GLAAD Media Awards: The Complete List of Nominees

7:10 AM 1/25/2019

by Chris Gardner

'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Love, Simon,' 'The Favourite,' 'Pose,' 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Schitt's Creek,' Troye Sivan, Don Lemon, Stephen Colbert and The Hollywood Reporter are among those tapped for the 30th annual ceremony.

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Blockers, Crazy Rich Asians, Deadpool 2, The Girl in the Spider's Web and Love, Simon were among the Hollywood titles who received nods on the nominations list for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards, announced Friday morning in Park City, Utah.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognizes "media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues." Though the final roster of nominees — a list that singles out films, television shows, magazine articles, comic books, video games, blogs, publications and more — already made headlines on Thursday, when it was confirmed that Bryan Singer's Bohemian Rhapsody was removed from contention by GLAAD, it was a day of celebration for those who did make the cut. 

That list includes The Hollywood Reporter, which was singled out for Outstanding Magazine Article for a feature titled "21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: 'I Want to Portray These Characters, and I'm Ready," written by Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun, Lindsay Weinberg, Joelle Goldstein and Bryan White. THR will compete in the category with "Can a Transgender Woman Get Justice in Texas?" by Nate Blakeslee (Texas Monthly); "Ex-Scientologist Michelle LeClair Says Church Officials Humiliated Her After She Came Out as Gay" by Johnny Dodd, Tierney McAfee (People); "Lena Waithe is Changing the Game" by Jacqueline Woodson (Vanity Fair) and "They are the Champions" by Katie Barnes (ESPN The Magazine).

In the top film category, honoring an outstanding film in wide release, which could have tapped Bohemian Rhapsody, the nominees are Blockers (Universal), Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros.), Deadpool 2 (20th Century Fox), The Girl in the Spider's Web (Sony Pictures), and Love, Simon (20th Century Fox).

The 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, will be held in Los Angeles on March 28 at the Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 4 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The nominations were announced during the Sundance Film Festival, where they were revealed during a special live ceremony inside the AT&T Hello Lounge hosted by Mj Rodriguez (Pose) and Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians). 

The full list of nominees can be found below.


  • Outstanding Film - Wide Release

    Blockers (Universal)
    Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros.)
    Deadpool 2 (20th Century Fox)
    The Girl in the Spider's Web (Sony Pictures)
    Love, Simon (20th Century Fox)

  • Outstanding Film - Limited Release

    WINNER - Boy Erased (Focus Features)
    1985 (Wolfe Releasing)
    Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight)
    Disobedience (Bleecker Street)
    The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
    Hearts Beat Loud (Gunpowder & Sky)
    A Kid Like Jake (IFC Films)
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post (FilmRise)
    Saturday Church (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
    We the Animals (The Orchard)

  • Outstanding Drama Series

    WINNERPose (FX)
    Billions (Showtime)
    Black Lightning (The CW)
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    Instinct (CBS)
    Shadowhunters (Freeform)
    Star (Fox)
    Supergirl (The CW)
    Wynonna Earp (Syfy)


  • Outstanding Comedy Series

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)*
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
    Dear White People (Netflix)
    Modern Family (ABC)
    One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    Schitt's Creek (Pop)
    Superstore (NBC)
    This Close (Sundance Now)
    Vida (Starz)
    Will & Grace (NBC)
    *Note: Brooklyn Nine-Nine now airs on NBC

  • Outstanding Individual Episode

    "King in the North," Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
    "Prom," Fuller House (Netflix)
    "Service," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
    "She," The Good Doctor (ABC)
    "Someplace Other Than Here," The Guest Book (TBS)

  • Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series

    WINNERThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX)
    Life-Size 2 (Freeform)
    Sense8 (Netflix)
    A Very English Scandal (Amazon Prime)

  • Outstanding Documentary

    Believer (HBO)
    Call Her Ganda (Breaking Glass Pictures)
    My House (Viceland)
    Quiet Heroes (Logo)
    When the Beat Drops (Logo)

  • Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

    Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
    Andi Mack (The Disney Channel)
    Anne with an E (Netflix)
    She-Ra (Netflix)
    Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)

  • Outstanding Reality Program

    American Idol (ABC)
    I Am Jazz (TLC)
    Love & Hip Hop (VH1)
    Queer Eye (Netflix)
    RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)

  • Outstanding Music Artist

    Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra)
    Brockhampton, Iridescence (RCA)
    Christine and the Queens, Chris (Because Music)
    Hayley Kiyoko, Expectations (Atlantic)
    Janelle Monae, Dirty Computer (Bad Boy Records)
    Kim Petras, Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1 (BunHead)
    Shea Diamond, Seen It All (Asylum Worldwide)
    Sophie, Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (Future Classics)
    Troye Sivan, Bloom (Capitol Records)
    Years & Years, Palo Santo (Polydor)

  • Outstanding Comic Book

    Batwoman, written by Marguerite Bennett, K. Perkins (DC Comics)
    Bingo Love, written by Tee Franklin (Image Comics)
    Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, written by Mark Russell (DC Comics)
    Fence, written by C.S. Pacat (BOOM! Studios)
    Iceman, written by Sina Grace (Marvel Comics)
    Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, written by Lilah Sturges (BOOM! Studios)
    Oh S#!t It's Kim & Kim, written by Magdalene Visaggio (Black Mask Comics)
    Runaways, written by Rainbow Rowell (Marvel Comics)
    Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, written by Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier (Marvel Comics)
    Strangers in Paradise XXV, written by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)

  • Outstanding Video Game

    Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (Ubisoft)
    The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (Bethesda Softworks)
    Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire (ArenaNet)
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Versus Evil)
    The Sims Mobile (Electronic Arts)

  • Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode

    "Mike Pence and A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
    "NRA Problems, Chicken Bone Problems, Birmingham Problems" Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas (HBO)
    "Trans Rights Under Attack" Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
    "Troye Sivan Hopes 'Boy Erased' Reaches All Parents" The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
    "Valedictorian Seth Owen" The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

  • Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine

    "Conversion Therapy: God Only Knows," CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
    "Gender: The Space Between," CBS News (CBS)
    "Legacy of Hope," Nightline (ABC)
    "Respect," SC Featured (ESPN)
    "South Texas Pride," [series] KSAT News (KSAT-TV [San Antonio, Texas])

  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

    "Historic Number of LGBTQ Candidates on Ballots This Year," NBC Nightly News (NBC)
    "Mississippi Town Denies Pride Parade," Vice News Tonight (HBO)
    "Olympian Adam Rippon," New Day (CNN)
    "Same-sex Couple Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling," CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (CNN)
    "Trump: 'Looking Very Seriously' at Changing Transgender Definition," Velshi & Ruhle (MSNBC)

  • Outstanding Newspaper Article

    "He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn't Get Disability Insurance." by Donald G. McNeil Jr. (The New York Times)
    "LGBTQ Parents Challenge Stereotypes in China" by Sue-Lin Wong, Jason Lee (Reuters)
    "'More Than Fear': Brazil's LGBT Community Dreads Looming Bolsonaro Presidency" by Marina Lopes (The Washington Post)
    "Pistons' Reggie Bullock to Transgender Community: 'I see y'all as people that I love'" by Malika Andrews (Chicago Tribune)
    "Transgender Students Asked Betsy DeVos for Help. Here's What Happened." by Caitlin Emma (Politico)

  • Outstanding Magazine Article

    "21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: 'I Want to Portray These Characters, and I'm Ready'" by Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun, Lindsay Weinberg, Joelle Goldstein, Bryan White (The Hollywood Reporter)
    "Can a Transgender Woman Get Justice in Texas?" by Nate Blakeslee (Texas Monthly)
    "Ex-Scientologist Michelle LeClair Says Church Officials Humiliated Her After She Came Out as Gay" by Johnny Dodd, Tierney McAfee (People)
    "Lena Waithe is Changing the Game" by Jacqueline Woodson (Vanity Fair)
    "They are the Champions" by Katie Barnes (ESPN The Magazine)

  • Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

    Entertainment Weekly

  • Outstanding Digital Journalism Article

    "Across U.S., LGBTQ Christians Try to Change Hearts and Minds From the Pews" by Julie Compton (
    "Bermuda Same-sex Marriage Ban Means Trouble for Tourism and Cruise Ships" by Ryan Ruggiero (
    "Deadnamed" by Lucas Waldron, Ken Schwencke (
    "LGBTQ Caravan Migrants Marry While Waiting for Asylum in Tijuana" by Sarah Kinosian (
    "Workplaces Need to Prepare for the Non-Binary Future" by Samantha Allen (

  • Outstanding Digital Journalism – Video or Multimedia

    "I Was Jailed for Raising the Pride Flag in Egypt" by Amro Helmy (Buzzfeed Video)
    "The Latinx Drag Queens Spearheading HIV Activism on the Border" by Paola Ramos (
    "March for Our Lives and LGBT activism: 'They're definitely linked for me,' says Emma Gonzalez" by Beth Greenfield (Yahoo! Lifestyle)
    "Marielle and Monica: The LGBT Activists Resisting Bolsonaro's Brazil" by Fabio Erdos, Marina Costa, Charlie Phillips, Jacqueline Edenbrow (
    "Trans Model Aaron Philip is Making a Space for Disabilities on the Runway" (NowThis)

  • Outstanding Blog

    Gays With Kids
    Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
    My Fabulous Disease
    Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

  • Outstanding Special Recognition

    Nanette (Netflix)
    TransMilitary (Logo)

  • Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language)

    Elite (Netflix)
    Mi familia perfecta (Telemundo)
    Mi marido tiene mas familia (Univision)
    Papa a toda madre (Univision)

  • Outstanding TV Journalism Newsmagazine (Spanish-Language)

    "Denuncian trabas migratorias contra la comunidad transgenero" Un Nuevo Dia (Telemundo)
    "Entrevista con Luis Sandoval para National Coming Out Day" Despierta America (Univision)
    "No es fácil en EEUU ser un gay latino" Noticias Telemundo Mediodía (Telemundo)
    "La primera escuela para niños transgenero de Chile" Nuestro Mundo (CNN en Espanol)

  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment (Spanish-Language)a

    "Entrevista con Pat 'Cacahuate' Manuel" NoticiasYa Tampa Bay (Univision)
    "LAFC Pride Republic" Noticiero Univision Los Angeles (Univision)
    "Madre hispana lucha contra un agresivo cáncer seno" Noticias Univision Arizona (Univision)
    "Primera Pareja Gay en Casarse en un Consulado Mexicano" Noticias Telemundo Mediodía (Telemundo)
    "Transpesina" Univision 21 Fresno (Univision)

  • Outstanding Digital Journalism (Spanish-Language)

    "Apoyo y recursos para jovenes LGBTQ y sus familias" por Virginia Gaglianone (
    "Asi pinta la television hispana a los personajes LGBTQ, una representacion preocupante" por Daniel Shoer Roth (
    "Dallas: Para jivenes LGBT con DACA, la lucha ha sido salir de dos closets" por Jenny Manrique (
    "De la censura a la celebracion: la historia de una exposición queer en Brasil" por Ernesto Londono (
    "Desaliento y miedo en medio de celebración del Orgullo LGBT en NYC" por Jose Martinez (

  • Special Recognition (Spanish-Language)

    House of Mamis (