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DAYS, All My Children, Glee, Shameless and Many More Nab GLAAD Nominations


Nominations for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced this week and several soaps made the cut. In daytime, both Days of Our Lives and All My Children received nods for their LGBT storytelling. 

This past season DAYS began the soap's first gay storyline featuring Freddie Smith as comfortably out college student Sonny Kiriakis and Chandler Massey as his tortured, closeted pal Will Horton. The final year of All My Children saw the soap's iconic lesbian character Bianca Montgomery (Christina Bennett Lind) fall in love for what was likely the last time, with previously hetero friend Marissa Tasker (Sarah Glendening).

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In the Outstanding Talk Show Episode category, gay-themed episodes of Ellen, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Anderson also received mention. Four primetime continuing dramas will face off for Outstanding Drama series, as Degrassi, Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Shameless and Torchwood: Miracle Day were all nominated.

Soapy comedies Glee and The Big C also nabbed Outstanding Comedy Series nods. The GLAAD Media Awards will be held in New York City on March 24, Los Angeles on April 21 and in San Francisco on June 2. For a complete list of the nominees click here!