GLAAD Media Awards Announce 2016 Nominees

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GLAAD has announced the nominees for the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which cover film, TV, music, publishing, and Spanish-language entries in all categories; awards ceremonies will be held on April 2 in LA and May 14 in NYC.


The announcements come as stars continue to expand on the #OscarsSoWhite conversation. Earlier this week, Ian McKellen pointed out to The Guardian that #OscarsSoStraight as well: “No openly gay man has ever won the Oscar. I wonder if that is prejudice or chance.” And Gabrielle Union said to the Associated Press: “If you don’t see yourself reflected in mainstream awards, you tend to create your own.”

Which is exactly what the the The GLAAD Media Awards have done since 1990. These awards “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.”

That said, the nominees are:

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
The Danish Girl

Outstanding Film – Limited Release
52 Tuesdays
Appropriate Behavior
Boy Meets Girl
Drunktown’s Finest

Outstanding Comedy Series
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Faking It
Grace and Frankie
Master of None
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Please Like Me

Outstanding Drama Series
Black Sails
The Fosters
Grey’s Anatomy
How to Get Away with Murder
Orphan Black

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Gender,” The Carmichael Show
“Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell,” Black-ish
“The Prince of Nucleotides,” Royal Pains
“Rock-a-Bye-Baby,” NCIS New Orleans
“We Build, We Fight,” NCIS

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
Banana (Logo)
Bessie (HBO)
Cucumber (Logo)

Outstanding Documentary
Kumu Hina (PBS)
Limited Partnership (PBS)
Mala Mala (Strand Releasing)
Tab Hunter Confidential (The Film Collaborative)
Tig (Netflix)

Outstanding Reality Program
I Am Cait (E!)
I Am Jazz (TLC)
New Girls on the Block
(Discovery Life)
The Prancing Elites Project (Oxygen)
Transcendent (Fuse)

Outstanding Daily Drama
The Bold and The Beautiful

Outstanding Music Artist
Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
Adam Lambert, The Original High
Le1f, Riot Boi
Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood

Outstanding Comic Book
“Angela: Queen of Hel,” by Marguerite Bennett, Kim Jacinto, Israel Silva, Stephanie Hans
“Harley Quinn,
by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, John Timms, Jed Dougherty
“Lumberjanes,” by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Carolyn Nowak, Brooke Allen
“Midnighter,” by Steve Orlando, Aco, Hugh Petrus, Alec Morgan, Stephen Mooney
“The Wicked + Divine,” by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Kate Brown, Tula Lotay

Outstanding Talk Show Episode
“Alison Bechdel,” Late Night with Seth Meyers
“Aydian Dowling,” The Ellen DeGeneres Show
“Janet Mock,” Super Soul Sunday
“Jazz Jennings,” The Meredith Vieira Show
“Transgender Rights,” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine
“Bruce Jenner: The Interview,” 20/20
“The Courage Game,” SportsCenter
“Dividing The United Methodist Church,” To The Contrary
“Showdown in Indiana: The Battle Over Religious Rights,” CNN Special Report
True Life: I’m Genderqueer

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
“Interview with Jim Obergefell,” Anderson Cooper 360
“Mary Bonauto on Her SCOTUS Victory,” The Rachel Maddow Show
“Nicholas Coppola: Gay & Catholic,” America Tonight
“Pushing for Equality for Transgender People,” Melissa Harris-Perry
“Toddler Plays Role in Marriage Equality Case,” MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts

Outstanding Newspaper Article
“Cold Case: The Murders of Cosby and Jackson” by Dianna Wray, Houston Press
“Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand” by Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times
“Meet Dr. Levine, The State’s Top Doc” by Michael A. Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Navy’s First Openly Gay SEAL Builds His Life Anew” by David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
“Transgender Today” [series] The New York Times

Outstanding Magazine Article
“Behind Brazil’s Gay Pride Parades, a Struggle with Homophobic Violence” by Oscar Lopez, Newsweek
“The First Black Trans Model Had Her Face on a Box of Clairol” Jada Yuan and Aaron Wong, New York
“Gus Kenworthy’s Next Bold Move” by Alyssa Roenigk, ESPN The Magazine
“Just Your Average (Transgender) Teen” by Andrea Stanley, Seventeen
“Pride & Prejudice” by Linda Villarosa, Essence Magazine

Outstanding Magazine – Overall Coverage
The Advocate

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
“How the Killing of a Trans Filipina Woman Ignited an International Incident” by Meredith Talusan,
“The Faces of Transgender Teen America” by David Yi,
“The Ky Peterson Saga” [series] by Mitch Kellaway and Sunnivie Brydum,
“This Is What It’s Like To Be An LGBT Syrian Fleeing For Your Life” by J. Lester Feder,
“This Tiny Clinic is Fighting for Trans Patients Illegally Denied Medical Care” by Jennifer Swann,

