British LGBT Awards Nominees Shortlist

Hadn’t had enough of awards yet? (If not, go and check out the winners of our awards) Today, we have the nominee shortlist for the British LGBT Awards.

What we can see reflected in the list of nominees is a nod of respect towards the BBC, who have been showing some pretty diverse programming.

Sarah Garrett, founder of the awards, had this to say about the BBC’s multiple nominations: “The British LGBT Awards are vital in highlighting those who have done good by the LGBT community and are also important in promoting LGBT acceptance.”

“The commissioning of Boy Meets Girl was a particularly landmark moment in British television history as was the introduction of a transgender character to Eastenders. The BBC should be proud of its commitment to diversity and groundbreaking coverage of LGBT issues.”

You can find the full list of categories and nominations below:

LGBT Celebrity of the Year

Alan Carr
Boy George
Caitlyn Jenner
Ru Paul
Kieron Richardson
Ruby Rose
Ben Whishaw
Dustin Lance Black

Music Artist of the Year

Jess Glynne
Little Mix
Zayn Malik
Frank Ocean
Sam Smith
Years and Years

Global Icon

Jennifer Saunders
Hillary Clinton
Stephen Fry
Lady Gaga
Sir Ian McKellen
Bette Midler
George Takei

Celebrity Straight Ally of the Year

Eddie Redmayne
Danny Dyer
Nigella Lawson
Holly Willoughby
Brian May
Kim Cattrall
James Sutton
Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

Celebrity Rising Star of the Year

Olly Alexander
Rebecca Root
Jake Graff
Hannah Hart
Sean Miley Moore
Philip Armstrong
David Morgan
Rose and Rosie

Broadcaster of the Year

Clare Balding
Vicki Beeching
Nick Grimshaw
Evan Davis
Paul O’Grady
Sue Perkins
Gok Wan

Media Moment

Boy Meets Girl, BBC
Caitlyn Jenner, Vanity Fair cover
Eastenders transgender storyline, BBC
Hollyoak HIV storyline, Lime Pictures/ Channel 4
London Spy, BBC
Mhairi Black MP elected to Parliament
Ireland votes for marriage equality
Gay marriage in USA

Sports Person of the Year

Nicola Adams
John Amaechi
Keegan Hirst
Nigel Owens
Mark McAdam
Sam Stanley
Heather Stanning
Casey Stoney

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The nominees (and categories) have arrived for the British LGBT awards 2016.