The 2019 GLAAD Media Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are meant to draw attention to positive portrayals of LGBTQ people, issues, etc. in mainstream media. A full list of nominees is available here.
The awards will be held on March 28 in Los Angeles and May 4 in New York.
Here’s a list of the comics- and animation-related nominees.
Outstanding Film, Wide Release
- Deadpool 2
- The Girl in the Spider’s Web
- Love, Simon
- Crazy Rich Asians
Outstanding Drama Series
- Black Lightning (CW)
- Supergirl (CW)
- Billions (Showtime)
- Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
- Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
- Instinct (CBS)
- Pose (FX)
- Shadowhunters (Freeform)
- Star (Fox)
- Wynonna Earp (Syfy)
Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
- Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
- She-Ra and the Princess of Power (Netflix)
- Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)
- Andi Mack (Disney Channel)
- Anne with an E (Netflix)
Outstanding Comic Book
- Batwoman (DC Comics)
- Bingo Love (Image)
- Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles (DC Comics)
- Fence (Boom! Studios)
- Iceman (Marvel)
- Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass (Boom! Studios)
- Oh S#!t It’s Kim & Kim (Black Mask Comics)
- Runaways (Marvel)
- Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (Marvel)
- Strangers in Paradise XXV (Abstract Studio)
Outstanding Video Game
- Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (Ubisoft)
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (Bethesda Softworks)
- Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire (ArenaNet)
- Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Versus Evil)
- The Sims Mobile (Electronic Arts)
“Black Lightning” and “Supergirl” are both nominated; however, they face stiff competition. It feels like my Twitter feed’s been inundated with tweets about “Wynonna Earp.”
“Andi Mack,” last year’s winner, is nominated for the Outstanding Kids & Family Programming category again. Fellow nominees include “Steven Universe,” “Adventure Time,” and the new “She-Ra” series. “Steven Universe” received much attention for its wedding episode. Meanwhile, “She-Ra” has also garnered a lot of praise for its LGBTQ-friendly tone, though some worry said tone might not be explicit enough.
On the comics side, some of the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards nominees are the usual suspects (“Lumberjanes,” “Batwoman”). Others are stand-alone miniseries or graphic novels (“Snagglepuss,” “Bingo Love”). Then there’s the nomination for the “Star Wars” book, starring a character that became popular in Marvel’s “Darth Vader” book.
I haven’t played any of the nominated video games; however, there’s been a push for more LGBTQ inclusiveness in video games.