Frank Ocean, ‘Black Mirror,’ ‘Moonlight’ Top 2017 GLAAD Award Nominations

An ambiguous R&B superstar, a major Oscar player and a fan-favorite dystopian series lead the 2017 GLAAD Media Award nominees, released Thursday by the LGBTQ group.

Recognizing and honoring media for “their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives,” the 28th annual ceremony counts 156 nominees across categories in film, TV, talk shows, digital and print journalism and even comic books.

Franc Ocean, heralded for a 2012 revelation that his first love was a man, is nominated for Outstanding Music Artist in a category that also includes Lady Gaga, Sia, Ty Herndon and Elton John. His latest record “Blonde” caused a sensation upon release in 2016.

Also Read: All 13 ‘Black Mirror’ Episodes Ranked, From Good to Mind-Blowing (Photos)

The television category is stacked with ten nominees in both comedy and drama fields — and streaming, cable and broadcast networks are all represented. Comedies include Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse, ABC’s “The Real O’Neals” and Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” The drama category features Netflix’s hit “The OA,” Freeform’s “Shadowhunters” and The CW’s “Supergirl.”

In a category honoring the best episodic television that does not normally feature a gay character, Netflix phenomenon “Black Mirror” was honored for its universally-beloved season three chapter “San Junipero” — a sci-fi tale of preparing for the afterlife that features a romance between Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

The film category, specifically for wide releases, is a ghost town — as only Paramount’s “Star Trek Beyond” and A24’s triumphant “Moonlight” earned nominations in a category that can accommodate eight other entries. GLAAD publishes an annual Studio Responsibility Index that should make a compelling read when published in May.

Also Read: LGBT Characters in 2015 Movies: The Good, Bad and Very Ugly

As far as limited release is concerned, yet another Netflix SVOD grab in Chris Kelly’s “Other People,” Strand Releasing’s gorgeous Andrew Ahn drama “Spa Night” and the Amazon-Magnolia partnership “The Handmaiden” from Park Chan-wook made the cut.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 1 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 6 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The full list of 2017 GLAAD nominees:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
“Moonlight” (A24)
“Star Trek Beyond” (Paramount Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
“The Handmaiden” (Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures)
“Naz & Maalik” (Wolfe Releasing)
“Other People” (Vertical Entertainment)
“Spa Night” (Strand Releasing)
“Those People” (Wolfe Releasing)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (The CW)
“Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
“Modern Family (ABC)
“One Mississippi” (Amazon)
The Real O’Neals (ABC)
“Steven Universe” (Cartoon Network)
“Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
“Take My Wife” (Seeso)
“Transparent” (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
“The Fosters” (Freeform)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
“Hap and Leonard” (SundanceTV)
“How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
“The OA” (Netflix)
“Orphan Black” (BBC America)
“Shadowhunters” (Freeform)
“Shameless” (Showtime)
“Supergirl” (The CW)
“Wynonna Earp” (Syfy)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)
“Attention Deficit” The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
“Bar Fights” Drunk History (Comedy Central)
“Johnson & Johnson” Black-ish (ABC)
“San Junipero” Black Mirror (Netflix)
“Vegan Cinderella” Easy (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
“Eyewitness” (USA Network)
“London Spy” (BBC America)
“Looking: The Movie” (HBO)
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” (FOX)
“Vicious: The Finale” (PBS)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
“Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” (HBO)
“Out of Iraq” (Logo)
“The Same Difference” (Centric)
“Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” (Investigation Discovery)
“The Trans List” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
“Gaycation” (Viceland)
“I Am Cait” (E!)
“I Am Jazz” (TLC)
“The Prancing Elites Project” (Oxygen)
“Strut” (Oxygen)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Against Me!, “Shape Shift With Me”
(Total Treble Music/Xtra Mile)
Blood Orange, “Freetown Sound” (Domino)
Brandy Clark, “Big Day in a Small Town” (Warner Bros. Records)
Tyler Glenn, “Excommunication” (Island Records)
Ty Herndon, “House on Fire” (BFD)
Elton John, “Wonderful Crazy Night” (Island Records)
Lady Gaga, “Joanne” (Interscope Records)
Frank Ocean, “Blonde” (Boys Don’t Cry)
Sia, “This is Acting” (RCA Records)
Tegan and Sara, “Love You to Death” (Warner Bros. Records)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
All-New X-Men, written by Dennis Hopeless (Marvel Comics)
Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Marvel Comics)
DC Comics Bombshells, written by Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics)
Kim & Kim, written by Magdalene Visaggio (Black Mask Studios)
Love is Love, anthology originated by Marc Andreyko (IDW Publishing, DC Comics)
Lumberjanes, written by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (BOOM! Studios)
Midnighter / Midnighter and Apollo, written by Steve Orlando (DC Comics)
Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!, written by Kate Leth (Marvel Comics)
Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan (Image Comics)
The Woods, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Angelica Ross” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
(Comedy Central)
“Cookie Johnson” Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
“North Carolina and Georgia Anti-LGBTQ Laws”
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
“Tony Marrero, Orlando Shooting Survivor”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
“Trey Pearson” The View (ABC)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
The Advocate
Cosmopolitan
Seventeen
Teen Vogue
Time

