Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean and ‘Strut’ Among This Year’s GLAAD Media Award Nominees
GLAAD just announced the nominations for their annual Media Awards. While the list features some of our favorites, there are also a few snubs not on the list as well.
The GLAAD Media Awards “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”
Oxygen reality show Strut is nominated for “Outstanding Reality Series.” The show follows the journeys of five trans models trying to overcome gender and beauty stereotypes to make it big in the modeling industry. Produced by Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Leonardis, the series features one of our favorite male models Laith Ashley.
The film Those People, a gay love story loosely based on the Bernie Madoff scandal, is nominated in the category for “Outstanding Film – Limited Release.” Distributed by Wolfe Releasing, it is currently streaming on Netflix.
There are some obvious omissions from the list. Out magazine is not amongst the nominees for “Outstanding Overall Magazine,” being beat by mainstream publications such as Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan for the honor. This could possibly be because of the controversial publication of an eight-page article profiling neo-Nazi Milo Yiannopoulos.
Also not on the list is Finding Prince Charming. Claimed to be the first gay dating reality series, Logo’s piece of original programming stirred-up a lot of controversy with its depiction of gay men and how producers handled the main suitor’s past as a sex worker.
Find out who else was nominated below. Our favorites are featured in bold.
Outstanding Film – Wide Release
Moonlight – A24
Star Trek Beyond – Paramount Pictures
Outstanding Film – Limited Release
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
Outstanding Reality Program
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
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
For the entire list, visit here.