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Who will win at the GLAAD Media Awards?

Who will win at the GLAAD Media Awards?

Black Mirror is nominated for a GLAAD Media Award

The nominees are out for the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards, with Moonlight, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Steven Universe and Supergirl all up for awards.

While the Outstanding Film (wide release) category only has two nominees – Moonlight and Star Trek Beyond, other categories have been expanded.

Both Outstanding Music Artist and Outstanding Comic Book were expanded to 10 nominees.

‘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,’ said GLAAD President 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.’

The GLAAD Media Awards will be held in Los Angeles on 1 April at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on 6 May at the New York Hilton Midtown.

But who will win? We give our take on the nominees of some of the bigger categories below:

Outstanding Film – Wide Release



Star Trek Beyond
Paramount Pictures

Who will win? It’s undeniably Moonlight’s year. The groundbreaking LGBTI hit of the year. While some might like how Sulu was gay in the new Star Trek film, not a lot of people did – including original actor George Takei.

Outstanding Film – Limited Release

The Handmaiden
Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures

Naz & Maalik
Wolfe Releasing

Other People
Vertical Entertainment

Spa Night
Strand Releasing

Those People
Wolfe Releasing

Who will win? A strong category, but we’re hoping Naz & Maalik – a tender tale about the story of two gay Muslim teens – wins as far more people should see it.

Outstanding Comedy Series


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The CW

Grace and Frankie

Modern Family

One Mississippi

The Real O’Neals

Steven Universe
Cartoon Network

Survivor’s Remorse

Take My Wife


Who will win? A packed category. For us it’s either a toss-up between Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for finally showing a bisexual male who is also a good person on TV, or the beloved children’s cartoon Steven Universe.

Outstanding Drama Series

The Fosters

Grey’s Anatomy

Hap and Leonard

How to Get Away with Murder

The OA

Orphan Black
BBC America



The CW

Wynonna Earp

Who will win? Again, a packed list. Both The Fosters and Orphan Black are showing incredible depicts of lesbian characters on TV, but you have to give it to Supergirl. The CW showed it was a risk worth taking when they put a lesbian relationship at the center of a superhero TV show.

Outstanding Individual Episode
(in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)


‘Attention Deficit’ The Loud House

‘Bar Fights’ Drunk History
Comedy Central

‘Johnson & Johnson’ Black-ish

‘San Junipero’ Black Mirror

‘Vegan Cinderella’ Easy

Who will win? We loved the Black-ish episode, and Black Mirror’s San Junipero is an incredible piece of work. But it is Drunk History we’d most like to see win, perhaps surprisingly. In their episode of the Stonewall riots, they had trans actresses playing trans roles at the very center of the story. It was beautiful to see a pivotal moment in the LGBTI rights movement finally portrayed properly.

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series


USA Network

London Spy
BBC America

Looking: The Movie

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

Vicious: The Finale

Who will win? Looking, London Spy and Vicious went off the deep end. The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake was well meant, but was only worth watching for Laverne Cox as Frank n Furter. Looking might have it in the bag, but we’d probably give it to Eyewitness.

Outstanding Documentary

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Out of Iraq

The Same Difference

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
Investigation Discovery

The Trans List

Who will win? Southwest of Salem tapped into anyone needing another hit of that true crime craze fueled by Serial and Making A Murderer, and is definitely worth watching among the very good documentaries in this category.

Outstanding Reality Program

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I Am Cait

I Am Jazz

The Prancing Elites Project


Who will win? We’d give this one to Gaycation, the Ellen Page travel documentary, or Strut, the trans model reality show.

Outstanding Music Artist

Against Me!, Shape Shift With Me
Total Treble Music/Xtra Mile

Blood Orange, Freetown Sound

Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town
Warner Bros. Records

Tyler Glenn, Excommunication
Island Records

Ty Herndon, House on Fire

Elton John, Wonderful Crazy Night
Island Records

Lady Gaga, Joanne
Interscope Records

Frank Ocean, Blonde
Boys Don’t Cry

Sia, This is Acting
RCA Records

Tegan and Sara, Love You to Death
Warner Bros. Records

Who will win? Again, a massively packed category. Our guts say to go with Frank Ocean, our hearts love Sia, but Against Me!’s album – written as Laura Jane Grace dealt with coming out as a trans punk star – is one people will hold onto for a very long time.

Outstanding Comic Book

Batwoman in Love is Love, carrying an American and the rainbow flag
IDW Comics

All-New X-Men
by Dennis Hopeless, Mark Bagley (Marvel Comics)

Black Panther
by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, (Marvel Comics)

DC Comics Bombshells
by Marguerite Bennett, Laura Braga, Sandy Jarrell (DC Comics)

Kim & Kim, by Magdalene Visaggio, Eva Cabrera (Black Mask Studios)
IDW/DC Comics

Love is Love
Produced by Marc Andreyko (IDW, DC Comics)

by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (BOOM! Studios)

Midnighter/Midnighter and Apollo,
by Steve Orlando, David Messina,(DC Comics)

Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!,
by Kate Leth, Brittney L. Williams, (Marvel Comics)

by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

The Woods
by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas (BOOM! Studios)

Who will win? It says a lot about the comic book industry that even this category has been widened to 10 nominees. Saga is a must-read, while Iceman coming out in All-New X-Men has been incredible to see. And who can forget Midnighter/Midnighter and Apollo, DC’s first series headed up by a gay couple? But Love Is Love, the comic book industry’s love letter to the victims killed in Orlando, is truly one of the most incredible pieces of art from 2016.

The other nominees are:

Outstanding Daily Drama

The Bold and The Beautiful

Outstanding Talk Show Episode

‘Angelica Ross’ The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy Central

‘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 – News magazine

‘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 Morning

Outstanding 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

‘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
Teen Vogue

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

Outstanding Blog
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters

I’m Still Josh


My Fabulous Disease


Special Recognition
Her Story

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