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'Orphan Black,' 'Degrassi' up for GLAAD Media Awards

In this image released by The Weinstein Company, Benedict Cumberbatch, center, appears in a scene from "The Imitation Game." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Jack English)
January 21, 2015 - 2:29 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Canadian shows "Orphan Black" and "Degrassi" have snagged GLAAD Media Award nominations.

The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy group announced the 144 nominees for its 26th annual honours Wednesday.

Both "Orphan Black" and "Degrassi" are nominated for outstanding drama series.

"Imitation Game" is up for outstanding wide release film, along with "Love is Strange," ''Pride," ''The Skeleton Twins" and "Tammy."

Amazon earned its first nod for "Transparent," which is nominated for outstanding comedy series with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," ''Faking It," ''Glee," ''Looking," ''Modern Family," ''Orange Is the New Black," ''Please Like Me," ''Sirens" and "Vicious."

The GLAAD Media Awards honour outstanding images of the LGBT community in areas including music, movies, TV and journalism.

The role-playing video game "Dragon Age: Inquisition" received a special recognition award for the complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game. GLAAD's special recognition awards are typically given to media projects that don't qualify in a competitive category.

The awards will be presented this spring in Los Angeles and New York.

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Online:

http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards

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Follow AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/derrikjlang.

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