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Ridley Jones Nominated in the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards!

By January 20, 2022Featured News, News
Ridley Jones Nominated for GLAAD Media Award

The 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards have been announced and we are delighted to share that Ridley Jones has received a nomination!

The series has been nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Programming category, alongside Rugrats (Paramount+), Summer Camp Island (Cartoon Network/HBO Max), We The People (Netflix), “Berry Bounty Banquet” Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City (WildBrain Studios/YouTube Kids), City of Ghosts (Netflix), “Family Day” Sesame Street (HBO Max), “Gonzo-rella” Muppet Babies (Disney Junior), “Joie de Jonathan” Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior) and “Whatever Floats Your Float” Madagascar: A Little Wild (Hulu/Peacock).

Ridley Jones follows six-year-old Ridley who, alongside her mother and grandmother, is a protector of the museum she calls home. Keeping the exhibits safe takes a real hero, especially when the lights go out and the exhibits — from Egyptian mummies to stampeding elephants — come to life! Throughout her many adventures, Ridley finds that being a good protector, and leader, is about finding common ground and respecting others, no matter what our differences might be.

The series, created and executive produced by Peabody, Emmy, and Humanitas Prize-winning children’s television screenwriter and producer Chris Nee (Doc McStuffins, Vampirina), features an ensemble cast including several LGBTQ+ characters like Ismat’s two fathers, who are also both Mummies, voiced by Chris Colfer and Andrew Rannells, and the groundbreaking character of Fred the bison, voiced by nonbinary actor Iris Menas (West Side Story), the bison is the first nonbinary series regular on a Netflix preschool show.

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally.

A huge congratulations to our entire Ridley Jones team and to our partners at Netflix and Laughing Wild! 

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies, which fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance, will be held in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, April 2, 2022 and in New York at the Hilton Midtown on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Check out the full list of nominees here: Nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards