Joe Lycett has been shortlisted for a major award after his headline-hitting cash-shredding stunt last year, following the controversy surrounding David Beckham's mega-money deal with Qatar.
The comedian joins names including Sue Perkins, Sir Rod Stewart, RuPaul, Harry Styles and Harry Potter actress Emma Watson in the nominations for this year's British LGBT Awards.
The award show, set to take place in June, celebrates the leading LGBT+ activists, allies and showbiz names who have worked to promote LGBT+ rights over the past year.
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And thanks to Joe's stunt – which saw him threaten to shred £10,000 unless Becks ended his partnership with Qatar – he's been nominated for Media Moment of the Year.
After David failed to respond to Joe's threat, the funny-man posted a video of himself shredding the cash, but he soon admitted the money was fake and he'd donated the sum to Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign and Sport Allies.
Other moments nominated include Netflix series Heartstopper, Channel 4's Big Boys and Alex Scott's One Love Armband at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The category was one last year by John Whaite and Johannes Radebe's same-sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing.
Anne-Marie and Lizzo will battle it out for Music Artist of the Year alongside the likes of Yunglbud and Rina Sawayama.
Meanwhile, Billy Porter, Emma Corrin and Luke Evans are some of the names nominated for the coveted LGBT+ Celebrity of the Year gong.
British LGBT Awards founder Sarah Garrett, MBE, said: "It is more important than ever that we shine a light on those who have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the LGBT+ community, during what has been another very challenging 12 months for the community.
“The nominees, which include an exciting mix of famous LGBT+ faces, allies and organisations have all demonstrated a commitment to advancing LGBT+ rights.
“The awards on 23 June will be a huge celebration of our culture and we’re so proud to continue championing the LGBT+ voice.”
The public are invited to cast their votes at britishlgbtawards.com
Full shortlist – British LGBT Awards 2023
METRO – BROADCASTER, JOURNALIST, OR HOST
SWINTON – SPORTS PERSONALITY
PARAMOUNT – MUSIC ARTIST
Sir Rod Stewart
Alex Scott’s One Love Armband at Qatar 2022
Cheddar Gorgeous’ Pink Triangle Tribute
Gentleman Jack’s Final Series
Jack Rooke’s Big Boys on Channel 4
Joe Lycett’s £10,000 Donation
Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico Get Married
Ncuti Gatwah and Yasmin Finney on Doctor Who
The LGBT+ Webseries, Stupid Wife
WNBA’s Brittney Griner
MACQUARIE – INSPIRATIONAL LEADER
TESCO – FUTURE LEADER
Cody Daigle-Orians [acedadadvice]
Divina De Campo
Julie and Camilla
JOHNSON & JOHNSON – CHARITY OR COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
Jefferies – DIVERSITY HERO
HSBC UK – BUSINESS ALLY
LEGAL & GENERAL – NETWORK GROUP OR ERG
glamazon UK, Amazon
Connect Out, Arup
WBA Pride Alliance UK, Boots
Proud FT, FT
Open&Out, Johnson & Johnson
JET&Proud, Just Eat Takeaway.com
[email protected], LinkedIn
PRIDE Network, Macfarlanes
WPP Unite, WPP
BP – INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER OR COMPANY
Legal & General
JUST EAT TAKEAWAY – OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LGBT+ LIFE
Aida H Dee
Dr Mark McBride-Wright
Khakan Qureshi BEM
CYNERGY BANK – LGBT+ TRAILBLAZER
NETWORK RAIL – BRAND OR MARKETING CAMPAIGN
The AA, “No Stopping the Real You”
Absolut, “Born to Mix / The Absolut Choir”
Bombas, “Bombas Pride”
Gymshark, “Pride in Progress”
Hilton Hotel, “To New Memories”
J&B, “She, a J&B Tale”
Metro – Masthead to Updated to Pride Logo to protest Qatar World Cup
The Gym Group, “Gym Face”
Virgin Atlantic, “Be Yourself: Updated Gender Identity Policy”
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