The GLAAD Wrap: Spirit Awards noms, new videos from Troye Sivan, 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) Nominations have been announced for the Film Independent Spirit Awards and LGBT-inclusive films and creators picked up several honors. Carol, a period drama adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel about the romance between shop girl Therese and older, married woman Carol, was nominated in Best Feature and Best Cinematography. The film's stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara were also nominated in Best Female Lead. Out director Todd Haynes picked up a nomination in Best Director and out screenwriter Phyllis Nagy is nominated in Best Screenplay. Tangerine, which follows two transgender sex workers who search out one of the girl's pimp/boyfriend on a fateful Christmas Eve in Hollywood, is also nominated in Best Picture and Best Director. The two trans actresses at the center of the story, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor, scored nominations in Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Female respectively. The Diary of a Teenage Girl picked up three nominations and out actress Cynthia Nixon is nominated in Best Supporting Female for her work in James White. The Film Independent Spirit Awards will air live on IFC February 27.

2) The Danish Girl opens in select cities today before rolling out to a wider release. The film is inspired by the true love story of Danish painter Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) and how their relationship was changed during Lili's transition.

3) As the end of the year draws near, networks are beginning to release trailers for upcoming mid-season programs. Amazon has released the official trailer for the upcoming second season of their original series Transparent, catch it on Amazon Prime December 11. The CW has also premiered a first look at their new LGBT-inclusive series DC's Legends of Tomorrow, which premieres January 21. Netflix has released the first trailer for Degrassi: Next Class which will be available on January 15 and Showtime has dropped the trailer for the sixth season of the dark comedy Shameless returning January 10.

4) In other TV news, CBS has ordered five additional episodes of hospital drama Code Black bringing the first season to 18 episodes. The series cast includes lesbian nurse Malaya Pineda (Melanie Chandra). Out actor Matt Bomer has been cast as the lead in the upcoming 1930s-set Amazon pilot The Last Tycoon. Bomer will play Monroe Stahr, Hollywood's "first wunderkind studio executive" as he rises to power and competes against his mentor.

5) Out musician, actor, and YouTube star Troye Sivan announced his headlining U.S. and Canadian tour this week and dropped a lyric video for his new track "Youth" from his upcoming debut album Blue Neighbourhood. Sivan also released a tease for his new song "Heaven," a collab with Betty Who, where he talks about being gay and his faith. Tickets for the Blue Neighbourhood tour are on sale now and the album is available for pre-order ahead of its December 4th release with eight songs as instant downloads.

6) Out TV personality Dave Holmes has announced that his memoirs, Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs, will hit shelves on June 28, 2016. EW has an exclusive sneak peek at the book's intro where Holmes talks about finding people who are a similar sort of odd and how music and movies helped him forge his identity. Read the full excerpt at EW, Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs is available for pre-order now.