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'Out,' Trixie Mattel, 'Schitt's Creek' Get 2021 GLAAD Media Award Noms

Photos of Glaad Media Nominees

Each year GLAAD recognizes and honors media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ+ community with the GLAAD Media Awards. Even in the midst of a pandemic, the organization is pressing on with their honors recognizing publications like Out in this year's nominations.

Announced on TikTok by Josie Totah, Shangela, and Jonathan Bennet, the nominations span projects like Schitt's Creek, Veneno, Happiest Season, and Welcome to Chechnya, while Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and more are also up for honors. The event has become the most visible LGBTQ+ awards show globally and are presented by Gilead and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka this year. 

There are a robust 28 categories with some 198 nominees across both English and Spanish-language projects. Netflix scored the nominations of any network with Ryan Murphy projects like The Prom, Boys in the Band, Ratched, Circus of Books, Hollywood and more while HBO Max came in second place. Those networks had 26 and 9 nominations respectively.

Out's February 2020 cover story "It's Time for a New Tipping Point for Transgender Folks in Hollywood" featuring Chella Man and Laverne Cox was also nominated. The feature was written by former culture and entertainment director Tre'vell Anderson. Anderson was also nominated for their Billy Porter cover story written for Essence. Other Pride Media publications like The Advocate and Plus magazines were also nominated.

The virtual ceremony will be held April 2021. Select nominations below.

Outstanding Film - Wide Release

The Craft: Legacy (Sony Pictures)

Happiest Season (Hulu)

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix)

The Old Guard (Netflix)

The Prom (Netflix)


Outstanding Film - Limited Release

Ammonite (NEON) 

And Then We Danced (Music Box Films)

The Boys in the Band (Netflix) 

The Half of It (Netflix)

I Carry You With Me (Sony Pictures Classics) 

Kajillionaire (Focus Features)

The Life Ahead (Netflix) 

Lingua Franca (ARRAY/Netflix)

Monsoon (Strand Releasing)

The True Adventures of Wolfboy (Vertical Entertainment)


Outstanding Documentary
Circus of Books (Netflix)

Disclosure (Netflix) 

Equal (HBO Max) 

For They Know Not What They Do (First Run Features) 

Howard (Disney+)

Mucho Mucho Amor (Netflix) 

Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street (Virgil FIlms/Shudder) 

Visible: Out on Television (Apple TV+) 

We Are The Radical Monarchs (PBS POV)

Welcome to Chechnya (HBO)


Outstanding Comedy Series
Big Mouth (Netflix)

Dead to Me (Netflix) 

Everything's Gonna Be Okay (Freeform)

Harley Quinn (HBO Max)

Love, Victor (Hulu) 

Saved by the Bell (Peacock) 

Schitt's Creek (Pop) 

Sex Education (Netflix) 

Superstore (NBC)

Twenties (BET)

Outstanding Drama Series
9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX) 

Killing Eve (BBC America)

P-Valley (Starz) 

Ratched (Netflix) 

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

Supergirl (The CW)

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) 

Vida (Starz) 

The Wilds (Amazon) 

Wynonna Earp (Syfy)


Outstanding TV Movie
Alice Júnior (Netflix) 

Bad Education (HBO)

The Christmas House (Hallmark Channel) 

The Christmas Setup (Lifetime)

Dashing in December (Paramount Network)

La Leyenda Negra (HBO Latino/HBO Max)

The Thing About Harry (Freeform)

Uncle Frank (Amazon Studios) 

Unpregnant (HBO Max) 

Your Name Engraved Herein (Netflix)


Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC)

The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)

Hollywood (Netflix) 

I May Destroy You (HBO)

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)

Outstanding Reality Program
Deaf U (Netflix)

Legendary (HBO Max)

Queer Eye (Netflix) 

RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)

We're Here (HBO)


Outstanding Children’s Programming
“Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!” DuckTales (Disney XD)

"Dogbot" Clifford The Big Red Dog (PBS)

