GLAAD Nominates 'Supernatural,' 'True Blood' for Awards
GLAAD Nominates 'Supernatural,' 'True Blood' for Awards
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Today the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released its nominees for the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Aside from the usual television nominees like The L Word and Ugly Betty, there was one atypical nominee: Supernatural.

The GLAAD Media Awards have a special category for an individual episode of a show that doesn't feature a regular gay character. Supernatural was nominated for “Ghostfacers,” the faux reality TV series episode that featured intern Corbett (current 90210 jock Dustin Milligan) who had a gay infatuation with Ed, resulting in the classic line, “Ed, you have to go be gay for that poor dead intern.”

In this category, Supernatural will compete against:

“My Maharishi is Bigger Than Your Maharishi,” Life on Mars - In this episode, Sam investigates the murder of a Vietnam War veteran that reveals that soldier was leading a secret gay life.

“Slam,” Ghost Whisperer - An episode about ghosts haunting a high school that relate back to former students being taunted for being lesbians.

“Tandem Repeats,” ER - Abby treats a young transgendered patient.

“Unidentified Funk.,” The New Adventures of Old Christine - Christine and Barb have their gym shut down by their parent company because of their lesbian marriage.

Other major TV series nominees are:

Best Drama Series
Brothers and Sisters
South of Nowhere
The L Word
True Blood

Best Comedy Series
Ugly Betty
Desperate Housewives

The GLAAD Media Awards will be presented in New York City on March 28.

-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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