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Nominees GLAAD Media Awards Announced

Monday Jan 22, 2007

Park City, Utah, Sunday, January 21, 2007 - The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced today at a press conference in Park City, Utah, the nominees and honorees for its 18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Among the nominees: critically acclaimed films "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Quincea?era," the summer blockbuster "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," ABC's new hit shows "Brothers & Sisters" and "Ugly Betty," NBC's hit sitcom "The Office," the episodes "Where the Boys Are" from "Grey's Anatomy" and "Blind Date" from "30 Rock," "Project Runway," "Nightline," "CosmoGIRL!," two episodes of "The Tyra Banks Show," and Spanish-language nominees "Tierra de Pasiones," "?ltima Hora," "TV y Novelas USA," and Terra.com.

"These bold projects, images and voices have once again raised the bar for excellence in media representations of our lives," said GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano. "As we continue to fight against forces that threaten our progress toward equality, it's gratifying to be able to celebrate the creative accomplishments of those who are committed to sharing the truth of our lives and our stories."

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 26, 2007 at the Marriott Marquis; in Los Angeles on April 14 at the Kodak Theatre; in San Francisco on April 28 at the Westin St. Francis; and in South Florida on May 10 at the JW Marriott Miami.

For the third consecutive year, the GLAAD Media Awards will be televised on Logo, MTV Networks' cable channel for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender viewers and their allies. The Logo airdate for the GLAAD Media Awards is April 21, 2007.

In addition to 122 nominees in 26 English-language categories, and 61 Spanish-language nominees in 16 categories, GLAAD also announced that it will recognize Special Honorees Patti LaBelle and Tom Ford at the New York ceremony, Martina Navratilova at the Los Angeles event, and Jaime Bayly in South Florida. Additional Special Honorees for Los Angeles, San Francisco and South Florida will be named at a later date.

In the competitive categories, broadcast networks led the way this year with 18 nominations, with the cable networks following with 12 nominees. Among the broadcast networks, ABC came away with eight nominees, while CNN led cable networks with four nominations.

GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2006. Nearly 1,000 media projects were considered in 26 English-language and 16 Spanish-language categories. This year, more than 5,000 people will attend the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and South Florida, raising more than $3.7 million for the organization's work.

List of nominees

18th ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS NOMINEES
OUTSTANDING FILM - WIDE RELEASE
Little Miss Sunshine (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
The Night Listener (Miramax Films)
Running With Scissors (TriStar Pictures)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Columbia Pictures)
V for Vendetta (Warner Bros. Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM - LIMITED RELEASE
The History Boys (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Imagine Me & You (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Quincea?era (Sony Pictures Classics)
Shortbus (ThinkFilm)
Summer Storm (Regent Releasing)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
The L Word (Showtime)
Hex (BBC America)
The Sopranos (HBO)
South of Nowhere (The N)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
So NoTORIous (VH1)
Ugly Betty (ABC)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular gay character)
"Blind Date" 30 Rock (NBC)
"Forever Blue" Cold Case (CBS)
"Lincoln Lover" American Dad! (Fox)
"Single Stamina" How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
"Where the Boys Are" Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (Lifetime)
Wedding Wars (A&E)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise (HBO)
Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer (HBO)
My Mums Used to be Men (BBC America)
One Punk Under God (Sundance Channel)
This Film is Not Yet Rated (IFC Films)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
The Amazing Race 10 (CBS)
Big Brother: All-Stars (CBS)
Project Runway (Bravo)
Queer Eye (Bravo)
Work Out (Bravo)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
All My Children (ABC)
As the World Turns (CBS)
General Hospital (ABC)
Passions (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
"Hate Crimes" The Tyra Banks Show (syndicated)
"The Murder of a Boy Named Gwen" The Montel Williams Show (syndicated)
"Transgender: A Struggle for Acceptance" The Montel Williams Show (syndicated)
"Transsexuals" The Tyra Banks Show (syndicated)
"Wives Confess They are Gay" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM - NEWSMAGAZINE
"Forbidden Love" Nightline (ABC)
"Lesbians in the Ministry" To the Contrary (PBS)
"Transgender People" The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch (CNBC)
"Under the Rainbow" NOW (PBS)
"Will Gay Debate Tear Church Apart?" Larry King Live (CNN)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM - NEWS SEGMENT
"The Equality Ride" MTV News: The Amazing Break (MTV)
"Military Expulsion" Good Morning America (ABC)
"Same-Sex Marriage" Live From... (CNN)
"Secret Love: Gay Life in the Middle East" Inside the Middle East (CNN)
"Transgender Teen" Paula Zahn Now (CNN)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
"Even Deep in Dixie, Gays Sense Inexorable Shift Toward Acceptance" by David Crary (Associated Press)
"Fathers in the Making" by Kevin Sack (Los Angeles Times)
"Gay Teens Are Using the System" by Seema Mehta (Los Angeles Times)
"Hill Republicans Air Out the Closet" by Jose Antonio Vargas (The Washington Post)
"Supporting Boys or Girls When the Line Isn't Clear" by Patricia Leigh Brown (The New York Times)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
Alfred Doblin (The Record [Bergen, NJ])
Dana Milbank (The Washington Post)
Deb Price (The Detroit News)
Frank Rich (The New York Times)
Dan Savage (The New York Times)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER OVERALL COVERAGE
The Boston Globe
The Daily Press [Newport News, VA]
The Honolulu Advertiser
Los Angeles Times
USA Today

