GLAAD Media Awards 2016 Nominees Announced, Caitlyn Jenner Receives Nod For ‘I Am Cait’

The 27th annual GLADD Media Award 2016 nominees have been announced!

Among the nominees is Caitlyn Jenner, who transitioned to a woman last year. Jenner is being nominated for her E! reality show I Am Cait and the 20/20 interview she did with Diane Sawyer announcing her desire to transition. Jazz Jennings, a 14-year-old who identifies herself as being transgender, is also nominated for her TLC reality show, I Am Jazz. Other notable nominees include the Academy Award nominated films The Danish Girl and Carol, and the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.

“For nearly three decades, the GLAAD Media Awards have propelled inclusion in media and driven LGBT acceptance forward,” GLAAD XEO and President Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement following the announcement on Tuesday. “This year’s nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and storylines, deepening audiences’ understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world.”

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Outstanding Film – Wide Release

Carol (The Weinstein Company)

The Danish Girl (Focus Features)

Dope (Open Road Films)

Freeheld (Lionsgate)

Grandma (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release

52 Tuesdays (Kino Lorber)

Appropriate Behavior (Gravtias Ventures)

Boy Meets Girl (Wolfe Video)

Drunktown’s Finest (Nehst Studios)

Tangerine (Magnolia Pictures)

Outstanding Drama Series

Arrow (The CW)

Black Sails (Starz)

Empire (FOX)

The Fosters (ABC Family)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Nashville (ABC)

Orphan Black (BBC America)

Sense8 (Netflix)

Shameless (Showtime)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)

Faking It (MTV)

Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Looking (HBO)

Master of None (Netflix)

Modern Family (ABC)

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Please Like Me (Pivot)

Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)

Vicious (PBS)

Outstanding Individual Episode (In A Series Without A Regular LGBT Character)

“Gender” The Carmichael Show (NBC)

“Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell” Black-ish (ABC)

“The Prince of Nucleotides” Royal Pains (USA Network)

“Rock-a-Bye-Baby” NCIS New Orleans (CBS)

“We Build, We Fight” NCIS (CBS)

Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series

Banana (Logo)

Bessie (HBO)

Cucumber (Logo)

Outstanding Documentary

Kumu Hina (PBS)

Limited Partnership (PBS)

Mala Mala (Strand Releasing)

Tab Hunter Confidential (The Film Collaborative)

Tig (Netflix)

Outstanding Reality Program

I Am Cait (E!)

I Am Jazz (TLC)

New Girls on the Block (Discovery Life)

The Prancing Elites Project (Oxygen)

Transcendent (Fuse)

Outstanding Daily Drama

The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Music Artist

Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO Records)

Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (Smiley Miley, Inc.)

Adam Lambert, The Original High (Warner Bros. Records)

Le1f, Riot Boi (XL Recordings/Terrible Records)

Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood (Capitol Records)

Outstanding Comic Book

Angela: Queen of Hel, written by Marguerite Bennett (Marvel Comics)

Harley Quinn, written by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (DC Comics)

Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson

Shanonn Watters, Kat Leyh (BOOM! Studios)

Midnighter, written by Steve Orlando (DC Comics)

The Wicked + Divine, written by Kieron Gillen (Image Comics)

Outstanding Talk Show Episode

“Alison Bechdel” Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

“Aydian Dowling” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

“Janet Mock” Super Soul Sunday (OWN)

“Jazz Jennings” The Meredith Vieira Show (syndicated)

“Transgender Rights” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine

“Bruce Jenner: The Interview” 20/20 (ABC)

“The Courage Game” SportsCenter (ESPN)

“Dividing The United Methodist Church” To The Contrary (PBS)

“Showdown in Indiana: The Battle Over Religious Rights” CNN Special Report (CNN)

True Life: I’m Genderqueer (MTV)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

“Interview with Jim Obergefell” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

“Mary Bonauto on Her SCOTUS Victory” The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

“Nicholas Coppola: Gay & Catholic” America Tonight (Al Jazeera America)

“Pushing for Equality for Transgender People” Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)

“Toddler Plays Role in Marriage Equality Case” MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts (MSNBC)

Outstanding Newspaper Article

“Cold Case: The Murders of Cosby and Jackson” by Dianna Wray (Houston Press)

“Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand” by Laurie Goodstein (The New York Times)

“Meet Dr. Levine, The State’s Top Doc” by Michael A. Fuoco (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

“Navy’s First Openly Gay SEAL Builds His Life Anew” by David Zucchino (Los Angeles Times)

“Transgender Today” [series] (The New York Times)

Outstanding Magazine Article

“Behind Brazil’s Gay Pride Parades, a Struggle with Homophobic Violence” by Oscar Lopez (Newsweek)

“The First Black Trans Model Had Her Face on a Box of Clairol” by Jada Yuan and Aaron Wong (New York)

“Gus Kenworthy’s Next Bold Move” by Alyssa Roenigk (ESPN The Magazine)

“Just Your Average (Transgender) Teen” by Andrea Stanley (Seventeen)

“Pride & Prejudice” by Linda Villarosa (Essence Magazine)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

The Advocate





Outstanding Digital Journalism – Article

“The Faces of Transgender Teen America” by David Yi (

“How the Killing of a Trans Filipina Woman Ignited an International Incident” by Meredith Talusan (

“The Ky Peterson Saga” [series] by Mitch Kellaway and Sunnivie Brydum (

“This Is What It’s Like To Be An LGBT Syrian Fleeing For Your Life” by J. Lester Feder (

“This Tiny Clinic is Fighting for Trans Patients Illegally Denied Medical Care” by Jennifer Swann (

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia

“Freed Trans Woman Ashley Diamond On Life Behind Bars In Men’s Prison” HuffPost Live (

“Holler if You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church” by Clay Cane (

“Queerness On The Front Lines Of #BlackLivesMatter” MSNBC Originals (

“Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution” Vice Reports (

“Transgender, at War and in Love” by Fiona Dawson (

Special Recognition

Beautiful As I Want To Be (

This is Me (Amazon Instant Video)

According to GLADD’s official website, the “GLAAD Media Awards 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.”

The first GLAAD Media Awards 2016 ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on April 2 at The Beverly Hilton. The second will take place in New York on May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

[Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP]

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