SLAVE PLAY, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Nominated for GLAAD Media Awards

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SLAVE PLAY, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Nominated for GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Gilead, Hyundai, and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka.

For the first time since the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, GLAAD will honor LGBTQ-inclusive content on Broadway to celebrate the welcome increase of LGBTQ storytelling in theater. This year's nominees for Outstanding Broadway Production include Choir Boy, The Inheritance, Jagged Little Pill, Slave Play, and What the Constitution Means to Me.

The Politician on Netflix and Pose on FX were nominated in the Outstanding Drama Series. The films Judy and Rocketman received a Outstanding Film - Wide Release nomination. Rent: Live on FOX and Transparent: Musicale Finale on Amazon were nominated in the Outstanding TV Movie category and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney+ got a nomination in the category for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming. "Billy Porter Serves Cataract Realness, Fashion, and Tonys" on The View received a nomination for Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode.

See the full list of nominees below!

GLAAD announced 176 nominees in 30 categories, including the returning category for Outstanding Broadway Production. The Outstanding Kids & Family Programming category expanded to ten nominees as a result of an increase in LGBTQ images across the kids and family television programming and an increase in GLAAD's work to advocate for inclusion in this genre.

The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released, or broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies, which fund GLAAD's work to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance, will be held in New York at the Hilton Midtown on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Yesterday, GLAAD announced that Taylor Swift will receive the Vanguard Award and Janet Mock will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. Special honorees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York will be announced in coming weeks.

"There are more nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards than ever before not only because LGBTQ diversity and inclusion has progressed, but because GLAAD's work to forward LGBTQ visibility has never been more important," said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO. "Media stories and storylines that shed light on LGBTQ people of different backgrounds, genders, races, religions, and more, are needed to counter the current politically and culturally divisive moment. The GLAAD Awards this year not only celebrate new LGBTQ stories that educate, entertain, and affect positive cultural change, but remind LGBTQ people and allies that in an election year, our visibility and voices have never been more important."

31ST ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS NOMINEES

Outstanding Broadway Production

Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney

The Inheritance, by Matthew Lopez

Jagged Little Pill, book by Diablo Cody, lyrics by Alanis Morissette, music by Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard

Slave Play, by Jeremy O. Harris

What the Constitution Means to Me, by Heidi Schreck

Outstanding Film - Wide Release

Bombshell (Lionsgate)

Booksmart (United Artists Releasing)

Downton Abbey (Focus Features)

Judy (Roadside Attractions)

Rocketman (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Film - Limited Release

Adam (Wolfe Releasing)

Brittany Runs a Marathon (Amazon Studios)

End of the Century (The Cinema Guild)

The Heiresses (1844 Entertainment)

Kanarie (Breaking Glass Pictures)

Pain & Glory (Sony Pictures Classics)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (NEON)

Rafiki (Film Movement)

Socrates (Breaking Glass Pictures)

This Is Not Berlin (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

Outstanding Documentary

5B (RYOT Films)

Gay Chorus Deep South (MTV)

Leitis in Waiting (PBS)

State of Pride (YouTube)

Wig (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

Batwoman (The CW)

Billions (Showtime)

Euphoria (HBO)

Killing Eve (AMC)

The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime)

The Politician (Netflix)

Pose (FX)

Shadowhunters (Freeform)

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

Supergirl (The CW)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)

Dear White People (Netflix)

Dickinson (Apple TV+)

One Day at a Time (Netflix)

The Other Two (Comedy Central)

Schitt's Creek (Pop)

Sex Education (Netflix)

Superstore (NBC)

Vida (Starz)

Work in Progress (Showtime)

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBTQ character)

"Love" Drunk History (Comedy Central)

"Murdered at a Bad Address" Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

"Spontaneous Combustion" Easy (Netflix)

"This Extraordinary Being" Watchmen (HBO)

"Two Doors Down" Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (Netflix)

Outstanding TV Movie

Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)

Let It Snow (Netflix)

Rent: Live (FOX)

Transparent: Musicale Finale (Amazon)

Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (Lifetime)

Outstanding Limited Series

Mrs. Fletcher (HBO)

The Red Line (CBS)

Tales of the City (Netflix)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Years & Years (HBO)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

Andi Mack (The Disney Channel)

The Bravest Knight (Hulu)

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+)

The Loud House (Nickelodeon)

"Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" Arthur (PBS)

Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (Netflix)

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix)

Steven Universe: The Movie (Cartoon Network)

"A Tale of Two Nellas" Nella the Princess Knight (Nick Jr.)

