GLAAD Media Awards: 'Call Me by Your Name' Wins Best Film

7:00 PM 5/5/2018

by Kimberly Nordyke

Jay-Z's "Smile," Ava DuVernay and Samira Wiley were among the special honorees Saturday night in New York, where The Hollywood Reporter sister publication Billboard also was a winner.

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Call Me by Your Name features three songs by Stevens, two of which he wrote for the film.

The GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night welcomed a slew of stars, many of whom were wearing blue "&" pins showing their support of acceptance and equality for women, Muslims, immigrants and the LGBTQ community.

Top winners during the ceremony, held at the Hilton Midtown in New York, included Call Me by Your Name for best film in wide release, accepted by Oscar winner James Ivory and producer Peter Spears.

Also during the ceremony, Jay-Z's mom, Gloria Carter, accepted a Special Recognition Award for the rapper's song "Smile," featuring Carter, who used the song to come out as a lesbian. In addition, Ava DuVernay accepted the Excellence in Media Award, presented by New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and Samira Wiley accepted the Vita Russo Award from her Handmaid's Tale co-star Alexis Bledel.

Other winners included The Hollywood Reporter's sister publication Billboard, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Anderson Cooper 360, NBC Night News With Lester Holt, Katie Couric and Halsey.

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

"GLAAD is working to ensure the spirit of unity and intersectionality that was celebrated tonight extends throughout the year," GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said. "Tonight's award recipients are the front lines to ensuring that LGBTQ acceptance moves forward in a political and cultural climate that is working against us."

Ross Mathews served as host of the event, which opened with a duet by Melissa Etheridge and Adam Lambert to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of Etheridge’s breakthrough album Yes I Am. The duo performed a new arrangement of her song "I'm the Only One."

At a previous ceremony, held April 12 in Los Angeles, GLAAD honored Britney Spears with the Vanguard prize and Jim Parsons with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

Other winners at the L.A. ceremony 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.

A full list of winners from both ceremonies follows.

  • Outstanding Film - Wide Release

    Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics) (WINNER)

    Battle of the Sexes (Fox Searchlight)

    Lady Bird (A24)

    Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Annapurna Pictures)

    The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight)

  • Outstanding Film - Limited Release

    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 Documentary

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

    Chavela (Music Box Films)

    Kiki (Sundance Selects)

    "Real Boy" Independent Lens (PBS)

    This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (YouTube Red)

  • Outstanding Drama Series

    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

    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 Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language)

    Las chicas del cable (Netflix) (WINNER)

    La doble vida de Estela Carrillo (Univision)

    Ingobernable (Netflix)

  • Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series

    When We Rise (ABC) (WINNER)

    American Horror Story: Cult (FX)

    Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

    Godless (Netflix)

    Queers (BBC America)

  • Outstanding Talk Show Episode

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

    "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 Individual Episode

    "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 Reality Program

    Survivor: Game Changers (CBS) (WINNER)

    Gaycation with Ellen Page (Viceland)

    I Am Jazz (TLC)

    RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)

    The Voice (NBC)

  • Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

    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 Daily Drama

    The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS) (WINNER)

    Days of Our Lives (NBC)

    The Young & the Restless (CBS)

  • Outstanding Music Artist

    Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (Astralwerks Records) (WINNER)

    Miley Cyrus, Younger Now (RCA 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 TV Journalism - Newsmagazine

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

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

    "China Queer" The Naked Truth (Fusion)

    "Gay Purge?" Nightline (ABC)

    "Trans Youth" VICE on HBO (HBO)

  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

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

    "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)

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

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

  • Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

    Billboard (WINNER)

    The Advocate


    Teen Vogue


  • Outstanding Newspaper Article

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

    "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)

  • Outstanding Magazine Article

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

    "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)

    "Free Radical" by Nathan Heller (Vogue)

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

  • Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine (Spanish-Language)

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

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

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

  • Outstanding TV Journalism - Segment (Spanish-Language)

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

    "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)

  • Outstanding Digital Journalism

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

    "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" (

    "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 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 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 Digital Journalism (Spanish-Language)

    "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 Blog

    Transgriot (WINNER)


    Gays With Kids

    My Fabulous Disease

    Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents