More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Announced: 'Modern Family' Leads TV
Nominations for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood and several out actors and LGBT-inclusive series were honored.
Out actor Jim Parsons was nominated in Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on The Big Bang Theory. Parsons is also included in the series’ nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Eric Stonestreet received a nod in the same category for his role as Cameron Tucker on Modern Family. This is his second time being nominated in this category.
LGBT-inclusive series Modern Family, Glee, Nurse Jackie and The Office all scored nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Modern Family and The Office have each previously won twice in this category and Glee has picked up the award once. Downton Abbey received a nod in Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Game of Thrones was nominated for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series. On the film side, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 8:00pm EST/5:00PM PST from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.