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
Best Comedy Series
The GLAAD Media Awards will be presented in New York City on March 28.
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image courtesy of the CW)