‘Danish Girl’, ‘Carol’, ‘I Am Jazz’, ‘Empire,’ ‘Bold & The Beautiful’ and More Nab GLAAD Media Award Nominees

Rooney Mara (left) and Cate Blanchett meet and fall in love in "Carol." (Weinstein)

The GLAAD Media Award nominees were announced this morning with the best of the best in television, film and journalism being honored for their 2015 works.

On the film side, titles like “The Danish Girl” and “Carol were expected but films that didn’t get much Academy Award love like the well-received “Grandma” and “Freeheld” also grabbed Outstanding Motion Picture nods. The critically acclaimed “Tangerine” also received a nomination in the Outstanding Motion Picture – Limited Release category.

You can watch GLAAD Media Award film nominees right now with XFINITY ON DEMAND: “Freeheld,” “Tangerine,” “Dope,” and Appropriate Behavior” are all available to watch ON DEMAND now.

There was a large list of television nominees, which only shows how much LGBT-ness is out there on the small screen. Shows like “Looking,” “Faking It,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nineand “The Fosters” grabbed nominations in the Oustanding Television Comedy series. In the Drama category, “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Empire and “Orphan Black are among the nominees.

Sadly, though “Days of Our Liveswas once a shoe-in for a Outstanding Daytime Serial, the only show to make the list is “The Bold and the Beautiful, which continues telling its transgender storyline while “Days” (after a shift in head writers) barely has a gay presence these days. Sad.

The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held in Los Angeles on April 2 at the Beverly Hilton and in New York City on May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria.

Here’s a complete list of nominees:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE

“Carol” (The Weinstein Company)

“The Danish Girl” (Focus Features)

“Dope” (Open Road Films)

“Freeheld” (Lionsgate)

“Grandma” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Mya Taylor (l) and Kiki Kitana Rodrigue (r) from the nominated film, 'Tangerine.' (Facebook)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE

“52 Tuesdays” (Kino Lorber)

“Appropriate Behavior” (Gravitas Ventures)

“Boy Meets Girl” (Wolfe Video)

“Drunktown’s Finest” (Nehst Studios)

“Tangerine” (Magnolia Pictures)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Arrow” (The CW)

Black Sails” (Starz)

Empire” (FOX)

The Fosters” (ABC Family)

Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

Nashville” (ABC)

Orphan Black” (BBC America)

“Sense8” (Netflix)

Shameless” (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE

(in a series without a regular LGBT character)

“Gender” “The Carmichael Show” (NBC)

“Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell” “Black-ish” (ABC)

“The Prince of Nucleotides” “Royal Pains (USA Network)

“Rock-a-Bye-Baby” “NCIS New Orleans (CBS)

“We Build, We Fight” “NCIS (CBS)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY

“Kumu Hina” (PBS)

“Limited Partnership” (PBS)

“Mala Mala” (Strand Releasing)

“Tab Hunter Confidential” (The Film Collaborative)

“Tig” (Netflix)

Trans character Maya (Karla Mosley) wed cis-gender Rick (Jacob Young) on daytime's 'Bold and the Beautiful'. (CBS, also pictured, trans actor Scott Turner Schofield)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA

The Bold and The Beautiful” (CBS)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)

Faking It” (MTV)

“Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)

Looking” (HBO)

“Master of None” (Netflix)

Modern Family” (ABC)

Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)

“Please Like Me” (Pivot)

Transparent” (Amazon Instant Video)

Vicious” (PBS)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

“Banana” (Logo)

Bessie” (HBO)

“Cucumber” (Logo)

Jazz Jennings attended last year's GLAAD Media Awards. (Getty)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

I Am Cait” (E!)

I Am Jazz” (TLC)

New Girls on the Block” (Discovery Life)

The Prancing Elites Project” (Oxygen)

“Transcendent” (Fuse)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST

Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO Records)

Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

(Smiley Miley, Inc.)

Adam Lambert, The Original High (Warner Bros. Records)

Le1f, Riot Boi (XL Recordings/Terrible Records)

Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood (Capitol Records)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK

Angela: Queen of Hel, written by Marguerite Bennett (Marvel Comics)

Harley Quinn, written by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (DC Comics)

Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson,

Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (BOOM! Studios)

Midnighter, written by Steve Orlando (DC Comics)

The Wicked + Divine, written by Kieron Gillen (Image Comics)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE

“Bruce Jenner: The Interview” 20/20 (ABC)

“The Courage Game” SportsCenter (ESPN)

“Dividing The United Methodist Church” To The Contrary  (PBS)

“Showdown in Indiana: The Battle Over Religious Rights” CNN Special Report (CNN)

True Life: I’m Genderqueer (MTV)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE

