What do sexy singin' ladies, scarlet letters, warriors against misogyny, sperm donors and a war against evil exes have in commom, especially when they're mixed with howling poetry, prison love, barrio living, mis-placed commas and secret, Peruvian lovers? These are the cinematic contenders for this year's GLAAD awards.

For the 22nd year, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has narrowed down their awards contenders, the creations and characterizations that uphold "fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation." The accolades cover just about every corner of media you can expect -- not only film and television, but also areas like magazines, news segments, threater and comics.
GLADD's film awards are separated into three categories -- wide releases, limited releases and documentaries. If you weren't able to parse the clues above for the feature releases, 'Burlesque,''Easy A,''The Girl Who Played with Fire,''The Kids are All Right'and 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' fill in the wide release spectrum, while 'Howl,''I Love You Phillip Morris,''La Mission,''Patrik, 1.5'and'Undertow'fill the limited release options.

In the documentary world, GLAAD dug 'Prodigal Sons,' the story of a transgender woman and her adopted brother, who happens to be Orson Welles' grandson, '8: The Mormon Proposition' about how the LDS folks helped promote and pass Prop 8, 'Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement' about two women who had to wait 42 years to get married, 'Sylvester, UnSung' about disco diva Sylvester and 'Out: The Glenn Burke Story,' about '70s Dodgers player.

Outside of film, it's no surprise to see 'Glee' front and center for television and as a belated birthday gift, Buffy Summers gets some love under Outstanding Comic Book.

Hit The Hollywood Reporter for GLADD's full list of nominees. The awards ceremony will take place over three months in three cities: March 19 in New York, April 16 in Los Angeles and May 14 in San Francisco.
categories Movies, Cinematical