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GLAAD Media Awards 2020 Nominations: The Complete List

GLAAD Media Awards 2020 Nominations: The Complete List

On Wednesday morning, the nominees for the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards were announced!

In a statement, Sarah Kate Eillis, GLAAD President and CEO said, “There are more nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards than ever before not only because LGBTQ diversity and inclusion has progressed, but because GLAAD’s work to forward LGBTQ visibility has never been more important. Media stories and storylines that shed light on LGBTQ people of different backgrounds, genders, races, religions, and more, are needed to counter the current politically and culturally divisive moment. The GLAAD Awards this year not only celebrate new LGBTQ stories that educate, entertain, and affect positive cultural change, but remind LGBTQ people and allies that in an election year, our visibility and voices have never been more important.”

It was recently announced that Taylor Swift will receive the Vanguard Award and Janet Mock will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 16.

The ceremony in NYC will be held on March 19.

See the complete list of nominees below!

Outstanding Film - Wide Release

  • “Bombshell”
  • “Booksmart”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Judy”
  • “Rocketman”

Outstanding Film - Limited Release

  • “Adam”
  • “Brittany Runs a Marathon”
  • “End of the Century”
  • “The Heiresses”
  • “Kanarie”
  • “Pain and Glory”
  • “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
  • “Rafiki”
  • “Socrates”
  • “This Is Not Berlin”

Outstanding Documentary

  • “5B”
  • “Gay Chorus Deep South”
  • “Leitis in Waiting”
  • “State of Pride”
  • “Wig”

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Batwoman"
  • “Billions"
  • “Euphoria"
  • “Killing Eve"
  • “The L Word: Generation Q"
  • “The Politician"
  • “Pose"
  • “Shadowhunters"
  • “Star Trek: Discovery"
  • “Supergirl"

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
  • “Dear White People"
  • “Dickinson"
  • “One Day at a Time"
  • “The Other Two"
  • “Schitt's Creek"
  • “Sex Education"
  • “Superstore"
  • “Vida"
  • “Work in Progress“

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBTQ character)

  • "Love," Drunk History
  • "Murdered at a Bad Address," Law & Order: SVU
  • “Spontaneous Combustion,” Easy
  • “This Extraordinary Being,” Watchmen
  • "Two Doors Down," Dolly Parton's Heartstrings

Outstanding TV Movie

  • “Deadwood: The Movie"
  • “Let It Snow"
  • “Rent: Live"
  • “Transparent: Musicale Finale"
  • “Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story"

Outstanding Limited Series

  • “Mrs. Fletcher"
  • “The Red Line"
  • “Tales of the City"
  • “When They See Us"
  • “Years & Years"

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

  • “Andi Mack"
  • “The Bravest Knight"
  • “High School Musical: The Series"
  • “The Loud House"
  • "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" (PBS)
  • “Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling“
  • “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power“
  • “Steven Universe: The Movie“
  • "A Tale of Two Nellas" Nella the Princess Knight
  • “Twelve Forever"

Outstanding Reality Program

  • “Are You the One?"
  • “Bachelor in Paradise"
  • “I Am Jazz"
  • “Queer Eye"
  • “RuPaul's Drag Race"

Outstanding Music Artist

  • Adam Lambert, “Velvet: Side A" (More is More/Empire)
  • Brittany Howard, “Jaime" (ATO)
  • Kevin Abstract, “ARIZONA BABY" (Question Everything/RCA)
  • Kim Petras, “Clarity" (Bunhead)
  • King Princess, “Cheap Queen" (Zelig/Columbia Records)
  • Lil Nas X, “7" (Columbia)
  • Melissa Etheridge, “The Medicine Show" (ME Records/Concord)
  • Mika, “My Name Is Michael Holbrook" (Casablanca/Republic Records)
  • Tegan and Sara, “Hey, I'm Just Like You" (Sire)
  • Young M.A, “Herstory in the Making" (M.A Music/3D)

Outstanding Comic Book To see the complete creative team for each nominee, please visit

  • "The Avant-Guards," written by Carly Usdin (BOOM! Studios)
  • "Bloom," written by Kevin Panetta (First Second)
  • "Crowded," written by Christopher Sebela (Image Comics)
  • "Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass," written by Mariko Tamaki (DC Comics)
  • "Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me," written by Mariko Tamaki (First Second)
  • "Liebestrasse," written by Greg Lockard (ComiXology Originals)
  • "Lumberjanes," written by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (BOOM! Studios)
  • "Runaways," written by Rainbow Rowell (Marvel Comics)
  • "Star Wars: Doctor Aphra," written by Simon Spurrier (Marvel Comics)
  • "The Wicked + Divine," written by Kieron Gillen (Image Comics)

