And the GLAAD 2011 Media Awards Nominees Are…

Linda Sharps
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The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced the nominees for its 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. These awards are meant to honor media for "outstanding" images of the LGBT community, and a number of TV's most popular shows have been recognized.

Fox's Glee, HBO's True Blood, and ABC's Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy have all been nominated, as well as the films Burlesque, Easy A, The Kids Are All Right, I Love You Phillip Morris, and Howl.

Also up for an award: the first televised interview with newly out father Ricky Martin on The Oprah Winfrey Show. (Huh. Really?)

Interestingly, this year GLAAD introduced a new category to recognize independent blogs, "in recognition of the growing role of online media in shaping today's culture." The first nominees in this category are The Bilerico Project, Blabbeando, Joe. My. God., Pam's House Blend, and Rod 2.0.

Here's a neat video of the nominated shows:




The GLAAD Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 19, in Los Angeles on April 16, and in San Francisco on May 14.

Congratulations to all the nominees! Do you think they forgot anyone?



Image via glaad.org

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