Check Out Reactions to This Year’s GLAAD Media Award Nominees

Chris Carmack's Will Lexington is dealing with homophobia in the country music business on 'Nashville' (ABC)

The GLAAD Media Awards were announced yesterday and with a strong mix of nominations in the worlds of television, film and journalism, the ceremonies (in Los Angeles on April 2 and NYC on May 14) are sure to be as exciting as ever. To see the complete list of nominees, check my post from yesterday.

Today, however, I've got a collection of some of the reactions that went out of social media as well as some I grabbed from the people involved. Let's take a look.

Chris Carmack (Will Lexington) on “Nashville” (Outstanding Drama Series)

"I am deeply honored that GLAAD chose to recognize 'Nashville' as a program that is furthering such a wonderful and compassionate message. I thank them for the nomination."

Joanna Johnson, Executive Producer of “The Fosters” (on behalf of herself and EPs Peter Paige & Bradley Bredeweg):

"It feels especially gratifying to get this nomination, not just as the new kid on the block, but as a show that continues to explore gay characters and lives as mainstream and extraordinary for who they are not merely for their sexual identity. We're incredibly grateful to GLAAD and their continued support of 'The Fosters.'"



Jon Steinberg, executive producer/co-creator, “Black Sails” (Outstanding Drama Series)

"We are extremely honored that 'Black Sails' has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards. It's a privilege to be given the freedom to tell a story that can be pure adventure in one moment, and desperate struggle to understand one's own identity in the face of an unforgiving world in the next. That we've found an audience willing to join us on that ride is something for which we're truly thankful."

Carter Covington, executive producer, “Faking It.” (Outstanding Comedy Series)

"We're thrilled to have our second GLAAD nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series. It's exciting to be included among so many smart, forward thinking shows!"

Covington's husband, Patrick Sean Smith, also weighed in on the nomination. (Twitter)

Geena Rocero, “Beautiful As I Want To Be” (Special Recognition), via Facebook

“Beyond PROUD of the Special Recognition ‪#‎BeautifulAsIWantToBe‬ and‪#‎ThisisMe‬ for GLAAD Media Awards. Sooo many friends are nominated as well. I am so grateful for all who made #BeautifulAsIWantToBe possible. Let’s keep changing media for the better.”


Dee Johnson, executive producer, “Nashville” (Outstanding Drama Series)

"We are thrilled to be recognized by this important organization. Through the character of Will Lexington, we've worked hard to portray the entirety of what is often a difficult journey-even in times of amazing legal breakthroughs. And we've done this because self-acceptance is just as vital as societal acceptance."

Nancy Daniels, General Manager, TLC, “I Am Jazz” (Outstanding Reality Series)

"We are all thrilled to have 'I Am Jazz' recognized with a GLAAD Media Award Nomination. We are grateful to Jazz and her family for opening up their hearts and their home and for entrusting us to tell their story. TLC is proud to include such an inspirational young girl and her family as part of the TLC family."

For more on the GLAAD Media Awards and GLAAD, visit the website.  You can also check out XFINITY TV’S GLAAD MEDIA AWARD NOMINEE COLLECTION.

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