Queer Eye, Vida, and Love, Simon Receive Honors at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards took place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles this evening, celebrating a historic night in LGBTQ entertainment and media. Beyonce & JAY-Z were honored with the GLAAD Vanguard Award, which is presented to allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people. Sean Hayes also received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award for his role in accelerating LGBTQ acceptance in the media industry. Among this year’s biggest category winners were Love, Simon (Outstanding Film - Wide Release), Netflix’s Queer Eye (Outstanding Reality Program), and Star’s Vida (Outstanding Comedy Series). Find a complete list of winners below in bold

 

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)

The romantic teen comedy-drama Love, Simon is this year’s GLAAD Media Award winner for Outstanding Film – Wide Release. 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.

 

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)

This year’s GLAAD Media Award winner for Outstanding Comedy Series is Vida, about two Mexican-American sisters who return home to the Eastside of Los Angeles upon the death of their mother, who, unbeknownst to them, was in a relationship with a woman. The inclusion of numerous queer Latinx characters, including lead roles, bold storytelling, a talented cast and the look of the show made it a critical and GLAAD stand out. At times heartbreaking, at times funny, often sexually frank, and always fresh, Vida brings to life stories in which people interact as beautifully and messily as in the real world. In addition to telling great stories on screen, show runner Tanya Saracho takes time off screen to let the world know why representation matters--proudly hiring women, Latinx and queer talent for her writer’s room and as directors.

 

Outstanding Reality Program

American Idol (ABC)

I Am Jazz (TLC)

Love & Hip Hop (VH1)

Queer Eye (Netflix)

RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)

This year’s GLAAD Media Award winner for Outstanding Reality Series is Netflix’s Queer Eye. As a reboot of the 2003 Bravo series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the new Queer Eye has taken the entertainment world by storm, following the expertise of a diverse and vibrant “Fab Five” including Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness. Although Queer Eye is a makeover show, the message of the series centers around the idea of finding commonality in the face of cultural, racial and religious barriers. As five gay men who promote the values of self-care and love, Queer Eye’s Fab Five have shown the world that we are all a lot more similar than we are different. Overall, Queer Eye continues to push the conversation into areas that others won’t, highlighting the need for acceptance, understanding, and positive cultural change in today’s society.

 

Additional award recipients were announced earlier in the evening

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, cast members of 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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