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

Awards Season with Attitude, sponsored by 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 ( "After the Orlando Shooting, the Changed Lives of Gay Latinos" by Daniel Wenger ( "The Methodist Church May Split Over LGBT Issues. Meet the Lesbian Bishop Caught in the Middle." by Becca Andrews ( "These are the Queer Refugees Australia has Locked Up on a Remote Pacific Island" by J. Lester Feder( "The Uncertain Olympic Future for Trans and Intersex Athletes" by Diana Tourjee(
OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM –MULTIMEDIA"Last Men Standing: AIDS Survivors Still Fighting for Their Lives" by Erin Allday ( "New Deep South: Kayla" ( "No Access: Young, Black & Positive" ( "Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives" by Meredith Talusan ( "Willing and Able: Employment as a Transgender New Yorker" by Jordi Oliveres, Santiago García Muñoz( BLOGHoly Bullies and Headless Monsters ( I'm Still Josh ( Mombian ( My Fabulous Disease ( TransGriot ( RECOGNITION Her Story ( We've Been Around (
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