GLAAD Honors ‘She-Ra’, ‘Out’ & ‘Elmo’ in 32nd Awards

The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards premiered this week on GLAAD’s YouTube channel, recognizing and honoring media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives. The event, hosted by Niecy Nash and featuring an array of sparkling performances and important calls to action, is also available to stream on Hulu through the end of June.

Animation continued to show its growing place in LGBTQ representation this year, with several series nominated across children’s and family programming as well as in the Outstanding Comedy category. Live-action puppet talk show The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo won out in the Children’s race, while much-lauded She-Ra and the Princesses of Power scored a tie win for Kids & Family with First Day.

Steven Hunter’s powerful Pixar SparkShorts film Out (Disney+) also received a Special Recognition.


Select category winners and nominees below. Visit for more info.

Outstanding Children’s Programming
“Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!” DuckTales (Disney XD)
“Dogbot” Clifford The Big Red Dog (Scholastic Entertainment/Amazon/PBS)
“Nancy Plays Dress Up” Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior)
Summer Camp Island (HBO Max)
WINNER: The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (HBO Max)

The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network)
Diary of a Future President (Disney+)
Kipo and The Age of Wonderbeasts (DreamWorks Animation/Netflix)
The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
“Mary Anne Saves the Day” The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)
“Obsidian” Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max)
The Owl House (Disney Channel)
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)
WINNER (TIE): She-Ra & The Princesses of Power (DreamWorks Animation/Netflix)
WINNER (TIE): First Day (Hulu)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Big Mouth (Netflix)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform)
Harley Quinn (HBO Max)
Love, Victor (Hulu)
Saved by the Bell (Peacock)
Sex Education (Netflix)
Superstore (NBC)
Twenties (BET)
WINNER: Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Outstanding Video Game
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles (2K Games)
Bugsnax (Young Horses)
Hades (Supergiant Games)
If Found… (Annapurna Interactive)
Ikenfell (Humble Games/Happy Ray Games)
Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft)
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (Blizzard Entertainment)
WINNER (TIE): The Last of Us Part II (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
WINNER (TIE): Tell Me Why (Xbox Game Studios)

Outstanding Comic Book
Far Sector, by N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell, Deron Bennett (DC Comics)
Guardians of the Galaxy, by Al Ewing, Juann Cabal, Nina Vakueva, Chris Sprouse, Belén Ortega, Marcio Takara, Karl Story, Federico Blee, Guru-eFX, Cory Petit (Marvel Comics)
Juliet Takes a Breath, by Gabby Rivera, Celia Moscote, James Fenner, DC Hopkins (Boom! Studios)
Lois Lane, by Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins, Gabe Eltaeb, Andy Troy, Simon Bowland (DC Comics)
The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House Graphic)
Suicide Squad, by Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Adriano Lucas, Wes Abbott (DC Comics)
Wynd, by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas, Aditya Bidikar (Boom! Studios)
X-Factor, by Leah Williams, David Baldeon, Carlos Gomez, Israel Silva, Joe Caramagna (Marvel Comics)
You Brought Me the Ocean, by Alex Sanchez, Julie Maroh, Deron Bennett (DC Comics)
WINNER: Empyre, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling, Empyre: Aftermath Avengers, by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira, Valerio Schiti, Manuel Garcia, Cam Smith, Marte Gracia, Triona Farrell, Joe Caramagna, Ariana Maher, Travis Lanham (Marvel Comics)



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