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Disney ABC Television Earns Nine GLAAD Nominations Across Its Networks

Disney ABC Television Earns Nine GLAAD Nominations Across Its Networks

ABC Primetime, ABC Daytime, ABC News, Freeform, Disney Channel and Disney Junior properties were honored with GLAAD Media Award nominations on Friday, a first-time sweep for six channels under the Disney|ABC TV umbrella.

The 29th annual GLAAD nominees for DAT include ABC and FreeForm landing Outstanding Comedy Series nominations for "Modern Family" and "The Bold Type," respectively. Freeform's "Shadowhunters" reaping an Outstanding Drama Series bid. ABC's "When We Rise" being nominated for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series. This year, in GLAAD's introduction of a category for Outstanding Kids and Family Programming, Disney Channel's "Andi Mack" and Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins" were nominated. ABC Daytime's hit "The View" episode featuring "Laverne Cox and Gavin Grimm" being nominated for Outstanding Talk Show Episode, and ABC News receiving nominations for Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine for "Nightline"'s "Gay Purge?" story and an Outstanding TV Journalism Segment nomination for "Good Morning America"'s "DJ Zeke Thomas Goes Public".

The ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12 at the Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

About Disney|ABC Television Disney|ABC Television is comprised of The Walt Disney Company's global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, and radio business. This includes ABC Studios, a global leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and on-demand platforms; the ABC Owned Television Stations Group; and The ABC Television Network, which provides entertainment and news programming to viewers via more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S. It also includes Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of 120 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, and Radio Disney brands, as well as cable network Freeform, which targets millennials. Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and Disney Media Distribution round out the portfolio. Disney|ABC Television also has equity interests in A+E Networks and Hulu.

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