“Bridegroom,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Behind The Candelabra” Vie For GLAAD Media Awards


Just as you’ve begun narrowing down your picks for the Oscars, along comes GLAAD with their nominees for its 25th annual Media Awards (not that we’re complaining — we love awards season!). GLAAD’s aim is to honor 2013’s outstanding images of the LGBT community so contenders include the shattering equality documentary Bridegroom, the powerful AIDS-themed drama Dallas Buyers Club and the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

In a statement, the media watchdog org’s new president Sarah Kate Ellis offered that this year’s nominees “have created images and stories that continue to challenge misconceptions, shatter stereotypes, and change hearts and minds of millions all across the globe.”

kill-your-darlings-e1354596800702-360x228Dallas Buyers Club will compete for Outstanding Film in Wide Release against the Cannes sensation Blue Is the Warmest Color, the Beat generation crime drama Kill Your Darlings (pictured left), the fantasy The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and the Dame Judi Dench-starrer Philomena.

For Outstanding Film in Limited Release, the nominees are the 2013 Sundance hit Concussion, the coming-of-age tale Geography Club, the neo-noir Out in the Dark, the fact-based romance Reaching for the Moon and the Israeli drama Yossi

Besides Bridegroom, nominees in the Outstanding Documentary category include Call Me KuchuGod Loves UgandaThe New Black and Valentine Road.

Behind the Candelabra is, along with the BBC series In the Flesh, one of only two 2013 projects deemed worthy to compete in the category of Outstanding TV Movie or Miniseries.

Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series are Brooklyn Nine-Nine, GleeModern Family, Orange is the New Black and Please Like Me. Up for Drama Series are The Fosters, Grey’s Anatomy, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars and Shameless. 

vampire-weekendSeveral LGBT entertainers will vie for Outstanding Music Artist including Elton John for his album The Diving Board, Goldfrapp for Tales of Us, Lady Gaga for ARTPOP, Tegan and Sara for Heartthrob, and Vampire Weekend (pictured right) for Modern Vampires of the City.

Special honorees will be announced in the coming weeks with the awards scheduled to be handed out in Los Angeles on April 12 and in New York City on May 3. For a complete list of nominees, visit GLAAD’s site.

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  • jimbryant

    Why on earth is GLAAD considering an award for Dallas Buyers’ Club? It has no homosexuality in it. Shame on GLAAD for it complete failure here.

    GLAAD should disband. It no longer represents the interests of homosexuals in the media.

  • Jessie R

    @jimbryant: GLAAD’s agenda includes trans people, so the sympathetic, touching portrayal of the character Rayon makes the movie relevant to GLAAD.

  • balehead

    GLAAD thinks Behind the Candelabra isn’t closet homophobic?….How much did the producers pay them???..

  • ZaneStuart

    @Jessie R: Sadly, your very concise response to jimbryant will fall on deaf ears. There is just too much misery in that man.

  • Stache1

    @balehead: Not sure what you mean. They were telling a story that happened to be true.

  • Stache1

    @Tyler100: I have a jimbryant filter. I just naturally pass on his comments. He has a troll tendency and that’s all I really need to know.

  • Kieran

    Can someone explain how GLAAD thinks “Candelabra in your Behind” in any way provided a positive image of America’s gays? What a joke.

  • Stache1

    @Kieran: Personally, I really liked the movie. However, your point is spot on and I too wonder that.

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