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“Glee,” Oprah, “Kids” nominated by GLAAD

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: “Glee” led the television side and “The Kids Are All Right” heavily represented the film community when the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, revealed the nominations for its 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards this morning.

“By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD’s work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans,” said the release.

Nominees for this year’s GLAAD awards include Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right,” with Julianne Moore and Annette Bening; “I Love You Phillip Morris,” starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor; and “Howl,” with Jon Hamm and James Franco.

On the TV front, HBO’s “True Blood,” Fox’s “Glee,” ABC’s “Modern Family” and NBC’s “30 Rock” received nominations. “Project Runway” was recognized, as was “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for Ricky Martin’s first televised interview.

From the release:

In 2011, the GLAAD Media Awards will also celebrate GLAAD’s 25th anniversary year, looking back at a quarter-century of work to build acceptance and advance equality through LGBT images in the media.

“This year’s nominees represent some of the images and stories at the root of the growing acceptance of our community and support for our equality,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “They also have created a benchmark for inclusion of our community that other media outlets should look to. As GLAAD celebrates 25 years of working with the media, we are proud to recognize this year’s nominees, and we challenge the industry to share more stories that reflect the diversity of our community and the challenges that gay and transgender people face.”

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 19, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square; in San Francisco on May 14 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis and in Los Angeles (details to be announced). For a complete list of nominees, visit www.glaad.org/mediaawards/22/nominees.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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