The nominations for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced this morning. The awards are meant to “honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.” This year the ceremonies will be held on March 21 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, and in New York on May 9 at the Waldorf Astoria New York.
In the Outstanding Daily Drama category, two soap operas received nods including Days of our Lives which told the continuing story of Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Guy Wilson), which included their nuptials last year, and General Hospital which featured the stories centering around gay characters, Lucas (Ryan Carnes), Brad (Parry Shen) and Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel).
In addition, for the firs time, GLAAD has expanded the Outstanding Drama Series and Comedy Series from a maximum of five nominees to 10 nominees. ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy and The Fosters are all contenders for best drama while Netflix’s Orange is the New Black picked up a second nomination for best comedy in a row, and the hit Amazon Prime series, Transparent is also nominated.
ABC tops the broadcast networks with six nominations while HBO takes the most nods for a cable network with five nominations. The Normal Heart received the only nomination in its category for Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series. View the complete nominations here.
So, who should win the Daily Drama GLAAD Media Award … Days of our Lives, or General Hospital? Comment below!