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THE DANISH GIRL, TRANSPARENT Among 2016 GLAAD Media Award Nominees

GLAAD, the world's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for its 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, and Ketel One Vodka. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBT community.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 2, 2016 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Special Honorees for each city will be announced in coming weeks. The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released, or broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2015.

Among the nominees: Academy Award nominees Carol and The Danish Girl; Golden Globe nominee Grandma; Film Independent Spirit Award nomineesAppropriate Behavior and Tangerine; FOX's hit drama Empire and Netflix's Sense8, Master of None, Orange Is the New Black, and Grace and Frankie; Amazon's Transparent; HBO's Bessie; ABC's 20/20 for its groundbreaking Diane Sawyer interview with Caitlyn Jenner; E!'s I Am Cait, TLC's I Am Jazz, both reality programs headlined by transgender people; CBS' The Bold and The Beautiful; The New York Times for its "Transgender Today" series; ESPN'sSportsCenter; Essence Magazine; and Troye Sivan for his debut album Blue Neighbourhood.

Spanish-language nominees include Ricky Martin for his new album A quien quiera escuchar. Also nominated was Telemundo morning show Un Nuevo Día,which received nominations for its interviews with Patricia Velásquez, the supermodel and actress who came out this year, and with transgender advocate Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen and his supportive mom, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Univision's Al Punto was nominated for its story about transgender people in the military; and for its article profiling couples instrumental to achieving marriage equality nationwide. CNN en Español earned six nominations for its coverage of LGBT issues. This year, GLAAD added Local Television Interview to its Spanish-language categories to recognize the increasing coverage of LGBT stories by local affiliates across the country.

"For nearly three decades, the GLAAD Media Awards have propelled inclusion in media and driven LGBT acceptance forward," said GLAAD CEO & President Sarah Kate Ellis. "This year's nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and storylines, deepening audiences' understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world."

For the first time in nearly a decade, the GLAAD Media Awards will be televised exclusively on Logo in a one-hour special premiering in April 2016.

A partial list of nominations follows:

Outstanding Film (Wide release)

Carol (The Weinstein Company)
The Danish Girl (Focus Features)
Dope (Open Road Films)
Freeheld (Lionsgate)
Grandma (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Film (Limited release)

52 Tuesdays (Kino Lorber)
Appropriate Behavior (Gravitas Ventures)
Boy Meets Girl (Wolfe Video)
Drunktown's Finest (Nehst Studios)
Tangerine (Magnolia Pictures)

Outstanding Drama Series

Arrow (The CW)
Black Sails (Starz)
Empire (FOX)
The Fosters (ABC Family)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Nashville (ABC)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Sense8 (Netflix)
Shameless (Showtime)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Faking It (MTV)
Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Looking (HBO)
Master of None (Netflix)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Please Like Me (Pivot)
Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)
Vicious (PBS)

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)

"Gender" The Carmichael Show (NBC)
"Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell" Black-ish (ABC)
"The Prince of Nucleotides" Royal Pains (USA Network)
"Rock-a-Bye-Baby" NCIS New Orleans (CBS)
"We Build, We Fight" NCIS (CBS)

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series

Banana (Logo)
Bessie (HBO)
Cucumber (Logo)

Outstanding Documentary

Kumu Hina (PBS)
Limited Partnership (PBS)
Mala Mala (Strand Releasing)
Tab Hunter Confidential (The Film Collaborative)
Tig (Netflix)

Outstanding Reality Program

I Am Cait (E!)
I Am Jazz (TLC)
New Girls on the Block (Discovery Life)
The Prancing Elites Project (Oxygen)
Transcendent (Fuse)

Click here for a complete list of nominations

GLAAD announced 101 nominees in 20 English-language categories and 46 Spanish-language nominees in 11 categories. In the English-language categories, cable networks earned 27 nominations, broadcast networks garnered 18 nominations. Streaming services received seven nominations (compared to three last year). Netflix picked up five nominations, including its third for Orange Is the New Black. Other Netflix nominees include first-time nominations for Sense8,Grace and Frankie, Master of None, and Tig. Amazon Instant Video received its second nomination for Transparent and a Special Recognition nod for This is Me, the Emmy-nominated short films created by Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker.

The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards corporate partners include Presenting partners Delta Air Lines, Hilton, and Ketel One Vodka. GLAAD is also grateful to: Platinum partners Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, and Viacom; Gold partners Nielsen and Univision; and Silver partner Citi.

About GLAAD GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visit or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.

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