GLAAD Media Awards: 'This Is Us,' 'A Fantastic Woman' Among Winners

10:01 PM 4/12/2018

by THR Staff

Britney Spears and Jim Parsons were among the special honorees at Thursday night's ceremony in Los Angeles.

'This Is Us'
'This Is Us'
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The GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday night welcomed television stars such as the cast of This is Us and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and many of whom wearing blue "&" pins, all showing their support of acceptance and equality for women, Muslims, immigrants and the LGBTQ community.

Film winners included A Fantastic Woman, named best feature in limited release, which earlier this year won the Oscar for best foreign-language movie. This Is Us was named best drama series, while Brooklyn Nine-Nine won for best comedy. Andi Mack and Master of None also were among the TV winners.

Special honorees were Britney Spears, honored with a Vanguard prize, and Jim Parsons with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

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. The animated short film In a Heartbeat also was the recipient of a Special Recognition Award.

The 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards will air on Logo on Wednesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Thursday's ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton. Winners in the remaining categories will be presented in a New York ceremony set for May 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

A list of winners announced Thursday follows. The rest of the categories will be announced (and updated) May 5.

  • Outstanding Drama Series

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    This Is Us (NBC) (WINNER)

    Billions (Showtime)

    Doubt (CBS)

    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

    Nashville (CMT)

    Sense8 (Netflix)

    Shadowhunters (Freeform)

    Star (FOX)

    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

    Wynonna Earp (Syfy)

  • Outstanding Comedy Series

    John P. Fleenor/FOX

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) (WINNER) 

    The Bold Type (Freeform)

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

    Modern Family (ABC)

    One Day at a Time (Netflix)

    One Mississippi (Amazon)

    Superstore (NBC)

    Survivor's Remorse (Starz)

    Transparent (Amazon)

    Will & Grace (NBC)

  • Outstanding Individual Episode

    (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)

    Courtesy of Netflix

    "Thanksgiving," Master of None (Netflix) (WINNER)

    "Chapter 8," Legion (FX)

    "Grace," Pure Genius (CBS)

    "Lady Cha Cha," Easy (Netflix)

    "The Missionaries," Room 104 (HBO)


  • Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

    Courtesy of Disney Channel

    Andi Mack (Disney Channel) (WINNER)

    "Chosen Family" Danger & Eggs (Amazon)

    "The Emergency Plan" Doc McStuffins (Disney Channel)

    The Loud House (Nickelodeon)

    Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)

  • Outstanding Film - Limited Release

    Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

    A Fantastic Woman (Sony Pictures Classics) (WINNER)

    BPM (The Orchard)

    God's Own Country (Samuel Goldwyn Films/Orion Pictures)

    Thelma (The Orchard)

    The Wound (Kino Lorber)

  • Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series

    Eike Schroter/ABC

    When We Rise (ABC) (WINNER)

    American Horror Story: Cult (FX)

    Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

    Godless (Netflix)

    Queers (BBC America)

  • Outstanding Comic Book

    Black Panther: World of Wakanda, written by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yona Harvey, Rembert Browne (Marvel Comics) (WINNER)

    America, written by Gabby Rivera (Marvel Comics)

    The Backstagers, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)

    Batwoman, written by Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV (DC Comics)

    Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, written by Sarah Vaughn (DC Comics)

    Goldie Vance, written by Hope Larson, Jackie Ball (BOOM! Studios)

    Iceman, written by Sina Grace (Marvel Comics)

    Lumberjanes, written by Kat Leyh, Shannon Watters (BOOM! Studios)

    Quantum Teens are Go, written by Magdalene Visaggio (Black Mask Comics)

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

  • Outstanding Daily Drama

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    The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS) (WINNER)

    Days of Our Lives (NBC)

    The Young & the Restless (CBS)

  • Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language)

    Spanish-Language Nominees


    Las chicas del cable (Netflix) (WINNER)

    La doble vida de Estela Carrillo (Univision)

    Ingobernable (Netflix)

  • Outstanding Digital Journalism Article

    "Why Bisexual Men Are Still Fighting to Convince Us They Exist" by Samantha Allen (Splinter) (WINNER)

    "The Ballad of Bobby Brooks, the First Gay Student-Body President of Texas A&M" by Lauren Larson (

    "For Those We Lost and Those Who Survived: The Pulse Massacre One Year Later" by James Michael Nichols (HuffPost Queer Voices)

    "'I Am a Girl Now,' Sage Smith Wrote. Then She Went Missing." by Emma Eisenberg (Splinter)

    "Meet the Transgender Student Who Fought Discrimination at His Maryland High School (and Won)" by Nico Lang (INTO)


  • Outstanding Blog

    Transgriot (WINNER)


    Gays With Kids

    My Fabulous Disease

    Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

  • Outstanding Digital Journalism (Spanish-Language)

    Spanish-Language Nominees

    "Tres hermanitos para dos papás" ( (WINNER)

    "La compleja realidad de ser gay en América Latina" (

    "No aprobar el Dream Act significaría una sentencia de muerte', jóvenes LGBT y DACA" (

