The GLAAD Media Awards are one of my favorite awards, mostly because I see them and I get reminded that, as far as we still have to go (and it’s far, don’t let this make you complacent), we’re now at a point where an awards show that honors “the fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues – can exist.
Because there are enough shows to make one.
The 31st GLAAD Media Awards were held virtually last night and streamed on GLAAD’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
Here are the winners:
Outstanding Comedy Series
WINNER: Schitt’s Creek
Outstanding Drama Series
WINNER: DOLLY PARTON’S HEARTSTRINGS, “Two Doors Down”
Drunk History, “Love”
Law & Order: SVU, “Murdered at a Bad Address” (NBC)
Easy, “Spontaneous Combustion” (Netflix)
Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being” (HBO)
WINNER: TRANSPARENT: MUSICALE FINALE
Other nominees: Deadwood: The Movie, Let It Snow, Rent: Live, Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story.
Outstanding Limited Series
WINNER: TALES OF THE CITY
Other nominees: Mrs. Fletcher, The Red Line, When They See Us,
Years & Years.
WINNER: STATE OF PRIDE
Other nominees: 5B, Gay Chorus Deep South, Leitis in Waiting, Wig.
Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
WINNERS (TIE): THE BRAVEST KNIGHT & HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES
Other nominees: Andi Mack, The Loud House, Arthur, “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Steven Universe: The Movie, Nella the Princess Knight, “A Tale of Two Nellas,” Twelve Forever.
Outstanding Reality-TV Program
WINNER: ARE YOU THE ONE?
Other nominees: Bachelor in Paradise, I Am Jazz, Queer Eye, RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
WINNER: The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: “Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She’s An Onion With All Sorts of Layers”
The View: “Billy Porter Serves Cataract Realness, Fashion and Tonys”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: “Ellen Meets Inspiring Mormon Valedictorian”
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: “Jacob Tobia – Promoting a ‘Gender-Chill’ Exploration of Identity with ‘Sissy’”
A Little Late With Lilly Singh: “Lilly Is Struggling to Date Women” (NBC)
Outstanding TV Journalism (Newsmagazine)
WINNER: Nightline, “Am I Next? Trans and Targeted”
“ABC News Pride Day”
CBS Sunday Morning, “All Her Sons”
Nightline, “Am I Next? Gay and Targeted in Chechnya”
60 Minutes, “Rainbow Railroad”
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
WINNER: The Rachel Maddow Show, “One-on-One with Mayor Pete Buttigieg”
Vice News Tonight, “Black and Trans in Texas”
CNN Tonight With Don Lemon, “Don Lemon to Kevin Hart: Walking away right now is your choice”
Up With David Gura, “Laverne Cox: We exist, we deserve human rights”
“Ryan Russell Reveals His Truth”