Apple TV+ has been recognized by the GLAAD Media Award for a powerful and inclusive episode of its original talk show “The Oprah Conversation” featuring Elliot Page. In 2020, renowned and loved talk show host Oprah Winfrey sat down with Elliot Page, who had made the first on-camera appearance after announcing his trans identity, to discuss the journey which led to the realization of his true self, the struggles and challenges faced by the trans community, his responsibility towards the community, and more.
For a fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community, the “The Oprah Conversation” featuring Elliot Page special episode won the Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode category at the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Apple TV+ “The Oprah Conversation” featuring Elliot Page special episode won a GLAAD Media Award for its fair representation of the LGBTQ community
Elliot Page is a Canadian actor and producer who was formerly known as Ellen Page. Before his transformation, Elliot starred in Pit Pony (1997–2000), Trailer Park Boys (2002) and ReGenesis (2004), Going For Broke (2003), Hard Candy (2005), and was known for his most notable character in Jason Reitman’s film Juno (2007) which earned the star an Academy Award nomination, 2 BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, when the world shut down social gatherings and gave people the opportunity to stay indoors with themselves and family members. It was at that time, that Elliot recognized his true self and decided to come out. He openly shared his journey, struggles, and more with Oprah.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives.
“The Oprah Conversation” is a timely series that features Oprah leading intimate discussions with today’s foremost newsmakers, thought leaders and masters of their craft. Filmed remotely, Oprah hosts conversations that aim to bring truth and perspective to a range of topics shaping our world, revealing gripping stories of human connection. Guests have included Eddie Murphy, Amanda Gorman, Barack Obama, Dolly Parton and Stevie Wonder, and the series has been previously honored by the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards and NAACP Image Awards.
This is Apple TV+’s first GLAAD Media Awards win which added to its series of accolades Apple Original films, documentaries, and series earning that have landed 244 wins and 961 award nominations, including 2022 Oscar winner “CODA.” “The Oprah Conversation” is available on Apple TV+ for $4.99 per month across Apple devices and via AppleTV+.com.