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
“105 Trans Women On American TV: A History and Analysis” by Riese Bernard (Autostraddle.com)
“After the Orlando Shooting, the Changed Lives of Gay Latinos” by Daniel Wenger (NewYorker.com)
“The Methodist Church May Split Over LGBT Issues. Meet the Lesbian Bishop Caught in the Middle.” by Becca Andrews (MotherJones.com)
“These are the Queer Refugees Australia has Locked Up on a Remote Pacific Island” by J. Lester Feder (BuzzFeed.com)
“The Uncertain Olympic Future for Trans and Intersex Athletes” by Diana Tourjee (Broadly.Vice.com)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“Bingham” SC Featured (ESPN)
“Church and States” VICE News Tonight (HBO)
“Gavin Grimm’s Fight” VICE News Tonight (HBO)
“Life as Matt” E:60 (ESPN)
“Switching Teams” 60 Minutes (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Gay Community in U.S. ‘Forged in Fire’”
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
“Interview with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
“Many in LGBT Community Fear Changes under Trump”
NBC Nightly News (NBC)
“Terror in Orlando” PBS NewsHour (PBS)
“Troop Turnaround: U.S. Military Transgender Ban Ended by Pentagon” CBS This Morning (CBS)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
“An LGBT Hunger Crisis” by Roni Caryn Rabin
(The New York Times)
“Mid-South Couples Celebrate First Year of Marriage Equality, But Challenges Remain for LGBT Community” by Katie Fretland, Ron Maxey (The Commercial Appeal [Memphis, Tenn.])
“Nowhere to Go: LGBT Youth on the Move”
by Arielle Dreher (Jackson Free Press [Jackson, Miss.])
“Permission to Hate” by Elizabeth Leland
(The Charlotte Observer)
“Worthy of Survival” by Kathleen McGrory
(Tampa Bay Times)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
“Battle of the Bathroom” by Michael Scherer (Time)
“HIV Mystery: Solved?” by Tim Murphy (The Nation)
“The Official Coming-Out Party” by Kevin Arnovitz
(ESPN The Magazine)
“On the Run” by Jacob Kushner (Vice Magazine)
“Rethinking Gender” by Robin Marantz Henig
(National Geographic)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM –
MULTIMEDIA
“Last Men Standing: AIDS Survivors Still Fighting for Their Lives” by Erin Allday (SFChronicle.com)
“New Deep South: Kayla” (TheFront.com)
“No Access: Young, Black & Positive” (Tonic.Vice.com)
“Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives” by Meredith Talusan (Mic.com)
“Willing and Able: Employment as a Transgender New Yorker” by Jordi Oliveres, Santiago García Muñoz
(Fusion.net)

OUTSTANDING BLOG
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
(holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com)
I’m Still Josh (imstilljosh.com)
Mombian (mombian.com)
My Fabulous Disease (marksking.com)
TransGriot (transgriot.blogspot.com)

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An ambiguous R&B superstar, a major Oscar player and a fan-favorite dystopian series lead the 2017 GLAAD Media Award nominees, released Thursday by the LGBTQ group.

Recognizing and honoring media for “their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives,” the 28th annual ceremony counts 156 nominees across categories in film, TV, talk shows, digital and print journalism and even comic books.

Franc Ocean, heralded for a 2012 revelation that his first love was a man, is nominated for Outstanding Music Artist in a category that also includes Lady Gaga, Sia, Ty Herndon and Elton John. His latest record “Blonde” caused a sensation upon release in 2016.

The television category is stacked with ten nominees in both comedy and drama fields — and streaming, cable and broadcast networks are all represented. Comedies include Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse, ABC’s “The Real O’Neals” and Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” The drama category features Netflix’s hit “The OA,” Freeform’s “Shadowhunters” and The CW’s “Supergirl.”