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
"I am Woman" by D. Cookie Fields as told to Michelle Burford (Essence)
"The Out Crowd" by Jason Newman (Urb)
"The Pressure to Cover" by Kenji Yoshino (The New York Times Magazine)
"Queer Inc." by Marc Gunther (Fortune)
"What if It's (Sort of) a Boy and (Sort of) a Girl?" by Elizabeth Weil (The New York Times Magazine)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
AsianWeek
The Chronicle of Higher Education
CosmoGIRL!
Details
People

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
"BV Q&A with Julian Bond: Why this Civil Rights Icon Embraces Gay Rights" by Angela Bronner (BlackVoices.aol.com)
"The Glass Closet" by Alex Koppleman (Salon.com)
"Homosexual and 'Passionate About Islam'" by Jennifer Carlile (MSNBC.com)
"How Many Strikes?" by Erin Marie Daly (IntheFray.com)
"Is Fear the Best Way to Fight AIDS?" by Kai Wright (TheNation.com)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM - MULTIMEDIA
"AIDS at 25: A Multimedia Perspective" (Newsweek.com)
"Being a Gay Black Man" by Ben de la Cruz, Pierre Kattar, and Sholnn Z. Freeman (WashingtonPost.com)
"Mookey's Story" by Carolyn Goossen, Daffodil Altan, and Min Lee (NewAmericaMedia.org)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
The Ditty Bops, Moon Over the Freeway
Final Fantasy, He Poos Clouds
Peaches, Impeach My Bush
Pet Shop Boys, Fundamental
Scissor Sisters, Ta-Dah

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
52 by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid (DC Comics)
American Virgin by Steven T. Seagle (Vertigo/DC Comics)
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin)
Manhunter by Marc Andreyko (DC Comics)
Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn (Vertigo/DC Comics)

OUTSTANDING ADVERTISING - ELECTRONIC
"Bad Weather" Orbitz
"Ejection" United Church of Christ
"Gangster of Love" Axe Clix
"Living Room" IKEA

OUTSTANDING ADVERTISING - PRINT
"Bear" Marc Jacobs
"Gay by God" Rehoboth Temple Christ Conscious Church
"Jack/Jack" Paris Las Vegas
"Madame President" Svedka Vodka
"Suits" Paris Las Vegas

OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER
Bluebonnet Court, by Zsa Zsa Gershick
Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley
A Man of No Importance, book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, by Matthew Bourne, music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Play It Cool, book by Larry Dean Harris, music by Phillip Swann, lyrics by Mark Winkler

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: BROADWAY & OFF - BROADWAY
25 Questions for a Jewish Mother by Judy Gold and Kate Moira Ryan
The History Boys by Alan Bennett
The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane
Measure for Pleasure by David Grimm
[title of show] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF - OFF BROADWAY
33 to Nothing by Grant James Varjas
Candy and Dorothy by David Johnston
Dina Martina: Sedentary Lady by Grady West
Kiss and Cry by Tom Rowan
Sinner by Ben Payne

