Frank Ocean, 'Glee' and 'Cloud Atlas' are among this year's GLAAD Media Award nominations.

The annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation awards ceremony celebrates all aspects of the media - including film, music and television - for their ''fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community''.

This year's nominees include Tom Hanks-starring 'Cloud Atlas' in the Outstanding Film category, competing against Emma Watson's 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', 'ParaNorman', Dame Judi Dench's 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and 'Your Sister's Sister'.

Six-time Grammy nominee Frank - who last year penned an emotional letter discussing his relationship with another man - leads the Outstanding Music Artist field for his album 'Channel Orange'. He will face competition from Adam Lambert, the Scissor Sisters, Gossip and Rufus Wainwright.

Musical shows 'Glee' and 'Smash' lead the pack in TV. 'Glee' will battle sitcoms 'Go On', 'Happy Endings', 'Modern Family' and 'The New Normal' in the comedy category. Meanwhile, 'Smash' will challenge 'Degrassi', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'The L.A. Complex' and 'True Blood' in the drama category.

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey also garnered a nod for an episode of 'Oprah's Next Chapter' featuring 'How I Met Your Mother' star Neil Patrick Harris and his fiancé, David Burtka.

GLAAD president Herndon Graddick said of the awards: ''Images and stories from the LGBT community continue to push support for equality to historic levels. This year's nominees enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends.

''Now more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender characters and plot lines, they expect them - just as they both accept and expect LGBT people to be a valuable part of their everyday lives.''

The GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out in three separate ceremonies in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco from March through May.

The nominations are as follows:

Outstanding Film - Wide Release:

'Cloud Atlas'


'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

'Your Sister's Sister'

Outstanding Film - Limited Release:

'Any Day Now'

'Keep the Lights On'

'Mosquita y Mari'

'Musical Chairs'

'North Sea Texas'

Outstanding Drama Series:


'Grey's Anatomy'


'The L.A. Complex'

'True Blood'

Outstanding Comedy Series:


'Go On'

'Happy Endings'

'Modern Family'

'The New Normal'

Outstanding Music Artist:

Adam Lambert, 'Trespassing'

Frank Ocean, 'Channel Orange'

Gossip, 'A Joyful Noise'

Rufus Wainwright, 'Out of the Game'

Scissor Sisters, 'Magic Hour'

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character):

'Raising Hope', 'Don't' Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do'

'Drop Dead Diva', 'Family Matters'

'Franklin & Bash', 'L'Affaire Du Couer'

'Touch', 'Lost and Found'

'The Mentalist', 'Ruby Slippers'

Outstanding TV Movie or Miniseries:

'American Horror Story: Asylum'

'Hit and Miss'

'Political Animals'

Outstanding Documentary:

'Chely Wright: Wish Me Away'


'Hit So Hard'

'How to Survive a Plague'


Outstanding Reality Programme:

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

'Pregnant in Heels'

'Small Town Security'

'The Amazing Race'

'The Real L Word'

Outstanding Talk Show Episode:

'Oprah's Next Chapter', 'At Home With Neil Patrick Harris, His Fiance David Burtka & Their Twins'

'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', 'Autoshop Restores Bullied Gay Student's Car for Free'

'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart', 'Bishop Gene Robinson'

'The Suze Orman Show', 'Marriage Equality'

'The Jeff Probst Show', 'The Husband Who is Now a Woman and the Daughter Who is Now a Son'