On Thursday (July 30), the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards took place, honoring LGBTQ visibility in music, film, television, journalism, and more. Stars like Lil Nas X and Dolly Parton took home awards for their continued efforts in raising awareness for the LGBTQ community through their work.
Outstanding Film – Wide Release: Booksmart (United Artists Releasing)
Outstanding Music Artist: Lil Nas X, 7 (Columbia)
Outstanding Film – Limited Release: Rafiki (Film Movement)
Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBTQ character): “Two Doors Down” Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (Netflix)
Outstanding TV Movie: Transparent: Musicale Finale (Amazon)
Outstanding Limited Series: Tales of the City (Netflix)
Outstanding Drama Series: Pose (FX)
Outstanding Documentary: State of Pride (YouTube)
Outstanding Blog: My Fabulous Disease
Outstanding Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Outstanding Video Game: The Outer Worlds (Private Division)
Outstanding Broadway Production: The Inheritance, by Matthew Lopez
Outstanding Kids & Family Programming [TIE]: The Bravest Knight (Hulu) and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+)
Outstanding Reality Program: Are You the One? (MTV)
Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode: “Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She’s An Onion With All Sorts of Layers” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Am I Next? Trans and Targeted” Nightline (ABC)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Advocate
Special Recognition: Special (Netflix)
The R&B duo Chloe X Halle closed the show with some Rupauls Drag Race Faves with a performance shot at legendary West Hollywood bar The Abbey.
Lil Nas X
While accepting the award for Outstanding Music Artist, the rapper shared, “Wow, thank you so much to the GLAAD Awards. Thank you so much to every single person involved in making this happen… I want to wish everyone love right now in these crazy, trying, difficult times with COVID and everything. I’m happy to even be apart of this right now.”
The music icon accepted the award for Outstanding Individual Episode for the “Two Doors Down” episode of her Netflix series, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.
Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
While presenting the award for Outstanding Drama Series, the A-list couple reflected on supporting their transgender daughter. “Our daughter Zaya is leading us on our journey and we’re doing all we can to give every one of our kids the ability to live their truth,” the NBA star shared. “I didn’t always understand how to do that but I want to thank Zaya for teaching me and GLAAD for elevating the images and messages that accelerate acceptance in every family.”
The Schitt’s Creek star was joined virtually by his co-stars to accept the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. “I can’t thank you enough,” Levy shared. “GLAAD, thank you, not just for honoring us, but for all the work that you do. And thank you to all the other shows in our category for being incredible, and for helping to move the dial when it comes to queer representation on television. I would say that we split this award equally, but this is the last season of our show so I’m just gonna take it because who knows when I’ll win another one of these.”
Congratulations to all the winners of 2020.
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