Nominees were announced today for the 28th Annual GLAAD Awards, which “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community and the issues that affect their lives.” Previously, Autostraddle has been nominated three times in the “Outstanding Blog” category, and in 2015 won said award.
There are some categories that reveal how far we’ve got left to go — like that there were so few wide release films with LGBTQ-inclusive storylines this year that the category only has two nominees, and that only one of the limited release nominees was a story about women.
There are also some categories that reveal how the world is sometimes not terrible, like the category in which I was nominated for spending two months watching trans-inclusive television episodes until my eyes bled!!!
Other nominations relevant to your interests include:
- One Mississippi, Survivor’s Remorse, Transparent, Steven Universe and Take My Wife amongst ten nominees for “Outstanding Comedy Series”
- Shows with queer female characters dominated the Outstanding Drama category, with nominations for shows including Orphan Black, The Fosters, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, The OA, Shameless, Wynonna Earp and Supergirl
- Outstanding Individual Episodes include the legendary “San Junipero” episode of black Mirror, as well as Drunk History’s “Bar Fights”
- Outstanding Documentary includes The Same Difference, Southwest of Salem and The Trans List
- Outstanding Reality Program includes Gaycation with Ellen Page as well as I Am Cait, I Am Jazz, The Prancing Elites Project and Strut
- Against Me!, Brandy Clark, Lady Gaga, Sia and Tegan & Sara are all up for music-related prizes
- Outstanding Comic Book includes DC Comics Bombshells, the Love is Love anthology, our very own Lumberjanes and Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!
- Her Story was also singled out for a Special Recognition. I’m not sure what that is, but it sounds neat!
You can see the full list of nominees on GLAAD’s website. You can also watch this video!!
The winners will be announced at one of two ceremonies: April 1st in Los Angeles and May 7th in New York.