GLAAD Likes ‘QAF,’ ‘Survivor’

Best in Show,” “Billy Elliot,” Showtime’s “Queer as Folk” and “Wonder Boys” were among the nominees for the 12th Annual GLAAD Media Awards announced Monday.

The award’s organizer, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, also announced that CBS’ “Survivor” and NBC’s “The West Wing” will receive special honors: “Survivor” for featuring the openly gay corporate trainer Richard Hatch and “The West Wing” for regularly addressing issues of gay and lesbian discrimination.

Also among the nominees were “The Next Best Thing,” MTV’s “Undressed” and the WB’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The WB’s “Dawson’s Creek” and “Felicity” received nominations for outstanding drama series. Comedy series nods went to NBC’s “Will & Grace,” Showtime’s “Beggars and Choosers,” Telemundo’s “Los Beltran” and the WB’s “Popular.”

The GLAAD Media Awards honors individuals and projects for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Nearly 1,000 projects were considered in 23 categories.

The awards will be given out at four ceremonies: in New York City on April 16; Los Angeles on April 28; Washington, D.C., on May 12; and San Francisco on June 9.