GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced Friday the nominees for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards live from the Sundance Film Festival. The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Ketel One Vodka and Wells Fargo.
The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Actress Trace Lysette (Transparent) and actor Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery, 13 Reasons Why) announced the nominees Friday live on GLAAD’s Facebook page from Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival.
A full list of nominees can be found at glaad.org/mediaawards/
Among the nominees: Golden Globe winner Lady Bird; Golden Globe nominees Call Me By Your Name, The Shape of Water, A Fantastic Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, Will & Grace, Feud: Bette and Joan, and This Is Us; ABC’s When We Rise, Modern Family, 20/20, and Good Morning America,; The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; Netflix’s One Day at a Time, Sense8, Easy, Las chicas del cable, and Godless; Amazon’s One Mississippi and Transparent; Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse; Univision’s La doble vida de Estela Carrillo; HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Room 104; The New Yorker and Nightline for their coverage of the persecution of gay and bi men in Chechnya; Rolling Stone and VICE on HBO for its coverage of trans youth; CNN en Español for its report on survivors, families, and first responders one year after the Pulse Nightclub massacre; and Grammy-nominated artist Kehlani for her album SweetSexySavage.
GLAAD announced a Special Recognition Award for Jay-Z’s song and music video “Smile” featuring his mother Gloria Carter who used the song to come out as a lesbian. A Special Recognition Award was also given to the animated short film In A Heartbeat.
For the first time this year, GLAAD will honor LGBTQ-inclusive content in Kids & Family Programming. The inaugural round of nominees includes Disney Channel’s Andi Mack and Doc McStuffins for its “The Emergency Plan” episode, Amazon’s Danger & Eggs for its “Chosen Family” episode, Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, and Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe.
“What people see in the media has a powerful impact on how they treat others and the GLAAD Media Awards raise the bar for media to tell LGBTQ stories that accelerate acceptance,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “At a time when anti-LGBTQ policies and harassment are on the rise, it is imperative that Hollywood and news media tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community’s rich diversity – and build understanding that brings all communities closer together. This year’s nominees showcase stories that span races, genres, ages, and geographies, challenge misconceptions, and broaden understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ people across the globe.”
GLAAD announced 125 nominees in 21 English-language categories and 16 nominees in 4 Spanish-language categories. Among all categories, broadcast networks earned 30 nominations, and cable networks picked up 29 nominations. Netflix received seven nominations and ABC, CBS, and NBC each received six. Streaming services received 13 nominations in total: Netflix’s seven nominations included One Day at a Time, Sense8, Easy, Las chicas del cable, and Godless; Amazon received three nominations for One Mississippi, Transparent, and Danger & Eggs; and Hulu, CBS All Access, and YouTube Red received one nomination each, for The Handmaid’s Tale, Star Trek: Discovery, and This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, respectively.
Special Honorees for the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 12, 2018, and in New York City on May 5, 2018 will be announced in coming weeks.
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