SPANISH-LANGUAGE NOMINEES
OUTSTANDING NOVELA
Barrera de Amor (Univision)
?Por Qu? Diablos? (Telemundo)
Tierra de Pasiones (Telemundo)
Xica (Azteca Am?rica)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY PROGRAM SEGMENT
"?El homosexual, se hace o se nace?" Cada D?a con Mar?a Antonieta (Telemundo)
"Entrevista con Fiorella Cava" Don Francisco Presenta (Univision)
"Entrevista con Mark Angelo Cummings" Cada D?a con Mar?a Antonieta (Telemundo)
"Mar?a Bel?n Correa" Mapiando (Azteca Am?rica)
"Primer matrimonio gay en Espa?a" Don Francisco Presenta (Univision)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular gay character)
"Az?car Nightclub" Desiciones (Telemundo)
"Colegialas" Desiciones (Telemundo)
"El amor es ciego" Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real (Univision)
"Homosexualidad" Lo Que Callamos las Mujeres (Azteca Am?rica)
"Su otro amor" Lo Que Callamos las Mujeres (Azteca Am?rica)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
"?D?nde orino?" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
"Incomprendida" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
"La Empresa" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
"Transamerica" El Show de Cristina (Univision)

OUTSTANDING CELEBRITY NEWS SEGMENT
"Ana Gabriel apoya a la comunidad gay" Cotorreando (Telemundo)
"Segmento de ?ngelo" Esc?ndalo TV (Telefutura)
"Segmento de Rogelio Mart?nez" Esc?ndalo TV (Telefutura)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM - NEWS SEGMENT
"Funcionaria transexual" Primer Impacto (Univision)
"Iglesia LGBT" Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
"Miss Transexual" Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
"Religioso es descubierto" ?ltima Hora (Univision)
"V?ctima de la discriminaci?n" Primer Impacto (Univision)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM - NEWSMAGAZINE
"La Lucha por la Dignidad" Sin Fronteras (Telemundo)
"Mi nombre es Diana" Reencuentro-Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
"?Qu? es la Muxeidad?" En Profundidad (Galavisi?n)
"Soy gay y feliz" Reencuentro-Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
"Duelo de palabras" Aqu? y Ahora, (Univision)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
"Doble d?a del padre" by Virginia Gaglianone (La Opini?n [Los Angeles])
"Espinas en la fe" by Valeria Fern?ndez (La Voz [Phoenix, Ariz.])
"LULAC funda su cap?tulo gay" by Sergio Chapa (Al D?a Texas [Dallas, Texas])
"Pareja feliz por decisi?n de la corte" by Cristina Loboguerrero (El
Diario/La Prensa [New York])
"Transexuales Mexicanos: ?los otros indocumentados?" by Istra Pacheco (Associated Press)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
Cecilia la Luz (El Nuevo D?a [San Juan, Puerto Rico])
Luis ?lvarez (La Opini?n [Los Angeles])
Nancy ?lvarez (Syndicated)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER OVERALL COVERAGE
El Diario/La Prensa [New York]
El Nuevo D?a [San Juan, Puerto Rico]
HOY [New York]
La Opini?n [Los Angeles]
La Raza [Chicago]

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
"Aunque tuvo que hacerlo como Armando Palomo, Libertad pudo venir a los Estados Unidos" (TV Notas USA)
"El regreso de Jaime Bayly" (!Mira!)
"Lo mejor y lo peor de las Telenovelas: Barrera de Amor" (TV y Novelas USA)
"Sebastian rechaza papel de gay" (!Mira!)
"Tierra de Pasiones genera controversias" (TV y Novelas USA)

OUTSTANDING ADVICE COLUMN
Consultorio de Rub?n Carvajal (TV Notas)
Padre Alberto (El Nuevo Herald)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
!Mira!
TV Notas USA
TV y Novelas USA

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
"La Lucha en Cuba" by Fernando Ravsberg (BBCMundo.com)
"Muy J?venes Para Ser Gay" by Andr?s Fortu?o (Terra.com)
"Sexo en el Siglo 21" by Andr?s Fortu?o (Terra.com)
"Reconocer?n Jur?dicamente a Parejas Gay" (Univision.com)
"Reinas: La Super Boda Gay" by Julio Garc?a (Univision.com)

