‘The Favourite,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘Pose’ are among GLAAD Media Awards nominees

In a banner year for LGBTQ representation onscreen, 20 films and 30 television shows (plus five individual TV episodes and five TV movies or limited series) are up for honors at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards. For the first time, the organization has expanded the category honoring films with a limited theatrical release from five to 10 nominees.

“This year’s nominees change the game by showcasing diverse races, genders, religions, ages, geographies and genres in ways that challenge misconceptions and inspire LGBTQ acceptance,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “The 30th anniversary of the GLAAD Media Awards will honor these groundbreaking new LGBTQ stories while remembering the astounding positive cultural change that LGBTQ media representations have achieved.”

This year’s wide-release film nominees are Universal’s “Blockers,” Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians,” Fox’s “Deadpool 2” and “Love, Simon” and Sony’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.”


On Thursday, it was revealed that Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was deemed ineligible for a nomination in the category after an explosive report detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against director Bryan Singer was published by the Atlantic.

The limited-release nominees include several contenders in the mix for Oscars, Golden Globes and Spirit Awards: Focus Features’ “Boy Erased,” Fox Searchlight’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and “The Favourite” and the Orchard’s “We the Animals.”

The robust number and quality of this year’s film nominees is notable because in the recent past the organization has struggled to completely fill out the wide-release category. Last year, the five films nominated in the category were all released from specialty divisions and indie companies, starting out with a limited release before expanding into more theaters.

The previous year, only two films were nominated in the wide-release category — Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” and the sci-fi sequel “Star Trek Beyond” — the fewest number of nominees since 2003.

On the network-TV side, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Modern Family,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” and “American Idol”; NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Superstore” and “Will & Grace”; and the CW’s “Black Lightning,” “Supergirl” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” are just a sampling of the nominees that demonstrated “fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues,” the grounding principle of the GLAAD Media Awards.

Cable series nominations went to FX’s “Pose,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and “American Horror Story: Apocalypse”; VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Love & Hip Hop: New York”; HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas,” “Vice News Tonight” and “Believer,” a documentary about Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds’ work to increase LGBTQ inclusion in the Mormon Church; and the Starz drama series “Vida.”

Streaming services received 11 nominations across the television categories. Netflix earned the lion’s share with nine nods including for the series “Dear White People,” “One Day at a Time,” “Sense8,” “Fuller House” and “Queer Eye.” Amazon earned a nomination for “A Very English Scandal,” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” received its second nomination.

In the music category, musicians Janelle Monáe, Troye Sivan, Brockhampton and Christine and the Queens are among the 10 performers whose albums were nominated. They share the category with Brandi Carlile and Sophie who, together with Monáe, are also nominated for Grammy Awards this year.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies are be held in Los Angeles on March 28 at the Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 4 at the Hilton Midtown.

A partial list of categories, as provided by the GLAAD Media Awards follows. The full list of nominees can be found at the awards’ website.

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)

Film - limited release

“1985" (Wolfe Releasing)

“Boy Erased” (Focus Features)

“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)

TV - drama series

“Billions” (Showtime)

“Black Lightning” (The CW)

“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

“Instinct” (CBS)

“Pose” (FX)

“Shadowhunters” (Freeform)

“Star” (Fox)

“Supergirl” (The CW)

“Wynonna Earp” (Syfy)

TV - comedy series

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC)

“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)

TV movie or limited series

“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” (FX)

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

“Life-Size 2" (Freeform)

“Sense8" (Netflix)

“A Very English Scandal” (Amazon Prime)


“Believer” (HBO)

“Call Her Ganda” (Breaking Glass Pictures)

“My House” (Viceland)

“Quiet Heroes” (Logo)

“When the Beat Drops” (Logo)

Kids and family programming

“Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network)

“Andi Mack” (The Disney Channel)

“Anne with an E” (Netflix)

“She-Ra” (Netflix)

“Steven Universe” (Cartoon Network)

Reality program

“American Idol” (ABC)

“I Am Jazz” (TLC)

“Love & Hip Hop” (VH1)

“Queer Eye” (Netflix)

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

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 Monáe, “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)

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