Awards season is in full swing and in its continual celebration of media that positively portrays the LGBT community, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announces the nominations for its 24th Annual Media Awards. Amongst those nominated is singer Frank Ocean.
Ocean, who revealed himself as homosexual this past summer in an open letter on his blog that detailed his love for a man, has been hip-hop's recent breakout star after releasing his debut album, Channel Orange.
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The 25-year-old has also been nominated for six Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and the hallowed Record of the Year and Album of the Year awards, and can now add a GLAAD nomination for Outstanding Music Artist to an outstanding year for the "Thinkin Bout You" singer.
Joining Ocean in the Outstanding Music Artist category are Adam Lambert, Rufus Wainwright, indie rock band Gossip, and pop group Scissor Sisters.
OUTSTANDING FILM - WIDE RELEASE The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Cloud Atlas ParaNorman The Perks of Being a Wallflower Your Sister's Sister
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES Degrassi Grey's Anatomy The L.A. Complex Smash True Blood
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES Glee Go On Happy Endings Modern Family The New Normal
OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES American Horror Story: Asylum Hit and Miss Political Animals
OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM The Amazing Race "It Is What It Is" Here Comes Honey Boo Boo The Real L Word Small Town Security "Welcome to Hollywood" Pregnant in Heels
OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST Gossip, A Joyful Noise Adam Lambert, Trespassing Frank Ocean, Channel Orange Scissor Sisters, Magic Hour Rufus Wainwright, Out of the Game
For all of this year's GLAAD Media Awards nominations, click here.