January 25, 2019


Love Simon, Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, Pose, Schitt's Creek, The Handmaid's Tale, Nanette, Janelle Monáe, Hayley Kiyoko, Troye Sivan, American Idol, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Law & Order: SVU, Don Lemon, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Univision, MSNBC, Ebony, GQ, CNN, The New York Times among nominees for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues

GLAAD expands Outstanding Film - Limited Release category to ten nominees, including Boy Erased, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and Hearts Beat Loud to mark banner year for LGBTQ images in film

Inaugural nominees for Outstanding Video Game category celebrate increased LGBTQ inclusion as GLAAD works to grow representation in the video game industry


Park City, Utah, January 25, 2019GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards live from the Sundance Film Festival. The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka.

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Mj Rodriguez (Pose) and Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians, NBC's Superstore) today announced the nominees via live-stream on GLAAD's Facebook page hosted by AT&T from Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival.

GLAAD announced 151 nominees in 27 categories, including an inaugural category for Outstanding Video Game, along with Kids & Family Programming, Comedy and Drama Series, Documentary, Reality Series, Music Artist, Comic Book, print, broadcast, and online news, and five Spanish-language categories. For the first time ever, the GLAAD Media Awards' Outstanding Film – Limited Release category expanded from five to ten nominees as a result of a welcome increase in fair, accurate, and inclusive LGBTQ images in film.

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released, or broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2018. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies, which fund GLAAD's work to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance, will be held in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 28 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on Saturday, May 4 at the Hilton Midtown.

For a full list of nominees see below or here:  

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

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"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 and the Princesses of Power, Queer Eye, Nanette, and Élite; 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 González. Univision earned seven nominations in GLAAD's Spanish-language media categories. Telemundo earned four nominations and CNN en Español earned one.

For the first time this year, GLAAD will honor LGBTQ-inclusive content in video games as part of GLAAD's work to increase LGBTQ stories in the industry and leverage the gaming community to grow LGBTQ acceptance. 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.

GLAAD announced Special Recognition Awards for 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 ran on LGBTQ site

Special Honorees for the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be announced in coming weeks. At the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, GLAAD honored Ava DuVernay with the Excellence in Media Award, Samira Wiley with the Vito Russo Award, and Ms. Gloria Carter with a special recognition award during its New York City ceremony. Britney Spears received the Vanguard Award and Jim Parsons received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award in Los Angeles. Wanda Sykes and Ross Mathews served as hosts for the Los Angeles and New York events, respectively. The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Los Angeles event was broadcast on Logo.

To receive the latest updates on the GLAAD Media Awards, follow @GLAAD and use #glaadawards.

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards corporate partners include Presenting 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


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 and the Princesses of Power (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)
Élite (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" KMEX-TV (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 (