Twelve Forever (Netflix)

Outstanding Reality Program

Are You the One? (MTV)

Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)

I Am Jazz (TLC)

Queer Eye (Netflix)

RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)

Outstanding Music Artist

Adam Lambert, Velvet: Side A (More is More/Empire)

Brittany Howard, Jaime (ATO)

Kevin Abstract, ARIZONA BABY (Question Everything/RCA)

Kim Petras, Clarity (Bunhead)

King Princess, Cheap Queen (Zelig/Columbia Records)

Lil Nas X, 7 (Columbia)

Melissa Etheridge, The Medicine Show (ME Records/Concord)

Mika, My Name Is Michael Holbrook (Casablanca/Republic Records)

Tegan and Sara, Hey, I'm Just Like You (Sire)

Young M.A, Herstory in the Making (M.A Music/3D)

Outstanding Comic Book

To see the complete creative team for each nominee, please visit http://glaad.org/mediaawards/nominees

The Avant-Guards, written by Carly Usdin (BOOM! Studios)

Bloom, written by Kevin Panetta (First Second)

Crowded, written by Christopher Sebela (Image Comics)

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, written by Mariko Tamaki (DC Comics)

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, written by Mariko Tamaki (First Second)

Liebestrasse, written by Greg Lockard (ComiXology Originals)

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

Runaways, written by Rainbow Rowell (Marvel Comics)

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, written by Simon Spurrier (Marvel Comics)

The Wicked + Divine, written by Kieron Gillen (Image Comics)

Outstanding Video Game

Apex Legends (Electronic Arts)

Borderlands 3 (2K Games)

The Outer Worlds (Private Division)

Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)

The Walking Dead: The Final Season (Skybound Entertainment)

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode

"Billy Porter Serves Cataract Realness, Fashion, and Tonys" The View (ABC)

"Ellen Meets Inspiring Mormon Valedictorian" The Ellen Show (Syndicated/Telepictures Productions)

"Jacob Tobia - Promoting a 'Gender-Chill' Exploration of Identity with 'Sissy'" The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

"Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She's An Onion With All Sorts of Layers" The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

"Lilly Is Struggling to Date Women" A Little Late with Lilly Singh (NBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine

"ABC News Pride Day" (WABC-TV/ABC News)

"All Her Sons" CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)

"Am I Next? Gay and Targeted in Chechnya" Nightline (ABC)

"Am I Next? Trans and Targeted" Nightline (ABC)

"Rainbow Railroad" 60 Minutes (CBS)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

"Black and Trans in Texas" Vice News Tonight (HBO)

"Don Lemon to Kevin Hart: Walking away right now is your choice" CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (CNN)

"Laverne Cox: We exist, we deserve human rights" Up with David Gura (MSNBC)

"One-on-One with Mayor Pete Buttigieg" The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

"Ryan Russell Reveals His Truth" ESPN (ESPN)

Outstanding Newspaper Article

"L.G.B.T.Q. Community Finds 'Sense of Home' in the Bronx" by Rick Rojas (The New York Times)

"Military Reports No Discharges Under Trans Ban - But Advocates Have Doubts" by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)

"Nearly 4 Million LGBTQ People Live in Rural America, and 'Everything is not bias and awful'" by Susan Miller (USA Today)

"Texas Leads the Nation in Transgender Murders. After the Latest Attack, the Dallas Trans Community Asks Why" by Lauren McGaughy (The Dallas Morning News)

"Trump Pledged to End the HIV Epidemic. San Francisco Could Get There First" by Maria L. La Ganga (Los Angeles Times)

Outstanding Magazine Article

"2019 Sportsperson of the Year: Megan Rapinoe" by Jenny Vrentas (Sports Illustrated)

"In Her Element: Geena Rocero" by Geena Rocero (Playboy)

"Indya Moore Just Wants to Be Free" by Jada Yuan (ELLE)

"Mayor Pete Buttigieg's Unlikely, Untested, Unprecedented Presidential Campaign" by Charlotte Alter (TIME)

"The Trans Obituaries Project" by Raquel Willis (OUT)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

Advocate

Billboard

Entertainment Weekly

OUT

Variety

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article

"Finding the Truth About Transgender Athletes in Women's Sports" [series] by Cyd Zeigler, Dawn Ennis (Outsports.com)

"How a New Class of Trans Male Actors Are Changing the Face of Television" by Trish Bendix (TIME.com)

"'This time is real': Taiwan Counts Down to Asia's First Same-Sex Weddings" by Beh Lih Yi (Openlynews.com)

"Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your 'Out of Wedlock' Kids Aren't Citizens" by Scott Bixby (TheDailyBeast.com)

"When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side" by Lucas Waldron, Brenda Medina (ProPublica.org)

Outstanding Digital Journalism - Video or Multimedia

"Between Two Homes: The LGBTQ+ Refugees America Left Behind" by Judah Robinson (NowThis)

"LGBTQ+ Community Debates the Meaning of 'Queer,' Military Bans, & More" by Arielle Duhaime-Ross (VICE)

"The Life Threatening Dangers Of Gay Conversion Therapy" by Grace Baldridge (Refinery29)

"Sound On: Community, Representation and Identity" by Terron Moore and Rakhee Jethwa (MTV News)

"Stonewall 50: The Revolution" produced by Sekiya Dorsett, Brooke Sopelsa, Elizabeth Kuhr, Shahrzad Elghanayan, Wesley Oliver, Tim Fitzsimmons (NBC OUT and Nightly Films)

Outstanding Blog
Gays with Kids

JoeMyGod

My Fabulous Disease

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

TransGriot

Special Recognition

Special (Netflix)

Karen Ocamb, news editor, Los Angeles Blade

Mark Segal, founder and publisher, Philadelphia Gay News

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy


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