Across the Atlantic, the Brit Awards will mark 30 years of recognizing the best and brightest of British and International talent in 2010.

The annual event, which has become known as the kind of evening when just about anybody might turn up, will take place Feb. 16 at London’s Earls Court Arena. The show will be broadcast live to millions of people via ITV1.

2010 is ladies’ year at the Brits, with Florence & The Machine, Lily Allen, Pixie Lott and America’s new sweetheart, Lady Gaga leading the pack with three nods each.

Others being honored include La Roux, JLS, Cheryl Cole, Dizzee Rascal, Jay –Z, Calvin Harris, Mika, Robbie Williams, Paolo Nutini, Kasabian, Empire of the Sun, Animal Collective and newcomer Ellie Goulding, who will take home the Critics’ Choice award as the artist rumored to be “the next big thing in Brit-pop.”

Back in the States, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation – which celebrates television, film, theater and music that presents the LGBT community in a positive light – is so grateful to so many people, it takes three ceremonies to get it all done. (All kidding aside, the practice grew out of the fact that the organization has offices in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco).

Nominees in the field of music this year include Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga, Gossip, Adam Lambert and Otep.

Other honorees from the worlds of music and stand-up comedy include the movies “Taking Woodstock” and “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” Fox’s “Glee,” Bravo’s “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” and Logo’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will take place March 13 at the Mariott Marquis in NYC’s Times Square (with host Alan Cumming), April 17 at L.A.’s Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and June 5 at San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis.

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