Facts and Figures #glaadawards

TOTAL NUMBER OF NOMINEES:  153
(120 English, 33 Spanish-language)

TOTAL NUMBER OF GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS CATEGORIES:  33
(25 English, 8 Spanish-language)

Criteria for Nomination

GLAAD Media Awards nominees are selected using the following four criteria:

  • Fair, Accurate and Inclusive Representations – Rather than portraying the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in broad stereotypes, the project deals with the characters or themes in a fair, accurate, and multi-dimensional manner, including representing the diversity of the LGBT community.
     
  • Boldness and Originality – The project breaks new ground by exploring LGBT subject matter in non-traditional ways and handles the LGBT content in a fresh and original manner.
     
  • Impact – The project has significant cultural impact.  The media project dramatically increases the cultural dialogue about LGBT issues, or reaches an audience that is not regularly exposed to LGBT images and issues.
     
  • Overall Quality – A project of extremely high quality adds significance to the images and issues portrayed and draws more viewers or readers to the material.  Fair, accurate and inclusive images may be weakened when they are part of a poor-quality project.

Facts About the Nominees:

  • Several GLAAD Media Award nominees have received other nominations this season from:  the Academy Awards (How to Survive a Plague, ParaNorman); the Golden Globe Awards (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Smash, Glee, Modern Family, American Horror Story: Asylum, Political Animals); the Independent Film Spirit Awards (Keep the Lights On, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Mosquita y Mari, Your Sister's Sister, How to Survive a Plague); and the Grammy Awards (Frank Ocean, Channel Orange).
     
  • As further evidence that LGBT inclusivity is not a detriment to a film's commercial success, the cumulative domestic box office of the five films in the Outstanding Film: Wide Release category is $148,520,096 to date.  Even more impressive is the worldwide intake of $336,143,713 to date.
     
  • The transgender community is represented in nominees like Glee (Fox), Degrassi (TeenNick), Musical Chairs (Paladin), Hit & Miss (DirecTV), Vito (HBO), Small Town Security (AMC), "The Husband Who is Now a Woman and the Daughter Who is Now a Son" The Jeff Probst Show (syndicated),  "Being Transgender in America" Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC), "Golden Star" Rock Center with Brian Williams (NBC), "Generation Halsted" (series) (Windy City Times), "Netherland" by Rachel Aviv (The New Yorker), "The Transgender Athlete" by Pablo S. Torre and David Epstein (Sports Illustrated), "Why Aren't We Fighting for Cece McDonald?" by Marc Lamont Hill (Ebony.com), "The Beautiful Daughter: How My Korean Mother Gave Me the Courage to Transition" by Andy Marra (HuffingtonPost.com), "Eight Months in Solitary" by Andrew Harmon (Advocate.com), "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': Transgender Officers on Secretly Serving in the U.S. Military" by Marc Lamont Hill (Huffington Post Live), and Bring It On: The Musical.
     
  • All of Ryan Murphy's current television shows are among the nominees. Glee (Fox) and The New Normal (NBC) scored nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series while American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) captured a nomination in the Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series category.
     
  • ParaNorman (Focus Features) is the first major animated film geared toward a PG audience to feature an openly gay character.  It is nominated for Outstanding Film: Wide Release.
     
  • Several nominees featured portrayals of LGBT youth including ParaNorman (Focus Features), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment), Mosquita y Mari (Wolfe Releasing), North Sea Texas (Strand Releasing), Days of Our Lives (NBC), Degrassi (TeenNick), The L.A. Complex (The CW), and Glee (Fox).  
     
  • Marc Lamont Hill garnered two nominations: one for "Why Aren't We Fighting for Cece McDonald?" (Ebony.com) and another for his video interview with past and current transgender service members in "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': Transgender Officers on Secretly Serving in the U.S. Military" on Huffington Post Live.
     
  • There are several nominees focused on LGBT issues in professional sports, including: "Almost Equal" Chronicle (WCVB TV-5, [Boston, Mass.]), "The Last Closet" Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO), "Matthew Mitcham Olympics Profile" NBC Olympics (NBC), "Game Changer" by Andy Mannix (City Pages [Minneapolis, Minn.]), "The Transgender Athlete" by Pablo S. Torre and David Epstein (Sports Illustrated), and "Athletes at Core of 'Fearless' Photo Project" by Patrick Dorsey and Jeff Sheng (ESPN.com).

Multiple Nominees:

Film Studios
Music Box Films (2)

Broadcast Networks [17 total]
NBC (6)
ABC (4)
CBS (3)
FOX (3)

Cable Networks [21 total]
HBO (3)
MSNBC (3)
CNN (2)

Print & Digital Journalism
The Baltimore Sun (2)
The Boston Globe (2)
The New York Times (2)
The New Yorker (2)
Portland Press Herald [Portland, Maine] (2)
Advocate.com (2)
HuffingtonPost.com (2)

Comic Book Publisher
DC Comics (2)

Spanish-Language Categories

Television Networks
CNN en Español (6)
Telemundo (4)
Univision (4)

Print & Digital Journalism
La Opinión (2)
People en Español (2)
PeopleenEspanol.com (2)