GLAAD Media Awards Praise TV and Denounce Film

The GLAAD Media Awards are making it very clear that television is where it is when it comes to LGBT representation. And unfortunately, the film industry is falling behind significantly.

There were 156 nominees in 32 categories and only 2 films were good enough to make it into the outstanding film category in terms of tolerance and LGBT representation—Moonlight and Star Trek Beyond.

This the first time in over a decade that only two movies were eligible for this category. GLAAD says that this reflects a “need for more progress in that industry.”

TV, however, has done an outstanding job this year of being inclusive and showing a wide range of representation. ABC received six nominations, HBO received five nominations, and Netflix received four.

“At a time when progress is at a critical juncture, it is imperative that Hollywood tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community’s rich diversity — and build understanding that brings all communities closer together,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a release. “This year’s nominees have created images and storylines that challenge misconceptions and broaden understanding, accelerating acceptance and equality for LGBTQ people across the globe.”

Here are some of the nominees:

Outstanding film — wide release

Moonlight

Star Trek Beyond

Outstanding comedy series

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Modern Family (ABC)

One Mississippi (Amazon)

The Real O’Neals (ABC)

Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)

Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

Take My Wife (Seeso)

Transparent (Amazon)

Outstanding drama series

The Fosters (Freeform)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Hap and Leonard (SundanceTV)

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

The OA (Netflix)

Orphan Black (BBC America)

Shadowhunters (Freeform)

Shameless (Showtime)

Supergirl (The CW)

Wynonna Earp (Syfy)

Outstanding TV movie or limited series

Eyewitness (USA Network)

London Spy (BBC America)

Looking: The Movie (HBO)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fox)

Vicious: The Finale (PBS)

Outstanding reality program

Gaycation (Viceland)

I Am Cait (E!)

I Am Jazz (TLC)

The Prancing Elites Project (Oxygen)

Strut (Oxygen)

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