“Alison Bechdel” Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

“Aydian Dowling” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

“Janet Mock” Super Soul Sunday (OWN)

“Jazz Jennings” The Meredith Vieira Show (syndicated)

“Transgender Rights” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Caitlyn Jenner accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award last July. (ABC News)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

“Cold Case: The Murders of Cosby and Jackson” by Dianna Wray (Houston Press)

“Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand” by Laurie Goodstein (The New York Times)

“Meet Dr. Levine, The State’s Top Doc” by Michael A. Fuoco (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

“Navy’s First Openly Gay SEAL Builds His Life Anew” by David Zucchino (Los Angeles Times)

“Transgender Today” [series] (The New York Times)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

The Advocate

Cosmopolitan

Seventeen

Time

Variety

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT

“Interview with Jim Obergefell” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

“Mary Bonauto on Her SCOTUS Victory” The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

“Nicholas Coppola: Gay & Catholic” America Tonight (Al Jazeera America)

“Pushing for Equality for Transgender People” Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)

“Toddler Plays Role in Marriage Equality Case” MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts (MSNBC)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE

“Behind Brazil’s Gay Pride Parades, a Struggle with Homophobic Violence” by Oscar Lopez (Newsweek)

“The First Black Trans Model Had Her Face on a Box of Clairol” by Jada Yuan and Aaron Wong (New York)

“Gus Kenworthy’s Next Bold Move” by Alyssa Roenigk (ESPN The Magazine)

“Just Your Average (Transgender) Teen” by Andrea Stanley (Seventeen)

“Pride & Prejudice” by Linda Villarosa (Essence Magazine)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE

“The Faces of Transgender Teen America” by David Yi (Mashable.com)

“How the Killing of a Trans Filipina Woman Ignited an International Incident” by Meredith Talusan (Vice.com)

“The Ky Peterson Saga” [series] by Mitch Kellaway and Sunnivie Brydum (Advocate.com)

“This Is What It’s Like To Be An LGBT Syrian Fleeing For Your Life” by J. Lester Feder (Buzzfeed.com)

“This Tiny Clinic is Fighting for Trans Patients Illegally Denied Medical Care” by Jennifer Swann (TakePart.com)

Jamal (Jussie Smollett, l) and Ryan (Eka Darville, r) have a chat in the first season of 'Empire' (Fox)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA

“Freed Trans Woman Ashley Diamond On Life Behind Bars In Men’s Prison” HuffPost Live (HuffingtonPost.com)

“Holler if You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church” by Clay Cane (BET.com)

“Queerness On The Front Lines Of #BlackLivesMatter” MSNBC Originals (MSNBC.com)

“Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution” Vice Reports (Vice.com)

“Transgender, at War and in Love” by Fiona Dawson (NewYorkTimes.com)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Beautiful As I Want To Be (Logotv.com)

This is Me (Amazon Instant Video)

SPANISH-LANGUAGE NOMINEES

OUTSTANDING NOVELA

Antes muerta que Lichita (Univision)

Celia (Telemundo)

Los miserables (Telemundo)

Rastros de mentiras (MundoMax)

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME PROGRAM EPISODE

“La armonía de su casa se rompió” Casos de Familia (Univision)

"¿El marido de mi padre o yo?" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST

Ricky Martin, A quien quiera escuchar  (Sony Music Latin)

OUTSTANDING LOCAL TELEVISION INTERVIEW

“Entrevista con Kael Escobar” Vida Mujer (WGBO-Univision 66 [Chicago])

“Entrevista con Tony Lima, SAVE Dade” Ahora en Nuestra Comunidad (WLTV-Univision 23 [Miami])

“La nueva transgeneración” Enfoque Los Ángeles (KVEA- Telemundo 52 [Los Ángeles])

“Reacciones al caso Jenner” A Primera Hora (KMEX- Univision 34 [Los Ángeles])

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION INTERVIEW

“La confesión de Bruce Jenner” Showbiz (CNN en Español)

“Entrevista con Claudia Valenzuela y Karolina López”

Enfoque (Telemundo)

“Lucha por su identidad” Al Punto (Univision)

“Matrimonio igualitario” Cala (CNN en Español)

“Orientación sexual y acoso escolar” Realidades en Contexto

(CNN en Español)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE

“Abre su corazón: entrevista con Patricia Velásquez

Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)

“Amor que rompe barreras” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)

“En cuerpo ajeno” Aquí y Ahora (Univision)

“Reveladora historia: entrevista con Patricia Velásquez”

Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)

“Viviendo con dos mamás” Primer Impacto (Univision)

For more on the GLAAD Media Awards including tickets to the events, visit the GLAAD website.

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