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Despite Grey's Anatomy Controversy, ABC Leads GLAAD Award Nominees

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ABC, whose biggest show has made headlines over an anti-gay slur used by star Isaiah Washington, nevertheless led nominees for this year's awards from an organization that monitors depictions of gays and lesbians in the media and encourages equality and fair representation.

Despite Grey's Anatomy Controversy, ABC Leads GLAAD Award NomineesThe network landed eight nominations from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the group announced Sunday.

CBS garnered five nods, NBC three and PBS two. Among cable networks, CNN received four, Bravo and HBO three, and BBC America two, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The medical drama is nominated for outstanding individual episode.

The show itself has gotten unwanted attention since Washington used a slur to describe castmate T.R. Knight in an on-set dustup with co-star Patrick Dempsey in October, then used it again at this month's Golden Globes as he denied ever uttering it.

Washington apologized
Thursday after the network admonished him.

Nominees for feature film in wide release include Little Miss Sunshine, The Night Listener, Running with Scissors, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and V for Vendetta. Special prizes will go to singer Patti LaBelle, fashion designer Tom Ford and tennis great Martina Navratilova.

The 18th annual GLAAD Media Awards - consisting of 42 categories - are split into four ceremonies, held in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and San Francisco. The awards recognize and honor mainstream media outlets for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

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We are guaranteed free speech in the Constitution,
Isaiah has a right to his opinions,(look at how we gratuitously rewarded the leftist, derogatory, offensive remarks of the Dixie Chicks, and they didn't even sell the most albums) so why talk about firing him. Katherine Heigl should stop fanning the flames of controversy. The "rehab" they sent Washington to smacks of mind control and deprogramming. It's reverse prejudice if he gets fired. Being gay is not like being black so they need to stop that nonsense, my daughter is gay so
I know what I'm talking about. We may be offended by the behavior and still like/love the person, in which case if what you have to say isn't positive keep it to yourself or at least to a group who feel the same way. Look at Rosie O'Donald she is the crudest most vulgar, antagonistic person on the airwaves (in my opinion) but, unfortunately no one is firing her no matter how many people she offends with her heterophobia they think she's like "untouchable". Give me a break!

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deserve- sorry

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deserve sorry

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McLean-
So what you are saying is that it would be okay then if I called you an ignorant nigger that woud be okay because the Bill of Rights says so. I don't think that it is okay for me to call you that. I do not think that it is okay to be intolerant. My apolygies if I offended you which I probably have and if everyone wants to give me shit it is okay because I desreve it and so does Isaiah Washington.

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I think your show need to be ashame of the way you are treating Isaiah W, Last time I looked the Bill of Rights ammendment 1 assures the right of free speech for everyone in america. I don't believe anyone should call another person out of their name, but this is America we can say what we want to say. Who are you to tell someone they need therapy for saying something out of line. I will not watch the show anymore, If I was Isaiah I would not leave the show because some one is pressuring me for what I said. What is going to happen next if he say something out of line are you going to give him a whippee or are you going to send to his room. Oh my God let me be quiet I might have to go get my mouth washed out with some soapee. People grow up, you are adults some times people say mean things to each other, get over it can't we just all get along. If he was white how would this be handled. come on people get real with yourselves and grow sometimes your going to have your feelings hurt , that's life! Dont make a scapegoat out of him for no reason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Another recognition for this show that we love. How great for the production staff, writers, cast, and crew that their onscreen message of tolerance and inclusiveness is being recognized.

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