‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Sole Nominee and De Facto Winner of GLAAD Media Award

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Nominees for “” were announced today and CBS’ “” is the sole nominee in the category of Outstanding Daily Drama. Historically, when there is only one nominee in the category, the series becomes the de facto winner.

The recognizes and honors media published, released or broadcast during calendar year 2015 for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

“B&B’s” nomination stems from its socially aware storyline that presented viewers with the revelation that the scheming Maya Avant () was actually born male and previously went by the name Myron. The storyline, which was the first for a major character on a daytime drama series, was a groundbreaking story that sent shockwaves throughout the daytime industry for how the soap was able to maintain such a bombshell underwraps and still tell a solid story with all the intended beats by its writers.

Maya went on to marry the man of her dreams, Rick Forrester (). The two are currently expecting their first child via Maya’s sister, Nicole (), who has agreed to carry the baby for them.

“The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards” is presented in two separate ceremonies taking place first in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 2, and in New York on Saturday, May 14. The LA ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, while the NY ceremony will take place at the Waldorf Astoria New York hotel.