|30th GLAAD Media Awards|
|Date||March 28, 2019|
May 4, 2019
The 30th GLAAD Media Awards is the 2019 annual presentation of the GLAAD Media Awards, presented by GLAAD honoring the 2018 media season. The awards honor films, television shows, musicians and works of journalism that fairly, accurately and inclusively represent the LGBT community and issues relevant to the community. GLAAD announced the 151 nominees split across 27 categories on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. Some of the awards were presented in Los Angeles on March 28, 2019 and the remaining awards were presented in New York City on May 4, 2019.
Unlike in previous ceremonies, the 30th GLAAD Media Awards did not include the Outstanding Daily Drama category, while the award for Outstanding Video Game was presented for the first time. Additionally, Outstanding Talk Show Episode award was renamed the Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode. In order to reflect increased cinematic representation, GLAAD expanded the number of potential nominees in both film categories from five to ten nominees.
Winners and nominees
Winners are presented in bold.
|Outstanding Digital Journalism Article||
|Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia||
|Outstanding TV Journalism Newsmagazine|
|Outstanding Newspaper Article||
|Outstanding Magazine Article||
|Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage|
|Outstanding TV Journalism Segment||
|Outstanding TV Journalism Segment (Spanish-Language)||
|Outstanding Comic Book||
|Outstanding Music Artist||
|Outstanding Video Game|
- Advocate for Change Award: Madonna
- Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Sean Hayes
- Vanguard Award: Beyoncé and Jay-Z
- Vito Russo Award: Andy Cohen
Bohemian Rhapsody controversy
Before the nominees were announced on January 25, 2019, the awards generated headlines when GLAAD announced that Bohemian Rhapsody, the 2018 biopic of Freddie Mercury and Queen which had, at that point, been nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Picture, was being withdrawn from consideration because of sexual misconduct allegations made by its director Bryan Singer. GLAAD issued a statement explaining that it was a "difficult decision" but added that "This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded. Singer’s response to The Atlantic story wrongfully used ‘homophobia’ to deflect from sexual assault allegations and GLAAD urges the media and the industry at large to not gloss over the fact that survivors of sexual assault should be put first. The team that worked so hard on Bohemian Rhapsody as well as the legacy of Freddy Mercury deserve so much more than to be tainted in this way".
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