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"Transparent," "The Imitation Game" earn GLAAD Media Awards nominations

Newly-minted Golden Globe winner "Transparent," Oscar nominee "The Imitation Game" and British singer Sam Smith are among the nominees for this year's GLAAD Media Awards.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy organization announced the nominations for its 26th annual awards on Wednesday, recognizing fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in areas including music, movies, TV and journalism.

GLAAD announced 104 nominees in 21 English-language categories and 40 Spanish-language nominees in 10 categories. In the English-language categories, cable networks earned 35 nominations, broadcast networks got 15 nominations and streaming services received three nominations -- Amazon Instant Video received its first nod for "Transparent," AOL Originals received its first for "True Trans with Laura Jane Grace" and Netflix picked up its second nomination for "Orange is the New Black."

This year, for the first time, the group expanded the outstanding comedy and drama series categories from five nominees to a maximum of 10 nominees each. "Game of Thrones," "The Fosters," "Grey's Anatomy," "Masters of Sex" and "How to Get Away with Murder" are among the shows nominated for outstanding drama series, while "Transparent" is joined in the comedy category by the likes of "Orange is the New Black," "Modern Family," "Glee" and "Looking."

Film nominees include the World War II drama "The Imitation Game," "Love is Strange," "Pride," "The Skeleton Twins" and "Tammy."

"For nearly 30 years, the GLAAD Media Awards have raised the bar for inclusion in news and entertainment, transforming LGBT representation in media and moving the dial for acceptance across the globe," said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "It's been a remarkable year for equality, and nowhere is that more evident than in the visibility LGBT people have gained across media. This year's nominees, including expanded categories in Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series, reflect the widening diversity of LGBT images and storylines that are closing the gap to full acceptance."

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on May 9, 2015, and in Los Angeles on March 21, 2015, with special honorees for each city being announced in coming weeks.

Go here to see more on this year's group nominees.

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