New Normal, Modern Family, Smash, Honey Boo Boo and Grey's Among 2013 GLAAD Nominees

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Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family will each face new competitors when they attempt to defend their respective titles as Best Drama and Best Comedy Series at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Smash, The L.A. Complex, Go On and The New Normal were among the first-time nominees when the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy and anti-defamation organization announced its list of nods — which honor fair and inclusive representations of the LGBT community — Wednesday morning.

“Images and stories from the LGBT community continue to push support for equality to historic levels,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick, in a release. “This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends. Now more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender characters and plot lines, they expect them — just as they both accept and expect LGBT people to be a valuable part of their everyday lives.”

The full list of English-language TV nominees is below. In those races, cable networks earned 21 nods, while broadcast networks garnered 17. NBC led all networks with six nominations, followed by four for ABC, and three apiece for CBS, Fox and MSNBC. American Idol alum Adam Lambert also scored a spot in the Outstanding Music Artist category.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Degrassi (TeenNick)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
The L.A. Complex (The CW)
Smash (NBC)
True Blood (HBO)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Glee (Fox)
Go On (NBC)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
The New Normal (NBC)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Me What to Do,” Raising Hope (Fox)
“Family Matters,” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
“L’Affaire Du Coeur,” Franklin & Bash (TNT)
“Lost and Found,” Touch (Fox)
“Ruby Slippers,” The Mentalist (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Hit and Miss (DirecTV)
Political Animals (USA)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
The Amazing Race (CBS)
“It Is What It Is,” Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC)
The Real L Word (Showtime)
Small Town Security (AMC)
“Welcome to Hollywood,” Pregnant in Heels (Bravo)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“At Home with Neil Patrick Harris, His Fiancé David Burtka, & Their Twins,” Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
“Autoshop Restores Bullied Gay Student’s Car for Free,” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
“Bishop Gene Robinson,” The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
“The Husband Who is Now a Woman and the Daughter Who is Now a Son,” The Jeff Probst Show (syndicated)
“Marriage Equality,” The Suze Orman Show (CNBC)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“Almost Equal,” Chronicle (WCVB TV-5 [Boston, Mass.])
“Being Transgender in America,” Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
“End of an Error,” The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
“Golden Star,” Rock Center with Brian Williams (NBC)
“The Last Closet,” Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Civil Rights Icon Supports Gay Marriage,” CNN Newsroom (CNN)
“Controversial Pastor Preaches Against Gays,” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
“Matthew Mitcham Olympics Profile,” NBC Olympics (NBC)
“Obama Endorses Marriage Equality,” Good Morning America (ABC)
“Scout Mom Dismissed,” MSNBC Live (MSNBC)

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 16, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis; in Los Angeles on April 20 at the JW Marriott; and in San Francisco on May 11 at the Hilton San Francisco – Union Square.

Who will you be rooting for in the key TV races? Did any worthy candidates get snubbed? Sound off in the comments!


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