GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 28th 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: Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Moonlight; Film Independent Spirit Award-nominees Other People and Spa Night; ABC’s The Real O’Neals and Black-ish; The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Supergirl; Netflix’s The OA, Grace and Frankie, Black Mirror, and Easy; Amazon’s Transparent and One Mississippi; Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse; USA Network’s Eyewitness; Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe; Nickelodeon’s The Loud House; Oxygen’s Strut; HBO’s The Trans List; The Ellen DeGeneres Show; NewYorker.com, and Tampa Bay Times for interviews with Orlando shooting survivors; ESPN’s E:60 and SC Featured; Brandy Clark for her Grammy-nominated Big Day in a Small Town album; and Frank Ocean for his album Blonde.
For the first time, GLAAD expanded the Outstanding Music Artist and Outstanding Comic Book categories from five nominees to a maximum of ten nominees each. Disappointingly–but reflective of the mainstream film industry’s dearth of LGBTQ-inclusive storylines–Outstanding Film–Wide Release counts the fewest number of nominees (two) since 2003.
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 1, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 6 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Special Honorees for each city will be announced in coming weeks. The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released, or broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards corporate partners include Presenting Partners Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Wells Fargo. GLAAD is also grateful to: Official Partner Bud Light; Titanium Partner Southwest Airlines, Platinum partners Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Facebook, and NBA and WNBA; Gold partners Nielsen, TLC/Discovery, and Viacom; and Silver partner Skadden.