OUTSTANDING PRINT ADVERTISING
RAER Clothes (GQ Espa?a)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Gloria Trevi, "Todos me Miran"

18th ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS - SPECIAL HONOREES
Patti LaBelle
Excellence in Media Award
In over 40 years in the music business, two-time Grammy-winning recording artist Patti LaBelle has firmly established herself as one of the true legends of R&B. As the front-woman of 1960s quartet, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, the 70s trio, LaBelle, and as a multi-platinum solo artist, she helped lay the groundwork for the many artists who would follow in her footsteps. In addition to her extraordinary musical achievements, LaBelle has long been a champion for LGBT rights and AIDS-related charities. She was one of the first celebrities to criticize the AIDS crisis being wrongly labeled as a "gay disease," and is the spokeswoman for the National Minority AIDS Council's "Live Long, Sugar" campaign. In addition to performing at NYC Gay Pride and Gay Games IV, LaBelle has spoken out against discrimination and has voiced her support for marriage equality.

The Excellence in Media Award is presented to media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Past recipients include Billy Crystal, Julianne Moore, Diane Sawyer, Glenn Close, Vanessa Redgrave, and Phil Donahue.

Tom Ford
Vito Russo Award
Educated at the famed Parsons School of Design, Tom Ford is widely recognized as one of the most influential fashion designers in the world. Ford is perhaps best known for his revitalization of the legendary fashion house Gucci in the 1990s. During his time at Gucci, Ford also raised the fashion powerhouse's philanthropic profile, including involvement with AIDS Project Los Angeles, from which he received the "Commitment to Life Award." Ford has always been very straightforward about being gay; he has been with his partner, fashion writer Richard Buckley, for twenty years. In the spring of 2007, the first Tom Ford store will open its doors on Madison Avenue in New York City, showcasing his menswear collection.

The Vito Russo Award is named after a founding member of GLAAD and the author of "The Celluloid Closet." The award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community. Previous Vito Russo Award honorees include Rosie O'Donnell, Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Elton John, Liz Smith, k.d. lang, David LaChapelle, and RuPaul.

Martina Navratilova
Stephen F. Kolzak Award
Arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, Martina Navratilova became one of the first professional sports figures to come out in 1981, at the height of her legendary singles career. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Navratilova emigrated to the United States in 1975 to pursue her professional dreams in an atmosphere of freedom. She has won a record 167 career singles titles and 178 career doubles titles, including 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 41 Grand Slam doubles titles, and a record 9 Wimbledon women's singles titles. Throughout her career, which ended in 2006, Navratilova has also worked tirelessly on behalf of LGBT rights, including addressing the historic 1993 March on Washington which inspired her to create the Rainbow Card. The Rainbow Card is an affinity credit card which allows users to donate to the LGBT community simply by using a credit card. To date the program has raised more than 2 million dollars for LGBT non-profit organizations.

The Stephen F. Kolzak Award is named after a highly successful Los Angeles casting director who devoted the last part of his life to fighting AIDS-phobia and homophobia in the entertainment industry. The award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community. Previous Stephen F. Kolzak honorees include Melissa Etheridge, Bill Condon, Todd Haynes, Alan Ball, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sir Ian McKellen.

Jaime Bayly
Visibilidad Award
Openly bisexual Jaime Bayly has long been a presence in the Spanish language literary world, as well as on Spanish-language television. "Don't Tell Anyone," the semi-autobiographical first book by the Peruvian-born writer, was made into a film in 1998. It tells the story of a boy from Lima who is coming to terms with his own sexual orientation. This year, the film version of "My Brother's Sister," another gay-themed Bayly novel, was released theatrically in the United States. In 2006, Bayly received death threats after publicly denouncing the homophobic diatribes of Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala. Bayly currently lives in Miami with his boyfriend, Argentine writer Luis Corbacho, where he hosts "Bayly," his self-titled talk show, five days a week on Mega TV.

The Visibilidad Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Spanish-language media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community. Richard P?rez-Feria was the first recipient.

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