‘Moonlight’, ‘Looking’ and Frank Ocean among nominees at GLAAD Media Awards

The best of LGBT entertainment is on display - but was there a lack of sexual diversity in film this year?


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LGBT media organisation GLAAD has announced the nominees for its 28th annual awards, showcasing the best film, television, music and journalism which represents the gay community.

This year’s awards will see US singer-songwriter Frank Ocean will go head-to-head with the likes of Lady Gaga, Elton John and Sia to be named ‘Outstanding Music Artist’, while Looking: The Movie has been nominated for ‘Outstanding TV Movie or limited series’ alongside London Spy, the Rocky Horror Picture Show re-make, Vicious: The Finale and US drama series Eyewitness.

For a ceremony designed to highlight progress in gay representation, however, there are signs that diversity in Hollywood has been thin on the ground this year.

Only two films make up GLAAD’s most prestigious category for ‘Outstanding film’, the Oscar-nominated Moonlight and last year’s blockbuster sci-fi sequel Star Trek Beyond – the fewest films in the category since 2003, according to The LA Times.

“At a time when progress is at a critical juncture, it is imperative that Hollywood tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community’s rich diversity — and build understanding that brings all communities closer together,” says GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

“This year’s nominees have created images and storylines that challenge misconceptions and broaden understanding, accelerating acceptance and equality for LGBTQ people across the globe.”

In total, There are 115 nominees in 21 English-language categories and 41 Spanish-language nominees in 11 categories. The winners will be announced at the two awards nights on 1 April in Los Angeles and on 6 May in New York.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASEMoonlight
Star Trek BeyondOUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASEThe Handmaiden
Naz & Maalik
Other People
Spa Night
Those PeopleOUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Grace and Frankie
Modern Family
One Mississippi
The Real O’Neals
Steven Universe  
Survivor’s Remorse
Take My Wife
Transparent

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

The Fosters
Grey’s Anatomy
Hap and Leonard
How to Get Away with Murder
The OA  
Orphan Black
Shadowhunters
Shameless
Supergirl
Wynonna Earp

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)

“Attention Deficit” The Loud House
“Bar Fights” Drunk History
“Johnson & Johnson” Black-ish
“San Junipero” Black Mirror
“Vegan Cinderella” Easy

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Eyewitness
London Spy
Looking: The Movie
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again
Vicious: The Finale

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARYMapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
Out of Iraq
The Same Difference
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
The Trans ListOUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAMGaycation
I Am Cait
I Am Jazz
The Prancing Elites Project
StrutOUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST

Against Me!, Shape Shift With Me
Blood Orange, Freetown Sound
Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town
Tyler Glenn, Excommunication
Ty Herndon, House on Fire
Elton John, Wonderful Crazy Night
Lady Gaga, Joanne
Frank Ocean, Blonde
Sia, This is Acting
Tegan and Sara, Love You to Death

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK

All-New X-Men, written by Dennis Hopeless
Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates
DC Comics Bombshells, written by Marguerite Bennett
Kim & Kim, written by Magdalene Visaggio
Love is Love, anthology originated by Marc Andreyko
Lumberjanes, written by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
Midnighter / Midnighter and Apollo, written by Steve Orlando
Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!, written by Kate Leth
Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan
The Woods, written by James Tynion IV

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA

The Bold and The Beautiful

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE

“Angelica Ross” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
“Cookie Johnson” Super Soul Sunday
“North Carolina and Georgia Anti-LGBTQ Laws” Late Night with Seth Meyers 
“Tony Marrero, Orlando Shooting Survivor” The Ellen DeGeneres Show 
“Trey Pearson” The View 

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE

“Bingham” SC Featured
“Church and States” VICE News Tonight
“Gavin Grimm’s Fight” VICE News Tonight
“Life as Matt” E:60
“Switching Teams” 60 Minutes

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT“Gay Community in U.S. ‘Forged in Fire'”The Rachel Maddow Show
“Interview with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi” Anderson Cooper 360
“Many in LGBT Community Fear Changes under Trump” NBC Nightly News
“Terror in Orlando” PBS NewsHour
“Troop Turnaround: U.S. Military Transgender Ban Ended by Pentagon” CBS This MorningOUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE“An LGBT Hunger Crisis” by Roni Caryn Rabin(The New York Times)
“Mid-South Couples Celebrate First Year of Marriage Equality, But Challenges Remain for LGBT Community” by Katie Fretland, Ron Maxey (The Commercial Appeal [Memphis, Tenn.])
“Nowhere to Go: LGBT Youth on the Move” by Arielle Dreher (Jackson Free Press [Jackson, Miss.])
“Permission to Hate” by Elizabeth Leland (The Charlotte Observer)
“Worthy of Survival” by Kathleen McGrory​(Tampa Bay Times)OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE

“Battle of the Bathroom” by Michael Scherer (Time)
“HIV Mystery: Solved?” by Tim Murphy (The Nation)
“The Official Coming-Out Party” by Kevin Arnovitz (ESPN The Magazine)
“On the Run” by Jacob Kushner (Vice Magazine)
“Rethinking Gender” by Robin Marantz Henig (National Geographic)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

The Advocate
Cosmopolitan
Seventeen
Teen Vogue
Time

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE

“105 Trans Women On American TV: A History and Analysis” by Riese Bernard (Autostraddle.com)
“After the Orlando Shooting, the Changed Lives of Gay Latinos” by Daniel Wenger (NewYorker.com)
“The Methodist Church May Split Over LGBT Issues. Meet the Lesbian Bishop Caught in the Middle.” by Becca Andrews (MotherJones.com)
“These are the Queer Refugees Australia has Locked Up on a Remote Pacific Island” by J. Lester Feder(BuzzFeed.com)
“The Uncertain Olympic Future for Trans and Intersex Athletes” by Diana Tourjee(Broadly.Vice.com)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM –MULTIMEDIA“Last Men Standing: AIDS Survivors Still Fighting for Their Lives” by Erin Allday (SFChronicle.com)
“New Deep South: Kayla” (TheFront.com)
“No Access: Young, Black & Positive” (Tonic.Vice.com)
“Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives” by Meredith Talusan (Mic.com)
“Willing and Able: Employment as a Transgender New Yorker” by Jordi Oliveres, Santiago García Muñoz(Fusion.net)OUTSTANDING BLOGHoly Bullies and Headless Monsters (holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com)
I’m Still Josh (imstilljosh.com)
Mombian (mombian.com)
My Fabulous Disease (marksking.com)
TransGriot (transgriot.blogspot.com)SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Her Story (HerStoryShow.com)
We’ve Been Around (WeveBeenAround.com)

 

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