That night also sees Hulu's 'Happiest Season' winning Outstanding Film - Wide Release, while Netflix's 'The Boys in the Band' nabs the award for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
Apr 9, 2021
The 2021 GLAAD Media Awards has announced its winners on Thursday, April 8 through a virtual ceremony. Hosted by Niecy Nash, the award-giving event saw "Schitt's Creek" being among the top prize winners as it took home the trophy for Outstanding Comedy Series.
"The GLAAD Media Awards special guests and winners sent an undeniably loud message of LGBTQ acceptance around the world tonight," GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "This year's award recipients, including 'Disclosure', 'Schitt's Creek', 'Star Trek: Discovery' and 'Veneno', remind us that even in times of political and cultural division, diverse LGBTQ representation and visibility can enlighten, entertain and create lasting impact, ultimately raising the bar for LGBTQ inclusion in media."
"Disclosure" was honored with the award of Outstanding Documentary, with Sterling K. Brown presenting the prize. "To the trans youth watching right now, we want you to know that you're anointed, that despite all of the attacks that might be happening against you, you are divine. You deserve to be. You are here for a reason. You must survive to fulfill that divine purpose," Laverne Cox, who accepted the award, said during her speech.
Outstanding TV Movie went to Amazon's "Uncle Frank" and "I May Destroy You" won Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. Outstanding Kids & Family Programming, meanwhile, had two winners which were "First Day" and "She-Ra & The Princess of Power".
That night also saw Sam Smith being announced as the winner of Outstanding Music Artist for his new album "Love Goes". As for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist, the award went to Chika for her album "Industry Games".
Outstanding TV Journalism – Long-Form: "ABC News Joe Biden Town Hall"
Outstanding Print Article: "20 LGBTQ+ People Working to Save Lives on the Frontline" by Diane Anderson-Minshall, David Artavia, Tracy Gilchrist, Desiree Guerrero, Jeffrey Masters, Donald Padgett, and Daniel Reynolds (The Advocate)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: PEOPLE
Outstanding Online Journalism Article: "Gay Men Speak Out After Being Turned Away from Donating Blood During Coronavirus Pandemic: 'We are Turning Away Perfectly Healthy Donors'" by Tony Morrison and Joel Lyons (GoodMorningAmerica.com)
Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia: "Stop Killing Us: Black Transgender Women's Lived Experiences" by Talibah Newman Ometu, Thomas Blount, Juliana Schatz Preston, and Mariah Dupont (Complex World)
Outstanding Blog: TransGriot
Barbara Gittings Award for Excellence in LGBTQ Media: Windy City Times
Special Recognition: "After Forever"
Special Recognition: Deadline's New Hollywood Podcast
Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series: "Veneno"
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism: "La Hermana de Aleyda Ortiz Narra Como Salio del Closet y Como se lo Comunico a su Familia" Despierta America
Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article: "Desaparecio en Mexico, Solo se Hallaron sus Restos: La Historia de la Doctora Maria Elizabeth Montano y su Importancia para la Comunidad Trans" por Albinson Linares y Marina E. Franco (Telemundo.com)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism - Video or Multimedia: "Soy Trans: El Camino a un Nuevo Despertar" por Sarah Moreno, Esther Piccolino, y Jose Sepulveda (El Nuevo Herald)
Special Recognition (Spanish-Language): Jesse & Joy, "Love (Es Nuestro Idioma)"