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

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  1. John Berggren says:

    That outstanding daily drama is going to be a hard one going forward.
    I’m surprised a cable channel doesn’t launch one.

  2. Jason says:

    Glee deserves it alone this year. It has the most gay characters on primetime and treats them all well.

    • John says:

      And Happy Endings has one amazing, hilarious, and non-stereotypical one! Team Max!

    • Sean C. says:

      You’re kidding, right?

      The way they handled Santana’s coming out was a giant endorsement for outing people “for their own good”, and she and her girlfriend (who she hasn’t spoken to since she got outed) aren’t allowed to kiss. That incredibly offensive message alone should have kept them from being nominated.

      Especially absurd after Ryan Murphy dissed “Modern Family” for the lack of affection between Mitchell and Cameron, now that the kiss count for his show’s gay couples stands at 3 for Kurt and Blaine (Finn and Rachel have kissed more than that in any single episode) and 0 for Santana and Brittany.

  3. Chmarin says:

    Shameless and Happy Endings FTW!

  4. Kate says:

    Happy Endings!!!!!!!

  5. lipsticksocialism says:

    Glad to see that Happy Endings got some love :) Yay GLAAD. Also glad that Work It has gone away :)

  6. Taylor says:

    I’m so happy that both Modern Family and Happy Endings were nominated for the GLAAD awards. As much as I love Modern Family, I’m hoping that Happy Endings wins the best comedy award. That show is beyond hilarious, but it’s been extremely overlooked by so many people so far. It deserves some recognition for what a great show it is. Plus, Max (The one in the picture) is in my opinion of the funniest characters on the show. Also, I love that most of the jokes regarding his character have nothing to do with his sexuality. It’s great to see TV shows that have LGBT characters whose most defining characteristic isn’t their sexuality.

    • KevyB says:

      It kills me that Modern Family has one realistic, well-rounded gay character and one of the worst stereotypical gay characters in television history. Give it to Happy Endings BECAUSE of this!

  7. r0ckmypants says:

    I love Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys so much. It’s the only show on the air that tackles so many issues the gay community faces, both inwardly and outwardly: parenting, alcoholism, domestic abuse, self-hatred, religion, being gay in a heteronormative profession (country music), etc. It’s a really great show.

    And isn’t it interesting that none of the nominees in the reality category are from Logo, despite them having about a half-dozen eligible shows? I guess the “gay channel” isn’t doing as much for positive visibility as they think…

  8. tvaddict says:

    Happy Endings & Pretty Little Liars FTW!

  9. Meh says:

    Glee should be in the drama category. Haven’t laughed on that show since the dolphins are gay shark joke…

  10. WonderBoy says:

    Pretty Little Liars!

  11. fernando says:

    Hot in Cleveland should win for the ep. breads, loved it.

    I think either Happy Endings or Modren Family should in for comdey But maybe MF because Happy Endings has not really express the whole max is gay this season, no boyfriend yet,I know hes coming.

    Pretty Little Liars should win for drama, Shay Mitchell does Emily best.

  12. Doug says:

    Neither one represent the majority of gay men