Happy Endings, Beginners, Priscilla And More Nominated For GLAAD Media Awards

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards—and it’s a solid bunch.Three heavy-odds Oscar contenders made the wide-release film category: Beginners, for Christopher Plummer’s portrayal of an older gay man’s coming out ; J. Edgar, in which Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer played two very close male friends; and Albert Nobbs, in which Glenn Close and Janet McTeer play Victorian women who adopt male identities.

For limited-release films, critical hits Weekend, Pariah, Tomboy, Gun Hill Road, and Circumstance all made the shortlist.

TV shows that got the nod include Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family and Happy Ending, while Hot in Cleveland, Late Show with David Letterman and NCIS got mentions for individual episodes.

There was even a comic-book category, with nominees including The Avengers, Batwoman, X-Factor and Veronica Presents: Kevin Keller, devoted to Archie Comics’ new out gay character.

Check out the full list of categories and nominees here. The GLAAD Media Awards will take place in New York City (March 24), Los Angeles (April 21) and San Francisco (June 2)

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  • Michael in Toronto

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find Happy Endings insufferably smug and entirely unwatchable?

  • Mike UK

    it’s ok, it’s just “friends” in a new guise, it’s better than Perfect Couples which was dire!

  • Eric Auerbach

    @Michael in Toronto: I love Happy Endings. As Penny would say (while the rest of the gang groans in the background): It’s amahzing.

  • Arek

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find that people who use the word ‘insufferable” end up sounding pretty, well, insufferable?

  • perddep

    I really, really liked Beginners. It’s a quiet little film where nothing major happens, just people living their lives, but all of the characters are really sweet and sad and relatable and while it’s not for everyone, I would definitely recommend it to fans of the Spike Jonz aesthetic. It also made me call my dad right after to just to tell him I love him, so.

  • Me Too

    I agree: Happy Endings needs to find one. I watched the first few eps because I really liked this non-stereotypical gay “dude”, but he quickly became a gay douchebag. Really turned me off. Didn’t have too much problem with the other characters but the acting was very self-conscious, something I can forgive because it takes a while to find the rhythm and chemistry.

  • redball

    @Michael in Toronto: I find it to be exactly the opposite: very spot-on satire nad incredibly watchable!

    @Eric Auerbach: AGREED!

    Also: this week’s episode was one of their best ever. Penny’s relationship with the guy who had great raw material (but who was very rough around the edges with a lot of tacky, adolescent mannerisms) was spot-on to anyone who’s ever struggled in a relationship with someone whom they felt chemistry with but had just too many tacky habits/mannerisms that added up to an undatable package! That was so well done. I couldn’t stop laughing. And Penny is my fave character on this show — and has been pretty much since the show’s start.

  • Michael in Toronto

    Oops,sorry Arek — I didn’t mean to sound that way.

    To each his own, right?

    Maybe this is closer to why I don’t like it: the characters all use words exactly the same, with the same cadences. Just seems … too mannered.

    To ME, though, to ME: I’m glad y’all like it.

  • Arek

    @Michael in Toronto: Sorry for being snippy :) From a fellow Torontonian!

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