In a category honoring the best episodic television that does not normally feature a gay character, Netflix phenomenon “Black Mirror” was honored for its universally-beloved season three chapter “San Junipero” — a sci-fi tale of preparing for the afterlife that features a romance between Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

The film category, specifically for wide releases, is a ghost town — as only Paramount’s “Star Trek Beyond” and A24’s triumphant “Moonlight” earned nominations in a category that can accommodate eight other entries. GLAAD publishes an annual Studio Responsibility Index that should make a compelling read when published in May.

As far as limited release is concerned, yet another Netflix SVOD grab in Chris Kelly’s “Other People,” Strand Releasing’s gorgeous Andrew Ahn drama “Spa Night” and the Amazon-Magnolia partnership “The Handmaiden” from Park Chan-wook made the cut.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 1 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 6 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The full list of 2017 GLAAD nominees:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
“Moonlight” (A24)
“Star Trek Beyond” (Paramount Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
“The Handmaiden” (Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures)
“Naz & Maalik” (Wolfe Releasing)
“Other People” (Vertical Entertainment)
“Spa Night” (Strand Releasing)
“Those People” (Wolfe Releasing)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (The CW)
“Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
“Modern Family (ABC)
“One Mississippi” (Amazon)
The Real O’Neals (ABC)
“Steven Universe” (Cartoon Network)
“Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
“Take My Wife” (Seeso)
“Transparent” (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
“The Fosters” (Freeform)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
“Hap and Leonard” (SundanceTV)
“How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
“The OA” (Netflix)
“Orphan Black” (BBC America)
“Shadowhunters” (Freeform)
“Shameless” (Showtime)
“Supergirl” (The CW)
“Wynonna Earp” (Syfy)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)
“Attention Deficit” The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
“Bar Fights” Drunk History (Comedy Central)
“Johnson & Johnson” Black-ish (ABC)
“San Junipero” Black Mirror (Netflix)
“Vegan Cinderella” Easy (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
“Eyewitness” (USA Network)
“London Spy” (BBC America)
“Looking: The Movie” (HBO)
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” (FOX)
“Vicious: The Finale” (PBS)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
“Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” (HBO)
“Out of Iraq” (Logo)
“The Same Difference” (Centric)
“Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” (Investigation Discovery)
“The Trans List” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
“Gaycation” (Viceland)
“I Am Cait” (E!)
“I Am Jazz” (TLC)
“The Prancing Elites Project” (Oxygen)
“Strut” (Oxygen)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Against Me!, “Shape Shift With Me”
(Total Treble Music/Xtra Mile)
Blood Orange, “Freetown Sound” (Domino)
Brandy Clark, “Big Day in a Small Town” (Warner Bros. Records)
Tyler Glenn, “Excommunication” (Island Records)
Ty Herndon, “House on Fire” (BFD)
Elton John, “Wonderful Crazy Night” (Island Records)
Lady Gaga, “Joanne” (Interscope Records)
Frank Ocean, “Blonde” (Boys Don’t Cry)
Sia, “This is Acting” (RCA Records)
Tegan and Sara, “Love You to Death” (Warner Bros. Records)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
All-New X-Men, written by Dennis Hopeless (Marvel Comics)
Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Marvel Comics)
DC Comics Bombshells, written by Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics)
Kim & Kim, written by Magdalene Visaggio (Black Mask Studios)
Love is Love, anthology originated by Marc Andreyko (IDW Publishing, DC Comics)
Lumberjanes, written by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (BOOM! Studios)
Midnighter / Midnighter and Apollo, written by Steve Orlando (DC Comics)
Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!, written by Kate Leth (Marvel Comics)
Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan (Image Comics)
The Woods, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Angelica Ross” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
(Comedy Central)
“Cookie Johnson” Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
“North Carolina and Georgia Anti-LGBTQ Laws”
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
“Tony Marrero, Orlando Shooting Survivor”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
“Trey Pearson” The View (ABC)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
The Advocate
Cosmopolitan
Seventeen
Teen Vogue
Time

