Caitlyn Jenner, Miley Cyrus and Carol up for this year’s GLAAD Awards
The nominations for this year’s annual GLAAD Awards have been announced.
Caitlyn Jenner’s reality show I Am Cait, Miley Cyrus and Carol are among the nominees for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards the LGBT media advocacy organisation has announced.
GLAAD announced a total of 101 English nominees to be honoured for what it says are “fair, accurate and inclusive representations” of the LGBT community and the issues that affect the lives of LGBT people.
Jenner – who spoke publicly about her transition last year – is being recognised for her E! reality show ‘I Am Cait’, as well as her interview with Diane Sawyer, in which she addressed her transition for the first time.
Trans model Aiydian Dowling is up for a prize for his interview with beloved talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Music stars up for an award include pansexual, LGBT rights advocate Miley Cyrus and openly gay singer Adam Lambert.
Also nominated is critically-acclaimed lesbian love-story Carol, which sees Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as forbidden lovers.
Other nominees include Orange Is the New Black, Transparent, Vicious and The Danish Girl – which was inspired by the life of transgender Danish artist Lilli Elbe in the 1920s.
For the complete list of nominees, click here.
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A host of stars have since announced their plans to boycott the ceremony – including Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett.