GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Kids and Family Programming
Awarded forOutstanding Kids and Family Programming
CountryUnited States
Presented byGLAAD
First awardedApril 12, 2018; 6 years ago (2018-04-12)
Currently held byDead End: Paranormal Park
Heartstopper (2023)

The GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Kids and Family Programming is an annual award that honors children's and family programming for excellence in the treatment of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) characters and themes. It is one of several categories of the annual GLAAD Media Awards, which are presented by GLAAD—an American non-governmental media monitoring organization—at ceremonies held primarily in New York City and Los Angeles between March and May.[1]

The award was first given at the 29th GLAAD Media Awards in 2018 to Andi Mack, a comedy-drama television series that aired on Disney Channel. Concerning the creation of this category, GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis stated that it was added to "raise the bar for current and future LGBTQ inclusion in this hugely popular and impactful genre", arguing about the importance of younger individuals, that are "coming out earlier and in greater numbers, [to] see their lives and experiences reflected in thoughtful, loving, and affirming ways".[2] Throughout the award's history, there have only been two instances where a tie occurred, both between animated and live-action works: in 2020 where Hulu's The Bravest Knight and Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series won, and again the following year with Hulu's First Day and Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power winning. At the 34th GLAAD Media Awards in 2023, the award was formally split into Animated and Live Action categories.

For a program to be eligible, it must be family-oriented and made for children, tweens, teenagers, and their parents.[3] Furthermore, programs must include at least one LGBT character in a leading, supporting, or recurring capacity; in the absence of a regular LGBT character, the show must feature an LGBT-inclusive episode or story arc.[4] Programs are judged based on the tone of the narrative and the "storytelling techniques required for the age of the intended audience".[4] Children's and family programming selected by GLAAD are evaluated based on four criteria: "Fair, Accurate, and Inclusive Representations" of the LGBT community, "Boldness and Originality" of the project, significant "Impact" on mainstream culture, and "Overall Quality" of the project.[5] GLAAD monitors mainstream media to identify which children's and family programs will be nominated, while also issuing a call for entries that encourages media outlets to submit youth-oriented programming for consideration. By contrast, in order for family programming created by and for LGBT audiences to be considered for nomination, they must be submitted after the call for entries.[5] Winners are determined by a plurality vote by GLAAD staff and its board, Shareholders Circle members,[a] volunteers and affiliated individuals.[5]

Since its inception, the award has been given to nine programs. At the 34th GLAAD Media Awards, Dead End: Paranormal Park won in the Animation category, with Heartstopper winning in the Live-Action category.

Winners and nominations

Table key
Indicates the winner
Winners and nominees
Award year Program Network Ref(s).
2018
(29th)
Andi Mack Disney Channel [7]
[8]
Danger & Eggs: "Chosen Family" Amazon Video
Doc McStuffins: "The Emergency Plan" Disney Channel
The Loud House Nickelodeon
Steven Universe Cartoon Network
2019
(30th)
Steven Universe Cartoon Network [9]
[10]
Adventure Time Cartoon Network
Andi Mack Disney Channel
Anne with an E Netflix
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
2020
(31st)
The Bravest Knight Hulu [11]
[12]
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Disney+
Andi Mack Disney Channel
Arthur: "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" PBS
The Loud House Nickelodeon
Nella the Princess Knight: "A Tale of Two Nellas" Nick Jr. Channel
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Netflix
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Steven Universe: The Movie Cartoon Network
Twelve Forever Netflix
2021
(32nd)
First Day Hulu [13]
[14]
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Netflix
Adventure Time: Distant Lands: "Obsidian" HBO Max
The Baby-Sitters Club: "Mary Anne Saves the Day" Netflix
Craig of the Creek Cartoon Network
Diary of a Future President Disney+
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Netflix
The Loud House Nickelodeon
The Owl House Disney Channel
Steven Universe Cartoon Network
2022
(33rd)
Power Rangers Dino Fury Nickelodeon / Netflix [15]
[16]
Amphibia Disney Channel
The Baby-Sitters Club: "Claudia and the Sad Goodbye" Netflix
Centaurworld
Danger Force: "Manlee Men" Nickelodeon
Diary of a Future President Disney+
Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
The Loud House Nickelodeon
The Owl House Disney Channel
2023
(34th)
Animated [17]
[18]
Dead End: Paranormal Park Netflix
Amphibia Disney Channel
Battle Kitty Netflix
Big Nate Nickelodeon
Craig of the Creek Cartoon Network
The Dragon Prince Netflix
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous
The Owl House Disney Channel
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Disney+
Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! Cartoon Network
Live Action
Heartstopper Netflix
Better Nate Than Ever Disney+
First Day Hulu
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Disney+
Monster High: The Movie Nickelodeon / Paramount+
Power Rangers Dino Fury Netflix
Raven's Home Disney Channel
Rebel Cheer Squad Netflix
Trevor: The Musical Disney+
Zombies 3
2024
(35th)
Animated [19]
Hailey's On It! Disney Channel
Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake Max
Craig of the Creek Cartoon Network
The Dragon Prince Netflix
The Ghost and Molly McGee Disney Channel
The Loud House Nickelodeon
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Disney Channel
Nimona Netflix
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Disney+
Transformers: EarthSpark Paramount+
Live Action
Heartstopper Netflix
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Disney+
Jane Apple TV+
Power Rangers Cosmic Fury Netflix
XO, Kitty Netflix

Notes

  1. ^ The Shareholders Circle consists of individuals who have made a donation of $1,500 or more.[6]

References

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