    "Padres de familia de Dallas luchan por los derechos de su hija transgénero" (

    "Primera senadora trans aspira a impulsar medidas para sectores discriminados" (


  • Outstanding Film - Wide Release

    Battle of the Sexes (Fox Searchlight)

    Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)

    Lady Bird (A24)

    Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Annapurna Pictures)

    The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight)

  • Outstanding Documentary

    Chavela (Music Box Films)

    Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (National Geographic)

    Kiki (Sundance Selects)

    "Real Boy" Independent Lens (PBS)

    This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (YouTube Red)

  • Outstanding Reality Program

    Gaycation with Ellen Page (Viceland)

    I Am Jazz (TLC)

    RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)

    Survivor: Game Changers (CBS)

    The Voice (NBC)

  • Outstanding Music Artist

    Miley Cyrus, Younger Now (RCA Records)

    Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (Astralwerks Records)

    Honey Dijon, The Best of Both Worlds (Classic Music Company)

    Kehlani, SweetSexySavage (TSNMI/Atlantic Records)

    Kelela, Take Me Apart (Warp Records)

    Kesha, Rainbow (Kemosabe/RCA Records)

    Perfume Genius, No Shape (Matador Records)

    Sam Smith, The Thrill of It All (Capitol Records)

    St. Vincent, MASSEDUCTION (Loma Vista Recordings)

    Wrabel, We Could Be Beautiful (Epic/Sony Records)

  • Outstanding Talk Show Episode

    "Australia Marriage Equality," Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    "Danica Roem," The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (Comedy Central)

    "Laila and Logan Ireland, Transgender Military Couple," The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

    "Laverne Cox and Gavin Grimm,"The View (ABC)

    "Trans Veterans React to Ban," The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

  • Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine

    "A Boy Named Lucas" 20/20 (ABC)

    "China Queer" The Naked Truth (Fusion)

    "Gay Purge?" Nightline (ABC)

    "The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub" Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

    "Trans Youth" VICE on HBO (HBO)

  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

    "The Abolitionists Face the Love Army," KAPP-KVEW Local News (KAPP-35/KVEW-42 [Tri Cities/Yakima, Wash.])

    "DJ Zeke Thomas Goes Public," Good Morning America (ABC)

    "Murders Raise Alarm for Transgender Community," NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)

    "Transgender Murders in Louisiana Part of Disturbing Trend,"CBS Evening News (CBS)

    "Transgender Rights under Fire in Trump Era," AM Joy (MSNBC)

  • Outstanding Newspaper Article

    "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The Journey of a Transgender Man"by Lauren McGaughy (The Dallas Morning News)

    "Lesbian College Coaches Still Face Difficult Atmosphere to Come Out" by Shannon Ryan (Chicago Tribune)

    "Pulse Victims' Families in Puerto Rico: 'We Have to Cry Alone'" by Jennifer A. Marcial Ocasio (Orlando Sentinel)

    "Revised Guidance on HIV Proves Life-Transforming" by Lenny Bernstein (The Washington Post)

    "The Silent Epidemic: Black Gay Men and HIV" [series] (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

  • Outstanding Magazine Article

    "America's Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic" by Linda Villarosa (The New York Times Magazine)

    "Beyond 'He' or 'She': The Changing Meaning of Gender and Sexuality" by Katy Steinmetz (Time)

    "Forbidden Lives: The Gay Men Who Fled Chechnya's Purge" by Masha Gessen (The New Yorker)

    "Free Radical" by Nathan Heller (Vogue)

    "Trans, Teen, and Homeless" by Laura Rena Murray (Rolling Stone)

  • Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

    The Advocate



    Teen Vogue


  • Outstanding Digital Journalism

    "Former Patriots and Chiefs Tackle Ryan O'Callaghan Comes Out as Gay" by Cyd Zeigler (Outsports/SB Nation)

    "Made to Model: Trans Beauty in Fashion" (

    "'This Is How We Win': Inside Danica Roem's Historic Victory" by Diana Tourjée (

    "Transgender Day of Remembrance" by Saeed Jones (AM to DM, BuzzFeed News)

    "US Travel Ban Leaves LGBT Refugees in Limbo" by Nina dos Santos (

  • Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine (Spanish-Language)

    Spanish-Language Nominees

    "Así viven los estudiantes transgénero después de que Trump anulara la ley de baños de Obama para escuela públicas" Primer Impacto (Univision)

    "Pulse, huellas de la masacre" Docufilms (CNN en Español)

    "Ser transgénero en Latinoamérica: sus experiencias y crecimiento" Vive la Salud (CNN en Español)

  • Outstanding TV Journalism - Segment (Spanish-Language)

    Spanish-Language Nominees

    "Comunidad LGBTQ vulnerable bajo nuevo gobierno" Perspectiva Nacional (Entravision)

    "Entrevista con Daniela Vega" Showbiz (CNN en Español)

    "Joven transgénero tiene un mensaje para las familias: 'Acepten a sus hijos'" Al Punto (Univision)

    "El triunfo de una diseñadora mexicana transgénero en Nueva York" Noticias Telemundo (Telemundo)

    "Unidos contra la discriminación y el acoso contra la comunidad LGBT"Despierta América (Univision)

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