GLAAD Media Awards 2021 Nominees Include DC Properties, Video Games, and Star Trek: Discovery

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The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards announced its nominees and geek culture favorites such as Star Trek: Discovery, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Lois Lane Comics, and more are included.

GLAAD Media Awards bestowed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as an accolade and recognition to media for fairness, accuracy, and inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that the community is facing.

Over the years, the call for proper LGBTQ+ representation in media has progressed positively as more genres and franchises embrace inclusivity and diversity in films, games, and television.

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Fans who are supportive of the LGBTQ+ in media are overjoyed to see that the community is now receiving the representation it deserves.

The whole list of the nominees 2021 GLAAD Media Awards has been released on the page of GLAAD and here are some of the nominees belonging to the geek culture:

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Outstanding Film - Wide Release

The Old Guard (Netflix)

The Craft: Legacy (Sony Pictures)

Outstanding Drama Series

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

Wyonna Earp (Syfy)


Supergirl (The CW)

Killing Eve (BBC America)

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Harley Quinn (HBO Max)

Schitt's Creek (Pop)

Big Mouth (Netflix)

Saved by the Bell (Peacock)


Superstore (NBC)

Outstanding Video Game

Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)

The Last of Us Part II (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles (2K Games)

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (Blizzard Entertainment)

Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft)


Bugsnax (Young Horses)

If Found… (Annapurna Interactive)

Hades (Supergiant Games)

Ikenfell (Humble Games)

Tell Me Why (Xbox Game Studios)

Outstanding Comic Book

Suicide Squad, by Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Adriano Lucas, Wes Abbott (DC Comics)


Lois Lane, by Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins, Gabe Eltaeb, Andy Troy, Simon Bowland (DC Comics)

You Brought Me the Ocean, by Alex Sanchez, Julie Maroh, Deron Bennett (DC Comics)

Far Sector, by N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell, Deron Bennett (DC Comics)

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)

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)

X-Factor, by Leah Williams, David Baldeon, Carlos Gomez, Israel Silva, Joe Caramagna (Marvel Comics)

Outstanding Documentary


Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street (Virgil Films/Shudder)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

Kipo and The Age of the Wonderbeasts (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)

She-Ra & The Princesses of Power (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)

"Obsidian" Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max)

Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)

Other awards classification is as follows: Outstanding Film - Limited Release, Outstanding TV Movie, Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Music Artist, Outstanding Children's Programming, Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist, Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode, Outstanding TV Journalism Segment, Outstanding TV Journalism – Long-Form, Outstanding Print Article, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, Outstanding Online Journalism Article, Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia, Outstanding Blog, and Special Recognition.

Despite the cancellation of 2020's GLAAD Media Awards in New York due to the pandemic, GLAAD did not stop its ongoing advocacy work against anti-LGBTQ discrimination despite losing one of its main funding events.

Various members of the LGBTQ community are thankful for the work done by GLAAD and the difference it makes in the stance of the LGBTQ in media.

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