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GLAAD Announces Media Award Nominees



"Brokeback Mountain," "Capote," "The Family Stone," "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" and "Rent" will all compete for top wide release feature during the 17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced its selections at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, January 23. For outstanding film in limited release, the group cited "Beautiful Boxer," "Mysterious Skin," "Saving Face," "Transamerica" and "Walk on Water."

In addition to 113 nominees in 25 categories and 45 Spanish-language nominees in 15 categories, GLAAD also announced that it will present a Special Recognition Award to recording artist Bright Eyes and director John Cameron Mitchell for including gay and lesbian couples in the music video for the hit single "First Day of My Life" from the album, "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning."

In TV, GLAAD nominated "Commander in Chief," "The L Word," "Queer as Folk," "Six Feet Under" and "South of Nowhere" as outstanding drama series. In the comedy class, it selected the series "Out of Practice," "Shameless" and "Will & Grace." Showtime led the way among cable nominees with four mentions, while NBC led the broadcast network pack with five.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor mainstream media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. GLAAD's awards ceremonies will be held March 27 in New York, April 8 in Los Angeles, May 25 in Miami and June 10 in San Francisco.

For the second consecutive year, the awards will be televised on Logo, MTV Networks' gay-oriented cable channel. In addition, VH1 will air the program for the first time. The awards will air April 15 on Logo and April 16 on VH1.

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And The Nominees Are . . .

(winners will appear highlighted in red)


Outstanding Film ~ Wide Release

Film: "Brokeback Mountain"

Studio: (Focus Features)

Film: "Capote"

Studio: (Sony Pictures Classics)

Film: "The Family Stone"

Studio: (20th Century Fox)

Film: "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"

Studio: (Warner Bros.)

Film: "Rent"

Studio: (Sony Pictures)

Outstanding Film ~ Limited Release

Film: "Beautiful Boxer"

Studio: (Regent Releasing/here! Films)

Film: "Mysterious Skin"

Studio: (TLA Releasing)

Film: "Saving Face"

Studio: (Sony Pictures Classics)

Film: "Transamerica"

Studio: (The Weinstein Company)

Film: "Walk On Water"

Studio: (Samuel Goldwyn Films)


Outstanding Drama Series

Series: "Commander in Chief"

Network: (ABC)

Series: "The L Word"

Network: (Showtime)

Series: "Queer As Folk"

Network: (Showtime)

Series: "Six Feet Under"

Network: (HBO)

Series: "South of Nowhere"

Network: (The N)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Series: "Out of Practice"

Network: (CBS)

Series: "Shameless"

Network: (BBC America)

Series: "Will & Grace"

Network: (NBC)

Outstanding Individual Episode

(in a series without a regular gay character)

Episode: "Alien"

Series: "Law & Order: SVU"

Network: (NBC)

Episode: "Best Friends"

Series: "Cold Case"

Network: (CBS)

Episode: "Pilot"

Series: "My Name Is Earl"

Network: (NBC)

Episode: "Someone's in the Kitchen with Daddy"

Series: "What I Like About You"

Network: (The WB)

Episode: "Transitions"

Series: "Without A Trace"

Network: (CBS)

Outstanding Television Movie or Mini-Series

Movie: "The Long Firm"

Network: (BBC America)

Movie: "Partner(s)"

Network: (Lifetime)

Outstanding Documentary

Documentary: "American Experience: Kinsey"

Network: (PBS)

Documentary: "Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She"

Network: (HBO)

Documentary: "Same Sex America"

Network: (Showtime)

Documentary: "TransGeneration"

Network: (The Sundance Channel/Logo)

Documentary: "We Are Dad"

Network: (Showtime)

Outstanding Reality Program

Reality Program: "The Amazing Race 7"

Network: (CBS)

Reality Program: "America's Next Top Model 5"

Network: (UPN)

Episode: "Boone Luffey/Gillespie"

Reality Program: "Wife Swap"

Network: (ABC)

Reality Program: "Queer Eye"

Network: (Bravo)

Episode: "Straight/Gay"

Reality Program: "30 Days"

Network: (FX)

Outstanding Daily Drama

Daily Drama: "General Hospital"

Network: (ABC)

Daily Drama: "Passions"

Network: (NBC)

Outstanding Talk Show Episode

Episode: "Fighting for My Children"

Talk Show: "Dr. Phil"

Network: (syndicated)

Episode: "Twins: Identical But Different"

Talk Show: "The Montel Williams Show"

Network: (syndicated)

Episode: "When I Knew I Was Gay"

Talk Show: "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

Network: (syndicated)

Episode: "When Your Identical Twin Has a Sex Change"

Talk Show: "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

Network: (syndicated)

Journalism ~ Electronic and Print

Outstanding TV Journalism ~ Newsmagazine

Segment: "Becoming Diane"

Newsmagazine: "20/20"

Network: (ABC)

Segment: "Gay Rodeo"

Newsmagazine: "Only In America"

Network: (Discovery Times Channel)

Segment: "Lady Lions: Alleged Discrimination"

Newsmagazine: "Outside the Lines"

Network: (ESPN)

Segment: "Lucky"

Newsmagazine: "Dateline"

Network: (NBC)

Segment: "The Mirror"

Newsmagazine: "Nightline"

Network: (ABC)

Outstanding TV Journalism ~ News Segment

Segment: "Andrew Goldstein"

News Program: "ESPN SportsCenter"

Network: (ESPN)

Segment: "Coming Out"

News Program: "Live From . . ."

Network: (CNN)

Segment: "Peter Hams"

"ESPN SportsCenter"

Network: (ESPN)

Segment: "School Outing"

"Anderson Cooper 360"

Network: (CNN)

Segment: "Secret Sex Lives"

"Anderson Cooper 360"

Network: (CNN)

Outstanding Newspaper Article

Article: "A House Divided"

Writer: Laura Bond

Newspaper: (Westword)

Article: "The New Radical"

Writer: Kim Martineau

Newspaper: (The Hartford Courant)

Article: "Paradise Lost"

Writer: Michelle Boorstein

Newspaper: (The Washington Post)

Article: "The Stewards of Gay Washington"

Writer: Anne Hull

Newspaper: (The Washington Post)

Article: "When an Employee Switches Gender, What's a Company to Do?"

Writer: Stephanie Armour

Newspaper: (USA Today)

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist

Columnist: Marta Donayre

Newspaper: (El Observador)

Columnist: Margery Eagan

Newspaper: (Boston Herald)

Columnist: Mark Morford

Newspaper: (San Francisco Chronicle)

Columnist: Andy Praschak

Newspaper: (The San Juan Star)

Columnist: Deb Price

Newspaper: (The Detroit News)

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage

Newspaper: San Francisco Chronicle

Newspaper: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Newspaper: USA Today

Newspaper: The Washington Post

Newspaper: Wisconsin State-Journal

Outstanding Magazine Article

Article: "A Down Low Dirty Shame"

Writer: Joshunda Sanders

Magazine: (Bitch)

Article: "For the Soul of the Church"

Writer: Ethan Vesely-Flad

Magazine: (Color Lines)

Article: "The Gay Rodeo Rides Again"

Writer: Michael Joseph Gross

Magazine: (Details)

Article: "The Murder of a Boy Named Gwen"

Writer: Bob Moser

Magazine: (Rolling Stone)

Article: "What's in a Name?"

