The nominations for the 33rd GLAAD Media Awards. This year’s nominations include Marvel’s Eternals, The Long Call, Twenties, Saved by the Bell, and more!
Streaming services were able to receive a total of 63 nominees. Cable came in second by receiving 39 nominations. Broadcast networks collected 17 nominations. Take note; HBO/HBO Max was able to bag the most nominations of any network with a total of 19 nominations. Netflix was able to get 17 nominations.
Two new categories were included this year. “Outstanding New TV Series” is about recognizing queer-inclusive scripted comedy or drama series that are in their first season. The “Outstanding Original Graphic Novel/Anthology” category is about highlighting an original graphic novel or an anthology of short stories appearing in the same book released by a mainstream publisher and its subsidiary labels.
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, April 2, 2022, and in New York at the Hilton Midtown on Friday, May 6, 2022.
You can go ahead and read the full list of the 33rd GLAAD Media Awards nominees at the official website. Below, you’ll get to see a partial list with some of my opinions.
Outstanding Film – Wide Release
- Eternals (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures – Opinion: While I liked the film’s well-written queer representation, the movie wasn’t as enjoyable as I would have liked it to be. You can read our review of Eternals here.
- Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Amazon Studios)
- The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Netflix)
- tick, tick… BOOM! (Netflix)
- West Side Story (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Outstanding Film – Limited Release
- Breaking Fast (Vertical Entertainment) – Opinion: Starring Haaz Sleiman (who played Phastos’ husband in Eternals), I recommend watching this queer romantic comedy film with a Muslim lead character.
- Gossamer Folds (Indican Pictures)
- The Obituary of Tunde Johnson (Wolfe Video)
- Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures Classics)
- Plan B (Hulu)
- Port Authority (Momentum Pictures)
- Shiva Baby (Utopia)
- Swan Song (Magnolia Pictures)
- Tu Me Manques (Dark Star Pictures) – Opinion: It offers an impressively written queer narrative exploring loss and finding the strength to move on. You can read my review here.
- Twilight’s Kiss (Strand Releasing)
Outstanding Comedy Series
- Dickinson (Apple TV+)
- Gentefied (Netflix)
- Love, Victor (Hulu) – Opinion: So much potential was wasted by messy relationship drama in the second season of Love, Victor. But congrats on the nom, I guess? Here’s my review.
- The Other Two (HBO Max) – Opinion: Having aired two seasons, The Other Two is hands-down one of the best queer-inclusive comedy shows ever!
- Saved by the Bell (Peacock) – Opinion: I love this reboot/sequel so much! Here’s my review of the second season.
- Sex Education (Netflix) – Opinion: I had thoughts about Sex Education season three.
- Shrill (Hulu)
- Special (Netflix)
- Twenties (BET) – Opinion: Another show I love watching! You can read my episode reviews here. I hope it gets greenlit for a third season soon!
- Work in Progress (Showtime)
Outstanding Drama Series
- 9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX) – Opinion: I cover the TK and Carlos (Tarlos) stuff along with a couple of other characters in my episode reaction videos on The Geekiary’s YouTube channel.
- Batwoman (The CW)
- The Chi (Showtime)
- Doom Patrol (HBO Max)
- Good Trouble (Freeform)
- Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
- The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime)
- Pose (FX) – Opinion: I continue to miss this show. You can read my review of the series finale here.
- Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount+)
- Supergirl (The CW)
Outstanding New TV Series
- 4400 (The CW)
- Chucky (Syfy/USA Network) – Opinion: Such a fun continuation of the long-running series. You can read my episode reviews here. Fortunately, it has been renewed for a second season.
- Hacks (HBO Max)
- Harlem (Prime Video)
- The Long Call (BritBox) – Opinion: An impressively well-written British mystery show starring an openly gay male lead. You can read my review here.
- The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max)
- Sort Of (HBO Max)
- With Love (Prime Video)
- Y: The Last Man (FX)
- Yellowjackets (Showtime) – Opinion: I haven’t started watching it yet, but I have heard it’s very good.
Outstanding TV Movie
- The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls (Hallmark Channel) – Opinion: I need this franchise to return with a third film! Here’s my review!
- The Fear Street Trilogy (Netflix)
- Nash Bridges (USA Network)
- Single All the Way (Netflix) – Opinion: The way it could have been a lot better than what it ended up being. Sigh!
- Under the Christmas Tree (Lifetime)
Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
- Dopesick (Hulu)
- Halston (Netflix)
- It’s a Sin (HBO Max) – Opinion: This miniseries delivered an emotionally masterful look at the UK’s AIDS Crisis. Here’s my review.
- Little Birds (Starz)
- Love Life (HBO Max)
- Master of None Presents: Moments in Love (Netflix)
- Rurangi (Hulu)
- Station Eleven (HBO Max)
- Vigil (Peacock)
- The White Lotus (HBO)
Outstanding Reality Program
- 12 Dates of Christmas (HBO Max)
- Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
- Family Karma (Bravo)
- I Am Jazz (TLC)
- Legendary (HBO Max) – Opinion: You can watch my episode reaction videos on The Geekiary’s YouTube channel.
- MTV’s Following: Bretman Rock (MTV) – Opinion: I’m not into watching reality shows about YouTubers and online influencers, etc., but I genuinely enjoyed viewing this one.
- Queer Eye (Netflix)
- RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) – Opinion: Catch my episode reaction videos on The Geekiary’s YouTube channel.
- The Voice (NBC)
- We’re Here (HBO)
Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
- Amphibia (Disney Channel)
- Centaurworld (Netflix)
- “Claudia and the Sad Goodbye” The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)
- Diary of a Future President (Disney+)
- Doogie Kamealoha, MD (Disney+)
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+) – Opinion: I’m so ready for season 3!
- The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
- “Manlee Men” Danger Force (Nickelodeon)
- The Owl House (Disney Channel)
- Power Rangers: Dino Fury (Nickelodeon/Netflix)
Outstanding Video Game
- Boyfriend Dungeon (Kitfox Games)
- Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
- The Gardener and the Wild Vines (Finite Reflection Studios)
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
- Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine Games/Square Enix)
- Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios)
- Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan (ManaVoid Entertainment/Skybound Games)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
- Unpacking (Witch Beam /Humble Games)
- UNSIGHTED (Studio Pixel Punk /Humble Games)
Outstanding Comic Book
- Aquaman: The Becoming, by Brandon Thomas, Diego Olortegui, Skylar Patridge, Scott Koblish, Wade Von Grawbadger, Adriano Lucas, Alex Guimarães, Andworld Design (DC Comics)
- Barbalien: Red Planet, by Tate Brombal, Jeff Lemire, Gabriel Hernández Walta, Jordie Bellaire, Aditya Bidikar (Dark Horse Comics)
- Crush & Lobo, by Mariko Tamaki, Amancay Nahuelpan, Tamra Bonvillain, Nick Filardi, Ariana Maher (DC Comics)
- The Dreaming: Waking Hours, by G. Willow Wilson, Javier Rodriguez, Nick Robles, M.K. Perker Matheus Lopes, Chris Sotomayor, Simon Bowland (DC Comics)
- Guardians of the Galaxy, by Al Ewing, Juann Cabal, Juan Frigeri, Federico Blee, Cory Petit (Marvel Comics)
- Harley Quinn: The Animated Series – The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour, by Tee Franklin, Max Sarin, Erich Owen, Marissa Louise, Taylor Esposito (DC Comics)
- Killer Queens, by David M. Booher, Claudia Balboni, Harry Saxon, Lucas Gattoni (Dark Horse Comics)
- Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, by Alyssa Wong, Minkyu Jung, Ray-Anthony Height, Federico Sabbatini, Victor Olazaba, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Caramagna (Marvel Comics)
- Superman: Son of Kal-El, by Tom Taylor, John Timms, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Steve Pugh, Clayton Henry, Gabe Eltaeb, Hi-Fi, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Steve Buccellato, Dave Sharpe (DC Comics)
- Wynd, by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas, Andworld Design (BOOM! Studios) – Opinion: I would like everyone to start reading Wynd.
Outstanding Original Graphic Novel/Anthology
- Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms, by Crystal Frasier, Val Wise, Oscar O. Jupiter (Oni Press)
- DC Pride [anthology] (DC Comics)
- Eighty Days, by A.C. Esguerra (Archaia/BOOM! Studios)
- The Girl from the Sea, by Molly Ostertag, Maarta Laiho (Graphix/Scholastic)
- Girl Haven, by Lilah Sturges, Meaghan Carter, Joamette Gil (Oni Press)
- I Am Not Starfire, by Mariko Tamaki, Yoshi Yoshitani, Aditya Bidikar (DC Comics)
- Marvel’s Voices: Pride [anthology] (Marvel Comics)
- Renegade Rule, by Ben Kahn, Rachel Silverstein, Sam Beck, Jim Campbell (Dark Horse Comics)
- The Secret to Superhuman Strength, by Alison Bechdel, Holly Rae Taylor (Mariner Books/HMH)
- Shadow Life, by Hiromi Goto, Ann Xu (First Second/Macmillan)
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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