New Cable Nets Receive GLAAD Media Award Nominations

Recently-launched cable networks Pivot and Al Jazeera English garnered GLAAD Awards nominations as cable continued to garner recognition for its diverse and inclusive programming.

Millennnials-targeted network Pivot’s original series Please Like Me (pictured) and talk show Raising McCain, as well as  Al Jazeera English’s news magazine The Stream drew nominations for the GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, according to GLAAD.

Overall, MSNBC garnered four nominations to lead all cable networks, while CNN, ABC Family, BBC America, and Lifetime drew multiple GLAAD Media Award nods. The Awards will be held April 12 in Los Angeles and May 3 in New York.

 A partial list of GLAAD Media Award TV nominations appears below:

Outstanding drama series

The Fosters – ABC Family

Grey’s Anatomy – ABC

Orphan Black – BBC America

Pretty Little Liars – ABC Family

Shameless – Showtime

Outstanding Comedy Series

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox

Glee – Fox

Modern Family – ABC

Orange Is The New Black – Netflix

Please Like Me – Pivot

Outstanding Individual Episode (In A Series Without A Regular LGBT Character)

“Bride and Prejudice” – The Soul Man – TV Land

“LARP and the Real Girl” – Supernatural -- The CW

“Secret Lives” – Drop Dead Diva – Lifetime

“Snow Angels” – Elementary – CBS

“There’s The Door” – Necessary Roughness – USA Network

Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series

Behind The Candelabra – HBO

In The Flesh – BBC America

Outstanding Reality Program

Big Freedia: Queen Of Bounce – Fuse

Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual – WE TV

Dream School – Sundance Channel

Project Runway – Lifetime

Small Town Security – AMC

Outstanding Talk Show Episode

“Are Gay Parents Different” – The Ricki Lake Show – syndicated

“First Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins and his Family – Oprah’s Next Chapter – OWN

“Fred Rosser” – The Ellen DeGeneres Show – syndicated

“Laverne Cox” – Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell – FX

“Modern Family Values” – Raising McCain – Pivot

Outsdanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine

"Chris to Kristin: A Navy Seal's Secret" Anderson Cooper 360 -- CNN

"India's Third Gender" -- The Stream -- Al Jazeera English

"The Rebounder: The Kenneth Faried Story" E:60 -- ESPN

"Transgender at 11: Listening to Jazz" 20/20 -- ABC

"The Welcoming Movement" To the Contrary -- PBS

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

"Gay Rights at Work" -- MSNBC live with Thomas Roberts -- MSNBC

"Portman Reverses Position on Gay Marriage" Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien -- CNN

"Pride & Prejudice" Melissa Harris-Perry -- MSNBC

"Scouts Dishonor" The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell - MSNBC

"Wild Blue Yonder: Scott Hines" The Rachel Maddow Show -- MSNBC

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