Phillip Schofield, Michelle Visage and Harry Styles receive nods from Britain’s LGBT+ awards

The shortlist for the British LGBT+ awards has finally been announced, with the annual awards show set for August 27th.

Phillip Schofield, Michelle Visage and Harry Styles receive nods from Britain’s LGBT+ awards
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The British LGBT+ awards have finally released their shortlist, with big celebrities like Cara Delevigne and Harry Styles nominated for awards.

The nominee’s list was announced on Tuesday ahead of the annual ceremony, which will be held in London on the 27th of August.

What are the British LGBT+ awards?

The awards ceremony is one of the UK’s most publicised LGBT+ events and was established back in 2014 to celebrate those in the spotlight ‘working tirelessly to better the needs of LGBT+ people.’ Since its establishment, the LGBT+ awards have recognised hugely influential faces such as Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Daley and Courtney Act, as well as charities, organisations and allies who all work to build awareness and support for LGBT+ communities.

The LGBT+ awards pride themselves on using a credible nomination process where the judges decide the winners independently of any organiser input. The awards also have public nominated categories, which last year gained over 150,000 unique voters. Winners of those categories are then awarded by the highest number of votes.

Who are the nominees for this year’s LGBT+ awards?

Every year the LGBT+ awards release a list of categories ahead of the ceremony showing the top 10 nominee’s for each.

This year’s nominee’s list includes a mirage of famous faces such as Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Youtuber Jojo Siwa has also been nominated for the online influencer category after coming out to the public last year.

Phillip Schofieldhas been mentioned in the top broadcaster category for the first time. RuPaul’s Drag race has also been nominated for their inclusion of transgender contestant Gottmik, as has Strictly Come Dancing, who made headlines for the inclusion of their first same-sex pairing.

Check out the full list of nominee’s for this year’s British LGBT+ awards:


  • Adam Lambert
  • Andrew Scott
  • Cara Delevingne
  • Demi Lovato
  • Elliot Page
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Jameela Jamil
  • RuPaul
  • Tan France
  • Willow Smith

MTV - Music Artist

  • Anne-Marie
  • Harry Styles
  • Jojo Siwa
  • Kim Petras
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • The 1975
  • MNEK
  • Rina Sawayama
  • Sam Smith

Celebrity Ally

  • Charli XCX
  • Dermot O’Leary
  • Eugene Levy
  • George Clooney
  • Jane Fonda
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jennifer Saunders
  • Jodie Comer
  • Melanie C
  • Michelle Visage

Broadcaster, Journalist or Host

  • Dr Ranj Singh
  • Edward Enninful
  • Jamie Windust
  • Joe Lycett
  • Phillip Schofield
  • Rose & Rosie
  • Steph McGovern
  • Suzi Ruffell
  • Tom Allen
  • Tom Read Wilson

Media Moment

  • BBC America’s Killing Eve
  • CBBC’s The Next Step
  • Christmas romance Happiest Season
  • Mae Martin’s Feel Good
  • Netflix’s Haunting Of Bly Manor
  • Nicola Adams and Katya Jones on Strictly Come Dancing
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race for welcoming Gottmik, a trans man, onto the show
  • Russell T Davies’ It’s a Sin
  • Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood
  • Schitt’s Creek finale

Swinton Group - Football Ally

  • Conor Coady
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Gary Cahill
  • Gary Lineker
  • Graeme Souness
  • Hector Bellerin
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Jurgen Klopp
  • Richarlison de Andrade

Inspirational Leader

  • Alex Kalomparis, Gilead
  • Jonathan Taylor, BNP Paribas
  • Josh Graff, LinkedIn
  • Julia Atwater, Atos
  • Lucy Bradbury, AECOM
  • Lucy McKillop, Clear Channel
  • Nicci Take, Mercer
  • Paul Donovan, UBS
  • Richard Moor, National Grid
  • Stephen Jacques, Key Assets Group (Europe)

