2023 GLAAD Media Award Nominees: & JULIET, A STRANGE LOOP, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, More 

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Philippe Arroyo and Justin David Sullivan in & Juliet | Photo: Matthew Murphy

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Dan Meyer
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January 18, 2023 10:13 AM
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Awards season continues, but today’s it’s extra queer! The nominees for the 2023 GLAAD Media Awards have been announced, and as expected, plenty of Broadway and theatre favorites heard their names called this morning. Winners will be announced split over two ceremonies, one held in Los Angeles on March 30, and one in New York City on May 13.

For Outstanding Broadway Production, the nominees are:

& Juliet: a more upbeat take on Shakespeare’s greatest love tragedy featuring Max Martin’s pop hits from the ‘90s and 2000’s;

Ain’t No Mo’: Jordan E. Cooper’s searing exploration of Blackness, queer identity, and reparations;

Kimberly Akimbo: the heartwarming story of a 16-year-old high schooler with a fictional disease that makes her age 4 times as fast;

A Strange Loop: Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony–winning musical about a young, gay black man trying to write a musical about a young, gay black man trying to write a musical about a…you get it;

Take Me Out: Second Stage’s Tony-winning revival of Richard Greenberg’s play about a baseball player who comes out of the closet and navigates what that means for his place on the team.

Last year, the award went to the 2022 revival of Company, lauded for its gender-swapping of the main character and gay coupling of Paul and Jamie (previously Amy).

For Outstanding Film Wide Release, A24 fan favorites Bodies Bodies Bodies and Oscars frontrunner Everything Everywhere All At Once are nominated while Fire Island scored a nod for Outstanding Film Streaming (stars Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers are also nominated for Outstanding Podcast for Las Culturistas).

In the TV categories, the theatre-stacked casts of Abbott Elementary, Hacks, Never Have I Ever, Only Murders in the Building, Sex Lives of College Girls, and others are nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. In addition, Sex Lives… star Renée Rapp will go head-to-head against Dove Cameron for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist.

On the drama side, the nominees include Gossip Girl and P-Valley. And finally, among the competitors in the Outstanding Kids & Family Programming - Live Action category are Trevor: The Musical, Better Nate Than Ever, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

For a full list of nominees, click here.

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.