‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ ousted from GLAAD Media Awards (see list of nominees)

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced the nominees for the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards from Park City via livestream on Facebook. The nominees were announced by announcement will be hosted by Pose star Mj Rodriguez and Crazy Rich Asians star Nico Santos.

In an unfortunate turn in the nominations, the Golden Globe-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody was pulled from the slate of the Best Original Film category post allegations against director Bryan Singer of sexual assault.
Four men have come forward accusing Singer of sexual misconduct. Two of whom say they were underage at the time of the incidents. Singer has disputed the allegations, saying that the story was written by “a homophobic journalist.”

GLAAD pulled the film from the nominees saying the story contained “unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded”.

The awards ceremonies, which fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate LGBT acceptance, will be held in Los Angeles on March 28, and again in New York on May 4.

List of GLAAD Award nominees:

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
Crazy Rich Asians
Deadpool 2
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Love, Simon

Outstanding Film – Limited Release
Boy Erased
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The Favourite
Hearts Beat Loud
A Kid Like Jake
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Saturday Church
We the Animals

Outstanding Comedy Series
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Dear White People
Modern Family
One Day at a Time
Schitt’s Creek
This Close
Will & Grace

Outstanding Drama Series
Black Lightning
Grey’s Anatomy
Handmaid’s Tale
Wynonna Earp

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)
“King in the North” Fresh Off the Boat
“Prom” Fuller House
“Service” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
“She” The Good Doctor
“Someplace Other Than Here” The Guest Book

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Life-Size 2
A Very English Scandal

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
Adventure Time
Andi Mack
Anne with an E
Steven Universe

Outstanding Documentary
Call Her Ganda
My House
Quiet Heroes
When the Beat Drops

Outstanding Reality Program
American Idol
I Am Jazz
Love & Hip Hop
Queer Eye
RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Music Artist
Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You
Brockhampton, Iridescence
Christine and the Queens, Chris
Hayley Kiyoko, Expectations
Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer
Kim Petras, Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1
Shea Diamond, Seen It All
Sophie, Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
Troye Sivan, Bloom
Years & Years, Palo Santo

Outstanding Comic Book
Batwoman, written by Marguerite Bennett, K. Perkins, Scott Godlewski, Fernando Blanco, John Rauch, Deron Bennett
Bingo Love, written by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-onge, Joy San, Cardinal Rae
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, written by Mark Russell, Mike Feehan, Mark Morales, Sean Parsons, José Marzan Jr., Paul Mounts, Dave Sharpe
Fence, written by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, Joana LaFuente, Jim Campbell
Iceman, written by Sina Grace, Robert Gill, Nathan Stockman, Ed Tadeo, Rachelle Rosenberg, Federico Blee, Joe Sabino
Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, written by Lilah Sturges, Polterink, Jim Campbell
Oh S#!t It’s Kim & Kim, written by Magdalene Visaggio, Eva Cabrera, Claudia Aguirre, Zakk Saam
Runaways, written by Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka, David Lafuente, Takeshi Miyazawa, Matthew Wilson, Triona Tree Farrell, Jim Campbell, Michael Garland, Joe Caramagna
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, written by Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, Emilio Laiso, Kev Walker, Marc Deering, Rachelle Rosenberg, Java Tartaglia, Joe Caramagna, Travis Lanham
Strangers in Paradise XXV, written by Terry Moore

Outstanding Video Game
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset
Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
The Sims Mobile

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
“Mike Pence and ‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo'” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
“NRA Problems, Chicken Bone Problems, Birmingham Problems” Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas
“Trans Rights Under Attack” Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
“Troye Sivan Hopes ‘Boy Erased’ Reaches All Parents” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
“Valedictorian Seth Owen” The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine
“Conversion Therapy: God Only Knows” CBS Sunday Morning
“Gender: The Space Between” CBS News
“Legacy of Hope” Nightline
“Respect” SC Featured
“South Texas Pride” [series] KSAT News (San Antonio, Texas)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
“Historic Number of LGBTQ Candidates on Ballots This Year” NBC Nightly News
“Mississippi Town Denies Pride Parade” Vice News Tonight
“Olympian Adam Rippon” New Day
“Same-sex Couple Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling” CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
“Trump: ‘Looking Very Seriously’ at Changing Transgender Definition” Velshi & Ruhle

Outstanding Newspaper Article
“He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance.” by Donald G. McNeil Jr., The New York Times
“LGBTQ Parents Challenge Stereotypes in China” by Sue-Lin Wong, Jason Lee, Reuters
“‘More Than Fear’: Brazil’s LGBT Community Dreads Looming Bolsonaro Presidency” by Marina Lopes, The Washington Post
“Pistons’ Reggie Bullock to Transgender Community: ‘I see y’all as people that I love'” by Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune
“Transgender Students Asked Betsy DeVos for Help. Here’s What Happened.” by Caitlin Emma, Politico

Outstanding Magazine Article
“21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: ‘I Want to Portray These Characters, and I’m Ready'” by Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun, Lindsay Weinberg, Joelle Goldstein, Bryan White, The Hollywood Reporter
“Can a Transgender Woman Get Justice in Texas?” by Nate Blakeslee, Texas Monthly
“Ex-Scientologist Michelle LeClair Says Church Officials Humiliated Her After She Came Out as Gay” by Johnny Dodd, Tierney McAfee, People
“Lena Waithe is Changing the Game” by Jacqueline Woodson, Vanity Fair
“They are the Champions” by Katie Barnes, ESPN The Magazine

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
Entertainment Weekly

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
“Across U.S., LGBTQ Christians Try to Change Hearts and Minds From the Pews” by Julie Compton, NBCNews.com
“Bermuda Same-sex Marriage Ban Means Trouble for Tourism and Cruise Ships” by Ryan Ruggiero, CNBC.com
“Deadnamed” by Lucas Waldron, Ken Schwencke, ProPublica.org
“LGBTQ Caravan Migrants Marry While Waiting for Asylum in Tijuana” by Sarah Kinosian, INTOmore.com
“Workplaces Need to Prepare for the Non-Binary Future” by Samantha Allen, TheDailyBeast.com

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia
“I Was Jailed for Raising the Pride Flag in Egypt” by Amro Helmy, Buzzfeed Video
“The Latinx Drag Queens Spearheading HIV Activism on the Border” by Paola Ramos, Vice.com
“March for Our Lives and LGBT activism: ‘They’re definitely linked for me,’ says Emma González” by Beth Greenfield, Yahoo! Lifestyle
“Marielle and Monica: The LGBT Activists Resisting Bolsonaro’s Brazil” by Fabio Erdos, Marina Costa, Charlie Phillips, Jacqueline Edenbrow, TheGuardian.com
“Trans Model Aaron Philip is Making a Space for Disabilities on the Runway”, NowThis

Outstanding Blog
Gays With Kids
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
My Fabulous Disease
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Special Recognition

Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

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