GLAAD Announces the Nominees for the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD announced today the nominees for the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards live from Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival. Mj Rodriguez (Pose) and Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians, NBC’s Superstore) announced the nominees via live-stream on GLAAD’s Facebook page hosted by AT&T. This year’s GLAAD Media Awards honor the fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ individuals and issues that were published, released or broadcast from January 1 to December 31, 2018.

From a wide range of incredible submissions, the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honors 151 nominees in 27 categories, including an inaugural category for Outstanding Video Game. Other categories include Kids & Family Programming, Comedy and Drama Series, Documentary, Reality Series, Music Artist, Comic Book, print, broadcast and online news, and five-spanish language categories. Based on a powerful rise in fair, accurate and inclusive LGBTQ representation and images in film, the GLAAD Media Awards have chosen - for the first time ever - to increase the number of nominees in the Outstanding Film - Limited Release category from five to ten.

“The images and stories recognized by the GLAAD Media Awards over the past 30 years raised the bar for LGBTQ inclusion in the media industry and changed the hearts and minds of countless audience members around the world,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President and CEO. “This year’s nominees are changing the game by showcasing diverse races, genders, religions, ages, geographies, and genres in ways that challenge misconceptions and inspire LGBTQ acceptance. The 30th anniversary of the GLAAD Media Awards will honor these groundbreaking new LGBTQ stories while remembering the astounding positive cultural change that LGBTQ media representations have achieved.”

Among the nominees: The Favourite, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Boy Erased, Love Simon, and Crazy Rich Asians; ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, Fresh Off the Boat, American Idol, The Good Doctor, and Nightline; NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Will & Grace, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and NBC Nightly News; Netflix's Dear White People, One Day at a Time, Fuller House, Sense8, Anne with an E, She-Ra, Queer Eye, Nanette, and Elite; CBS' Instinct, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS News, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; The CW's Black Lightning, Supergirl, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; FX's Pose, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and American Horror Story: Apocalypse; Starz' Vida; HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, Vice News Tonight, and Believer, a documentary featuring Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds work to increase LGBTQ inclusion in the Mormon Church; Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale; 2019 Grammy nominees Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, and Sophie; VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race and the first nomination for VH1's Love & Hip Hop: New York; CNN New Day's interview with Olympian Adam Rippon and CNN Tonight with Don Lemon's feature story on the Masterpiece Cake Supreme Court ruling; a story that sparked companies to speak out against the proposed rollback of marriage equality in Bermuda, and a Yahoo! profile of Cuban-American bisexual gun reform advocate Emma Gonzales. Univision earned seven nominations in GLAAD's Spanish-language media categories. Telemundo earned four nominations and CNN en Español earned one.

As part of GLAAD's work to increase LGBTQ stories in the gaming industry and leverage the gaming community to grow LGBTQ acceptance, GLAAD will honor LGBTQ-inclusive content in video games for the first time this year. The inaugural round of nominees includes Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (Ubisoft), The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (Bethesda Softworks), Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire (ArenaNet), Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Versus Evil), and The Sims Mobile (Electronic Arts).

"GLAAD has always leveraged diverse forms of media to share LGBTQ stories which change hearts and minds, and as the video game industry reaches new heights of popularity and influence, it is imperative that LGBTQ people and issues are included in fair and accurate ways," Ellis continued.

At this year’s Awards, GLAAD is proud to announce Special Recognition Awards to the following recipients: Nanette, a Netflix special starring queer comedian Hannah Gadsby; TransMilitary, a documentary which premiered on Logo and spotlighted the lives of transgender service members; and House of Mamis, a Spanish-language docuseries about a LGBTQ voguing community in Mexico City, which was broadcast by the LGBTQ site

In the coming weeks, GLAAD will announce the Special Honorees for the 30th Annual Media Awards. At last year’s event in Los Angeles, Britney Spears was honored with the Vanguard Award and Jim Parsons recieved the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. At last year’s New York ceremony, Ava DuVernay was honored with the Excellence in Media Award, Samira Wiley with the Vito Russo Award, and Ms. Gloria Carter with a special recognition award.

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 28, followed by a second ceremony at the Hilton Midtown in New York on Saturday, May 4.

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by corporate partners Delta Air Lines, Gilead and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka. GLAAD is also grateful to: Official Partner Bud Light; Platinum Partners Disney ABC Television Group, Hulu, MetLife, Omnicom Group, Turner; and Gold Partner Nielsen. For a full list of corporate partners and information on how to become a corporate partner, purchase tickets, and place a tribute in the tribute book, please visit

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The full list of nominees for the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards can be found below or here:

A tip sheet with additional breakdown of diversity as well as other facts and figures about this year's nominees is available at:



Outstanding Film - Wide Release

Blockers (Universal)

Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros.)

Deadpool 2 (20th Century Fox)

The Girl in the Spider's Web (Sony Pictures)

Love, Simon (20th Century Fox)


Outstanding Film - Limited Release

1985 (Wolfe Releasing)

Boy Erased (Focus Features)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight)

Disobedience (Bleecker Street)

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)

Hearts Beat Loud (Gunpowder & Sky)

A Kid Like Jake (IFC Films)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (FilmRise)

Saturday Church (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

We the Animals (The Orchard)


Outstanding Drama Series

Billions (Showtime)

Black Lightning (The CW)

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

Instinct (CBS)

Pose (FX)

Shadowhunters (Freeform)

Star (Fox)

Supergirl (The CW)

Wynonna Earp (Syfy)


Outstanding Comedy Series

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)*

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

Dear White People (Netflix)

Modern Family (ABC)

One Day at a Time (Netflix)

Schitt's Creek (Pop)

Superstore (NBC)