"Nancy Plays Dress Up" Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior)

The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (HBO Max)

Summer Camp Island (HBO Max)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network) 

Diary of a Future President (Disney+)

First Day (Hulu) 

Kipo and The Age of the Wonderbeasts (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)

The Loud House (Nickelodeon)

"Mary Anne Saves the Day" The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)

"Obsidian" Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max)

The Owl House (Disney Channel)

She-Ra & The Princesses of Power (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix) 

Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)


Outstanding Music Artist

Adam Lambert, Velvet (More Is More/Empire)

Brandy Clark, Your Life Is a Record (Warner Records)

Halsey, Manic (Capitol)

Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn't (Atlantic) 

Lady Gaga, Chromatica (Streamline/Interscope)

Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts (RCA)

Pabllo Vittar, 111 (BMT/Sony Music Brasil)

Peppermint, A Girl Like Me: Letters to My Lovers (Producer Entertainment Group)

Ricky Martin, Pausa (Sony Latin)

Sam Smith, Love Goes (Capitol) 


Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist 

Arca, KiCk i (XL)

Chika, Industry Games (Warner Records) 

FLETCHER, The (S)ex Tapes (Capitol) 

Keiynan Lonsdale, Rainbow Boy (Keiynan Lonsdale)

Kidd Kenn, Child’s Play (Island Records) 

Orville Peck, Show Pony (Columbia/Sub Pop)

Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher (Dead Oceans)

Rina Sawayama, Sawayama (Dirty Hit/Avex Trax)

Trixie Mattel, Barbara (Producer Entertainment Group/ATO Records)

Victoria Monét, Jaguar (Tribe Records)


Outstanding Video Game

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)

Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles (2K Games)

Bugsnax (Young Horses)

Hades (Supergiant Games)

If Found… (Annapurna Interactive)

Ikenfell (Humble Games)

Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft)

The Last of Us Part II (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Tell Me Why (Xbox Game Studios)

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (Blizzard Entertainment)


Outstanding Comic Book

Empyre, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling, Empyre: Aftermath Avengers, written by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira (Marvel Comics)

Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin (DC Comics)

Guardians of the Galaxy, written by Al Ewing (Marvel Comics)

Juliet Takes a Breath, written by Gabby Rivera (BOOM! Studios)

Lois Lane, written by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)

The Magic Fish, written by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House Graphic)

Suicide Squad, written by Tom Taylor (DC Comics)

Wynd, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)

X-Factor, written by Leah Williams (Marvel Comics)

You Brought Me the Ocean, written by Alex Sanchez (DC Comics)


Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode

“Andy Cohen Calls for Change So He Can Donate His Plasma” Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

“Black Trans Lives Matter” Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

“Emily's Coming Out Story” Red Table Talk: The Estefans (Facebook Watch)

“Laverne Cox - Exploring Trans Representation with ‘Disclosure’” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) 

“Lilly Responds to Comments About Her Sexuality” A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC) 


Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

“Black Trans Activists on Being the 'Blueprint for the Struggle for Black Freedom'” MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson (MSNBC)

“Dwyane Wade One-On-One: Basketball Legend Opens Up About Supporting Transgender Daughter” Good Morning America (ABC)

“Faith, Foster Care and LGBTQ Rights Collide in Supreme Court” ABC News Prime (ABC News Live)

“One-on-One with Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg” State of the Union (CNN)

“Trans and Non-Binary People Face Voting Barriers Ahead of 2020 Election” (CBSN)


Outstanding TV Journalism – Long-Form

“ABC News Joe Biden Town Hall” (ABC)

“The Deciders” (CBS)

“Pride and Protest: Being Black and Queer in America in 2020” (NBC News NOW)

“Pride on ABC News Live: The Landmark Decision” (ABC News Live) 

“Prideland” (PBS) 


Outstanding Print Article

“20 LGBTQ+ People Working to Save Lives on the Frontline” by Diane Anderson-Minshall, David Artavia, Tracy Gilchrist, Desiree Guerrero, Jeffrey Masters, Donald Padgett, and Daniel Reynolds (The Advocate)

