The shortlist for the British LGBT Awards 2021 has been revealed. Stars like Harry Styles, Cara Delevingne, Demi Lovato and more are on the list, and deservedly so. Here’s all you need to know!
What are the British LGBT Awards?
The Awards, in association with NatWest and Tesco, honor leading LGBT+ activists, allies, and celebrity figures for their work towards advancing the rights of LGBT+ people.
The British LGBT Awards 2021 will take place in London on Friday, August 27. The shortlist for the event, which came out on Tuesday, is proof that it will be one star-studded affair.
Sarah Garrett, British LGBT Awards founder, talked a little about the essence of the award ceremony. “These awards shine a light on those who have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the LGBT+ community, during what has been an extremely challenging 12 months.”
“The nominees, which include an exciting mix of famous LGBT+ faces, allies and organisations have all demonstrated a commitment to advancing LGBT+ rights,” she added.
“The awards on 27 August, which will take place after lockdown restrictions are eased, will be a huge celebration that’s needed more than ever.”
For the first time ever, the British LGBT Awards will also throw light on the absence of openly gay footballers in the Premier League. A new award, the Football Ally award, has been introduced for this year only.
It is meant to highlight football personalities who are working to break taboos around the inclusion of LGBT+ people in the sport.
Here are all the nominees
Elliot Page, who came out as transgender last year, Cara Delevingne and Demi Lovato have been shortlisted for the Celebrity of the Year award. Other contenders include Jameela Jamil, RuPaul, and Willow Smith.
Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK icon Michelle Visage have been nominated for the Celebrity Ally Award.
Prince William is among the past recipients of this award. He won the prize in 2017.
Killing Eve, Happiest Season, It’s a Sin, the Schitt’s Creek finale and Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood have been shortlisted for the Media Moment prize.
As for the Football Ally award, its nominees include Gary Lineker, Jordan Henderson, Jamie Vardy.