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia
“Freed Trans Woman Ashley Diamond On Life Behind Bars In Men’s Prison” HuffPost Live,
“Holler if You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church” by Clay Cane,
“Queerness On The Front Lines Of #BlackLivesMatter” MSNBC Originals,
“Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution” Vice Reports,
“Transgender, at War and in Love” by Fiona Dawson,

Special Recognition
Beautiful As I Want To Be,
This is Me, Amazon Instant Video

Outstanding Novela
Antes muerta que Lichita (Univision)
Celia (Telemundo)
Los miserables (Telemundo)
Rastros de mentiras (MundoMax)

Outstanding Daytime Program Episode (Spanish Language)
“La armonía de su casa se rompió” Casos de Familia
“¿El marido de mi padre o yo?” Caso Cerrado

Outstanding Television Interview (Spanish Language)
“La confesión de Bruce Jenner” Showbiz
“Entrevista con Claudia Valenzuela y Karolina López” Enfoque
“Lucha por su identidad” Al Punto
“Matrimonio igualitario” Cala
“Orientación sexual y acoso escolar” Realidades en Contexto

Outstanding Local Television Interview (Spanish Language)
“Entrevista con Kael Escobar” Vida Mujer, WGBO-Univision 66 [Chicago] “Entrevista con Tony Lima, SAVE Dade” Ahora en Nuestra Comunidad, WLTV-Univision 23 [Miami] “La nueva transgeneración” Enfoque Los Ángeles, KVEA-Telemundo 52 [Los Ángeles] “Reacciones al caso Jenner” A Primera Hora KMEX-Univision 34 [Los Ángeles]

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine (Spanish Language)
“Abre su corazón: entrevista con Patricia Velásquez” Al Rojo Vivo
“Amor que rompe barreras” Un Nuevo Día
“En cuerpo ajeno” Aquí y Ahora
“Reveladora historia: entrevista con Patricia Velásquez” Un Nuevo Día
“Viviendo con dos mamás” Primer Impacto

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment (Spanish Language)
“Decisión histórica en Estados Unidos” Noticiero NTN 24
“Entrevista con Tamara Adrián” Encuentro
“Parejas del mismo sexo celebran la legalización del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo en todo el país”
“Permiten matrimonios” Noticiero Telemundo
“Víctimas de abusos” Noticiero Univision

Outstanding Local TV Journalism (Spanish Language)
“Aprendió a vivir en plenitud con el virus del VIH” Noticias Arizona, KTVW-Univision 33 [Phoenix] “Cada 29 horas” Noticias 19, KUVS-Univision 19 [Sacramento] “Decidí ser feliz” Noticias 34, KMEX-Univision 34 [Los Ángeles] “Descubriéndose” Noticiero Telemundo, KVEA-Telemundo 52 [Los Ángeles] “Reporte especial” Noticias 14, KDTV-Univision 14 [San Francisco]

Outstanding Newspaper Article (Spanish Language)
“La constitucionalidad del matrimonio gay en EE.UU. queda en suspenso” por Selene Rivera, Hoy Los Ángeles
“Iguales bajo la lluvia” por Marcos B Guzmán Rivera, El Nuevo Día
“Indocumentados y gays: Un romance con desafíos” por Laura Wides-Muñoz, Prensa Asociada
“Mujeres transgénero piden respeto a sus derechos” por Jorge Morales Almada, La Opinión
“Padres transgénero – El único requisito para ser papá es el amor por los hijos” por Virginia Gaglianone, La Opinión

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article (Spanish Language)
“Bruce Jenner o el nuevo rostro de las personas transgénero en los medios” por José Ángel Gonzalo,
“Inquietud en la comunidad transgénero ante el incremento de asesinatos” por Juan Carlos Gomi,
“Mujeres transgénero latinas exigen fin de violencia física contra colectivo” por Aitana Vargas,
“Perú: violaciones correctivas: El terrible método para ‘curar’ a las lesbianas” por Leire Ventas,
“Soy Jazz retrata la vida de una niña transgénero de 14 años” por Marinés Arroyo,

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia (Spanish Language)
“Así reciben la legalización del matrimonio gay en Florida” por Hirania Luzardo,
“Caitlyn Jenner quiere ser legalmente reconocida como mujer” por Isis Sauceda, peopleenespañ
“Campeones de la igualdad,”
“Undocuqueer, dos palabras, un tema” por Joanna Rentería,
“Voy a ser mamá, mi novio está embarazado” por Andrés López,

Outstanding Music Artist (Spanish Language)
Ricky Martin, A quien quiera escuchar

Congrats to all the nominees...but we're especially proud of three of our last year's cover boys: (clockwise from left) Ricky Martin, Thomas Roberts, and Adam lambert

Congrats to all the nominees…but we’re especially proud of three of our last year’s cover boys: (clockwise from left) Ricky Martin, Thomas Roberts, and Adam lambert

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