ABC leads nominees for GLAAD Media Awards
ABC leads the broadcast networks among the nominees for awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The GLAAD Media Awards were created in 1990 by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to recognize and honor the mainstream media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.
ABC received six nominations for the 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards, with "Brothers & Sisters", "Desperate Housewives" and "Ugly Betty" among its contenders.
The organization announced its 185 nominees in 41 categories on Tuesday in both English- and Spanish-language media, including film, TV, music, print and online.
While CBS received four nominations, NBC nabbed two. Nominees for feature film in wide release include "Brideshead Revisited", "Milk", "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist", "RocknRolla" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona".
GLAAD will give special prizes to Tyra Banks and Suze Orman. Banks will receive the Excellence in Media award, and Orman will receive the Vito Russo award.
The GLAAD Media Awards, which also recognize magazine and newspaper content, theater performances, advertising and Spanish programming will be held on March 28 in New York, April 18 in Los Angeles and May 9 in San Francisco.