Moonlight, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Black Mirror, Star Trek Beyond and More Nominated for GLAAD Media Awards

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The nominations are out for the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards and, unsurprisingly, La La Land is nowhere to be found. That’s because the musical, while beautiful, failed to prominently present any LGBTQIA characters (Plus, having John Legend as a supporting character instead of lead, despite his being the most musically gifted member of the cast, is a major party foul).

Instead, Moonlight and Star Trek Beyond were the only wide release films to garner recognition. The former centers on a gay black man struggling with identity while growing up in Miami, while the latter casually introduced Sulu as gay. In the TV categories, it’s nice to see under-appreciated shows like Crazy Ex-GirlfriendWynonna Earp, Survivor’s Remorse and Brooklyn Nine-Nine get some love. Meanwhile, it’s not surprising that shows like Orphan Black, Black Mirror, Transparent and Modern Family would snag nominations.

And after the New York Times removed the Best Selling Comics list from their publication, I’m excited that GLAAD has included comics here, with the likes of Black PantherDC Comics BombshellsLove is Love, Lumberjanes and more all vying for an award.

Per Variety, here’s a partial list.

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
“Moonlight” (A24)
“Star Trek Beyond” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release
“The Handmaiden” (Amazon)
“Naz & Maalik” (Wolfe Releasing)
“Other People” (Vertical Entertainment)
“Spa Night” (Strand Releasing)
“Those People” (Wolfe Releasing)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (The CW)
“Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“One Mississippi” (Amazon)
“The Real O’Neals” (ABC)
“Steven Universe” (Cartoon Network)
“Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
“Take My Wife” (Seeso)
“Transparent” (Amazon)

Outstanding Drama Series
“The Fosters” (Freeform)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
“Hap and Leonard” (SundanceTV)
“How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)
“The OA” (Netflix)
“Orphan Black” (BBC America)
“Shadowhunters” (Freeform)
“Shameless” (Showtime)
“Supergirl” (The CW)
“Wynonna Earp” (Syfy)

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a Series Without a Regular LGBTQ Character)
“The Loud House,” “Attention Deficit” (Nickelodeon)
“Drunk History,” “Bar Fights” (Comedy Central)
“Black-ish,” “Johnson & Johnson” (ABC)
“Black Mirror,” “San Junipero” (Netflix)
“Easy,” “Vegan Cinderella” (Netflix)

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
“Eyewitness” (USA Network)
“London Spy” (BBC America)
“Looking: The Movie” (HBO)
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” (Fox)
“Vicious: The Finale” (PBS)

Outstanding Documentary
“Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” (HBO)
“Out of Iraq” (Logo)
“The Same Difference” (Centric)
“Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” (Investigation Discovery)
“The Trans List” (HBO)

Outstanding Daily Drama
“The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Reality Series
“Gaycation” (Viceland)
“I Am Cait” (E!)
“I Am Jazz” (TLC)
“The Prancing Elites Project” (Oxygen)
“Strut” (Oxygen)

Outstanding Music Artist
Against Me!, “Shape Shift With Me” (Total Treble Music/Xtra Mile)
Blood Orange, “Freetown Sound” (Domino)
Brandy Clark, “Big Day in a Small Town” (Warner Bros. Records)
Tyler Glenn, “Excommunication” (Island Records)
Ty Herndon, “House on Fire” (BFD)
Elton John, “Wonderful Crazy Night” (Island Records)
Lady Gaga, “Joanne” (Interscope Records)
Frank Ocean, “Blonde” (Boys Don’t Cry)
Sia, “This is Acting” (RCA Records)
Tegan and Sara, “Love You to Death” (Warner Bros. Records)

For the complete list of nominees, head here.

(via Variety, image via screencap)

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