‘Shadowhunters’: Malec Storyline Wins at GLAAD Media Awards

Shadowhunters - Harry Shum Jr, Matthew Daddario
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Harry Shum, Jr and Matthew Daddario in Shadowhunters

Malec was a huge hit at Saturday’s GLAAD Media Awards.

The Freeform supernatural drama, Shadowhunters, was awarded the Outstanding Drama Series award during the Los Angeles ceremony held Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The award was given on behalf of the portrayal of LGBTQ stories in Season 1 of the series when shadowhunter Alec Lightwood (Matthew Daddario) realized he was gay and falling in love with a bisexual warlock, Magnus Bane (Harry Shum, Jr.)

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During the acceptance speech, Shum, with Daddario by his side, said, “I play an openly proud bisexual warlock and a person of color that’s in a relationship with a recently out gay shadowhunter who hunts demons for a living. I don’t think that this combination has ever existed on TV. That just shows the progress of telling these unique stories”

Other TV awards went to Amazon’s Transparent (Outstanding Comedy Series), USA Network’s Eyewitness (Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series), Netflix’s Black Mirror (Outstanding Individual Episode, “San Junipero”) and CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful (Outstanding Daily Drama).

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations for the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. For more on GLAAD, visit the website.

The 2017 GLAAD Media Awards will air on Logo April 6 at 10/9c. Shadowhunters returns with new episodes on June 5 at 8/7c on Freeform.