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GLAAD is hosting its 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards this spring, and the LGBTQ advocacy organization announced on Wednesday (Jan. 8) its list of nominees, including some high-profile music stars.
Adam Lambert, Brittany Howard, Lil Nas X, Kim Petras, King Princess, Tegan and Sara, Young M.A., Kevin Abstract, Mika and Melissa Etheridge are nominated in the outstanding music artist category.
Lambert is no stranger to the GLAAD Media Awards, performing "I'm the Only One" alongside Etheridge in 2018. In 2013, he won the outstanding music artist category and, that same year, was honored with the Davidson/Valentini Award.
Additionally, Billboard is nominated for outstanding magazine overall coverage, alongside Advocate, Entertainment Weekly, OUT and Variety.
The nominations come just one day after GLAAD announced that Taylor Swift will receive the Vanguard Award and Janet Mock will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.
The GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Gilead, Hyundai, and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on April 16.
See the full nominations list below.
Outstanding Film - Wide ReleaseBombshell (Lionsgate)Booksmart (United Artists Releasing)Downton Abbey (Focus Features)Judy (Roadside Attractions)Rocketman (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Film - Limited ReleaseAdam (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 Documentary5B (RYOT Films)Gay Chorus Deep South (MTV)Leitis in Waiting (PBS)State of Pride (YouTube)Wig (HBO)
Outstanding Drama SeriesBatwoman (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 SeriesBrooklyn 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 MovieDeadwood: The Movie (HBO) Let It Snow (Netflix) Rent: Live (FOX)Transparent: Musicale Finale (Amazon) Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (Lifetime)
Outstanding Limited SeriesMrs. Fletcher (HBO)The Red Line (CBS)Tales of the City (Netflix)When They See Us (Netflix)Years & Years (HBO)
Outstanding Kids & Family ProgrammingAndi 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 ProgramAre You the One? (MTV)Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)I Am Jazz (TLC)Queer Eye (Netflix)RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)
Outstanding Music ArtistAdam 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 BookThe 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 GameApex Legends (Electronic Arts)Borderlands 3 (2K Games)The Outer Worlds (Private Division) Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment) The Walking Dead: The Final Season (Skybound Entertainment)
Outstanding Broadway ProductionChoir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraneyThe Inheritance, by Matthew LopezJagged Little Pill, book by Diablo Cody, lyrics by Alanis Morissette, music by Alanis Morissette, Glen BallardSlave Play, by Jeremy O. HarrisWhat the Constitution Means to Me, by Heidi Schreck
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 CoverageAdvocateBillboardEntertainment WeeklyOUTVariety
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 KidsJoeMyGodMy Fabulous DiseasePittsburgh Lesbian CorrespondentsTransGriot
Special RecognitionSpecial (Netflix)Karen Ocamb, news editor, Los Angeles BladeMark Segal, founder and publisher,Philadelphia Gay News
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