GLAAD Award nods for The Danish Girl, Carol, Grandma, Tangerine, OITNB, Transparent and more
GLAAD, the world’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, earlier today announced the nominees for its 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.
Among the nominees: Academy Award nominees Carol and The Danish Girl; Golden Globe nominee Grandma; Film Independent Spirit Award nominees Appropriate Behavior and Tangerine; FOX’s hit drama Empire and Netflix’s Sense8, Master of None, Orange Is the New Black, and Grace and Frankie; Amazon’s Transparent; HBO’s Bessie; ABC’s 20/20 for its groundbreaking Diane Sawyer interview with Caitlyn Jenner; E!’s I Am Cait, TLC’s I Am Jazz, both reality programs headlined by transgender people; CBS’ The Bold and The Beautiful; The New York Times for its “Transgender Today” series; ESPN’s SportsCenter; Essence Magazine; and Troye Sivan for his debut album Blue Neighbourhood.
Spanish-language nominees include Ricky Martin for his new album A quien quiera escuchar.
“For nearly three decades, the GLAAD Media Awards have propelled inclusion in media and driven LGBT acceptance forward,” said GLAAD CEO & President Sarah Kate Ellis. “This year’s nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and storylines, deepening audiences’ understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world.”
For the first time in nearly a decade, the GLAAD Media Awards will be televised exclusively on Logo in a one-hour special premiering in April 2016.
GLAAD announced 101 nominees in 20 English-language categories and 46 Spanish-language nominees in 11 categories.
For a complete list of the nominees, please visit: www.glaad.org/mediaawards/nominees.