Lil Nas X, 'Yellowjackets,' 'Eternals,' and more receive 2022 GLAAD Media Award nominations

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GLAAD is ready to crown the best in LGBTQ media representation.

The organization which honors TV, movies, music and journalism for fair and accurate representations of LGBTQ people has announced which outlets in entertainment are in the running for championing queer identities for the 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Winners will be selected during two GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies which will be held on April 2 at Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton and on May 6 at New York City's Hilton Midtown.

"There are more nominees this year than ever before, highlighting a growing landscape of LGBTQ visibility, and serving as a reminder to the critical role that film, television, music, journalism, and other forms of media can play in growing LGBTQ acceptance in the face of ongoing attacks against our community," GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement.

The nominees for the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards have been announced. "Eternals," "Hacks," "Yellowjackets" and Lil Nas X have all been named as nominees for the upcoming awards.
The nominees for the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards have been announced. "Eternals," "Hacks," "Yellowjackets" and Lil Nas X have all been named as nominees for the upcoming awards.

HBO and HBO Max lead nominations by getting more nods than any other network or streaming service with 19 nods for shows like "Hacks," "The Other Two" and "The White Lotus." Netflix followed close behind HBO with 17 nominations, Hulu received seven.

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Showtime's breakout fan-favorite "Yellowjackets" received a nod for outstanding new TV series among others like HBO's "The Sex Lives of College Girls" and Amazon Prime's "Harlem."

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"Eternals," "tick, tick...BOOM" and "West Side Story" will go head-to-head for outstanding wide release film, with "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" and "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" named as the category's other contenders.

Lil Nas X, who received a GLAAD Media Award for his debut album "7" in 2020, is nominated again for his sophomore album "Montero" along with Brandi Carlile, Demi Lovato, Elton John and more.

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The organization paid close attention to which outlets centered and gave an accurate representation of the trans community during a year when anti-transgender legislation brewed in state legislatures. "Pose," "Sex Education" and "West Side Story" are among others considered to feature trans and nonbinary people and characters in "timely, nuanced, and empowering ways."

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Eight media projects and individuals were selected for non-competitive Special Recognition Awards including the star-studded reading of George M. Johnson's "All Boys Aren't Blue," "The Laverne Cox Show" and Amy Schneider's championed appearances on "Jeopardy!"

Amy Schneider is being recognized during the GLAAD Media Awards after her history-making stint on "Jeopardy!"
Amy Schneider is being recognized during the GLAAD Media Awards after her history-making stint on "Jeopardy!"

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In an interview with USA TODAY, Schneider said being on the show has been "life-changing" and has given her "a self-esteem about my image that I really never had before."

As a history-making contestant, she has won more than $1.1 million on the show — the most by any woman in the show's legacy. "Being trans doesn't have to be any kind of limitation. Even if it's something you've never seen a trans person do before, maybe you'll be the first," she told USA TODAY's David Oliver.

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Oliver's writing on the importance of including LGBTQ sex in school's sex education curriculum is also being recognized by GLAAD, receiving a nomination in the outstanding online journalism article category.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: GLAAD Media Awards: 'Yellowjackets,' Lil Nas X among 2022 nominees

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