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The 2019 GLAAD Media Awards Nominations Are Here

GLAAD Media Awards

Honoring the year's queerest and dearest stories.

The GLAAD Media Awards are turning 30.

The GLAAD Media Awards announced its nominees for the best in film, journalism and other media when it comes to fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues on Friday. Pose star MJ Rodriguez and Crazy Rich Asians star Nico Santos announced the nominees via livestream at the Sundance Film Festival.

Five films will compete for outstanding wide release film, including Blockers, Crazy Rich Asians, Deadpool 2,The Girl in the Spider's Web, and Love, Simon while 10 films will compete for outstanding limited release film, including Boy Erased, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and The Favourite. Pose, Black Lightning, and The Handmaid's Tale will compete for outstanding drama series against seven other shows, while Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Vida, and Modern Family will square off among other nominees in the outstanding comedy series category.

GLAAD pulled Bohemian Rhapsody from its outstanding film nomination after The Atlantic published a report detailing multiple allegations of sexual assault against its former director Bryan Singer, Variety reports. "This week's story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded," GLAAD said in a statement to Variety.

This year will be the first time that GLAAD will honor LGBTQ-inclusive video games. They've also included special recognition awards for Netflix's Nanette starring Hannah Gadsby, TransMilitary, a Logo documentary and House of Mamis, a Spanish-language docuseries about a Mexico City voguing community that ran on INTO.


Outstanding Film - Wide Release
Crazy Rich Asians
Deadpool 2
The Girl in the Spider's Web
Love, Simon

Outstanding Film - Limited Release
Boy Erased
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The Favourite
Hearts Beat Loud
A Kid Like Jake
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Saturday Church
We the Animals

Outstanding Drama Series
Black Lightning
Grey's Anatomy
The Handmaid's Tale
Wynonna Earp

Outstanding Comedy Series
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Dear White People
Modern Family
One Day at a Time
Schitt's Creek
This Close
Will & Grace

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBTQ character)
"King in the North" Fresh Off the Boat
"Prom" Fuller House
"Service" Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
"She" The Good Doctor
"Someplace Other Than Here" The Guest Book

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Life-Size 2
A Very English Scandal

Outstanding Documentary
Call Her Ganda
My House
Quiet Heroes
When the Beat Drops

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
Adventure Time
Andi Mack
Anne with an E
Steven Universe

Outstanding Reality Program
American Idol
I Am Jazz
Love & Hip Hop
Queer Eye
RuPaul's Drag Race

Outstanding Music Artist
Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You
Brockhampton, Iridescence
Christine and the Queens, Chris
Hayley Kiyoko, Expectations
Janelle Monae, Dirty Computer
Kim Petras, Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1
Shea Diamond, Seen It All
Sophie, Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Troye Sivan, Bloom
Years & Years, Palo Santo

Outstanding Comic Book
Batwoman, written by Marguerite Bennett, K. Perkins
Bingo Love, written by Tee Franklin
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, written by Mark Russell
Fence, written by C.S. Pacat
Iceman, written by Sina Grace
Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, written by Lilah Sturges
Oh S#!t It's Kim & Kim, written by Magdalene Visaggio
Runaways, written by Rainbow Rowell
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, written by Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier
Strangers in Paradise XXV, written by Terry Moore

Outstanding Video Game
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset
Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
The Sims Mobile

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
"Mike Pence and 'A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo'" Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
"NRA Problems, Chicken Bone Problems, Birmingham Problems" Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas
"Trans Rights Under Attack" Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
"Troye Sivan Hopes 'Boy Erased' Reaches All Parents" The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
"Valedictorian Seth Owen" The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"Conversion Therapy: God Only Knows" CBS Sunday Morning
"Gender: The Space Between" CBS News
"Legacy of Hope" Nightline
"Respect" SC Featured
"South Texas Pride" [series] KSAT News

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Historic Number of LGBTQ Candidates on Ballots This Year" NBC Nightly News
"Mississippi Town Denies Pride Parade" Vice News Tonight
"Olympian Adam Rippon" New Day
"Same-sex Couple Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling" CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
"Trump: 'Looking Very Seriously' at Changing Transgender Definition" Velshi & Ruhle

