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As the nominations for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, Battle of the Sexes, Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women and The Shape of Water all scored nominations for Outstanding Film in Wide Release.
Claiming noms for Outstanding Film-Limited Release were BPM, A Fantastic Woman, God's Own Country, Thelma and The Wound.
In all, 125 nominees were announced in 21 English-language categories and another 16 in four Spanish-language categories.
Actress Trace Lysette (Transparent) and actor Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery) announced the nominees live on GLAAD's Facebook page from Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Film Festival is taking place.
GLAAD, the LGBTQ media advocacy organization, presents its Media Awards to honor fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community. The awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Special honorees to be recognized at each dinner will be announced in the coming weeks.
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 is honoring LGBTQ-inclusive content in Kids & Family Programming. The inaugural round of nominees includes Disney Channel’s Andi Mack and Doc McStuffins for its episode "The Emergency Plan" Amazon’s Danger & Eggs for its "Chosen Family" episode, Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, and Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe.
"What people see in the media has a powerful impact on how they treat others and the GLAAD Media Awards raise the bar for media to tell LGBTQ stories that accelerate acceptance," GLAAD president & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said. "At a time when anti-LGBTQ policies and harassment are on the rise, it is imperative that Hollywood and news media tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community’s rich diversity – and build understanding that brings all communities closer together. This year's nominees showcase stories that span races, genres, ages, and geographies, challenge misconceptions, and broaden understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ people across the globe."
The complete list of nominations follows:
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