'The Favourite' Is the Only Film Overlapping Top GLAAD, Oscar Nominations

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Only one GLAAD Media Awards best picture nominee, The Favourite, overlaps with the top-dog 2019 Academy Awards nominees. While GLAAD organizers hailed the Academy for including a high number of LGBTQ-focused films in the Oscars race, many of the organization's nominees stem from overlooked films, some of which made other awards lists this season.

Sliced into two categories, GLAAD nominees for Outstanding Film break into wide release and limited release. None of GLAAD's wide release nominees made the Oscars list. They are Blockers, Crazy Rich Asians, Deadpool 2, The Girls in the Spider's Web and Love, Simon.

Meanwhile, the GLAAD nominees for outstanding film in limited release are 1985, Boy Erased, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Disobedience, Hearts Beat Loud, A Kid Like Jake, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Saturday Church and We the Animals.

"This year's nominees change the game by showcasing diverse races, genders, religions, ages, geographies and genres in ways that challenge misconceptions and inspire LGBTQ acceptance," Kate Ellis, GLAAD president and CEO, said in a statement Friday.

"The 30th anniversary of the GLAAD Media Awards will honor these groundbreaking new LGBTQ stories while remembering the astounding positive cultural change that LGBTQ media representations have achieved," Ellis added.

Also on Friday, GLAAD took a stand on controversial director Bryan Singer, retracting Bohemian Rhapsody from consideration for its best picture category, even though the film took best drama and actor honors earlier this month at the 2019 Golden Globes. The decision came on the heels of a recent piece in The Atlantic, which features detailed accounts from several men who allege Singer sexually assaulted them.

While the Oscars celebrate strictly film, the GLAAD awards also honor the best in television, handing out nominations to network shows including ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, Fresh Off the Boat and American Idol; NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore and the resurgent Will & Grace; and the CW's Black Lightning, Supergirl and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Other GLAAD categories encompass comedy, drama, cable TV, streaming, documentaries, reality shows, talk shows, comic books as well as digital and print journalism. (A full list of this year's GLAAD nominees can be found here.)

In some respects, the Oscars have grown more inclusive in recent years, recognizing LBGTQ-friendly films such as The Shape of Water and Moonlight for Best Picture. What's more, the Los Angeles Times noted, many of the 2019 Academy Award-nominated films promote black excellence and celebrate people of color in front of the camera and behind it, referring to the ultra-popular Black Panther, Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk and Roma.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies are be held in Los Angeles on March 28 at the Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 4 at the Hilton Midtown.