Award season has finally come upon us! The nominations for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced yesterday on GLAAD's TikTok page.
"As GLAAD continues to lead the fight for LGBTQ acceptance, this year's nominees remind us that even in times of political and cultural division, diverse LGBTQ representation and visibility can enlighten, entertain, and create lasting change," said President & CEO of GLAAD Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement on their website.
The nominations were announced by "Saved By the Bell" star Josie Totah, Shangela and "Mean Girls" star Jonathon Bennett in a livestream.
According to their website, GLAAD selects their nominations based on four criteria: accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ+ community, boldness and originality, impact and overall quality.
Netflix led the pack for the most nominations for any network with 26, HBO Max in second with nine.
Creator Patrik Ian Polk has been announced as one of the recipients of the non-competitive Special Recognition honors for his work on the 2020 reunion of the groundbreaking show "Noah's Arc", subtitled "The 'Rona Chronicles." The special chronicled the original characters' lives 10 years later during the worldwide health crisis that is COVID-19 as well as the Black Lives Matter protests. Polk also received a nomination in the Outstanding Drama Series category for Starz's "P-Valley."
Other notable Special Recognition recipients include the Apple+ anthology show "Little America" for the episode "The Son", chronicling a gay Syrian refugee dreaming of asylum in America to live his life openly, and the web series "Razor Tongue" created by Filipina trans actress, writer and producer Rain Valdez.
New categories this year include Outstanding Breakthrough Artist and Outstanding Children's Programming.
Notable nominations in the Outstanding Film - Wide Release category include "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and "Happiest Season." For Outstanding Comedy Series, Emmy-Award winning "Schitt's Creek" joins Hulu's "Love, Victor" and BET's "Twenties", just to name a few.
For Outstanding Music Artist, nominees range in genre from country music singer Brandy Clark to R&B singer Kehlani to "RuPaul's Drag Race" star Peppermint.
The awards are set to be held in a virtual ceremony sometime in April 2021, according to GLAAD's website.
For the complete list of nominees, click here.
Check Out Some More of GLAAD's Nominees' Reactions Below: