GLAAD Announces 2011 Media Awards Nominees

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced the nominees for its 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday.

A slew of TV's biggest hits have been honored with nominations this year including "Glee," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "United States of Tara," "Grey's Anatomy" and "True Blood."

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"The Kids Are All Right," "Burlesque," "I Love You Phillip Morris," "Howl," "Easy A," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire," are among some of this year's film nominees.

"Project Runway" and "Top Chef: Just Desserts" scored nods in the reality program category and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was nominated for Ricky Martin's first televised interview after coming out as a gay man.

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Music artist nominees include Scissor Sisters, Chely Wright and Antony and the Johnsons.

"This year's nominees represent some of the images and stories at the root of the growing acceptance of our community and support for our equality," GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios said in a statement to Access Hollywood. "They also have created a benchmark for inclusion of our community that other media outlets should look to. As GLAAD celebrates twenty-five years of working with the media, we are proud to recognize this year's nominees and we challenge the industry to share more stories that reflect the diversity of our community and the challenges that gay and transgender people face."

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 19, in Los Angeles on April 16 and in San Francisco on May 14.

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For a complete list of all the nominees, CLICK HERE!

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