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GLAAD Media Award Nominees

GLAAD Media Award Nominees

Its obvious things have come along way from the times reflected at the Julien/LaBruce/Araki/Kalin affair. The nominees for best film in wide release at the GLAAD media awards are:

Across The Universe
The Jane Austen Book Club

I’m surprised they weren’t forced to nominate I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Though this year’s stellar queer lineup at Sundance suggests a change of pace, 2007 was obviously a horrific year for GLBT cinema. Even the limited nominees are nothing to phone home about:

The Bubble
Dirty Laundry
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Nina’s Heavenly Delights
Whole New Thing

Though I’m pleased to see the cute and Canadian Thing get nominated, I was not a fan of The Bubble or Nina’s Heavenly Delights. Though I haven’t seen the other two, I can’t imagine either of them compare to queer works of 1992 or 1993, or even 2005 for that matter. Not surprisingly, the television nominees showed once again where the queer side of the entertainment industry is leaning:

Drama Series
Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Degrassi: The Next Generation (The N)
Dirty Sexy Money (ABC)
Greek (ABC Family)
The L Word (Showtime)

Comedy Series
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Exes and Ohs (Logo)
The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central)
Ugly Betty (ABC)
The War at Home (Fox)

ABC obviously led the pack. And though there are certainly a nice variety of queer TV out there, I think some of the proclamations of its positive programming is a little unwarranted. I can’t think of any queer content on CBS and NBC.. Even the days of the token queer supporting character seemed to have waived. Cable is obviously where its at, but the departure of Six Feet Under, Queer as Folk, etc, have left some serious holes to fill… holes I don’t think Greek and The Sarah Silverman Program are capable of filling.

But yeah, go Degrassi.

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