The countdown to the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards began this week with the release of GLAAD’s 2011 nominees! Now, celebrities and media outlets are celebrating their nominations on Twitter, Facebook and in the news. See who’s talking about the GLAAD Media Awards below: (For more information about the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards or to purchase tickets, click here.) Stefan Brogren, Degrassi: "For the people in this building, it's almost like getting nominated for an Emmy or an Oscar. It's big news around here. We do pride ourselves on trying to tell really truthful stories."
Ted Griggs, Vice President and General Manager, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area which aired "Out. The Glenne Burke Story," a nominee in the Outstanding Documentary Category about the first openly gay major league baseball player:
“We are pleased by this nomination and thank GLAAD for its recognition of our efforts to portray the story of a man whose contributions transcended the sport he loved so much and played so well. We congratulate all the nominees and join GLAAD in saluting their outstanding accomplishments. We would like to thank Glenn Burke’s family, friends and teammates for sharing their memories in the making of our documentary; we are truly honored to tell Glenn’s courageous story."Planet Green, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, a nominee for Outstanding Reality Program: "Everyone at Planet Green is very proud of our groundbreaking series, "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" and is honored that GLAAD has recognized this program with a nomination for Outstanding Reality Show. The series has been a labor of love for everyone involved and we couldn't be more pleased for our production partners, World of Wonder, Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, aka, the Fabulous Beekman Boys to be acknowledged for their great work and creating a quality product that has resonated with viewers across the country." Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, spoke with Radar Online and sent us this statement: "Our whole farm is beyond thrilled that "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" received a GLAAD nod! But we're a little worried that all this recognition is going complicate contract negotiations with the goats. Luckily Season 2 in is the can already and will premiere - with goats - in March." For a complete list of nominees, visit www.glaad.org/mediaawards.