'Empire,' 'How to Get Away with Murder,' 'Bessie' Nominated for GLAAD Media Award

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The annual award ceremony acknowledges the arts for their contributions to the LGBTQ community.

Nominations for the upcoming GLAAD Awards are in, and we have plenty to celebrate!

The LGBTQ advocacy group announced the film and TV nominees today, reports E Online. The goal of the awards is to highlight media outlets for their artistically "fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives."

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Empire received a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, as did the Shonda Rhimes hit How to Get Away with Murder.

Netflix's Orange is the New Black earned a nod for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Black-ish, starring Tracee Ellis-Ross and Anthony Anderson, scored a nomination for Outstanding Individual Episode (In a Series Without a Regular LGBT Character) for the episode "Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell."

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SAG award nominee Queen Latifah received a nod for HBO's Bessie in the Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series category.

Dope earned a nomination for Outstanding Film Wide Release, and Oxygen's The Prancing Elite Project is up for Outstanding Reality Program.

We're proud to announce that our own "Pride & Prejudice" piece, written by Linda Villarosa and featured in the August issue, scored a nomination for Outstanding Magazine Article.

Click here to see a full list of the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees.


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