Doctor Who and Sam Smith nominated for GLAAD Awards

Doctor Who has been nominated for a GLAAD Award

Doctor Who and singer Sam Smith have been nominated for this year's 26th GLAAD Awards.

The annual awards honour positive representations of LGBT life and experiences in the media.

The Doctor Who episode Deep Breath was nominated as Best Individual Episode for its positive portrayal of lizard woman Madame Vastra and her wife Jenny Flint, played by Neve McIntosh and Catrin Stewart (pictured).

Gay singer Sam Smith has been nominated as Outstanding Artist for his debut album In The Lonely Hours. He is standing against rapper Angel Haze, singers Mary Lambert and Mary Gauthier, and punk band Against Me!.

Contenders for Best Picture include Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and Pride, about the UK's miners' strike in the 1980s.

Other nominees include Game of Thrones, Golden Globe-winning Transparent, and the BBC's Last Tango in Halifax.

The GLAAD Awards will take place in Los Angeles on 21 March in New York on 9 May.