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The Los Angeles portion of this year’s GLAAD Media Awards were awarded on April 1. James Tynion IV’s “The Woods” by Boom! Studios is this year’s Outstanding Comic Book winner.
The winners of the other categories that had comics/animation nominees are below. The full list of winners is available here.
Outstanding comic book
- The Woods, Boom! Studios (winner)
- All-New X-Men, Marvel
- Black Panther, Marvel
- DC Comics Bombshells, DC Comics
- Kim & Kim, Black Mask Studios
- Love is Love, IDW/DC Comics
- Lumberjanes, Boom! Studios
- Midnighter/Midnighter and Apollo, DC Comics
- Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat!, Marvel
- Saga, Image
Outstanding comedy series
- Transparent, Amazon (winner)
- Steven Universe, Cartoon Network
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW
- Grace and Frankie, Netflix
- Modern Family, ABC
- One Mississippi, Amazon
- The Real O’Neals, ABC
- Survivor’s Remorse, Starz
- Take My Wife, Seeso
Outstanding individual episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)
- “San Junipero,” Black Mirror, Netflix (winner)
- “Attention Deficit,” The Loud House, Nickelodeon
- “Bar Fights,” Drunk History, Comedy Central
- “Johnson & Johnson,” Black-ish, ABC
- “Vegan Cinderella,” Easy, Netflix
“Moonlight” is the winner of Outstanding Film (wide release).
Unfortunately, none of the animation nominees won in their categories. However, it is interesting that the winners of those categories are streaming services’ programs, not shows airing on a traditional TV network. I haven’t seen “Transparent” or “Black Mirror,” though I’ve seen the former mentioned occasionally by others on Twitter.
It’s a good year for the comics category, especially for “The Woods”; it not only won this year’s GLAAD Media Award, but it’s also being turned into a live-action SyFy TV series. Still, “Patsy Walker” is ending its run soon, and a few tone-deaf remarks by a Marvel exec about diversity raises some concerns.