The 2018 GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Include Miley Cyrus and Kesha—See the Full List

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The 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were announced live from the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, and your favorite celebrities are in the running for an award. Each year, the organization, which is the world’s largest for LGBTQ advocacy, honors those who use their platform to champion LGBTQ-include stories.

So who made the cut? Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Halsey, Sam Smith, and Kelela (to name a few) are in the running for Outstanding Music Artist, while the year’s top films like Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, and Battle of the Sexes received a nod. In addition, Jay-Z will receive a Special Recognition Award for his song and music video “Smile,” which features his mother, Gloria Carter, who came out as a lesbian in the song.

“At a time when anti-LGBTQ policies and harassment are on the rise, it is imperative that Hollywood and news media tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community’s rich diversity—and build understanding that brings all communities closer together,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “This year’s nominee showcase stories that span races, genres, ages, and geographies, challenge misconceptions, and broaden understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ people across the globe.”

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies are scheduled for April 12 in L.A. and May 5 in New York. See the nominees below—and visit for the full list.

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Outstanding Music Artist

Miley Cyrus, Younger Now

Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom

Honey Dijon, The Best of Both Worlds

Kehlani, SweetSexySavage

Kelela, Take Me Apart

Kesha, Rainbow

Perfume Genius, No Shape

Sam Smith, The Thrill of It All


Wrabel, We Could Be Beautiful

Outstanding Film—Wide Release

Battle of the Sexes

Call Me by Your Name

Lady Bird

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

The Shape of Water

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Bold Type

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Modern Family

One Day at a Time

One Mississippi


Survivor’s Remorse


Will & Grace

Outstanding Drama Series



The Handmaid’s Tale





Star Trek: Discovery

This Is Us

Wynonna Earp

Outstanding TV or Limited Series

American Horror Story: Cult

Feud: Bette and Joan



When We Rise

Outstanding Reality Program

Gaycation with Ellen Page

I Am Jazz

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Survivor: Game Changers

The Voice

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