HBO and HBO Max were the main contenders for the GLAAD Media Awards in 19 nominations, and were the main nominees for TV shows such as “Hacks,” “The Other Two,” and “College Girls’ Sexuality.”
The annual awards reward the media for presenting LGBTQ people fairly and accurately. Streaming services received a total of 63 nominations, cable received 39 nominations, and broadcasting networks received 17 nominations.
Nominees include “Eternity” (Walt Disney movies), “Everyone talks about Jamie” (Amazon Studios), “Mitchells against cars” (Netflix), “Tick, tick… BOOM!” movies such as (Netflix) and West Side Story (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures).
Netflix had 17 nominees, Hulu received seven, ABC, MSNBC and Peacock received four nominations. In the Spanish nominations, Univision and Telemundo won two nominations.
Out of 30 TV shows nominated in three categories – great comedy series, great dramatic series and new new TV series – 18 have transgender or non-dual heroes, including “Pose”, “9-1-1: The Lonely Star”, “Good Problem, “Gray’s Anatomy,” “The L Word: Generation Q,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” and “The Sex Life of College Girls.”
GLAAD noted that representation has increased over the past year as violence against transgender people has escalated and that lawmakers across the U.S. have introduced a number of bills aimed at banning transgender youth from playing sports and accessing health care.
Music artists who have won the GLAAD nominations include Lil Nas X, Helsi, Arlo Parks, Japanese Breakfast, Kaytranada, Demi Lovato, Mykki Blanco and BROKHAMPTON. Among the winners of the Special Recognition Award is “Danger!” champion Amy Schneider and The Laverne Cox Show.
Last year, Netflix was the top contender to lead in 26 nominations. This year’s list includes 246 candidates in 30 categories, up from 198 last year in 28 categories.