ABC, Showtime Lead GLAAD Award Nominees

ABC — with one drama nod, a few comedy contenders, a daytime soap and Dancing With the Stars in the mix — leads the nominees for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, which honor outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. This just weeks after ABC landed in the organization’s crosshairs for letting Work It (albeit briefly) punch the clock.

All told, ABC came away with eight nominations, including two in news categories. The next most recognized TV outlet was Showtime, with three noms.

Below is a rundown of the major TV races; a full list of GLAAD Media Award nominees can be found here. The winners will be announced at ceremonies held in New York on March 24, in Los Angeles on April 21, and in San Francisco on June 2.

Outstanding Drama Series (True Blood won in 2011)
Degrassi, TeenNick
Grey’s Anatomy, ABC
Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family
Shameless, Showtime
Torchwood: Miracle Day, Starz

Outstanding Comedy Series (Glee and Modern Family tied for the win in 2011)
Exes and Ohs, Logo
Glee, Fox
Happy Endings, ABC
Modern Family, ABC
The Big C, Showtime

Outstanding Individual Episode in a series without a regular LGBT character (30 Rock won last year)
Man Up!, ABC (“Acceptance”)
Hot in Cleveland, TV Land (“Beards”)
Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime (“Prom”)
NCIS, CBS (“Recruited”)
Are We There Yet?, TBS (“The Boy Has Style”)

Outstanding Reality Program
Dancing with the Stars, ABC
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, Sundance Channel
The Glee Project, Oxygen
The Real L Word, Showtime
The Voice, NBC

Outstanding Daily Drama
All My Children, ABC
Days of Our Lives, NBC