GLAAD Media Awards 2017: The Nominations

GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced Tuesday January 31st the 156 nominees for the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives.

Among this year’s nominees are movies including Moonlight and The Handmaiden, alongside TV shows including Black-ish, Netflix’s The OA, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Amazon’s Transparent. In the English-language categories, cable networks earned 31 nominations, broadcast networks garnered 17 and streaming services received seven nominations. Of the streaming services Netflix picked up four nominations including its second for Grace and Frankie and first-time nominations for The OA, Black Mirror, and Easy. Amazon received its third nomination for Transparent and a first-time nomination for One Mississippi.

The musical nominees include Sia, Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean and Tegan and Sara and the media publishers nominated include Teen Vogue, The Charlotte Observer and Vice.com.

GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis commented on the awards in a statement saying “For nearly 30 years, the GLAAD Media Awards have set the bar for media representations of LGBTQ people. At a time when progress is at a critical juncture, it is imperative that Hollywood tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community’s rich diversity – and build understanding that brings all communities closer together. This year’s nominees have created images and storylines that challenge misconceptions and broaden understanding, accelerating acceptance and equality for LGBTQ people across the globe.

For the first time in over a decade, GLAAD’s Outstanding Film category for Wide Releases includes just two nominees. The Outstanding Music Artist and Outstanding Comic Book categories have been expanded to reflect growing inclusion.

The GLAAD Media Awards winners will at announced at two ceremonies to be held in Los Angeles on April 1st, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 6th at the New York Hilton Midtown.

There will also be a selection of special honorees for each city, those will be announced in coming weeks.

Glaad Media Award Nominations:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
Moonlight (A24)
Star Trek Beyond (Paramount Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
The Handmaiden (Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures)
Naz & Maalik (Wolfe Releasing)
Other People (Vertical Entertainment)
Spa Night (Strand Releasing)
Those People (Wolfe Releasing)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Modern Family (ABC)
One Mississippi (Amazon)
The Real O’Neals (ABC)
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)
Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
Take My Wife (Seeso)
Transparent (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
The Fosters (Freeform)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Hap and Leonard (SundanceTV)
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
The OA (Netflix)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Shadowhunters (Freeform)
Shameless (Showtime)
Supergirl (The CW)
Wynonna Earp (Syfy)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)
Attention Deficit, The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
Bar Fights, Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Johnson & Johnson, Black-ish (ABC)
San Junipero, Black Mirror (Netflix)
Vegan Cinderella, Easy (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Eyewitness (USA Network)
London Spy (BBC America)
Looking: The Movie (HBO)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (FOX)
Vicious: The Finale (PBS)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO)
Out of Iraq (Logo)
The Same Difference (Centric)
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (Investigation Discovery)
The Trans List (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Gaycation (Viceland)
I Am Cait (E!)
I Am Jazz (TLC)
The Prancing Elites Project (Oxygen)
Strut (Oxygen)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Against Me!, Shape Shift With Me,
(Total Treble Music/Xtra Mile)
Blood Orange, Freetown Sound, (Domino)
Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town, (Warner Bros. Records)
Tyler Glenn, Excommunication, (Island Records)
Ty Herndon, House on Fire, (BFD)
Elton John, Wonderful Crazy Night, (Island Records)
Lady Gaga, Joanne, (Interscope Records)
Frank Ocean, Blonde, (Boys Don’t Cry)
Sia, This is Acting, (RCA Records)
Tegan and Sara, Love You to Death, (Warner Bros. Records)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
All-New X-Men, written by Dennis Hopeless (Marvel Comics)
Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Marvel Comics)
DC Comics Bombshells, written by Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics)
Kim & Kim, written by Magdalene Visaggio (Black Mask Studios)
Love is Love, anthology originated by Marc Andreyko (IDW Publishing, DC Comics)
Lumberjanes, written by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (BOOM! Studios)
Midnighter / Midnighter and Apollo, written by Steve Orlando (DC Comics)
Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!, written by Kate Leth (Marvel Comics)
Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan (Image Comics)
The Woods, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
Angelica Ross, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Cookie Johnson, Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
North Carolina and Georgia Anti-LGBTQ Laws, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
Tony Marrero, Orlando Shooting Survivor, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
Trey Pearson, The View (ABC)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
The Advocate
Cosmopolitan
Seventeen
Teen Vogue
Time

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
Bingham, SC Featured (ESPN)
Church and States, VICE News Tonight (HBO)
Gavin Grimm’s Fight, VICE News Tonight (HBO)
Life as Matt, E:60 (ESPN)
Switching Teams, 60 Minutes (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
Gay Community in U.S. ‘Forged in Fire’, The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
Interview with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Many in LGBT Community Fear Changes under Trump, NBC Nightly News (NBC)
Terror in Orlando, PBS NewsHour (PBS)
Troop Turnaround: U.S. Military Transgender Ban Ended by Pentagon, CBS This Morning (CBS)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
An LGBT Hunger Crisis, by Roni Caryn Rabin (The New York Times)
Mid-South Couples Celebrate First Year of Marriage Equality, But Challenges Remain for LGBT Community, by Katie Fretland, Ron Maxey (The Commercial Appeal [Memphis, Tenn.])
Nowhere to Go: LGBT Youth on the Move, by Arielle Dreher (Jackson Free Press [Jackson, Miss.])
Permission to Hate, by Elizabeth Leland (The Charlotte Observer)
Worthy of Survival, by Kathleen McGrory (Tampa Bay Times)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Battle of the Bathroom, by Michael Scherer (Time)
HIV Mystery: Solved?, by Tim Murphy (The Nation)
The Official Coming-Out Party, by Kevin Arnovitz (ESPN The Magazine)
On the Run, by Jacob Kushner (Vice Magazine)
Rethinking Gender, by Robin Marantz Henig (National Geographic)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
105 Trans Women On American TV: A History and Analysis, by Riese Bernard (Autostraddle.com)
After the Orlando Shooting, the Changed Lives of Gay Latinos, by Daniel Wenger (NewYorker.com)
The Methodist Church May Split Over LGBT Issues. Meet the Lesbian Bishop Caught in the Middle., by Becca Andrews (MotherJones.com)
These are the Queer Refugees Australia has Locked Up on a Remote Pacific Island, by J. Lester Feder (BuzzFeed.com)
The Uncertain Olympic Future for Trans and Intersex Athletes, by Diana Tourjee (Broadly.Vice.com)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA
Last Men Standing: AIDS Survivors Still Fighting for Their Lives, by Erin Allday (SFChronicle.com)
New Deep South: Kayla, (TheFront.com)
No Access: Young, Black & Positive, (Tonic.Vice.com)
Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives, by Meredith Talusan (Mic.com)
Willing and Able: Employment as a Transgender New Yorker, by Jordi Oliveres, Santiago García Muñoz (Fusion.net)

OUTSTANDING BLOG
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters (holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com)
I’m Still Josh (imstilljosh.com)
Mombian (mombian.com)
My Fabulous Disease (marksking.com)
TransGriot (transgriot.blogspot.com)