HSBC UK - Business Ally

  • Alan Haywood, BP
  • Brian McNamara, GSK
  • Cait O’Riordan, FT
  • Carol Lukaszewicz, M & G
  • Emma Smith, Vodafone
  • John Soutar, HomeServe
  • Jonathan Howe, PwC
  • Philipp Lohan, Nielsen
  • Sharon Hague, Pearson
  • Tia Ferguson, NatWest

Diversity Hero

  • Anthony Dunn, Johnson and Johnson
  • Chris Wilkinson, Homes England
  • Clare Coates, Barclays
  • Deon Pillay, LGIM
  • Filipe Mota da Silva, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Lisa Pinney MBE, Coal Authority
  • Lynne Nicholls, Clarion Housing
  • Scarlet-Marie Morgan, Allianz
  • Scott Sallee, Dentsu International
  • Stephen Nutt, NSPCC

Macquarie - Future Leader

  • Adam Shooman, State Street
  • Afonso Varatojo Januário, Schroders
  • Elliot Briery, Oliver Wyman
  • Harry Levey, Network Rail
  • Jennifer Spilling, Moody’s
  • Jung Wei Toh, HSBC UK
  • Justin Farrance, Allen & Overy
  • Noémie Lefort, Warner Music Group
  • Tyler Lee, Unilever
  • Victoria Jackson, BLM Law

Exceptional Inclusion

  • Chris Kenna, Brand Advance
  • Claire Brody, Disney
  • Georgina Court, Clifford Chance
  • Greg Turner-Smart, Rolls-Royce
  • Guilherme Zardo Klein, Philip Morris agency
  • Gurchaten Sandhu, United Nation’s International Labour Organization
  • Jessica Williams, Mace
  • Louise Bailey, SSE
  • Nigel Moralee, Sage (Accounting software)
  • Sarah Fennell, Macquarie

Network Group (Erg)

  • Emerge, ViacomCBS’ LHBT+ Employee Resource Group, Viacom
  • Jacobs - Prism Network, Jacobs
  • Just Eat Takeaway LGBT+ Network, Just Eat
  • LGBT+@Sky, Sky
  • LGBTQ+ at Tesco, Tesco
  • London Stock Exchange Proud Network, LSEG
  • Pride@Airbus, Airbus
  • Proud@Shell, Shell
  • SEGA LGBTQ+ Network, SEGA
  • TalkPride, Talk Talk

Tesco - Inclusive Employer Or Company

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Capco
  • ITV
  • KPMG
  • Nestlé
  • O2
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tideway
  • TSB
  • Wickes

Online Influencer

  • Abigail Thorn
  • Adam Eli
  • Char Ellesse
  • Ericka Hart
  • Florence Given
  • Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
  • Kate Moross
  • Marie Ulven Ringheim
  • Phil Lester
  • Yves Mathieu

Network Rail - Brand Or Marketing Campaign

  • Argos
  • Cadbury’s Creme Egg
  • Calvin Klein
  • Clean&Clear
  • Fairy Liquid LGBT+ rebrand
  • GSK Consumer Healthcare (Sensodyne, Voltarol)
  • Marks and Spencer LGBT sandwich
  • Starbucks’ Name Advert
  • Unilever (Lynx, Vaseline, Simple, Close Up)
  • Wagamamas gender neutral toilets

Johnson & Johnson - Charity Or Community Initiative

  • Ban Conversion Therapy
  • Drag Queen Story Hour UK
  • Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest
  • Inclusive Mosque
  • It Gets Better
  • Just Like Us
  • Mindline Trans
  • Opening Doors London
  • The Outside Project
  • UK Black Pride

Outstanding Contribution To LGBT+ Life

  • DJ Ritu
  • Dr S Chelvan
  • Helen Jones
  • Holestar
  • Jim MacSweeney
  • Leni Morris
  • Lou Englefield
  • Matthew Mahmood Ogston
  • Paul Martin OBE
  • Reverend Jide Macaulay
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