Lady Gaga, 'Glee' Top GLAAD Media Award Nominations

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced Thursday the nominees for its 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The nominees include films "Beginners," starring Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor; "Albert Nobbs," starring Glenn Close and Janet McTeer; "J. Edgar," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer; and TV shows "Shameless," "Glee," and "Modern Family."

Other nominees include "Dancing with the Stars" with Carson Kressley and Chaz Bono; CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" and Lady Gaga for her "Born This Way" album.

By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD's work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 24 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square; and in Los Angeles on April 21; and in San Francisco on June 2.

For a complete list of nominations, go to the and follow GLAAD on Twitter @GLAAD #glaadawards.