The winners must be so GLAAD!
On Thursday, the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were held in Los Angeles. With a star-studded list of attendees, including Britney Spears, Adam Rippon, and Lena Waithe, it was a night for celebration of the best inclusive representations of the LGBTQ+ community in the media.
Below are the winners to have been announced from the event so far. This page will be updated when the remaining winners are announced when the show airs on LOGO on April 18th at 8pm ET/PT (in the US).
- Vanguard Award: Britney Spears
- Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Jim Parsons
- Outstanding Drama Series: This Is Us (NBC)
- Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character): “Thanksgiving” Master of None (Netflix)
- Outstanding Kids & Family Programming winner: Andi Mack (Disney Channel)
- Outstanding Comedy Series: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
- Outstanding Film – Limited Release A Fantastic Woman (Sony Pictures Classics)
- Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: When We Rise (ABC)
- Outstanding Comic Book: Black Panther: World of Wakanda (Marvel Comics)
- Outstanding Daily Drama: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
- Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Why Bisexual Men Are Still Fighting to Convince Us They Exist” by Samantha Allen (Splinter)
- Outstanding Blog: TransGriot (transgriot.blogspot.com)
- Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series: Las Chicas Del Cable (Netflix)
- Outstanding Spanish-Language Digital Journalism: “Tres Hemanitos Para Dos Papás” por Jacqueline García (laopinion.com)
Highlights from the event include Ricky Martin presenting the Vanguard Award to Britney Spears, and Lena Waithe accepting the Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character) award for ‘Master of None’. The ‘Thanksgiving’ episode which won was written by Waithe.
GLAAD also announced a Special Recognition Award for Jay-Z’s song and music video ‘Smile’ featuring his mother Gloria Carter who used the song to come out as a lesbian, and a Special Recognition Award to the animated short film ‘In A Heartbeat’.