Last night the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation honored Kristin Chenoweth, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, and the best in television and journalism at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
Hosted by Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones, the GLAAD awards recognize media for accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community. Dolly Parton, presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Robert Greenblatt, a television executive whose work includes Six Feet Under, Queer as Folk, The L Word, and United States of Tara. Sean Hayes presented the Vanguard Award to actress Kristin Chenoweth, who publicly challenged a controversial Newsweek article which incorrectly asserted that gay actors cannot play straight roles.
Below is a complete list of GLAAD Media Award recipients this year.
Vanguard Award: Kristin Chenoweth (presented by Sean Hayes)
Stephen F. Kolzak Award: NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt (presented by Dolly Parton)
Outstanding Film – Limited Release: I Love You Phillip Morris
Outstanding Comedy Series: TIE: Glee (Fox) [accepted by: Chris Colfer and Mike O’Malley] and Modern Family (ABC) [accepted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter]
Outstanding Reality Program: Project Runway(Lifetime) [accepted by: Mondo Guerra, Michael Costello, and producer Jonathan Murray]
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Fort Worth Speech” The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) [accepted by: Lawrence O’Donnell, Fort Worth City Councilmember Joel Burns and his husband J.D. Angle]
Special Recognition: Bianca “Nikki” Peet
GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York on Saturday night.
Excellence in Media Award: Russell Simmons
Vito Russo Award: Ricky Martin
Outstanding Drama Series: True Blood (HBO) [Accepted by: Denis O’Hare]
Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): “Klaus & Greta” 30 Rock (NBC) [Accepted by: Tina Fey]
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle” by Bobbi Misick (Essence.com) [Accepted by: Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie, with Essence.com editor, Emil Wilbekin]
The following is a list of all other award recipients announced at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Gay Teen Suicides” (series) Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi’s Suicide Spurs Action Across U.S.” by Judy Peet (The Star-Ledger [Newark, N.J.])
Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Rich (The New York Times)
Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: Denver Post
Outstanding Magazine Article: “What Happens When You Find the One…And He’s Nothing – Nothing – Like You Expected?” by Allison Cooper (O, The Oprah Magazine)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate/Out
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “View From Washington” (series) by Kerry Eleveld (Advocate.com)
Outstanding Blog: Joe. My. God. (http://joemygod.blogspot.com/)
Outstanding Music Artist: Scissor Sisters, Night Work (Downtown Records)
Outstanding Comic Book: X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)
Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson
Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway: The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Outstanding New York Theater: Off–Off Broadway: When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers