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 Nominees
The 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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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.