Cynthia Nixon and Joy Behar Honored at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York
March 13, 2010 by Sara Werner, GLAAD’s Public Relations & Communications Intern
A big thank you to all who attended the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York! Weâ€™ll have some great videos and a full recap in the coming days, but for now please enjoy the event photos below and a brief account of the show and a list of winners from tonightâ€™s event.
The night started with a silent auction conducted by Bryan Batt and Lorna Kelly, followed by the Youth Pride Chorus opening the ceremony with a beautiful performance. The event was hosted by Alan Cumming and had special appearances by Joy Behar and Cynthia Nixon, who were each honored for their efforts in advocating for equality and increasing the visibility of the LGBT community. The ceremony concluded dynamically with a performance from the Tony Award-winning cast of Hair, which received a Special Recognition award.
GLAAD Media Award recipients in 24 of this yearâ€™s 32 media categories were announced tonight in New York. Additional awards will be presented at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 17th and in San Francisco on June 5th.
Joy Behar received the Excellence in Media Award at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York
Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards:
â€¢ Excellence in Media Award: Joy Behar (Presented by Meredith Vieira)
â€¢ Vito Russo Award: Cynthia Nixon (Presented by Michael Patrick King)
â€¢ Outstanding Drama Series: Brothers and Sisters (ABC) [Accepted by: show writer, Geoffrey Nauffts]
â€¢ Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series: Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime) [Accepted by: Sigourney Weaver and producers Daniel Sladek and Damian Ganczewski]
â€¢ Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: â€œWhy Will Wonâ€™t Pledge Allegianceâ€ American Morning (CNN) [Accepted by: Will Phillips and American Morning producer Beth Marengo]
â€¢ Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: TIE: â€œâ€™We Love You, This Wonâ€™t Change a Thingâ€™â€ by John Buccigross (ESPN.com) [Accepted by: John Buccigross and Patrick Burke, brother of Brendan Burke] and â€œWhy Canâ€™t You Just Butch Up? Gay Men, Effeminacy, and Our War with Ourselvesâ€ by Brent Hartinger (AfterElton.com) [Accepted by: Brenth Hartinger]
â€¢ Special Recognition: Hair [Accepted by: Gavin Creel]
The following is a list of all other award recipients announced at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York:
â€¢ Outstanding Film-Limited Release: Little Ashes (Regent Releasing)
â€¢ Outstanding Individual Episode: â€œPawnee Zooâ€ Parks and Recreation (NBC)
â€¢ Outstanding Daily Drama: One Life to Live (ABC)
â€¢ Outstanding Talk Show Episode: â€œEllen DeGeneres and Her Wife, Portia de Rossiâ€ The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
â€¢ Outstanding TV Journalism â€“ Newsmagazine: â€œUganda Be Kidding Meâ€ (series) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
â€¢ Outstanding Newspaper Article: â€œKept From a Dying Partnerâ€™s Bedsideâ€ by Tara Parker-Pope (The New York Times)
â€¢ Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Rich (The New York Times)
â€¢ Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: The New York Times
â€¢ Outstanding Magazine Article: â€œComing Out in Middle Schoolâ€ by Benoit Denizet-Lewis (The New York Times Magazine)
â€¢ Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate
â€¢ Outstanding Comic Book: Detective Comics by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)
â€¢ Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway: A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo
â€¢ Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway: She Likes Girls by Chisa Hutchinson
Spanish-Language award recipients:
â€¢ Outstanding Novela: MÃ¡s Sabe el Diablo (Telemundo)
â€¢ Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: â€œAdopciÃ³n gay: un tema muy controversialâ€ Paparazzi TV Sensacional (MegaTV)
â€¢ Outstanding Talk Show Interview: â€œRealidades de ser gay en la tercera edadâ€ El Show de Cristina (Univision)
â€¢ Outstanding TV Journalism â€“ Newsmagazine: TIE: â€œEn el cuerpo equivocadoâ€ Primer Impacto (Univision) & â€œDamas gracias: Entrevista con Eva Leivas-Andinoâ€ Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
â€¢ Outstanding Newspaper Article: â€œMas familias de dos papÃ¡s o dos mamasâ€ by Pilar Marrero (La OpiniÃ³n)
â€¢ Outstanding Magazine Article: â€œDel odio a la justiciaâ€ by Lena Hansen (People en EspaÃ±ol)
â€¢ Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: â€œSaliendo del clÃ³set: CÃ³mo enfrentarlo en familiaâ€ by Fernanda MartÃnez (Univision.com)
Drew Barrymore and Wanda Sykes will be honored at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles
The GLAAD Media Awards continue in Los Angeles on April 17th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza where GLAAD will honor Golden Globe-winning actress, director and producer, Drew Barrymore, by presenting her with the Vanguard Award; and Emmy Award-winning actress, comedian, writer and producer, Wanda Sykes will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. The event will be hosted by Candis Cayne and Wilson Cruz; special guests include, Benjamin Bratt, Bryan Batt, the cast of Glee, Eric Dane, Elizabeth Keener, Jason Lewis, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Rob Halford and Tom Ford.
The final ceremony takes place in San Francisco on June 5th at the Westin St. Francis honoring Levi Strauss President, Robert Hanson, who will receive the Local Hero Award. The event will be hosted by Bruce Vilanch and stay posted for the announcement of further special guests.
To purchase your ticket to one of the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies, please visit http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/21/tickets. Donâ€™t miss out on these events, purchase your tickets today!
Click here for a complete list of this yearâ€™s nominees and join us as we commend them for their excellence in fair, accurate and inclusive media representations of the LGBT community.