Nominations for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced on Thursday (Jan. 30). Pop star Lady Gaga, along with hit ABC series “Modern Family” were amongst the 130 nominees announced according to Reuters on Jan. 30.
GLAAD, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization, hold the awards annual to recognize inspiring and influential individuals or media entities who have been valuable to the representation and portrayal of the LGBT community in media.
In a historical year politically for the advancement of gay rights, there has been a positive change in LGBT representation in the world of entertainment in media. According to GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis, this year’s nominees have challenged “misconceptions” about LGBT people.
“This year has brought momentous progress for LGBT people and families and our nominees have created images and stories that continue to challenge misconceptions, shatter stereotypes, and change hearts and minds of millions all across the globe.”
In the world of music, pop stars Lady Gaga and Elton John will go up against each other for outstanding musical artist award along with electronic music duo Goldfrapp, and indi-rock sisters Tegan and Sara.
This year movie nominees include “Dallas Buyers Club”, “Philomena”, “Blue is the Warmest Color” and “Kill Your Darlings”. Each film made quite a splash in 2014.
In the best comedy TV series, “Modern Family” will go up against “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Glee”. Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” is also in the category, earning it’s first GLAAD nomination.
The Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” will go up against the BBC supernatural drama series “In the Flesh” in the category of best TV film or mini-series. The biopic starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon has already won numerous awards, including a recent Golden Globe for the same category.
Other nominees include documentaries “Bridegroom”, and “Call Me Kuchu”. TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” and ABC Family Channel’s “The Fosters” will also be vying against each other for awards.
The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies are scheduled to bake place on April 12 in Los Angeles and May 3 in New York.