Harry Styles and Cara Delevingne shortlisted for British LGBT Awards

Harry Styles accepts the Best Pop Solo Performance award for 'Watermelon Sugar' onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Harry Styles (Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Harry Styles, Cara Delevingne and Sam Smith are among the nominees for the British LGBT Awards.

The accolades are designed to celebrate figures from across business, charity, art and entertainment who “stood shoulder to shoulder” with the community in the last year.

Former One Direction star Styles, who is nominated in the MTV music artist category, has been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.

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He's competing in the MTV music artist category alongside Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Smith and The 1975.

Cara Delevingne is nominated in the celebrity category. (ABC via Getty Images)
Cara Delevingne is nominated in the celebrity category. (ABC via Getty Images)

The celebrity ally nominees include Jodie Comer, who plays bisexual assassin Villanelle in TV series Killing Eve, RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, activist and actor Jane Fonda, and Spice Girl Melanie C.

The award was won in 2017 by the Duke of Cambridge.

Delevingne has been tapped in the celebrity category along with Inception star Elliot Page, who came out as transgender last year, Queer Eye's Tan France, pop star Demi Lovato, and Fleabag actor Andrew Scott.

Channel 4’s acclaimed drama It’s A Sin, which explores the HIV/Aids crisis in 1980s London, has been shortlisted for the media moment prize.

Also in the running is Nicola Adams and Katya Jones becoming the first same-sex couple on Strictly and RuPaul’s Drag Race featuring its first transgender queen in the US, Gottmik.

It's A Sin S1 (Channel 4)
It's A Sin cast. (Channel 4)

For the first time, the awards will draw attention to the absence of openly gay footballers in the Premier League through a new prize.

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The football ally award highlights personalities who are working to address the taboo in the sport, and nominees include Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

UK Black Pride, It Gets Better and The Outside Project are among the charities in the running for awards.

The awards are voted for by the public at britishlgbtawards.com.

With additional reporting by PA.

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