Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the highlights in LGBTQ on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBTQ-inclusive programming on TV.
The 89th Annual Academy Awards are live on ABC on Sunday night, the ceremony begins at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST. GLAAD Media Award nominee Moonlight is nominated in eight categories including Best Picture. Moonlight picked up six Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, sweeping every category the film was nominated in. I Am Not Your Negro, the documentary about and inspired by gay novelist, playwright, and author James Baldwin, is nominated in Documentary Feature. The sci-fi film Star Trek Beyond picked up a nomination in Makeup and Hairstyling. 89th Annual Academy Awards: Sunday, 5:30/8:30 on ABC.
On Monday, the ABC miniseries When We Rise kicks off, and airs each night of the week except Tuesday. When We Rise, from out writer/director Dustin Lance Black, chronicles the history of the LGBTQ community from the 1970s up to modern times, and how the movement was shaped by and in turn shaped the lives of several advocates fighting for change in San Francisco and across the country. The eight-hour event series includes episodes directed by Black, executive producer Gus Van Sant, and Dee Rees. The series will air two hours per night beginning at 9pm. When We Rise: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9pm-11pm on ABC.
On Thursday, ABC will air a special one-hour documentary, When We Rise: The People Behind the Story, featuring the actual advocates who inspired the mini-series: Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, Ken Jones, Diane Jones and Cecilia Chung. The episode will air ahead of the night's two-hour block of new episodes. When We Rise: The People Behind the Story: Thursday, 8pm on ABC.
Friday: When We Rise (9pm-11pm, ABC)