This Close (Sundance Now)

Vida (Starz)

Will & Grace (NBC)

*Note: Brooklyn Nine-Nine now airs on NBC


Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBTQ character)

"King in the North" Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

"Prom" Fuller House (Netflix)

"Service" Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

"She" The Good Doctor (ABC)

"Someplace Other Than Here" The Guest Book (TBS)


Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series

American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Life-Size 2 (Freeform)

Sense8 (Netflix)

A Very English Scandal (Amazon Prime)


Outstanding Documentary

Believer (HBO)

Call Her Ganda (Breaking Glass Pictures)

My House (Viceland)

Quiet Heroes (Logo)

When the Beat Drops (Logo)


Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)

Andi Mack (The Disney Channel)

Anne with an E (Netflix)

She-Ra (Netflix)

Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)


Outstanding Reality Program

American Idol (ABC)

I Am Jazz (TLC)

Love & Hip Hop (VH1)

Queer Eye (Netflix)

RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)


Outstanding Music Artist

Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra)

Brockhampton, Iridescence (RCA)

Christine and the Queens, Chris (Because Music)

Hayley Kiyoko, Expectations (Atlantic)

Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer (Bad Boy Records)

Kim Petras, Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1 (BunHead)

Shea Diamond, Seen It All (Asylum Worldwide)

Sophie, Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (Future Classics)

Troye Sivan, Bloom (Capitol Records)

Years & Years, Palo Santo (Polydor)


Outstanding Comic Book

Batwoman, written by Marguerite Bennett, K. Perkins (DC Comics)

Bingo Love, written by Tee Franklin (Image Comics)

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, written by Mark Russell (DC Comics)

Fence, written by C.S. Pacat (BOOM! Studios)

Iceman, written by Sina Grace (Marvel Comics)

Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, written by Lilah Sturges (BOOM! Studios)

Oh S#!t It's Kim & Kim, written by Magdalene Visaggio (Black Mask Comics)

Runaways, written by Rainbow Rowell (Marvel Comics)

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, written by Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier (Marvel Comics)

Strangers in Paradise XXV, written by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)


Outstanding Video Game

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (Ubisoft)

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (Bethesda Softworks)

Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire (ArenaNet)

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Versus Evil)

The Sims Mobile (Electronic Arts)


Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode

"Mike Pence and 'A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo'" Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

"NRA Problems, Chicken Bone Problems, Birmingham Problems" Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas (HBO)

"Trans Rights Under Attack" Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

"Troye Sivan Hopes 'Boy Erased' Reaches All Parents" The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

"Valedictorian Seth Owen" The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)


Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine

"Conversion Therapy: God Only Knows" CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)

"Gender: The Space Between" CBS News (CBS)

"Legacy of Hope" Nightline (ABC)

"Respect" SC Featured (ESPN)

"South Texas Pride" [series] KSAT News (KSAT-TV [San Antonio, Texas])


Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

"Historic Number of LGBTQ Candidates on Ballots This Year" NBC Nightly News (NBC)

"Mississippi Town Denies Pride Parade" Vice News Tonight (HBO)

"Olympian Adam Rippon" New Day (CNN)

"Same-sex Couple Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling" CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (CNN)

"Trump: 'Looking Very Seriously' at Changing Transgender Definition" Velshi & Ruhle (MSNBC)


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 (

"LGBTQ Caravan Migrants Marry While Waiting for Asylum in Tijuana" by Sarah Kinosian (

"Workplaces Need to Prepare for the Non-Binary Future" by Samantha Allen (


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 (

"March for Our Lives and LGBT activism: 'They're definitely linked for me,' says Emma González" by Beth Greenfield (Yahoo! Lifestyle)

"Marielle and Monica: The LGBT Activists Resisting Bolsonaro's Brazil" by Fabio Erdos, Marina Costa, Charlie Phillips, Jacqueline Edenbrow (

"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

Nanette (Netflix)

TransMilitary (Logo)


Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language)

Elite (Netflix)

Mi familia perfecta (Telemundo)

Mi marido tiene más familia (Univision)

Papá a toda madre (Univision)


Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine (Spanish-Language)

"Denuncian trabas migratorias contra la comunidad transgénero" Un Nuevo Dia (Telemundo)

"Entrevista con Luis Sandoval para National Coming Out Day" Despierta América (Univision)

"No es fácil en EEUU ser un gay latino" Noticias Telemundo Mediodía (Telemundo)

"La primera escuela para niños transgénero de Chile" Nuestro Mundo (CNN en Español)


Outstanding TV Journalism Segment (Spanish-Language)

"Entrevista con Pat 'Cacahuate' Manuel" NoticiasYa Tampa Bay (Univision)

"LAFC Pride Republic" Noticiero Univision Los Ángeles (Univision)

"Madre hispana lucha contra un agresivo cáncer seno" Noticias Univision Arizona (Univision)

"Primera Pareja Gay en Casarse en un Consulado Mexicano" Noticias Telemundo Mediodía (Telemundo)

"Transpesina" Univision 21 Fresno (Univision)


Outstanding Digital Journalism (Spanish-Language)

"Apoyo y recursos para jóvenes LGBTQ y sus familias" por Virginia Gaglianone (

"Así pinta la televisión hispana a los personajes LGBTQ, una representación preocupante" por Daniel Shoer Roth (

"Dallas: Para jóvenes LGBT con DACA, la lucha ha sido salir de dos clósets" por Jenny Manrique (

"De la censura a la celebración: la historia de una exposición queer en Brasil" por Ernesto Londoño (

"Desaliento y miedo en medio de celebración del Orgullo LGBT en NYC" por José Martínez (


Special Recognition (Spanish-Language)

House of Mamis (



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