Programs ranging from “Schitt’s Creek” to “Killing Eve” and films such as “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “The Prom” are among the nominees for the 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards, which will be presented Thursday evening to honor fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.

The awards, presented in a virtual format in a ceremony hosted by Niecy Nash, will recognize material that was published, released or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.

“During an unprecedented year of crises and isolation, the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards reached LGBTQ people with powerful stories and inspired countless others around the world with bold looks at LGBTQ people and issues,” GLAAD President/CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

“As GLAAD continues to lead the fight for LGBTQ acceptance, this year’s nominees remind us that even in times of political and cultural division, diverse LGBTQ representation and visibility can enlighten, entertain, and create lasting change.”

“Schitt’s Creek” is among the nominees for best comedy series, along with “Big Mouth,” “Dead To Me,” “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” “Harley Quinn,” “Love, Victor,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Sex Education,” “Superstore” and “Twenties.”

Competing for best drama series are “9-1-1: Lone Star,” “Killing Eve,” “P-Valley,” “Ratched,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Supergirl,” “The Umbrella Academy,” “Vida,” “The Wilds” and “Wynonna Earp.”

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “The Prom” are both nominated for best wide-release film, with “The Craft: Legacy,” “Happiest Season” and “The Old Guard” rounding out the category.

GLAAD will present special honors during the ceremony to media projects that spotlighted diverse segments of the LGBTQ community in innovative ways. It will also present the Barbara Gittings Award for Excellence in LGBTQ Media to the Windy City Times, a pioneering LGBTQ publication started in Chicago in 1985.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

Outstanding Film – Wide Release

The Craft: Legacy (Sony Pictures)

Happiest Season (Hulu)

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)

The Old Guard (Netflix)

The Prom (Netflix)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release

Ammonite (NEON)

And Then We Danced (Music Box Films)

The Boys in the Band (Netflix)

The Half of It (Netflix)

I Carry You With Me (Sony Pictures Classics)

Kajillionaire (Focus Features)

The Life Ahead (Netflix)

Lingua Franca (ARRAY/Netflix)

Monsoon (Strand Releasing)

The True Adventures of Wolfboy (Vertical Entertainment)

Outstanding Documentary

Circus of Books (Netflix)

Disclosure (Netflix)

Equal (HBO Max)

For They Know Not What They Do (First Run Features)

Howard (Disney+)

Mucho Mucho Amor (Netflix)

Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street (Virgil FIlms/Shudder)

Visible: Out on Television (Apple TV+)

We Are The Radical Monarchs (PBS POV)

Welcome to Chechnya (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Big Mouth (Netflix)

Dead to Me (Netflix)

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform)

Harley Quinn (HBO Max)

Love, Victor (Hulu)

Saved by the Bell (Peacock)

Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Sex Education (Netflix)

Superstore (NBC)

Twenties (BET)

Outstanding Drama Series

9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX)

Killing Eve (BBC America)

P-Valley (Starz)

Ratched (Netflix)

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

Supergirl (The CW)

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Vida (Starz)

The Wilds (Amazon)

Wynonna Earp (Syfy)

Outstanding TV Movie

Alice Junior (Netflix)

Bad Education (HBO)

The Christmas House (Hallmark Channel)

The Christmas Setup (Lifetime)

Dashing in December (Paramount Network)

La Leyenda Negra (HBO Latino/HBO Max)

The Thing About Harry (Freeform)

Uncle Frank (Amazon Studios)

Unpregnant (HBO Max)

Your Name Engraved Herein (Netflix)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC)

The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)

Hollywood (Netflix)

I May Destroy You (HBO)

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)

Outstanding Reality Program Deaf U (Netflix)

Legendary (HBO Max)

Queer Eye (Netflix)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) We’re Here (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s Programming

“Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!” DuckTales (Disney XD)

“Dogbot” Clifford The Big Red Dog (PBS)

“Nancy Plays Dress Up” Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior)

The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (HBO Max)

Summer Camp Island (HBO Max)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network)

Diary of a Future President (Disney+)

First Day (Hulu)

Kipo and The Age of the Wonderbeasts (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)

The Loud House (Nickelodeon)

“Mary Anne Saves the Day” The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)

“Obsidian” Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max)

The Owl House (Disney Channel)

She-Ra & The Princesses of Power (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)

Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)

Outstanding Music Artist

Adam Lambert, Velvet (More Is More/Empire)

Brandy Clark, Your Life Is a Record (Warner Records)

Halsey, Manic (Capitol)

Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t (Atlantic)

Lady Gaga, Chromatica (Streamline/Interscope)

Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts (RCA)

Pabllo Vittar, 111 (BMT/Sony Music Brasil)

Peppermint, A Girl Like Me: Letters to My Lovers (Producer Entertainment Group)

Ricky Martin, Pausa (Sony Latin)

Sam Smith, Love Goes (Capitol)

Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist

Arca, KiCk i (XL)

Chika, Industry Games (Warner Records)

FLETCHER, The (S)ex Tapes (Capitol)

Keiynan Lonsdale, Rainbow Boy (Keiynan Lonsdale)

Kidd Kenn, Child’ Play (Island Records)

Orville Peck, Show Pony (Columbia/Sub Pop)

Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher (Dead Oceans)

Rina Sawayama, Sawayama (Dirty Hit/Avex Trax)

Trixie Mattel, Barbara (Producer Entertainment Group/ATO Records)

Victoria Monet, Jaguar (Tribe Records)

Outstanding Video Game

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)

Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles (2K Games)

Bugsnax (Young Horses)

Hades (Supergiant Games)

If Found (Annapurna Interactive)

Ikenfell (Humble Games)

Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft)

The Last of Us Part II (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Tell Me Why (Xbox Game Studios)

