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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Janet Jackson, Sam Smith and Cara Delevingne are just some of the stars nominated at the 2020 British LGBT Awards

    The 'That's the Way Love Goes' singer has received a nod in the Celebrity Ally category, alongside the likes of singer Dua Lipa, 'Killing Eve' actress Jodie Comer, musical trio The Jonas Brothers, actress and presenter Michelle Visage, model Naomi Campbell, actors Patrick Stewart and Tom Holland, actress Suranne Jones and singer Taylor Swift

    Sam Smith receives a nomination in the music category, going head to head with the likes of Ariana Grande, Christine & The Queens, Kim Petras, King Princess, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Pabllo Vittar, Tyler, the Creator and Years & Years whilst Cara Delevingne is recognised in the Celebrity category with the likes of actors Andrew Scott, Billy Porter and Ezra Miller as well as singer Olly Alexander and actress Zoë Kravitz amongst others.

    And a number of key "media moments" are also honoured in the nominations, with BBC's 'Gentleman Jack' series, 'Drag Race' coming to the UK, Renée Zellweger as gay icon Judy Garland, 'Strictly Come Dancing' making history with same-sex routine to Emeli Sande performance and the character development Riverdale's LGBT+ characters all featuring on the nominations for the upcoming awards ceremony.

    Edward Enninful, Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue, is nominated in the Broadcaster or Journalist category alongside the likes of BBC presenter Steph McGovern, comedian Joe Lycett, radio presenter Nick Grimshaw, 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here' star and radio host Adele Roberts and comedienne Susan Calman.

    Sarah Garrett, MBE, the founder of the British LGBT Awards, said: "A really exciting mix of some of the world's most deserving LGBT+ people, allies and organisations have been nominated this year. These awards shine a light on those who stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the LGBT+ community during uncertain and challenging times. The nominees are all role models who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to raising awareness of, or advancing, LGBT+ rights. The 2020 ceremony, on 29 May, is going to be the British LGBT Awards biggest event yet."

    An abridged list of nominations for the British LGBT Awards are as follows:


    Amanda Stenberg

    Andrew Scott

    Billy Porter

    Cara Delevingne

    Ezra Miller

    Hanna Gadsby

    Jonathan Van Ness

    Lilly Singh

    Olly Alexander

    Zoë Kravitz


    Dua Lipa

    Janet Jackson

    Jodie Comer

    The Jonas Brothers

    Michelle Visage

    Naomi Campbell

    Patrick Stewart

    Suranne Jones

    Taylor Swift

    Tom Holland


    Ariana Grande

    Christine & The Queens

    Kim Petras

    King Princess

    Lil Nas X


    Pabllo Vittar

    Sam Smith

    Tyler, the Creator

    Years & Years


    Adele Roberts

    Ben Hunte

    Benjamin Butterworth

    Edward Enninful

    Joe Lycett

    Matthew Todd

    Nick Grimshaw

    Steph McGovern

    Susan Calman

    Suzi Ruffell


    BBC's 'Gentleman Jack' tells the real-life story of Anne Lister

    Drag Race comes to the UK

    Mexican primetime television makes history with its first ever lesbian kiss on 'Amar a Muerte'

    Queer couple wins MTV's 'True Love or True Lies'

    Netflix's 'Sex Education' diverse representation of LGBT+ characters and relationships

    Renée Zellweger stars as gay icon Judy Garland

    'Strictly Come Dancing' makes history with same-sex routine to Emeli Sande performance

    Netflix 'Tales of the City's queer representation and casting

    Showtime premiers 'The L Word: Generation Q'

    The CW's 'Riverdale's LGBT+ character development

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