GLAAD announces film/TV award nominations

Project Runway (pictured), The Fabulous Beekman Boys and documentary Prodigal Sons are among the nominees for the awards ceremony that recognizes media for "outstanding images of the LGBT community."
January 20, 2011

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a media advocacy and anti-defamation organization for the American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, has announced the nominees for its 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards. The nominees are chosen for providing what the organization calls “outstanding images of the LGBT community” and bringing those images and stories to Americans.

In the outstanding documentary category, nominees are: 8: The Mormon Proposition (Red Flag Releasing); Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (Sundance Channel); Prodigal Sons (First Run Features); “Sylvester” UnSung (TV One) and Out: The Glenn Burke Story (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area).

In the outstanding reality program category, nominees include: The Fabulous Beekman Boys (Planet Green); Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (Sundance Channel); Project Runway (Lifetime); Top Chef: Just Desserts (Bravo) and TRANSform Me (VH1).

The awards will be held in New York City on March 19 and in San Francisco on May 9, with details for a Los Angeles ceremony to be announced.

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