Los Angeles, Thursday, January 30, 2014 – GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for its 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka, Wells Fargo, and Hilton Worldwide. By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD’s work to bring LGBT images and stories to people around the world.Among the nominees: Netflix’s smash hit Orange is the New Black; ABC Family’s The Fosters, BBC America’sOrphan Black; HBO’s Behind the Candelabra starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon; Blue Is the Warmest Color, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival; Dallas Buyers Club; Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan; Call Me Kuchu and God Loves Uganda, both documentaries about LGBT people in Uganda; Bridegroom about Shane Bitney Crone and the death of his partner; interviews with NBA players Jason Collins and Kenneth Faried on Oprah’s Next Chapter and E:60 respectively; Ariel Levy’s profile of Edie Windsor in The New Yorker; MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry; Huffington Post Live for its interview with Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, and Lady Gaga for her ARTPOP album.Spanish-language nominees include the Univision novela Amores Verdaderos, which included the wedding of a gay couple, Al Punto for its coverage of the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, and Sábado Gigante for its interview with Karina Hermosillo, the first openly gay beauty pageant contestant on Nuestra Belleza Latina.”Since its inception 25 years ago, the GLAAD Media Awards have reshaped the news and entertainment industries, inspiring thoughtful and inclusive characters and plotlines that have driven equality forward,” said GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis. “This year has brought momentous progress for LGBT people and families – and our nominees have created images and stories that continue to challenge misconceptions, shatter stereotypes, and change hearts and minds of millions all across the globe.”
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 3 at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Special Honorees for each city and recognition of an international LGBT advocate will be announced in coming weeks.
GLAAD announced 93 nominees in 20 English-language categories, and 37 Spanish-language nominees in 9 categories. In the English-language categories, cable networks earned 28 nominations, broadcast networks garnered 11 nominations, and Netflix received its first nomination for Orange is the New Black.
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The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for equality.
The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
GLAAD’s corporate partners include: National Presenting partners Ketel One Vodka, Wells Fargo and Hilton Worldwide, along with New York and Los Angeles Presenting partner Delta Air Lines. Other sponsors include Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Citi, Google, and Sheppard Mullin. For a full list of corporate partners and information on how to become a corporate partner, purchase tickets, and place a tribute in the tribute book, please visit www.glaad.org/mediaawards.