2018 GLAAD Media Awards comics and animation nominees announced

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This year’s GLAAD Media Award nominations were recently announced. As usual, I’ll look at the comics and animation-related nominees. A full list of all the nominees is available here.

The awards will be held on April 12 (in Los Angeles) and May 5 (in New York).

Outstanding film (wide release)

  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Lady Bird
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • The Shape of Water

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)

  • “Chapter 8,” Legion, FX
  • “Grace,” Pure Genius, CBS
  • “Lady Cha Cha,” Easy, Netflix
  • “The Missionaries,” Room 104, HBO
  • “Thanksgiving,” Master of None, Netflix

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

  • Andi Mack, Disney Channel
  • Danger & Eggs, Amazon
  • “The Emergency Plan,” Doc McStuffins, Disney Channel
  • Steven Universe, Cartoon Network
  • The Loud House, Nickelodeon
The Backstagers, vol. 2 TPB
“The Backstagers,” vol. 2 TPB. Art by Veronica Fish.

Outstanding Comic Book

  • America, Marvel
  • The Backstagers, Boom! Studios
  • Batwoman, DC Comics
  • Black Panther: World of Wakanda, Marvel
  • Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, DC Comics
  • Goldie Vance, Boom! Studios
  • Iceman, Marvel
  • Lumberjanes, Boom! Studios
  • Quantum Teens are Go, Black Mask Comics
  • The Woods, Boom! Studios

Comments

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” is a film about the lives of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston, his wife Elizabeth Marston, and their live-in lover Olive Byrne.

“Legion” is a show on FX with loose ties to the “X-Men” film series, focusing on Professor Xavier’s mutant son.

“Danger & Eggs” is a newer animated series on Amazon. It’s about the adventures of a talking human-sized egg named Phillip and his young friend D.D. Danger. One episode centered around their community’s pride celebration. The diversity extends to the show’s production staff, too; series co-creator Shadi Petowsky is a trans woman.

The aforementioned Doc McStuffins episode featured a pair of same-sex parents and their kid, who learn what to do in case of an earthquake. Per the show’s setting, the family are all talking dolls.

On the comics side, I’ll note the irony that all three Marvel books nominated have been cancelled. DC has two titles nominated (“Batwoman” and a Deadpool title). Among the indie favorites of mine nominated include “Goldie Vance,” “Lumberjanes,” and “The Backstagers.” “The Woods,” last year’s winner, also got nominated again.

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