The 2015 GLAAD Award Nominations Are More Diverse Than Ever

What a year it's been for LGBTQ entertainment. The 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards nominations have been announced and reflect the growing visibility of queer people and stories in the media. 

Over 140 nominees were announced across 31 categories. Movies like The Imitation Game and Dear White People are up for the night's biggest awards: Outstanding Film (Wide Release & Limited Release, respectively). It's the television categories though that really highlight the progress the LGBTQ has made in terms of media equality. For the first time in the award ceremony's history, the Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series nominees have expanded to include 10 titles rather than five — this is to, as GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis says, "reflect the widening diversity of LGBT images and story lines." 

Shows like HBO's Looking, Laverne Cox's TV documentary The T Word, and Amazon's Golden Globe-winning series Transparent all reflect how television programming is becoming more like the movies, but also — more importantly — how tolerant and accepting audiences are becoming of LGBTQ-oriented stories. 

A full list on the nominees is below. The 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held March 21 in Los Angeles and May 9 in New York.

Outstanding Film (Wide Release)
The Imitation Game 
Love is Strange 
The Skeleton Twins

Outstanding Film (Limited Release)
Dear White People 
Life Partners 
The Way He Looks
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow 

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)
Sirens (USA Network)
Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)
Vicious (PBS)

Outstanding Individual Episode (In A Series Without A Regular LGBT Character)
"Deep Breath," Doctor Who (BBC America)
"Down a Tree," Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel)
"Identity Crisis," Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
"Let's Have a Baby," Playing House (USA Network)
"No Lack of Void," Elementary (CBS)

Outstanding TV Movie Or Mini-Series
The Normal Heart (HBO)

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)

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 Daily Drama
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Music Artist 
Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me! 
Dirty Gold byAngel Haze
Trouble & Love by Mary Gauthier
Heart on My Sleeve by Mary Lambert
In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith

Outstanding Comic Book
Hawkeye by Matt Fraction 
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis 
Memetic by James Tynion IV 
Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan 

Outstanding Talk Show Episode
"Issues Facing the Transgender Community," Katie (syndicated)
"Laverne Cox discusses The T Word,The View (ABC)
"Michael Sam," Oprah Prime (OWN)
"Pepe Julian Onziema," Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
"Robin Roberts," The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

Outstanding TV Journalism (Newsmagazine)
"Coming Out," Nick News With Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)
"Gay and Muslim in America," America Tonight (Al Jazeera America)
"Gay Rodeo," This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN)
"Infield & Out: Baseball for All," Morning Joe (MSNBC)
"Transgender Society," Ronan Farrow Daily (MSNBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Change is Coming to the South," Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
"Fired for Being Gay?" MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
"License to Discriminate?" Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
"A Model with a Mission," Alicia Menendez Tonight (Fusion)
"Transgender Tipping Point?" This Week (ABC)

Outstanding Newspaper Article
"A Christian Family, a Gay Son and a Wichita Father's Change of Heart," by Roy Wenzl (The Wichita Eagle)
"For Transgender Service Members, Honesty Can End Career," by Ernesto Londoño (The Washington Post)
"An Identity to Call Their Own," by Michael A. Fuoco & Mackenzie Carpenter (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
"Longtime Utah LGBT Advocates Recount Brutal History," by Erin Alberty (Salt Lake City Tribune)
"When They Stopped Waiting," by Shaun McKinnon (The Arizona Republic)

Outstanding Magazine Article
"Do Ask, Do Tell," by S.L. Price (Sports Illustrated)
"The Forsaken," by Alex Morris (Rolling Stone)
"Inside the Iron Closet: What It's Like to Be Gay in Putin's Russia," by Jeff Sharlet (GQ)
"Sex Without Fear," by Tim Murphy (New York)
"The Transgender Tipping Point," by Katy Steinmetz (Time)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
Sports Illustrated

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"31 Days of PrEP" (Advocate)
"Black Parents, Gay Sons and Redefining Masculinity," by Edward Wyckoff Williams (TheRoot)
"Conner Mertens Came Out to His College Football Team. Now He Comes Out Publicly," by Cyd Zeigler (Outsports)
"A Nun's Secret Ministry Brings Hope to the Transgender Community," by Nathan Schneider (America.Aljazeera)
"A Year Later, 'Nothing' Has Changed Since Transgender Woman Islan Nettles was Killed," by Tony Merevick (Buzzfeed)