“The AIDS Quilt Marches Home” by Jason Sheeler (People

“As Homeless Shelters Brace for Funding Cuts, LGBTQ Youths Take Desperate Measures to Get By” by Samantha Schmidt (The Washington Post)

“Delaware’s Sarah McBride Makes History as the Nation’s First Openly Transgender State Senator” by Meg Ryan (Delaware Today)

“How a March for Black Trans Lives Became a Huge Event” by Anushka Patil (The New York Times

“It’s Time for a New Tipping Point for Transgender Folks in Hollywood” by Tre'vell Anderson (Out

“LGBTQ Americans Are Getting Coronavirus, Losing Jobs. Anti-Gay Bias is Making it Worse for Them.” by Petruce Jean-Charles (USA Today)

“Lutheran High School Athletic Trainer, Coach Says She Was Fired for Being Gay” by Arika Herron (The Indianapolis Star

“States Won’t Collect LGBTQ Data on COVID-19 — and Advocates Aren’t Happy” by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)

“Why Billy Porter is a National Treasure” by Tre'vell Anderson (Essence


Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

The Advocate






Outstanding Online Journalism Article

“The Battle Over Title IX and Who Gets to be a Woman in Sports: Inside the Raging National Debate” by Katie Barnes (

“Gay Men Speak Out After Being Turned Away from Donating Blood During Coronavirus Pandemic: 'We are Turning Away Perfectly Healthy Donors'” by Tony Morrison and Joel Lyons (

“Here’s how Reggie Greer Takes on LGBTQ Outreach for Joe Biden in this ‘Very Personal’ Election” by John Gallagher (

“No Medicine, No Food: Coronavirus Restrictions Amplify Health Risks to LGBT+ People with HIV” by Nita Bhalla and Oscar Lopez (

“An Oral History of Fashion’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic” [series] by Phillip Picardi (

“Queer Spaces Project” [series] by Nico Lang, Samantha Allen, Marke B., Matt Baume, Steven Blum, Alexander Cheves, Devlyn Camp, Michael Cuby, James Factora, KC Hoard, Sophie Hurwitz, Michelle Kim, and Daniel Villareal (

“Trans Athletes’ Fight for Inclusion in World Rugby” [series] by Dawn Ennis, Alex Reimer, Karleigh Webb, and Cyd Zeigler (

“Trans Freedom Fighters” [series] by Sam Levin (

“Trans, Imprisoned — and Trapped” by Kate Sosin ( 

“‘You Don’t Belong Here’: In Poland’s ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ Existing is an Act of Defiance” by Ivana Kottasová and Rob Picheta (


Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia

“A Closer Look: Transgender in Kashmir” by Robert Leslie (Business Insider) 

“I’m an Immigrant Fighting for Queer Rights and Racial Justice” by Abigail E. Disney, Catherine King, Maria Nunez, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Patty Quillin, Julie Parker Benello, Susan Sherrerd, and Lynda Weinman (Refinery29)

“Stop Killing Us: Black Transgender Women's Lived Experiences” by Talibah Newman Ometu, Thomas Blount, Juliana Schatz Preston, and Mariah Dupont (Complex World)

“They Will See You: LGBTQ+ Visibility in Advertising” by Brent Miller, Otto Bell, and Jordan Shavarebi (Great Big Story) 

“Why LGBTQ Rights Hinge on the Definition of ‘Sex’” by Laura Bult, Ranjani Chakraborty, Melissa Hirsch, and Sidnee King (Vox)


Outstanding Blog 

Gays With Kids


Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Reckoning



Special Recognition

After Forever (Amazon)

Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast

Happiest Season Soundtrack (Facet/Warner Records)

Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles (Patrik Ian-Polk Entertainment)

Out (Pixar/Disney+)

Razor Tongue (YouTube) 

"The Son" Little America (Apple TV+)

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