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (Blizzard Entertainment)

Outstanding Comic Book

Empyre, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling, Empyre: Aftermath Avengers, written by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira (Marvel Comics)

Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin (DC Comics)

Guardians of the Galaxy, written by Al Ewing (Marvel Comics)

Juliet Takes a Breath, written by Gabby Rivera (BOOM! Studios)

Lois Lane, written by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)

The Magic Fish, written by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House Graphic)

Suicide Squad, written by Tom Taylor (DC Comics)

Wynd, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)

X-Factor, written by Leah Williams (Marvel Comics)

You Brought Me the Ocean, written by Alex Sanchez (DC Comics)

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode

Andy Cohen Calls for Change So He Can Donate His Plasma, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

Black Trans Lives Matter, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

Emily’s Coming Out Story, Red Table Talk: The Estefans (Facebook Watch)

Laverne Cox – Exploring Trans Representation with `Disclosure’, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Lilly Responds to Comments About Her Sexuality, A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

Black Trans Activists on Being the ‘Blueprint for the Struggle for Black Freedom’, MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson (MSNBC)

Dwyane Wade One-On-One: Basketball Legend Opens Up About Supporting Transgender Daughter, Good Morning America (ABC)

Faith, Foster Care and LGBTQ Rights Collide in Supreme Court, ABC News Prime (ABC News Live)

One-on-One with Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg, State of the Union (CNN)

Trans and Non-Binary People Face Voting Barriers Ahead of 2020 Election (CBSN)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Long-Form

ABC News Joe Biden Town Hall (ABC)

The Deciders (CBS)

Pride and Protest: Being Black and Queer in America in 2020 (NBC News NOW)

Pride on ABC News Live: The Landmark Decision (ABC News Live)

Prideland (PBS)

Outstanding Print Article

20 LGBTQ+ People Working to Save Lives on the Frontline by Diane Anderson-Minshall, David Artavia, Tracy Gilchrist, Desiree Guerrero, Jeffrey Masters, Donald Padgett, and Daniel Reynolds (The Advocate)

The AIDS Quilt Marches Home by Jason Sheeler (People)

As Homeless Shelters Brace for Funding Cuts, LGBTQ Youths Take Desperate Measures to Get By, by Samantha Schmidt (The Washington Post)

Delaware’s Sarah McBride Makes History as the Nation’s First Openly Transgender State Senator, by Meg Ryan (Delaware Thursday)

How a March for Black Trans Lives Became a Huge Event, by Anushka Patil (The New York Times)

It’s Time for a New Tipping Point for Transgender Folks in Hollywood, by Tre’vell Anderson (Out)

LGBTQ Americans Are Getting Coronavirus, Losing Jobs. Anti-Gay Bias is Making it Worse for Them. by Petruce Jean-Charles (USA Thursday)

Lutheran High School Athletic Trainer, Coach Says She Was Fired for Being Gay, by Arika Herron (The Indianapolis Star)

States Won’t Collect LGBTQ Data on COVID-19 – and Advocates Aren’t Happy, by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)

Why Billy Porter is a National Treasure, by Tre’vell Anderson (Essence)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

The Advocate





Outstanding Online Journalism Article

The Battle Over Title IX and Who Gets to be a Woman in Sports: Inside the Raging National Debate by Katie Barnes (

Gay Men Speak Out After Being Turned Away from Donating Blood During Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘We are Turning Away Perfectly Healthy Donors’ by Tony Morrison and Joel Lyons (

Here’s how Reggie Greer Takes on LGBTQ Outreach for Joe Biden in this Very Personal Election by John Gallagher (

No Medicine, No Food: Coronavirus Restrictions Amplify Health Risks to LGBT+ People with HIV by Nita Bhalla and Oscar Lopez (

An Oral History of Fashion’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic [series] by Phillip Picardi (

Queer Spaces Project [series] by Nico Lang, Samantha Allen, Marke B., Matt Baume, Steven Blum, Alexander Cheves, Devlyn Camp, Michael Cuby, James Factora, KC Hoard, Sophie Hurwitz, Michelle Kim, and Daniel Villareal (

Trans Athletes’ Fight for Inclusion in World Rugby [series] by Dawn Ennis, Alex Reimer, Karleigh Webb, and Cyd Zeigler (

Trans Freedom Fighters [series] by Sam Levin (

Trans, Imprisoned and Trapped by Kate Sosin (

`You Don’t Belong Here’: In Poland’s `LGBT-Free Zones’ Existing is an Act of Defiance by Ivana Kottasov and Rob Picheta (

Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia

A Closer Look: Transgender in Kashmir by Robert Leslie (Business Insider)

I’m an Immigrant Fighting for Queer Rights and Racial Justice by Abigail E. Disney, Catherine King, Maria Nunez, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Patty Quillin, Julie Parker Benello, Susan Sherrerd, and Lynda Weinman (Refinery29)

Stop Killing Us: Black Transgender Women’s Lived Experiences by Talibah Newman Ometu, Thomas Blount, Juliana Schatz Preston, and Mariah Dupont (Complex World)

They Will See You: LGBTQ+ Visibility in Advertising by Brent Miller, Otto Bell, and Jordan Shavarebi (Great Big Story)

Why LGBTQ Rights Hinge on the Definition of Sex by Laura Bult, Ranjani Chakraborty, Melissa Hirsch, and Sidnee King (Vox)

Outstanding Blog

Gays With Kids


Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Reckoning


Special Recognition

After Forever (Amazon)

Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast

Happiest Season Soundtrack (Facet/Warner Records)

Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles (Patrik Ian-Polk Entertainment)

Out (Pixar/Disney+)

Razor Tongue (YouTube)

“The Son” Little America (Apple TV+)

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