Outstanding Digital Journalism (Multimedia)
"Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Streets," by Miranda Leitsinger (NBCNews)
"Why did the U.S. Lock Up These Women with Men?" by Cristina Costantini, Jorge Rivas, Kristofer Ríos (Fusion)
"With Technology I Didn't Have to Sell My Body," by Kerri Pang (MSNBC)
"Young and Gay: Jamaica's Gully Queens," by Adri Murguia, Christo Geoghegan (Vice News)
"Young and Gay in Putin's Russia," by Milene Larsson (Vice News)

Outstanding Blog
The Art of Transliness 
Box Turtle Bulletin 
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters 
My Fabulous Disease 

Special Recognition
Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts)

Outstanding Daytime Program Episode
"Cementerio homófobo," Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
"Maestro despedido por [ser] gay," Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
"Un mundo de juegos," La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision)

Outstanding Television Interview 
"Abigail Pereira participante transgénero de Yo Soy El Artista," Suelta La Sopa Extra (Telemundo)
"En cuerpo ajeno," Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
"Felicia en Ventaneando: Platica sobre su transformación," Ventaneando (Azteca)
"Identidad Sin Fronteras: Inmigrantes transgénero buscan nueva vida en EEUU," Despierta América (Univision)
"Intolerancia familiar," Realidades en Contexto (CNN en Español)

Outstanding Documentary
"Identidad sin fronteras" Panorámica (Univision/Pivot)
La Travesía del Atleta Gay (CNN en Español)

Outstanding TV Journalism (Newsmagazine)
"Felipe Najera abre su corazón," Primer Impacto (Univision)
"Michael Sam confiesa su homosexualidad," Sin Límites (CNN Latino)
"Orlando Cruz habla de su vida," Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
"Vínculos y rupturas," Aquí y Ahora (Univision)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Corte Suprema de Justicia en EE.UU decline estudiar recursos sobre bodas del mismo sexo," Informativo NTN (NTN24)
"Posibles sanciones," Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo)
"La historia de una [mujer] transexual," Café CNN (CNN en Español)
"Obama apoya la comunidad transgénera," Noticias MundoFOX (MundoFOX)
"Ya no hay obstáculos," Noticiero Univision (Univision)

Outstanding Local TV Journalism
"En centros de detención," Noticias Telemundo Arizona (KTAZ-Telemundo 39 [Phoenix])
"Cobertura de Spirit Day," Noticias 34 (KMEX-Univision 34 [Los Angeles])
"Justicia para Zoraida Reyes," Noticiero Telemundo (KVEA-Telemundo 52 [Los Angeles]
"Nombran a la primer mujer gay al Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico," Ultima Hora (Univision [Puerto Rico])
"Tacones de charro," Noticias 34 (KMEX-Univision 34 [Los Angeles])

Outstanding Newspaper Article
"Caravana gay en contra la marginalidad social," by Panky Corcino (El Diario New York)
"¿Es la TV latina homofóbica? La respuesta te sorprenderá," by Marta Sarabia (La Opinión)
"Gay, indocumentado y sin cuidados médicos," by Patricia A González-Portillo (La Opinión)
"Latino gay elegido alcalde de Long Beach responde a ataques homofóbicos," by Olivia Tallet (La Voz de Houston)
"Mamá, soy homosexual dijo Ricardo; su familia no entendió y lo corrió de su casa," by Selene Rivera (Hoy Los Angeles)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"Identidades invisibles," by Marcos Billy Guzmán (ElNuevoDia)
"Identidad sin fronteras, un documental sobre los inmigrantes transgénero," (PeopleenEspañol)
"Una misión: repartir amor," by Istra Pacheco (PrimeraHora)
"¿Qué tan difícil es salir del clóset en Colombia?" (
"Ser gay en China: La bandera del arco iris ondea libremente," (CNNEspanol)

Outstanding Digital Journalism (Multimedia)
"Derechos de los homosexuales entran a la campaña electoral en Brasil," by Shasta Darlington (CNNEspanol)
"Hispanos LGBT quieren su propia reforma," by Álvaro Ortiz (LaVozTX)
"Maité Oronoz jura como juez asociada del Tribunal Supremo," by Rebecca Bamuchi (PrimeraHora)
"¿Que es ENDA?" by Cary Tabares (Univision)
"Venezuela: Madre lesbiana pide al Parlamento reconocer derechos de su hijo," (EFE)

Special Recognition 
"Era Diferente," Los Tigres del Norte

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