Love, Simon takes home Outstanding Film - Wide Release at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards took place last evening in Los Angeles, honoring a historic year in LGBTQ film, media, and entertainment. One of the night’s most anticipated awards, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, went to the romantic teen comedy-drama Love, Simon. Director Greg Berlanti and the cast of the film - including Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Alexandra Shipp, and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. - accepted the award on-stage from presenter Gwyneth Paltrow. Check out their acceptance speech below: 

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Love, Simon became a global phenomenon when it hit box offices in March 2018 as the first major Hollywood release to focus on a queer teenage love story. Since then, it has gone on to gross approximately $66.3 million, becoming one of the highest-grossing teen romance films in history. With the assistance of a diverse cast and accurate portrayal of an LGBTQ coming-of-age storyline, Love, Simon showcases a necessary push towards highlighting the unique stories and experiences of queer teens and young adults. The release of Love, Simon represents a groundbreaking moment in LGBTQ entertainment history, as it pushes the conversation forward and seeks to accelerate acceptance and visibility for LGBTQ representation in mainstream film.

The other films nominated for Outstanding Film - Wide Release this year included Blockers, Deadpool 2, Crazy Rich Asians and The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards continue in New York City on Saturday, May 4th. GLAAD previously announced that Madonna will receive the Advocate for Change Award and Andy Cohen will receive the Vito Russo Award from Sarah Jessica Parker at the New York ceremony. Other special guests include Don Lemon, the Cast of FX’s Pose, and Samantha Bee.

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are supported by Presenting Partners Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Hyundai, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Wells Fargo. GLAAD is also grateful to: Official Partners Bud Light and Google; Titanium Partner AT&T and WEN; Platinum Partners Comcast NBCUniversal-Telemundo, Creative Artists Agency, Disney ABC Television Group, Facebook/Instagram, HBO, Hulu, Kaiser Permanente, MetLife, NBA & WNBA, Netflix, Omnicom Group, PRG, Sheppard Mullin, Turner; Gold Partners CBS/Showtime, Nielsen, PWC, UM, Univision, and VER; and Silver Partners Allstate, Coca-Cola, Morgan Stanley, and Warner Bros.

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