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Jonathan Borge
Jan 27, 2016 @ 7:30 am

Though stars like Kerry Washington, Kelly Ripa, Laverne Cox, Anderson Cooper, and Andy Cohen are regulars at GLAAD-hosted events, a new roster of A-listers are expected to soon showcase their support of the LGBT community. Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, the nominees for the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced and the results are pointedly reflective of just how well films, TV shows, and the published work of journalists have together highlighted the issues affecting LGBT rights this past year.

So who’s up for an award? Caitlyn Jenner’s touching documentary-like TV series I Am Cait is up for Outstanding Reality Program, while the former Olympic gold medalist’s sit-down 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer is a contender in the Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine category. Buzzy Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated films like Carol and The Danish Girl are in the running for Outstanding Film – Wide Release, while comedian Ellen DeGeneres continues to make waves with The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which landed a nod for Outstanding Talk Show Episode.

In the TV world, Fox’s hit drama Empire is up for Outstanding Drama Series, along with celebrated shows like Orphan Black, Sense8, and How to Get Away with Murder. Orange Is the New Black, Modern Family, Transparent, and Grace and Frankie are among the 10 shows that received nominations in the Outstanding Comedy Series category.

“For nearly three decades, the GLAAD Media Awards have propelled inclusion in media and driven LGBT acceptance forward,” GLAAD CEO and President Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “This year’s nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and storylines, deepening audiences’ understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world.”

In addition to the nomination, two special honorees will be soon announced—the first for the GLAAD Media Awards ceremony in L.A. on April 2, and the second for the celebration’s New York run on May 15. To boot, the L.A. show will be broadcast on Logo during an hour-long special set to air in April.

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See the nominees in a selection of categories below—and visit glaad.org for the full list.

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
Carol
The Danish Girl
Dope
Freeheld
Grandma

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
52 Tuesdays
Appropriate Behavior
Boy Meets Girl
Drunktown's Finest
Tangerine

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Faking It
Grace and Frankie
Looking
Master of None
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Please Like Me
Transparent
Vicious

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Arrow
Black Sails
Empire
The Fosters
Grey's Anatomy
How to Get Away with Murder
Nashville
Orphan Black
Sense8
Shameless

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Banana
Bessie
Cucumber

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
"Gender," The Carmichael Show
"Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell," Black-ish
"The Prince of Nucleotides," Royal Pains
"Rock-a-Bye-Baby," NCIS New Orleans
"We Build, We Figh,t" NCIS

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
Kumu Hina
Limited Partnership
Mala Mala
Tab Hunter Confidential
Tig

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
I Am Cait
I Am Jazz
New Girls on the Block
The Prancing Elites Project
Transcendent

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher's Daughter
Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
Adam Lambert, The Original High
Le1f, Riot Boi
Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
The Bold and The Beautiful

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OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
"Alison Bechdel," Late Night with Seth Meyers
"Aydian Dowling," The Ellen DeGeneres Show
"Janet Mock," Super Soul Sunday
"Jazz Jennings," The Meredith Vieira Show
"Transgender Rights," Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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