‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Booksmart,’ ‘Pose, and More Win Big at the GLAAD Media Awards


The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards were held virtually on July 30 to recognize the best in LGBTQIA+ representation. The event was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube and featured many special guests including Cara Delevingne, Sonya Deville, Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jonica T. Gibbs, Dan Levy, Lil Nas X, Rachel Maddow, Ryan O’Connell, Dolly Parton, Peppermint, Geena Rocero, Angelica Ross, Benito Skinner, Brian Michael Smith, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Lena Waithe, Olivia Wilde, Chloe x Halle, Raquel Willis, and the cast of FX’s Pose. Read on to find the winners (listed in bold) and nominees below!

TV Fan Favorite Award (as voted by fans)

Amar a Muerte (Univision)
Batwoman (The CW)
Billions (Showtime)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)
Dear White People (Netflix)
Dickinson (Apple TV+)
El Corazon Nunca Se Equivoca (Univision)
El Juego de las Llaves (Pantaya)
Elite (Netflix)
Euphoria (HBO)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
Los Espookys (HBO)
The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime)
One Day At A Time (Netflix)
The Other Two (Comedy Central)
The Politician (Netflix)
Pose (FX)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Sex Education (Netflix)
Shadowhunters (Freeform)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Supergirl (The CW)
Superstore (NBC)
Vida (Starz)
Work in Progress (Showtime)

Outstanding Film – Wide Release

Image courtesy United Artists Releasing.

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)

Courtesy of IMDb.

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)

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)

Drunk History, “Love”  (Comedy Central)
Law & Order: SVU, “Murdered at a Bad Address”  (NBC)
Easy, “Spontaneous Combustion”  (Netflix)
Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”  (HBO)
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, “Two Doors Down”  (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)

Mrs. Fletcher (HBO)
The Red Line (CBS)
Tales of the City (Netflix)
When They See Us (Netflix)
Years & Years (HBO)

5B (RYOT Films)
Gay Chorus Deep South (MTV)
Leitis in Waiting (PBS)
State of Pride (YouTube)
Wig (HBO)

Image courtesy Disney+.

Andi Mack (The Disney Channel)
The Bravest Knight (Hulu) TIE
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+) TIE
The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
Arthur, “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” (PBS)
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling (Netflix)
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix)
Steven Universe: The Movie (Cartoon Network)
Nella the Princess Knight, “A Tale of Two Nellas”(Nick Jr.)
Twelve Forever (Netflix)

Are You the One? (MTV)
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)
I Am Jazz (TLC)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

The View: “Billy Porter Serves Cataract Realness, Fashion and Tonys” (ABC)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: “Ellen Meets Inspiring Mormon Valedictorian” (Syndicated)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: “Jacob Tobia – Promoting a ‘Gender-Chill’ Exploration of Identity with ‘Sissy’” (Comedy Central)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: “Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She’s An Onion With All Sorts of Layers” (CBS)
A Little Late With Lilly Singh: “Lilly Is Struggling to Date Women” (NBC)

“ABC News Pride Day” (WABC-TV [New York])
CBS Sunday Morning, “All Her Sons” (CBS)
Nightline, “Am I Next? Gay and Targeted in Chechnya” (ABC)
Nightline, “Am I Next? Trans and Targeted” (ABC)
60 Minutes, “Rainbow Railroad” (CBS)

Vice News Tonight, “Black and Trans in Texas” (HBO)
CNN Tonight With Don Lemon, “Don Lemon to Kevin Hart: Walking away right now is your choice” (CNN)
Up With David Gura, “Laverne Cox: We exist, we deserve human rights” (MSNBC)
The Rachel Maddow Show, “One-on-One with Mayor Pete Buttigieg” (MSNBC)
“Ryan Russell Reveals His Truth” (ESPN)

Outstanding Music Artist

A still from “Old Town Road” featuring Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. Image courtesy Columbia Records.

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

The Avant-Guards, by Carly Usdin, Noah Hayes, Tasha Neva, Jenna Ayoub, Rebecca Nalty, Kieran Quigley, Eleonora Bruni, Ed Dukeshire (BOOM! Studios)
Bloom, by Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (First Second)
Crowded, by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, Ted Brandt, Triona Farrell, Cardinal Rae (Image Comics)
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, by Mariko Tamaki, Steve Pugh, Carlos M. Mangual (DC Comics)
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, by Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second)
Liebestrasse, by Greg Lockard, Tim Fish, Héctor Barros, Lucas Gattoni (ComiXology Originals)
Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, AnneMarie Rogers, Kanesha C. Bryant, Maarta Laiho, Aubrey Aiese (BOOM! Studios)
Runaways, by Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka, Andrés Genolet, Walden Wong, Matthew Wilson, Triona Farrell, Chris O’Halloran, Michael Garland, Niko Henrichon, Federico Blee, Dee Cunniffe, Jim Campbell, Joe Caramagna (Marvel Comics)
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, by Simon Spurrier, Emilio Laiso, Andrea Broccardo, Wilton Santos, Caspar Wijngaard, Marc Deering, Don Ho, Walden Wong, Chris Bolson, Scott Hanna, Elsa Charretier, Rachelle Rosenberg, Chris O’Halloran, Stephane Paitreau, Lee Loughridge, Edgar Delgado, Jim Campbell, Joe Caramagna (Marvel Comics)
The Wicked + Divine, by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, Clayton Cowles (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 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 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

Entertainment Weekly

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” produced by Ruben Davis, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Brett Karley, Brendan Kennedy, Brian McGee, James Novogrod, Ani Ucar, Molly Wertheimer, and Brent Whiteside (VICE)
“The Life Threatening Dangers Of Gay Conversion Therapy” by Grace Baldridge (Refinery29)
“MTV News: Sound On – LGBTQ+ Representation” 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 Fitzsimons, Victor Limjoco (NBC OUT and Nightly Films)

Outstanding Blog

Gays with Kids
My Fabulous Disease
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Special Recognition

Image courtesy Netflix.

Special (Netflix)
Karen Ocamb, former news editor, Los Angeles Blade
Mark Segal, founder and publisher, Philadelphia Gay News

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