Watch Salina EsTitties and Sasha Colby Announce the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Award Nominations
Sasha Colby and Salina EsTitties are hosting a drag queen story hour, and you're invited.
This morning (Jan. 18) the RuPaul's Drag Race Season 15 queens announced the nominees in select categories for the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards with their own "Drag Story Time" video. Ultimately, in the full list of categories, Netflix leads the pack with 21 nods, followed by ABC with 12, and HBO Max, who received 10 nominations.
Looking at the nominations it's clear that 2022 was a stellar year for queer representation onscreen. Critically acclaimed movies like Nope, Bros, Tár, and Spoiler Alert are nominated for Outstanding Film - Wide Release. For Outstanding Film - Streaming or TV, small screen faves like Fire Island, The Holiday Sitter, and Three Months were among the titles honored.
When it came to television, some of last year's buzziest titles received nominations in the Outstanding New TV Series category like A League of Their Own, Interview With the Vampire, Queer as Folk, and The Sandman. While Netflix's megahit Heartstopper is nominated in the Outstanding Kids & Family Programming - Live Action category along with Better Nate Than Ever, Raven's Home, and Trevor: The Musical, among others.
As for Outstanding Reality Competition Program, The Big Brunch, Legendary, RuPaul's Drag Race, and Worst Cooks in America were among the nominees. The Outstanding Reality Program category included new series like Generation Drag, The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans, and Trixie Motel.
Other GLAAD Media Award categories cover pretty much every corner of pop culture from video games and children's programming to Broadway and comic books.
NBC News, The Daily Beast, and them were among the nominees in Outstanding Journalism Article, and Logo's own Trans Youth Town Hall with Raquel Willis was nominated for Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia.
There will also be GLAAD awards Special Recognition honors for Alejandra Caraballo, Drag Story Hour, Jerrod Carmichael’s Rothaniel, The Lesbian Bar Project, and #Letters4TransKids. The Los Angeles Blade and Washington Blade will be honored with the Barbara Gittings Award for Excellence in LGBTQ Media.
“With violence, harmful legislation, false rhetoric and other attacks on the LGBTQ community continuing to escalate, it’s more crucial than ever that our community remains visible and included in the stories that the world sees in film, television, music, journalism, and other forms of media,” GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in the nominations announcement. “This year we have more nominees than ever before to represent immensely impactful projects that entertain, educate, and grow acceptance of LGBTQ people. From new stories that debunk lies about transgender youth to kids and family programming which allows all families to be represented, this year’s nominated media images are beloved by audiences and are creating real change.”
The 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will take place in Los Angeles on March 30, 2023 and in New York City on May 13, 2023. For a full list of nominees and more info, head over to GLAAD's website.