Outstanding Video Game

  • “Apex Legends" (Electronic Arts)
  • “Borderlands 3" (2K Games)
  • “The Outer Worlds" (Private Division)
  • “Overwatch" (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • “The Walking Dead: The Final Season" (Skybound Entertainment)

Outstanding Broadway Production

  • “Choir Boy"
  • “The Inheritance"
  • “Jagged Little Pill"
  • “Slave Play"
  • “What the Constitution Means to Me"

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode

  • “Billy Porter Serves Cataract Realness, Fashion, and Tonys,” "The View"
  • “Ellen Meets Inspiring Mormon Valedictorian,” "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
  • “Jacob Tobia — Promoting a ‘Gender-Chill’ Exploration of Identity with ‘Sissy,’” "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
  • “Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She's an Onion with All Sorts of Layers,” "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
  • “Lilly Is Struggling to Date Women,” "A Little Late with Lilly Singh"

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine

  • “ABC News Pride Day” “All Her Sons”; "CBS Sunday Morning"
  • “Am I Next? Gay and Targeted in Chechnya,” "Nightline"
  • “Am I Next? Trans and Targeted,” "Nightline"
  • “Rainbow Railroad,”" 60 Minutes"

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

  • “Black and Trans in Texas,” "Vice News Tonight" (HBO)
  • “Don Lemon to Kevin Hart: Walking Away Right Now Is Your Choice,” "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon" (CNN)
  • “Laverne Cox: We Exist, We Deserve Human Rights,” "Up with David Gura" (MSNBC)
  • “One-on-One with Mayor Pete Buttigieg,” "The Rachel Maddow Show" (MSNBC)
  • “Ryan Russell Reveals His Truth,” ESPN (ESPN)

Outstanding Newspaper Article

  • "L.G.B.T.Q. Community Finds ‘Sense of Home’ in the Bronx" by Rick Rojas (The New York Times)
  • “Military Reports No Discharges Under Trans Ban — but Advocates Have Doubts” by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)
  • “Nearly 4 Million LGBTQ People Live in Rural America, and Everything Is Not Bias and Awful" by Susan Miller (USA Today)
  • “Texas Leads the Nation in Transgender Murders. After the Latest Attack, the Dallas Trans Community Asks Why” by Lauren McGaughy (The Dallas Morning News)
  • “Trump Pledged to End the HIV Epidemic. San Francisco Could Get There First” by Maria L. La Ganga (Los Angeles Times)

Outstanding Magazine Article

  • “2019 Sportsperson of the Year: Megan Rapinoe” by Jenny Vrentas (Sports Illustrated)
  • “In Her Element: Geena Rocero” by Geena Rocero (Playboy)
  • “Indya Moore Just Wants to Be Free” by Jada Yuan (ELLE)
  • “Mayor Pete Buttigieg's Unlikely, Untested, Unprecedented Presidential Campaign” by Charlotte Alter (TIME)
  • “The Trans Obituaries Project” by Raquel Willis (OUT)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

  • Advocate
  • Billboard
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • OUT
  • Variety

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article

  • “Finding the Truth About Transgender Athletes in Women’s Sports” [series] by Cyd Zeigler, Dawn Ennis (
  • “How a New Class of Trans Male Actors Are Changing the Face of Television” by Trish Bendix (
  • “'This Time Is Real': Taiwan Counts Down to Asia's First Same-Sex Weddings” by Beh Lih Yi (
  • “Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out-of-Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens” by Scott Bixby (
  • “When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side” by Lucas Waldron, Brenda Medina (

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Video or Multimedia

  • “Between Two Homes: The LGBTQ+ Refugees America Left Behind” by Judah Robinson (NowThis)
  • “LGBTQ+ Community Debates the Meaning of ‘Queer,’ Military Bans & More” by Arielle Duhaime-Ross (VICE)
  • “The Life Threatening Dangers of Gay Conversion Therapy” by Grace Baldridge (Refinery29)
  • “Sound On: Community, Representation, and Identity” by Terron Moore and Rakhee Jethwa (MTV News)
  • “Stonewall 50: The Revolution” produced by Sekiya Dorsett, Brooke Sopelsa, Elizabeth Kuhr, Shahrzad Elghanayan, Wesley Oliver, Tim Fitzsimmons (NBC OUT and Nightly Films)

Outstanding Blog

  • Gays with Kids
  • JoeMyGod
  • My Fabulous Disease
  • Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
  • TransGriot

Special Recognition

  • "Special" (Netflix)
  • Karen Ocamb, news editor, Los Angeles Blade
  • Mark Segal, founder and publisher, Philadelphia Gay News