“Perks”, “Smash” and “New Normal” are among the GLAAD Media Award Nominees

perks posterThis morning the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced nominees for their 24th GLAAD Media Awards honoring the best representation of LGBT people in media from film and television to music and journalism…. Leading the way for film is the brilliant Perks of Being A Wallflower which will take on Cloud Atlas, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Your Sister’s Sister and Oscar nominee ParaNorman for Outstanding FIlm (Wide Release). In the category of Outstanding Film (Limited Release), another of my favorite 2012 films, Any Day Now goes up against Keep the Lights On, Moquita y Mari, Musical Chairs, and North Sea Texas… On the TV front, Smash takes on Grey’s Anatomy, Degrassi, The L.A. Complex, and True Blood for Outstanding Drama Series while The New Normal is up against Happy Endings, Go On, Glee and Modern Family for Outstanding Comedy (what a great category!!! We are doing some great TV, ya’ll!!)…. For outstanding music artist, Grammy favorite Frank Ocean goes up against the Scissor Sisters, Rufus Wainwright, Gossip and Adam Lambert…. Take a look at all the big nominees below and head to the GLAAD website here for more on the show, their mission and the full list of nominees… And one last congrats to my dear friend Chris Phillips who co-produced our short film the things i cannot change (which he also wrote and directed and I starred in, which is playing the Out in the Desert: Tucson LGBT Film Fest next week). Chris was nominated for his second GLAAD Award for Outstanding LA Theatrical production for his fantastic and searing dramatic thriller Pieces. So proud of you Chris!

2013 GLAAD Media Award Nominees~

Outstanding Film Wide Release:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Cloud Atlas
ParaNorman
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Your Sister’s Sister

Outstanding Film Limited Release
Any Day NowDrama Series - Smash
Keep the Lights On
Margarita y Mari
Musical Chairs
North Sea Texas

Outstanding Drama Series
Degrassi (TeenNick)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Smash (NBC)
The L.A. Complex (The CW)
True Blood (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Glee (Fox)
Go On (NBC)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
The New Normal (NBC)MV5BMTgwNzY5NzUyNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDEzODEyOA@@._V1._SX214_SY317_

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
Franklin & Bash (TNT)
The Mentalist (CBS)
Raising Hope (Fox)
Touch (Fox)

Outstanding TV Movie or Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Hit & Miss (DirecTV)
Political Animals (USA)

Outstanding Documentary:
Chely Wright: Wish Me Away
Code Breaker
Hit So Hard
How To Survive A Plague
Vito

Outstanding Reality Series:
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Honey Boo Boo (TLC)
Pageant in Heels (Bravo)
The Real L Word (Showtime)
Small Town Security (AMC)

Outstanding Daytime Drama:
The Bold & Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Outstanding Music Artist:
Adam Lambert~ Trespassing
Frank Ocean~ Channel Orange
Gossip~ A Joyful Noise
Rufus Wainwright~ Out of the Game6a00d8345206e269e20168e5ffa6ed970c-500wi
Scissor Sisters~ Magic Hour

Outstanding L.A. Theatre Production
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them by A. Rey Pamatmat
Pieces by Chris Phillips
Silent by Pat Kinevane
The Children by Michael Elyanow
The Irish Curse by Martin Casella

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