Outstanding Newspaper Article
"He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn't Get Disability Insurance." by Donald G. McNeil Jr., The New York Times
"LGBTQ Parents Challenge Stereotypes in China" by Sue-Lin Wong, Jason Lee, Reuters
"'More Than Fear': Brazil's LGBT Community Dreads Looming Bolsonaro Presidency" by Marina Lopes, The Washington Post
"Pistons' Reggie Bullock to Transgender Community: 'I see y'all as people that I love'" by Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune
"Transgender Students Asked Betsy DeVos for Help. Here's What Happened." by Caitlin Emma, Politico

Outstanding Magazine Article
"21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: 'I Want to Portray These Characters, and I'm Ready'" by Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun, Lindsay Weinberg, Joelle Goldstein, Bryan White, The Hollywood Reporter
"Can a Transgender Woman Get Justice in Texas?" by Nate Blakeslee, Texas Monthly
"Ex-Scientologist Michelle LeClair Says Church Officials Humiliated Her After She Came Out as Gay" by Johnny Dodd, Tierney McAfee, People
"Lena Waithe is Changing the Game" by Jacqueline Woodson, Vanity Fair
"They Are the Champions" by Katie Barnes, ESPN The Magazine

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
Entertainment Weekly

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"Across U.S., LGBTQ Christians Try to Change Hearts and Minds From the Pews" by Julie Compton,
"Bermuda Same-sex Marriage Ban Means Trouble for Tourism and Cruise Ships" by Ryan Ruggiero,
"Deadnamed" by Lucas Waldron, Ken Schwencke, ProPublica
"LGBTQ Caravan Migrants Marry While Waiting for Asylum in Tijuana" by Sarah Kinosian, INTO
"Workplaces Need to Prepare for the Non-Binary Future" by Samantha Allen, The Daily Beast

Outstanding Digital Journalism - Video or Multimedia
"I Was Jailed for Raising the Pride Flag in Egypt" by Amro Helmy, BuzzFeed Video
"The Latinx Drag Queens Spearheading HIV Activism on the Border" by Paola Ramos, Vice
"March for Our Lives and LGBT activism: 'They're definitely linked for me,' says Emma Gonzalez" by Beth Greenfield, Yahoo! Lifestyle
"Marielle and Monica: The LGBT Activists Resisting Bolsonaro's Brazil" by Fabio Erdos, Marina Costa, Charlie Phillips, Jacqueline Edenbrow, TheGuardian
"Trans Model Aaron Philip is Making a Space for Disabilities on the Runway," NowThis

Outstanding Blog
Gays With Kids
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
My Fabulous Disease
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Special Recognition


Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language)
Mi familia perfecta
Mi marido tiene mas familia
Papa a toda madre

Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine (Spanish-Language)
"Denuncian trabas migratorias contra la comunidad transgenero" Un Nuevo Dia
"Entrevista con Luis Sandoval para National Coming Out Day" Despierta America
"No es facil en EEUU ser un gay latino" Noticias Telemundo Mediodia
"La primera escuela para ninos transgenero de Chile" Nuestro Mundo

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment (Spanish-Language)
"Entrevista con Pat 'Cacahuate' Manuel" NoticiasYa Tampa Bay
"LAFC Pride Republic" Noticiero Univision Los Angeles
"Madre hispana lucha contra un agresivo cancer seno" Noticias Univision Arizona
"Primera Pareja Gay en Casarse en un Consulado Mexicano" Noticias Telemundo Mediodia
"Transpesina" Univision 21 Fresno

Outstanding Digital Journalism (Spanish-Language)
"Apoyo y recursos para jovenes LGBTQ y sus familias" por Virginia Gaglianone,
"Asi pinta la television hispana a los personajes LGBTQ, una representacion preocupante" por Daniel Shoer Roth,
"Dallas: Para jovenes LGBT con DACA, la lucha ha sido salir de dos closets" por Jenny Manrique,
"De la censura a la celebracion: la historia de una exposicion queer en Brasil" por Ernesto Londono,
"Desaliento y miedo en medio de celebracion del Orgullo LGBT en NYC" por Jose Martinez,

Special Recognition (Spanish-Language)

House of Mamis, INTO

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

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