Irish Film Among GLAAD Award Nominees For Supporting LGBT+ Storytelling

'The Favourite' has been nominated for a GLAAD Award in the 'Outstanding Film' category for its portrayal of on-screen same-sex relationships.

Irish Film Among GLAAD Award Nominees For Supporting LGBT+ Stories

GLAAD announced on Friday the nominees for the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards during the Sundance Film Festival.

This year’s GLAAD Media Awards will honour the fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ individuals and issues that were published, released or broadcast in 2018.

Element Picture’s ‘The Favourite’ was nominated for Outstanding Film along with the likes of ‘Boy Erased’ and ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ for it’s portryal of on-screen same-sex relationships.

The Favourite which stars Olivia Coleman Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, tells the story of the love triangle between Queen Anne (Coleman), Sarah (Weisz) and Abigail (Stone).

Disobedience which stars Weisz was also nominated for an award.

Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD president and chief executive, said: “The images and stories recognised by the GLAAD Media Awards over the past 30 years raised the bar for LGBTQ inclusion in the media industry and changed the hearts and minds of countless audience members around the world.

“This year’s nominees are changing the game by showcasing diverse races, genders, religions, ages, geographies and genres in ways that challenge misconceptions and inspire LGBTQ acceptance.

“The 30th anniversary of the GLAAD Media Awards will honour these groundbreaking new LGBTQ stories while remembering the astounding positive cultural change that LGBTQ media representations have achieved.

Among the TV shows nominated for the GLAAD Awards, RuPaul’s Drag Race, She-Ra, Stephen Universe and The Handmaid’s Tale are all among the contenders.

This year will be the first time video games have been included for their work in supporting the LGBT+ community.

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and The Sims Mobile are among the games in the running.

Ellis said: “GLAAD has always leveraged diverse forms of media to share LGBTQ stories which change hearts and minds, and as the video game industry reaches new heights of popularity and influence, it is imperative that LGBTQ people and issues are included in fair and accurate ways.”

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremony takes place on March 28.

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