Laverne Cox, Taylor Schilling

Laverne Cox, left, and Taylor Schilling in a scene from Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black." (Ursula Coyote / Netflix)

The LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD announced the nominees for its 25th Media Awards on Thursday, with television series such as "Orange Is the New Black," "The Fosters," "Modern Family" and "Orphan Black" earning recognition. 

For outstanding drama series, the nominees are "The Fosters" (ABC Family), "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC), "Orphan Black" (BBC America), "Pretty Little Liars" (ABC Family) and "Shameless" (Showtime). 

On the comedy side, GLAAD has nominated "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox), "Glee" (Fox), "Modern Family" (ABC), "Please Like Me" (Pivot) and "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix). 

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For outstanding reality program, the nominees include "Project Runway" (Lifetime), "Small Town Security" (AMC), "Dream School" (Sundance Channel), "Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual" (WE TV), and "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" (Fuse).

In the outstanding miniseries or TV movie category, there were just two nominees: the HBO biopic "Behind the Candelabra" and BBC America's zombie series "In the Flesh." 

Also picking up nods for individual episodes and segments were shows including "Elementary" (CBS), "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell" (FX), "Oprah's Next Chapter" (OWN) and "Necessary Roughness" (USA). 

The GLAAD Media Awards are to be held in two separate ceremonies, one in Los Angeles on April 12 and one in New York on May 3.

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