees to 10, and online outlets AOL and Amazon each received their first nominations.


Of the networks, ABC led the pack with six nominations, while HBO came in a close second with five.

“It’s been a remarkable year for equality, and nowhere is that more evident than in the visibility LGBT people have gained across media,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and chief executive of the advocacy organization, in a statement.

Nominees in select categories are listed below. A complete list of nominees can be found here.

Outstanding Drama Series:


“Degrassi” (TeenNick)
“The Fosters” (ABC Family)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
“How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)
“Last Tango in Halifax” (PBS)
“Masters of Sex” (Showtime)
“Orphan Black” (BBC America)
“Pretty Little Liars” (ABC Family)
“Shameless” (Showtime)

Outstanding Comedy Series:

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
“Faking It” (MTV)
“Glee” (Fox)
“Looking” (HBO)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Please Like Me” (Pivot)
“Transparent” (Amazon Instant Video)
“Vicious” (PBS)

“Sirens” (USA)


Outstanding TV movie or miniseries:

“The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Outstanding reality program:

“Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse)
“B.O.R.N. to Style” (FYI)
“Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project” (VH1)
“R&B Divas: Atlanta” (TV One)
“Survivor: San Juan del Sur” (CBS)


Outstanding documentary:

“The Case Against 8" (HBO)
“L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin” (Showtime)
“Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” (Logo/MTV)
“To Russia With Love” (Epix)
“True Trans with Laura Jane Grace” (AOL Originals)

The GLAAD Media Awards will be held in two separate ceremonies, one in Los Angeles on March 21 and one in New York on May 9.

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