LGBT media advocacy org GLAAD today announced the nominees for its 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite protests and boycotts, among GLAAD’s nominees are people of color (POC) and queer/trans POC publications, scripted shows/roles, and more that nailed coverage of our community. Some include:

Outstanding Film – Wide Release

Grandma (stars trans actress Laverne Cox)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release

Tangerine

Outstanding Drama Series

Empire
Sense8
How to Get Away With Murder
The Fosters
Grey’s Anatomy

Outstanding Comedy Series

Master of None (stars out actress and producer Lena Waithe who plays a lesbian)
Orange Is the New Black

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

blackish“Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell” (epi features Raven-Symoné)

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series

Bessie

Outstanding Daily Drama

The Bold and The Beautiful

Outstanding Magazine Article

Essence Magazine – “Pride & Prejudice” by Linda Villarosa

Outstanding Talk Show Episode

Super Soul Sunday (OWN) – “Janet Mock”  

For the first time in nearly a decade, the GLAAD Media Awards will be televised exclusively on Logo in a one-hour special premiering in April 2016. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 2, 2016 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

See the full list of nominees here and tell us who you’d nominate!

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