‘Transparent’ among GLAAD media awards nominations

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‘Transparent’ among GLAAD media awards nominations.

Amazon’s march to mainstream entertainment power got another lift Wednesday when its smash hit Transparent was nominated for yet another award, this time from GLAAD. The singer also claimed that Grindr was “ruining romance”, saying: “We’re losing the art of conversation and being able to go and speak to people and you’re swiping people.

Nominees for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced Wednesday, and freshman series Transparent, and Playing House were among those to snag nominations. He will face competition including Against Me!, whose lead singer Laura Jane Grace has spoken out loudly in favour of equality after coming out as transgender – even fronting her own trans documentary series. The awards — which honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — will be handed out on March 21 (in Los Angeles) and May 9 (in New York).

It’s already won two Golden Globes, for best TV series and best actor in a TV series, comedy, for star Jeffrey Tambor, and has been nominated for several other entertainment awards. And this year, GLAAD expanded its TV categories to include 10 nominees for both comedy and drama to represent the significant increase of LGBT images seen by viewers. Best picture Oscar nominee “The Imitation Game” will vie with the gay marriage film “Love is Strange”, the British comedy-drama “Pride”, “The Skeleton Twins” about reunited siblings and the Melissa McCarthy comedy “Tammy” for the best wide-release film award. On Tuesday, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association announced its Dorian Awards winners: Transparent took home a half dozen, including creator Jill Soloway and Tambor.

In addition to Transparent, new shows, including How to Get Away With Murder, Looking, Sirens, and Vicious, were nominated in both Outstanding Series categories. Smith is up against singer/songwriter Mary Lambert, folk singer Mary Gauthier, rapper Angel Haze and punk rock band Against Me! in the outstanding artist category. “Modern Family”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, MTV’s “Faking It”, “Glee” and HBO’s “Looking” received nods in the comedy category along with Netflix’s “Orange is The New Black”, cable channel Pivot’s “Please Like Me”, “Sirens”, Amazon’s Golden Globe winner “Transparent” and “Vicious”. The awards news comes a few days after Amazon announced its Amazon Studios was getting into the movie business and taking on Netflix: It will produce and purchase original movies for theatrical release, and then put them a month or two later on its Amazon Prime Instant Video subscription service. Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”, BBC’s “Orphan Black”, “Last Tango in Halifax” and “Degrassi” from digital cable and satellite television channel TeenNick will also be competing for best drama. In the documentary category “The Case Against 8”, about the landmark Supreme Case that overturned California’s ban on same sex marriage, was nominated along with “True Trans with Laura Jan Grace”, and “To Russia With Love”, about the Sochi Olympic Games and the Russian LGBT community. “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word”, which follows the lives of seven transgender youths and Showtime’s “L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin”, about gay women living in the southern United States also got nods for outstanding documentary.

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