GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community.
Among the nominees: Golden Globe winner Lady Bird; Golden Globe nominees Call Me By Your Name, The Shape of Water, A Fantastic Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, Will & Grace, Feud: Bette and Joan, and This Is Us; ABC’s When We Rise, Modern Family, 20/20, and Good Morning America,; The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; Netflix’s One Day at a Time, Sense8, Easy, Las chicas del cable, and Godless; Amazon’s One Mississippi and Transparent; Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse; Univision’s La doble vida de Estela Carrillo; HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Room 104; The New Yorker and Nightline for their coverage of the persecution of gay and bi men in Chechnya; Rolling Stone and VICE on HBO for its coverage of trans youth; CNN en Español for its report on survivors, families, and first responders one year after the Pulse Nightclub massacre; and Grammy-nominated artist Kehlani for her album SweetSexySavage.
GLAAD announced a Special Recognition Award for Jay-Z’s song and music video “Smile” featuring his mother Gloria Carter who used the song to come out as a lesbian. A Special Recognition Award was also given to the animated short film In A Heartbeat.
For the first time this year, GLAAD will honor LGBTQ-inclusive content in Kids & Family Programming. The inaugural round of nominees includes Disney Channel’s Andi Mack and Doc McStuffins for its “The Emergency Plan” episode, Amazon’s Danger & Eggs for its “Chosen Family” episode, Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, and Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe.