GLAAD, the LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Among the nominees are Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Moonlight; Film Independent Spirit Award-nominees Other People and Spa Night.
For the first time, and what the organization describes as “disappointingly – but reflective of the mainstream film industry’s dearth of LGBTQ-inclusive storylines” Outstanding Film – Wide Release counts the fewest number of nominees (two) since 2003.
“For nearly 30 years, the GLAAD Media Awards have set the bar for media representations of LGBTQ people,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “At a time when progress is at a critical juncture, it is imperative that Hollywood tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community’s rich diversity – and build understanding that brings all communities closer together. This year’s nominees have created images and storylines that challenge misconceptions and broaden understanding, accelerating acceptance and equality for LGBTQ people across the globe.”
Outstanding Film (Wide Release)
Star Trek Beyond (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Film (Limited Release)
The Handmaiden (Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures)
Naz & Maalik (Wolfe Releasing)
Other People (Vertical Entertainment)
Spa Night (Strand Releasing)
Those People (Wolfe Releasing)
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO)
Out of Iraq (Logo)
The Same Difference (Centric)
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (Investigation Discovery)
The Trans List (HBO)