The GLAAD Wrap: 'Ellen DeGeneres Show,' 'Billy On the Street,' renewed, HBO docs slate, and more

Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.

1) The BAFTA Film Awards nominees were announced this week and Carol tied for the lead with nine total nominations, including Best Film. The Danish Girl picked up five nominations, including Best British Film, and out writer Emma Donoghue is nominated in Best Adapted Screenplay for Room. Stephen Fry will host the BAFTAS February 14 in London.

2) Carol is nominated in Adapted Screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. The film also picked up a nomination in Excellence in Period Film at the Costume Designers Guild Awards alongside The Danish Girl. LGBT-inclusive series Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Empire, Transparent, Masters of Sex, and Penny Dreadful also picked up costuming nominations.

3) Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) has been cast on the upcoming CW show DC's Legends of Tomorrow as the love interest of superhero White Canary/Sara Lance (Caity Lotz). Liebert will play a closeted nurse, Lindsay Carlisle, whom Sara meets when she time travels back to 1958. DC's Legends of Tomorrow premieres on The CW January 21 at 8pm.

4) HBO has announced the slate of original documentaries to air on the channel in the first half of 2016. LGBT-inclusive docs airing include Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures (April 4), Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper premiering April 9, and in June to celebrate Pride, the net will premiere Mariela Castro's March: Cuba's LGBT Revolution and Suited.

5) The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been renewed through 2020! The series, which has won over 30 Daytime Emmy Awards, premiered in September 2003. DeGeneres was honored with the Favorite Humanitarian Award this week at the People's Choice Awards. In other TV news, E! will premiere the new reality series Hollywood Medium on January 24 following out psychic Tyler Henry as he consults with celebs including Margaret Cho, Michael Sam, Ross Mathews, and Boy George. TruTV has also announced a 10-episode fifth season renewal for comedian Billy Eichner's Billy On The Street to premiere later this year. TV Land's Younger has been renewed for a third season and HBO's Girls will end after the sixth season in 2017.

6) Sia has dropped a new track, "Reaper," this week from her upcoming album This Is Acting. "Reaper" was co-written with Kanye West and was originally intended for Rihanna, but will now appear on Sia's own album. This Is Acting hits shelves January 29.

7) George Takei's Broadway musical Allegiance has officially announced a closing date, February 14. The musical is inspired by Takei's true experience and follows the Kimura family who were forced into an internment camp during World War II. Tickets for the final month of Allegiance's run at the Longacre Theatre are available now.

The GLAAD Wrap: 'Ellen DeGeneres Show,' 'Billy On the Street,' renewed, HBO docs slate, and more | GLAAD

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