'Carol,' 'The Danish Girl' among GLAAD Media Awards nominees
Los Angeles (AP) — The Danish Girl is up for a GLAAD Media Award in a year where a record number of nominees feature transgender characters and subject matter.
The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy group announced the 101 nominees for its 27th annual honors on Wednesday.
Academy Award contenders The Danish Girl and Carol are up for outstanding wide-release film alongside Dope, Freeheld and Grandma. The awards honor outstanding images of the LGBT community in music, movies, TV and journalism.
Netflix earned the most nods in the TV categories. The streaming service's Orange is the New Black, Master of None and Grace and Frankie are nominated for outstanding comedy series with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Faking It, Looking, Modern Family, Please Like Me, Transparent and Vicious.
In the TV drama category, Netflix's Sense8 will face off against Arrow, Black Sails, Empire, The Fosters, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Nashville, Orphan Black and Shameless.
The organization said that for the first time over 50 percent of the English-language nominations featured transgender characters and subject matter, including series such as Amazon's Transparent and E!'s I Am Cait.
"This year's nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and story lines, deepening audiences' understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement.
The awards will be presented this spring in Los Angeles and New York. The ceremonies will be televised in a one-hour special airing on Logo in April.
By Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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