The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) have announced their selections for the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Tuesday, January 27. Among the nominees were the 81st Academy Awards' contenders, Gus Van Sant's biopic "Milk" and Woody Allen's drama comedy "Vicky Cristina Barcelona".
The two movies were recognized under the category of Outstanding Film for Wide Release. They will go head-to-head with Julian Jarrold's provocative drama "Brideshead Revisited", Guy Ritchie's crime thriller "RocknRolla" and Peter Sollett's romantic-teen-comedy "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist".
Putting the Wide Release category aside, GLAAD have also unveiled the nominees for the Outstanding Film for Limited Release category. Fatih Akin's "The Edge of Heaven", Patrik-Ian Polk's "Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom", Robert Cary's "Save Me", Jonah Markowitz's "Shelter" and Lucia Puenzo's "XXY" were the limited released movies up for the title.
The 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held on March 28 at the Marriott Marquis, New York; on April 18 at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles; and on May 9 at the Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco. At the New York ceremony, Tyra Banks will be given the Excellence in Media Award, while Suze Orman will receive the Vito Russo Award. GLAAD also recognize television programming, magazine and newspaper content, theater performances and advertising, which nominations can be seen at GLAAD.
Nominees of 20th GLAAD Media Awards in Film:
Film - Wide Release: