Glee may have ended in 2015, but it’s coming back for one very special night. The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will feature a special reunion of the show’s cast in honor of Santana Lopez’s coming out episode, and the tragic death of the actor who portrayed her, Naya Rivera. Thirteen members of the original Glee cast have already confirmed their attendance.
Want to know how to watch this awards show and this upcoming reunion? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 GLAAD Awards.
When Are the 2021 GLAAD Awards?
The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will premiere exclusively on GLAAD’s YouTube channel on Thursday, April 8.
What Time Are the 2021 GLAAD Awards?
The awards show will start at 8/7c p.m.
How to Watch the 2021 GLAAD Awards
You have two ways to watch. Thankfully, one of them doesn’t involve you spending a dime. For the first time in the history of this awards show the GLAAD Media Awards will livestream on GLAAD’s YouTube channel. Simply make sure you’re watching before tonight at 8 p.m. ET and you’re golden.
What if you love awards show but you have some wild Thursday night plans like going to bed early? Then it’s time for another first. The ceremony will be available to stream on Hulu starting Thursday, April 8 at 10/9c p.m. That means if you miss the live broadcast you can always catch up no matter what Hulu subscription you have.
What Is the Glee Reunion at the 2021 GLAAD Awards?
This year GLAAD is paying tribute to the 10th anniversary of Glee‘s coming out episode for Santana Lopez, as well as the late Naya Rivera. The episode was revolutionary in how the LGBTQ+ community was portrayed onscreen. Rather than painting Santana’s coming out as a joke or as a heavy-handed special episode, “I Kissed a Girl” kept its focus on Santana as a person rather than turning her into an example. It’s a characterization that continued throughout the rest of the series. Santana’s romance with Brittany (Heather Morris) is one of the sweetest, most emotionally resonant, and complicated relationships in the entire show.
Hosted by former guest star Demi Lovato, the GLAAD Glee reunion will feature 13 members of the original cast. Jacob Artist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Vanessa Lengies, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Alex Newell, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., Becca Tobin, and Jenna Ushkowitz are all set to attend. It’s unknown what form this tribute will take, but it feels safe to say there will be singing.
Who Else Will Be at the 2021 GLAAD Awards?
Niecy Nash is set to host this awards show that highlights positive representation of the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally Chika, Sabrina Carpenter, Jessica Betts, and Rebecca Black are all set to preform.
Ryan Murphy’s Netflix projects will be a major contender this year. The Prom, The Boys in the Band, Circus of Books, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Ratched, and Hollywood all secured nominations. Happiest Season, Visible: Out on Television, Big Mouth, I May Destroy You, Queer Eye, and The Haunting of Bly Manor are also among the nominees. It’s a stacked show, and it’s sure to be a big night.
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