LGBT-Inclusive Series and Characters Pick Up NAACP Image Award Nominations

The nominations for the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced this week and the nominees include several LGBT-inclusive series and out characters.

Glee and Modern Family picked up nods for Outstanding Comedy Series. The Shonda Rhimes-penned series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal were both nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, as was HBO’s True Blood. Rhimes herself was nominated in Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series for the same shows. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and Fox’s The X Factor received nominations for Outstanding Reality Series. TeenNick’s Degrassi scored a nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program.

Archie Panjabi is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of bisexual investigator Kalinda Sharma on CBS’ The Good Wife. Rutina Wesley joins her in the category for her work as the bisexual newly-made vampire Tara Thornton on HBO’s True Blood.

Winners will be announced when the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards air live on NBC on February 1, 2013.

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