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Carol, Tangerine, and The Danish Girl nominated for GLAAD Media Awards


The nominations for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, highlighting many of the films the Academy overlooked this year when it came to Oscar nominations. Despite being one of the best-reviewed movies of the year, Carol was under-represented in this year’s Oscar nominations, but that doesn’t come as a surprise given the Academy’s long-standing pattern of excluding queer cinema. Ian McKellen recently took shots at the Academy for failing to recognize queer films, and according to Mic, of the 78 films nominated for Best Picture since 2007, only 5 percent have featured a queer or trans protagonist.


The GLAAD Media Awards, on the other hand, specifically “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.” So in the nominations list, you’ll find several of the titles the Academy couldn’t be bothered with. Carol was nominated for Outstanding Wide Release Film, along with Dope, The Danish Girl, Freeheld, and Grandma. For Outstanding Limited Release Film, 52 Tuesdays, Appropriate Behavior, Boy Meets Girl, Drunktown’s Finest, and Tangerine were nominated.

Over on the television side of things, Grey’s Anatomy was nominated for Best Drama Series for the first time since 2010. It’s joined by fellow Shondaland series How To Get Away With Murder, which won Best Drama in 2015 and increased its representation of queer people and storylines this season by introducing Eve (Famke Janssen), Annalise Keating’s ex-girlfriend. The rest of the film and television nominees are listed below.


Outstanding Comedy Series

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Faking It

Grace And Frankie


Master Of None

Modern Family

Orange Is The New Black

Please Like Me



Outstanding Drama Series


Black Sails


The Fosters

Grey’s Anatomy

How To Get Away With Murder


Orphan Black



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

The Carmichael Show, “Gender”

Black-ish, “Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell

Royal Pains, “The Prince Of Nucleotides”

NCIS New Orleans, “Rock-A-Bye-Baby”

NCIS, “We Build, We Fight”

Outstanding TV Movie Or Limited Series




Outstanding Documentary

Kumu Hina

Limited Partnership

Mala Mala

Tab Hunter Confidential


Outstanding Reality Program

I Am Cait

I Am Jazz

New Girls On The Block

The Prancing Elites Project


Outstanding Daily Drama

The Bold And The Beautiful


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