Writer: Beth Greenfield

Magazine: (Time Out New York)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

Magazine: AsianWeek

Magazine: Newsweek

Magazine: People

Magazine: Time

Magazine: Time Out

Magazine: New York

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article

Article: "Debajo del Arcoiris"

Writer: Emily Alpert

Website: (IntheFray.com)

Article: "Gender Outlaws"

Writer: Emily Alpert

Website: (IntheFray.com)

Article: "The Lowdown on the Downlow"

Writer: Bruce Dixon

Website: (BlackCommentator.com)

Article: "Now I Get to be Like Everybody Else"

Writer: Greg Garber

Website: (ESPN.com)

Article: "Turning Off Gays"

Writer: Mark Benjamin

Website: (Salon.com)


Outstanding Comic Book

Book: "Gotham Central"

Writers: Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker

Publisher: (DC Comics)

Book: "Strangers in Paradise"

Writer: Terry Moore

Publisher: (Abstract Studio)

Book: "Top Ten: The Forty-Niners"

Writer: Alan Moore

Publisher: (ABC Comics/Wildstorm)

Book: "Y: The Last Man"

Writer: Brian K. Vaughn

Publisher: (Vertigo/DC Comics)

Book: "Young Avengers"

Writer: Allan Heinberg

Publisher: (Marvel)


Outstanding Music Artist

Artist: Antony and the Johnsons

Album: "I Am a Bird Now"

Artist: Melissa Etheridge

Album: "Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled"

Artist: Girlyman

Album: "Little Star"

Artist: Sharon Isbin, Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos

Album: "Ponce: Guitar Concertos"

Artist: Amy Ray

Album: "Prom"


Outstanding Advertising ~ Electronic

Ad: "Cupid"

Client: MTVu

Ad: "Guy Watcher"

Client: Diet Pepsi

Ad: "New Boyfriend"

Client: Orbitz

Ad: "Signs"

Client: MTVu

Outstanding Advertising ~ Print

Ad: "Partnership Registry"

Client: ABC Carpet and Home

Ad: "So What's Cooking in the Kitchen?"

Client: GE Monogram

Ad: "There's One."

Client: American Express


Outstanding Los Angeles Theater

Play: "Bunbury"

Playwright: Tom Jacobson

Play: "I Am My Own Wife"

Playwright: Doug Wright

Play: "Porcelain"

Playwright: Chay Yew

Play: "A Pebble in My Shoe: The Life and Times of John Shelby Spong"

Playwright: Colin Cox

Play: "Pera Palas"

Playwright: Sinan Unel

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off - Broadway

Play: "Border/Clash: A Litany of Desire"

Playwright: Staceyann Chin

Play: "The Color Purple book"

Playwright: Marsha Norman

Based on the Novel by: Alice Walker

Play: "Ghetto Superstar (The Man That I Am)"

Playwright: Billy Porter

Play: "Oedipus at Palm Springs"

Playwright: The Five Lesbian Brothers

Play: "Swimming in the Shallows"

Playwright: Adam Bock

Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway

Play: "Busted Jesus Comix"

Playwright: David Johnston

Play: "Christine Jorgensen Reveals"

Created by: Bradford Louryk

Play: "Dress Suits to Hire"

Playwright: Holly Hughes

In Collaboration with: Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver

Play: "Golden Age"

Playwright: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Play: "The Lightning Field"

Playwright: David Ozanich

Special Recognition

Special Recognition

Music Video: "First Day of My Life"

Artist: Bright Eyes

Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Vito Russo Award

David LaChapelle

Presented by: Petra Nemcova

Accepted by: Richie Rich and Traver Rains on his behalf

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GLAAD Announces Media Awards Schedule

GLAAD is committed to keeping our award shows to a two-hour running time. Even with four award shows, (New York, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco), there is not enough time to present all of the awards to winners onstage.

When deciding which awards to present onstage, we select categories which reflect the range of the GLAAD's work with the media. The decision is also influenced by production considerations, as well as the accessibility of the winners to each city.

Below is a list of categories given onstage this year. If a category is not listed below, it means that the award will not be given out onstage and the winners will be announced in a press release immediately following the New York event on Monday, March 27.

