GLAAD Media Awards 2018: Complete List of Nominations

This year's nominees include Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird and more!

By Samantha Schnurr Jan 19, 2018 5:00 PMTags
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This year's GLAAD Media Award nominations have officially arrived! 

Transparent's Trace Lysette 13 Reasons Why star Wilson Cruz announced the 29th annual group of nominees Friday, including those for the newest category, Outstanding Kids & Family Programming category, which is meant to recognize growing LGBTQ inclusion in all-ages programming.

Among the year's contenders are this award season's silver screen favorites like Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird, small screen standouts like This Is Us and The Handmaid's Tale and music stars like Miley Cyrus and Sam Smith.

Jay-Z received special recognition for his 4:44 track"Smile," as well as In a Heartbeat, the animated short written and directed by Esteban Bravo and Beth David

The annual ceremonies are meant to honor media for its accurate, fair and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community and the issues members face. Additional, the awards fund GLAAD's continuous work toward achieving acceptance for the LGBTQ community. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12 and in New York on May 5.

Without further ado, here are this year's nominees: 

GLAAD Media Awards: 2017 Star Sightings
Sony Pictures Classics

Outstanding Film-Wide Release

Battle of the Sexes

Call Me by Your Name

Lady Bird

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

The Shape of Water


Outstanding Film-Limited Release


A Fantastic Woman

God's Own Country


The Wound


Outstanding Comedy Series

The Bold Type

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Modern Family

One Day at a Time

One Mississippi


Survivor's Remorse


Will & Grace


Outstanding Drama Series



The Handmaid's Tale





Star Trek: Discovery

This Is Us

Wynonna Earp

Nathan Congleton/NBC

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)

"Chapter 8" Legion

"Grace" Pure Genius

"Lady Cha Cha" Easy

"The Missionaries" Room 104

"Thanksgiving" Master of None


Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series

American Horror Story: Cult

Feud: Bette and Joan



When We Rise


Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

Andi Mack

"Chosen Family" Danger & Eggs

"The Emergency Plan" Doc McStuffins

Steven Universe

The Loud House


Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish Language)

Las chicas del cable

La doble vida de Estela Carrillo



Outstanding Documentary


Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric


"Real Boy" Independent Lens

This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous


Outstanding Reality Program

Gaycation with Ellen Page

I Am Jazz

RuPaul's Drag Race

Survivor: Game Changers

The Voice


Outstanding Music Artist

Miley Cyrus, Younger Now

Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom

Honey Dijon, The Best of Both Worlds

Kehlani, SweetSexySavage

Kelela, Take Me Apart

Perfume Genius, No Shape

Sam Smith, The Thrill of It All


Wrabel, We Could Be Beautiful

GLAAD Media Awards 2017: Complete List of Nominations
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Outstanding Comic Book


The Backstagers


Black Panther

Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love

Goldie Vance



Quantum Teens are Go

The Woods


Outstanding Daily Drama

The Bold and The Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

The Young & the Restless


Outstanding Talk Show Episode

"Australia Marriage Equality" Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

"Danica Roem" The Opposition with Jordan Klepper

"Laila and Logan Ireland, Transgender Military Couple" The Ellen DeGeneres Show

"Laverne Cox and Gavin Grimm" The View

"Trans Veterans React to Ban" The Daily Show with Trevor Noah


Outstanding TV Journalism-Newsmagazine

"A Boy Named Lucas" 20/20

"China Queer" The Naked Truth

"Gay Purge?" Nightline

"The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub" Anderson Cooper 360

"Trans Youth" VICE on HBO


Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

"The Abolitionists Face the Love Army" KAPP-KVEW Local News

"DJ Zeke Thomas Goes Public" Good Morning America

"Murders Raise Alarm for Transgender Community" NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

"Transgender Murders in Louisiana Part of Disturbing Trend" CBS Evening News

"Transgender Rights under Fire in Trump Era" AM Joy

Outstanding Newspaper Article

"Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The Journey of a Transgender Man" by Lauren McGaughy

The Dallas Morning News


"Lesbian College Coaches Still Face Difficult Atmosphere to Come Out" by Shannon Ryan

Chicago Tribune


"Pulse Victims' Families in Puerto Rico: 'We Have to Cry Alone'" by Jennifer A. Marcial Ocasio

Orlando Sentinel


"Revised Guidance on HIV Proves Life-Transforming" by Lenny Bernstein

The Washington Post


"The Silent Epidemic: Black Gay Men and HIV" [series]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Outstanding Magazine Article

"America's Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic" by Linda Villarosa

The New York Times Magazine


"Beyond 'He' or 'She': The Changing Meaning of Gender and Sexuality" by Katy Steinmetz



"Forbidden Lives: The Gay Men Who Fled Chechnya's Purge" by Masha Gessen

The New Yorker


"Free Radical" by Nathan Heller



"Trans, Teen, and Homeless" by Laura Rena Murray

Rolling Stone


Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

The Advocate



Teen Vogue



Outstanding Digital Journalism Article

"The Ballad of Bobby Brooks, the First Gay Student-Body President of Texas A&M" by Lauren Larson


"For Those We Lost and Those Who Survived: The Pulse Massacre One Year Later" by James Michael Nichols

HuffPost Queer Voices


"'I Am a Girl Now,' Sage Smith Wrote. Then She Went Missing." by Emma Eisenberg



"Meet the Transgender Student Who Fought Discrimination at His Maryland High School (and Won)" by Nico Lang



"Why Bisexual Men Are Still Fighting to Convince Us They Exist" by Samantha Allen



Outstanding Digital Journalism-Multimedia

"Former Patriots and Chiefs Tackle Ryan O'Callaghan Comes Out as Gay" by Cyd Zeigler

Outsports/SB Nation


"Made to Model: Trans Beauty in Fashion"


"'This Is How We Win': Inside Danica Roem's Historic Victory" by Diana Tourjée


"Transgender Day of Remembrance" by Saeed Jones

AM to DM, BuzzFeed News


"US Travel Ban Leaves LGBT Refugees in Limbo" by Nina dos Santos


Outstanding Blog


Gays With Kids

My Fabulous Disease

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents


Special Recognition

In a Heartbeat

written & directed by Esteban Bravo and Beth David


"Smile" by Jay-Z featuring Gloria Carter, 4:44

Roc Nation/Universal Music Group


Outstanding TV Journalism-Newsmagazine (Spanish Language)

"Así viven los estudiantes transgénero después de que Trump anulara la ley de baños de Obama para escuela públicas" Primer Impacto



"Pulse, huellas de la masacre" Docufilms

CNN en Español


"Ser transgénero en Latinoamérica: sus experiencias y crecimiento" Vive la Salud

CNN en Español


Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

"Comunidad LGBTQ vulnerable bajo nuevo gobierno" Perspectiva Nacional



"Entrevista con Daniela Vega" Showbiz

CNN en Español


"Joven transgénero tiene un mensaje para las familias: 'Acepten a sus hijos'" Al Punto



"El triunfo de una diseñadora mexicana transgénero en Nueva York" Noticias Telemundo



"Unidos contra la discriminación y el acoso contra la comunidad LGBT" Despierta América



Outstanding Digital Journalism (Spanish Language)

"La compleja realidad de ser gay en América Latina"


"'No aprobar el Dream Act significaría una sentencia de muerte', jóvenes LGBT y DACA"


"Padres de familia de Dallas luchan por los derechos de su hija transgénero"


"Primera senadora trans aspira a impulsar medidas para sectores discriminados"


"Tres hermanitos para dos papás"