Jay-Z Set for Special Honor at GLAAD Media Awards

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Jay-Z will be handed a special honor at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards for highlighting his mother’s sexuality battle in his song Smile.

The rapper has been named the recipient of the gay rights organization’s Special Recognition for Song and Music Video for documenting Gloria Carter’s coming out story.

Meanwhile, TV hits Will & Grace and This Is Us and movies Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, and real-life tennis drama Battle of the Sexes are among the nominees for top prizes, along with Halsey and Kesha.

The nominations were announced on Friday (19Jan18) at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah by actress Trace Lysette and actor Wilson Cruz.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on 12 April and in New York on 5 May.

The main list of nominees is:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE

  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Lady Bird
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • The Shape of Water

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE

  • BPM
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • God’s Own Country
  • Thelma
  • The Wound

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

  • The Bold Type
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Modern Family
  • One Day at a Time
  • One Mississippi
  • Superstore
  • Survivor’s Remorse
  • Transparent
  • Will & Grace

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

  • Billions
  • Doubt
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Nashville
  • Sense8
  • Shadowhunters
  • Star
  • Star Trek: Discovery
  • This Is Us
  • Wynonna Earp

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)

  • “Chapter 8” Legion
  • “Grace” Pure Genius
  • “Lady Cha Cha” Easy
  • “The Missionaries” Room 104
  • “Thanksgiving” Master of None

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Cult
  • Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Godless
  • Queers
  • When We Rise

OUTSTANDING KIDS & FAMILY PROGRAMMING

  • Andi Mack
  • “Chosen Family” Danger & Eggs
  • “The Emergency Plan” Doc McStuffins
  • The Loud House
  • Steven Universe

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY

  • Chavela
  • Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
  • Kiki
  • “Real Boy” Independent Lens
  • This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

  • Gaycation with Ellen Page
  • I Am Jazz
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Survivor: Game Changers
  • The Voice

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST

  • Miley Cyrus
  • Halsey
  • Honey Dijon
  • Kehlani
  • Kelela
  • Kesha
  • Perfume Genius
  • Sam Smith
  • St. Vincent
  • Wrabel

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK

  • America, written by Gabby Rivera (Marvel Comics)
  • The Backstagers, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)
  • Batwoman, written by Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV (DC Comics)
  • Black Panther: World of Wakanda, written by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yona Harvey, Rembert
  • Browne (Marvel Comics)
  • Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, written by Sarah Vaughn (DC Comics)
  • Goldie Vance, written by Hope Larson, Jackie Ball (BOOM! Studios)
  • Iceman, written by Sina Grace (Marvel Comics)
  • Lumberjanes, written by Kat Leyh, Shannon Watters (BOOM! Studios)
  • Quantum Teens are Go, written by Magdalene Visaggio (Black Mask Comics)
  • The Woods, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA

  • The Bold and The Beautiful
  • Days of Our Lives
  • The Young & the Restless

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

  • The Advocate
  • Billboard
  • People
  • Teen Vogue
  • Time

OUTSTANDING BLOG

  • Autostraddle
  • Gays With Kids
  • My Fabulous Disease
  • Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
  • Transgriot

OUTSTANDING SCRIPTED TELEVISION SERIES – SPANISH-LANGUAGE NOMINEES

  • Las chicas del cable
  • La doble vida de Estela Carrillo
  • Ingobernable
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