Frank Ocean Receives GLAAD Nomination

By ROBERT PACE

January 16, 2013

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 opened up about his sexuality 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.



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