‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘The Danish Girl’ Headline 2016 GLAAD Media Award Nominations


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Photo Credit: GLAAD.org

Photo Credit: GLAAD.org

On Sunday, the GLAAD organization announced it’s nominees for the 27th annual GLAAD Awards.

Netflix original Orange Is The New Black is one of ten shows nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, along with ABC’s Modern Family and Transparent, among others.

In film, The Danish Girl, which stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, is nominated for Outstanding Film – Wide Release, and will compete against Carol, Dope, Freehold, and Grandma.


In literature, Batman’s Harley Quinn is nominated for Outstanding Comic Book and will compete against Angela: Queen of Hel, Lumberjanes, Midnighter and The Wicked + Divine.

Speaking of the Joker’s crazy ex-girlfriend, the character, played by Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) can be seen in the highly anticipated Warner Bros. film Suicide Squad, coming in AugustYou can check out the trailer for it below.

According to GLAAD, the purpose of the media awards is to recognize and honor the media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

The GLAAD Media Awards will take place on April 2 in Los Angeles and May 14 in New York City.

Check out some of the nominees below:

Outstanding Film- Wide Release 

  • Carol
  • The Danish Girl
  • Dope
  • Freeheld
  • Grandma

Outstanding Film- Limited Release 

  • 52 Tuesdays
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Drunktown’s Finest
  • Tangerine

Outstanding Comedy Series 

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Faking It
  • Grace and Frankie
  • Looking
  • Masters of None
  • Modern Family
  • Orange Is The New Black
  • Please Like Me
  • Transparent
  • Vicious

Outstanding Drama Series 

  • Arrow
  • Black Sails
  • Empire
  • The Fosters
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • How To Get Away With Murder
  • Nashville
  • Orphan Black
  • Sense8
  • Shameless

Outstanding Reality Program 

  • I Am Cait
  • I Am Jazz
  • New Girls On The Block
  • The Prancing Elites Project
  • Transcendent

Outstanding Music Artist 

  • Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher’s Daughter
  • Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
  • Adam Lambert, The Original High
  • Le1f, Riot Boi
  • Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood

Outstanding Comic Book

  • Angela: Queen of Hel
  • Harley Quinn
  • Lumberjanes
  • Midnighter
  • The Wicked + Divine


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