“Transparent,” “The Imitation Game” earn GLAAD Media Awards nominations

21 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘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.NEW YORK, Jan 21 — British singer Sam Smith, historical thriller “The Imitation Game” and the hit TV series “Transparent”, “Game of Thrones” and “Orange is the New Black” were among the nominees announced today for 26th annual GLAAD Awards.

Transparent, Pride, The Imitation Game, Sports Illustrated, Looking, The Salt Lake City Tribune, Mary Lambert and Against Me! are among the movies, TV shows, performers and content up for consideration for the media watchdog’s 26th annual awards. 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organisation said the equality and visibility of how the LGBT community is portrayed in the media has improved. “It has been a good year for LGBT media representation, particularly on television and for the transgender community,” said Nick Adams, GLAAD’s director of communications and special projects. The Weinstein Company’s Best Picture Oscar contender is up for Outstanding Film, Wide Release alongside Sony Classics’ Love Is Strange, CBS Films’ Pride, Roadside’s The Skeleton Twins and Warner Bros’ Tammy. 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.

GLAAD announced 144 nominees in 31 English and Spanish language categories for the awards that will be presented at ceremonies in Los Angeles on March 21 and New York on May 9. Gunning for the top prize for limited-release movies are Dear White People (Lionsgate), Life Partners (Magnolia Pictures), Lilting (Strand Releasing), The Way He Looks (Strand) and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement).

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. 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. Honorees for each city will be announced in coming weeks. “Identidad Sin Fronteras: Inmigrantes transgénero buscan nueva vida en EEUU” Despierta América (Univision) “Intolerancia familiar” Realidades en Contexto CNN en Español) “Cementerio homófobo” Caso Cerrado (Telemundo) “Maestro despedido por [ser] gay” Caso Cerrado (Telemundo) “Un mundo de juegos” La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision)

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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