New York
Film - Wide Release
Reality Program
TV Journalism - News Segment
Magazine Overall Coverage
Spanish-Language Newspaper Columnist

Los Angeles
Film - Limited Release
Drama Series
Comedy Series
Individual Episode (in a series without a gay character)

(all Spanish-language except where noted)
Variety Program Segment
Individual Episode
Talk Show Episode
TV Journalism Segment
Magazine Overall Coverage
Special Recognition - La Hora Gay
Advertising - Print (English Language)

San Francisco
TV Movie or Mini-Series
Daily Drama
Digital Journalism Article
Advertising - Electronic
Comic Book
Spanish-Language Newspaper Article
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'Brokeback' Lassoes GLAAD Prize


'Brokeback Mountain' Director Ang Lee

Sure, "Brokeback Mountain" lost out on the Best Picture Oscar, but at least the gay cowboy flick is riding into the sunset with a consolation prize. Ang Lee's western took home the top honor at the 17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Monday, March 27 at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel.

"Brokeback Mountain" beat out "Capote," "The Family Stone," "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" and "Rent" to be named Outstanding Motion Picture in Wide Release. And helping to ensure there would be no repeat of 'Brokeback's' Oscar upset, its awards nemesis, "Crash," was not on the ballot.

Which was not lost on Lee. "Finally, an award that actually means something to me," the director said. "Some of these are very meaningful to me. Okay, there was one that got away, but that's okay." Lee joked as he received a standing ovation upon accepting the trophy.


'30 Days' Documentarian Morgan Spurlock with his

fiancee Alexandra Jamieson at the Media Awards

"To end our 'Brokeback' journey here tonight is like coming home," the Oscar-winning director said in his acceptance speech. "The fact is this: that 'Brokeback Mountain' has helped to change the world. And it is such a privilege and honor to have joined you, and all the people all over the world, who struggle for compassion and equality."

But Lee wasn't the only big name who walked away with some hardware. "Super Size Me's" Morgan Spurlock won for Outstanding Reality Program for his a gay-themed installment of FX documentary series, "30 Days."

This morsel comes after a menu of woes for the writer/director. Spurlock just issued a super-size apology for an objectionable speech before the fast food generation and follows a whopper of a lawsuit seeking a hefty share of "Super Size Me's" profits.


Conor Oberst aka 'Bright Eyes'

Oprah Winfrey also managed to get in on the award action, nabbing a trophy for Outstanding Talk Show Episode thanks to a coming-out-themed show titled "When I Knew I Was Gay." Other GLAAD awards included Newsweek for magazine reporting, USA Today for newspaper coverage and ESPN's "SportsCenter" for its news segment "Andrew Goldstein," which profiled a gay lacrosse goalie.

The watchdog group also gave kudos to Melissa Etheridge, naming her the year's Outstanding Music Artist on the strength of her "Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled," and singer-songwriter Conor Oberst, aka Bright Eyes, whose video for "First Day of My Life" received a special recognition award.

Presenters, performers and guests at the event included Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas, comedienne/actress Sandra Bernhard, the pop band Erasure, and Czech model Petra Nemcova, who presented an award for photographer David LaChapelle. Writer/actor Bruce Vilanch, who has written the Oscar shows for several years, hosted the evening.


Presenters Czech Model Petra Nemcova and Comedienne/Actress Sandra Bernhard

The kudosfest, put forth by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, honors mainstream media for the "fair, accurate and inclusive representations" of the gay community, and was started in 1985 as a response to the press' then-sensationalized AIDS coverage.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor mainstream media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. GLAAD's awards ceremonies will be held March 27 in New York, April 8 in Los Angeles, May 25 in Miami and June 10 in San Francisco.

For the second consecutive year, the awards will be televised on Logo, MTV Networks' gay-oriented cable channel. In addition, VH1 will air the program for the first time. The awards will air April 15 on Logo and April 16 on VH1.

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