Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Rebecca Sugar and Team Win GLAAD Award for ‘Steven Universe’

Ruby and Sapphire Kiss – courtesy of Cartoon Network

The Cartoon Network phenomenon, Steven Universe, has captured the hearts of its audience with its heartfelt songs and themes that resonate with its fans. Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe and the rest of the creative team for this show, have been honored with the GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.” This is historic as Steven Universe is the first animated show to win this prestigious award.

The show follows titular character Steven Universe, a boy who is part gem, who with the help of Peridot, Lapis, Greg, Connie, Lion, and so many others, fight to protect Earth from the “Crystal Gems.” In its five seasons, the show has pushed the idea of hope and acceptance, including a plot line which included the wedding of non-binary characters, Ruby and Sapphire.

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Steven Universe is set to release a feature film in the fall of 2019. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for a new season starting sometime this year.

Congratulations to Rebecca Sugar and the Steven Universe family for this GLAAD Award!

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Kailey has been a writer for Nerds and Beyond since 2018. She received her bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May of 2020. Some of her favorite TV shows are The Blacklist, Supernatural, and Prodigal Son, to name a few. She also loves all things Disney! You can check her out on social media @kaileygross.

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