18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

PARK CITY, UTAH – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced today at a press conference in Park City, Utah, the nominees and honorees for its 18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Among the nominees: critically acclaimed films Little Miss Sunshine and Quinceañera, the summer blockbuster Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, ABC’s new hit shows Brothers & Sisters and Ugly Betty, NBC’s hit sitcom The Office, the episodes “Where the Boys Are” from Grey’s Anatomy and “Blind Date” from 30 Rock, Project Runway, Nightline, CosmoGIRL!, two episodes of The Tyra Banks Show, and Spanish-language nominees Tierra de Pasiones, Última Hora, TV y Novelas USA, and Terra.com.
“These bold projects, images and voices have once again raised the bar for excellence in media representations of our lives,” said GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano. “As we continue to fight against forces that threaten our progress toward equality, it’s gratifying to be able to celebrate the creative accomplishments of those who are committed to sharing the truth of our lives and our stories.”
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 26, 2007 at the Marriott Marquis; in Los Angeles on April 14 at the Kodak Theatre; in San Francisco on April 28 at the Westin St. Francis; and in South Florida on May 10 at the JW Marriott Miami.
For the third consecutive year, the GLAAD Media Awards will be televised on Logo, MTV Networks’ cable channel for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender viewers and their allies. The Logo airdate for the GLAAD Media Awards is April 21, 2007.
In addition to 122 nominees in 26 English-language categories, and 61 Spanish-language nominees in 16 categories, GLAAD also announced that it will recognize Special Honorees Patti LaBelle and Tom Ford at the New York ceremony, Martina Navratilova at the Los Angeles event, and Jaime Bayly in South Florida. Additional Special Honorees for Los Angeles, San Francisco and South Florida will be named at a later date.
In the competitive categories, broadcast networks led the way this year with 18 nominations, with the cable networks following with 12 nominees. Among the broadcast networks, ABC came away with eight nominees, while CNN led cable networks with four nominations.
from GLAAD

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