At the 32nd Annual GLAAD Awards held Thursday night the third time was the charm for Star Trek: Discovery.
Discovery wins first GLAAD
The GLAAD Media Awards are “to recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives.” Star Trek: Discovery went in with one nomination and came away winning for Outstanding Drama Series. It beat out competition from 9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX), Killing Eve (BBC America), P-Valley (Starz), Ratched (Netflix), Supergirl (The CW), The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), Vida (Starz), The Wilds (Amazon), Wynonna Earp (Syfy).
This was the third year the series has been nominated, but the first win. Discovery stars Wilson Cruz, Anthony Rapp, Blu del Barrio, and Ian Alexander appeared virtually from the set of season four production to accept the award.
Rapp pointed to how the third season increased the show’s LGBTQ representation:
We were already really proud of the work we have been doing on Star Trek: Discovery in seasons one and two, but I have to say in season three our creative team hit it out of the park when they introduced the inclusive, beautiful, moving story of our new crewmembers Adira and Grey.
del Barrio said playing Adira has been a “gift from the universe,” and referred to Rapp and Cruz as their “space dads.” Ian Alexander said, “Through this show, our community is being seen the way we want to be, as our most authentic selves.”
Wilson Cruz promised there is more to come, saying:
Season four is going to be the best yet, so keep watching.
You can see them accept the award in the clip below.
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