"Universe," "Housewives" nominated by gay group

Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:13am EST
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By Gregg Kilday

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Julie Taymor's Beatles-tuned "Across the Universe," the Israeli film "The Bubble," and ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" and "Desperate Housewives" are among the gay-friendly films and TV series nominated for the 19th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced its lineup of nominees -- recognizing works that reflect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities -- during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Sunday.

The awards will be handed out during a cross-country series of fundraisers at New York's Marriott Marquis on March 17; at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. (April 12); at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles (April 26); and at the San Francisco Marriott (May 10).

Heading the list of 25 English-language categories and 15 Spanish-language categories are the nominees for outstanding film in wide release: "Across the Universe," "The Jane Austen Book Club" and "Stardust."

For outstanding film, limited release, the nominees are "The Bubble," "Dirty Laundry," "Itty Bitty Titty Committee," "Nina's Heavenly Delights" and "Whole New Thing."

Competing for outstanding drama series are "Brothers & Sisters," "Degrassi: The Next Generation," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Greek" and "The L Word."

Outstanding comedy series nominees are "Desperate Housewives," "Exes and Ohs," "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Ugly Betty" and "The War at Home."

Nominated for outstanding TV movie or miniseries are "Daphne," "The DL Chronicles" and "The State Within."   Continued...