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
“105 Trans Women On American TV: A History and Analysis” by Riese Bernard (Autostraddle.com)
“After the Orlando Shooting, the Changed Lives of Gay Latinos” by Daniel Wenger (NewYorker.com)
“The Methodist Church May Split Over LGBT Issues. Meet the Lesbian Bishop Caught in the Middle.” by Becca Andrews (MotherJones.com)
“These are the Queer Refugees Australia has Locked Up on a Remote Pacific Island” by J. Lester Feder (BuzzFeed.com)
“The Uncertain Olympic Future for Trans and Intersex Athletes” by Diana Tourjee (Broadly.Vice.com)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“Bingham” SC Featured (ESPN)
“Church and States” VICE News Tonight (HBO)
“Gavin Grimm’s Fight” VICE News Tonight (HBO)
“Life as Matt” E:60 (ESPN)
“Switching Teams” 60 Minutes (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Gay Community in U.S. ‘Forged in Fire'”
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
“Interview with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
“Many in LGBT Community Fear Changes under Trump”
NBC Nightly News (NBC)
“Terror in Orlando” PBS NewsHour (PBS)
“Troop Turnaround: U.S. Military Transgender Ban Ended by Pentagon” CBS This Morning (CBS)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
“An LGBT Hunger Crisis” by Roni Caryn Rabin
(The New York Times)
“Mid-South Couples Celebrate First Year of Marriage Equality, But Challenges Remain for LGBT Community” by Katie Fretland, Ron Maxey (The Commercial Appeal [Memphis, Tenn.])
“Nowhere to Go: LGBT Youth on the Move”
by Arielle Dreher (Jackson Free Press [Jackson, Miss.])
“Permission to Hate” by Elizabeth Leland
(The Charlotte Observer)
“Worthy of Survival” by Kathleen McGrory
(Tampa Bay Times)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
“Battle of the Bathroom” by Michael Scherer (Time)
“HIV Mystery: Solved?” by Tim Murphy (The Nation)
“The Official Coming-Out Party” by Kevin Arnovitz
(ESPN The Magazine)
“On the Run” by Jacob Kushner (Vice Magazine)
“Rethinking Gender” by Robin Marantz Henig
(National Geographic)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM -
MULTIMEDIA
“Last Men Standing: AIDS Survivors Still Fighting for Their Lives” by Erin Allday (SFChronicle.com)
“New Deep South: Kayla” (TheFront.com)
“No Access: Young, Black & Positive” (Tonic.Vice.com)
“Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives” by Meredith Talusan (Mic.com)
“Willing and Able: Employment as a Transgender New Yorker” by Jordi Oliveres, Santiago García Muñoz
(Fusion.net)

OUTSTANDING BLOG
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
(holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com)
I’m Still Josh (imstilljosh.com)
Mombian (mombian.com)
My Fabulous Disease (marksking.com)
TransGriot (transgriot.blogspot.com)

Related stories from TheWrap:

'I Am Michael' Review: James Franco Plays 'Ex-Gay' in Provocative Biopic

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Sam Phillips Biopic for Paramount

Paramount Pictures has acquired the book “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll” for an adaptation to star Leonardo DiCaprio, TheWrap has learned.

The film will be developed by Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson.

The book, written by Peter Guralnick (“Last Train to Memphis”), tells the story of Phillips and the music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, introducing a sound that had never been heard before.

DiCaprio and Davisson will produce along with Guralnick, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Steve Bing, Ian Montone, Rick Yorn.

The actor’s production company currently has four projects in development with the studio, including “The Devil in the White City,” based on the book by Erik Larson, “Sandcastle Empire,” a yet untitled film and a limited television series.

The Appian deal adds prestige to the Paramount lot — in the form of newly-minted Oscar winner DiCaprio — as Paramount continues to seek a minority shareholder to infuse the studio with cash.

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Appian Way has produced films like “The Revenant,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Ides of March,” “Public Enemies” and “The Aviator.”

The company is currently in post-production on Ben Affleck‘s “Live By Night” (2017) and is in pre-production on “Robin Hood: Origins” (2017).

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Paramount Pictures has acquired the book “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll” for an adaptation to star Leonardo DiCaprio, TheWrap has learned.

The film will be developed by Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson.

The book, written by Peter Guralnick (“Last Train to Memphis”), tells the story of Phillips and the music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, introducing a sound that had never been heard before.

DiCaprio and Davisson will produce along with Guralnick, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Steve Bing, Ian Montone, Rick Yorn.

The actor’s production company currently has four projects in development with the studio, including “The Devil in the White City,” based on the book by Erik Larson, “Sandcastle Empire,” a yet untitled film and a limited television series.

The Appian deal adds prestige to the Paramount lot — in the form of newly-minted Oscar winner DiCaprio — as Paramount continues to seek a minority shareholder to infuse the studio with cash.

Appian Way has produced films like “The Revenant,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Ides of March,” “Public Enemies” and “The Aviator.”

The company is currently in post-production on Ben Affleck‘s “Live By Night” (2017) and is in pre-production on “Robin Hood: Origins” (2017).

Related stories from TheWrap:

Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Signs 3-Year Deal With Paramount

Leonardo DiCaprio Circles 'Truevine' Adaptation for Paramount

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