GLAAD Media Awards: a celebration

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 21:  (L-R) Actors Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Viola Davis and writer-producer Shonda Rhimes accept the Outstanding Drama Series award for 'How To Get Away With Murder' onstage during the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for GLAAD)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MARCH 21: (L-R) Actors Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Viola Davis and writer-producer Shonda Rhimes accept the Outstanding Drama Series award for ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ onstage during the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for GLAAD)

LOS ANGELES – GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 16 of this year’s 31 media categories at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards (accepters tentative):

  • Vanguard Award:  Kerry Washington  (presented by Ellen DeGeneres)
  • Stephen F. Kolzak Award:  Roland Emmerich (presented by Channing Tatum)
  • Outstanding Film – Wide Release: The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)  [accepted by: screenwriter Graham Moore and producer Ido Ostrowsky]
  • Outstanding Drama Series: How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)  [accepte by: creator Peter Nowalk with stars Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, and Aja Naomi King]
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Transparent (Amazon InstantVideo)  [accepted by: creator Jill Soloway with stars Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Alexandra Billings, Kiersey Clemons, Michaela Watkins, and Alison Sudol, and co-producer Rhys Ernst]
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 21: Actress Kerry Washington speaks onstage during the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for GLAAD) Keywords - Celebrities, Radio, Award, Television Show Photo Credit - Getty Images for GLAAD
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MARCH 21: Actress Kerry Washington speaks onstage during the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for GLAAD)
Keywords – Celebrities, Radio, Award, Television Show
Photo Credit – Getty Images for GLAAD

The following is a list of other award recipients announced at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

  • Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): “Identity Crisis” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
  • Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series: The Normal Heart (HBO)
  • Outstanding Music Artist: Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Xtra Mile Recordings)
  • Outstanding Daily Drama: Days of Our Lives (NBC)
  • Outstanding Comic Book : Rat Queens, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Image Comics)
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “31 Days of PrEP” [series] (Advocate.com)
  • Outstanding Blog: Autostraddle (autostraddle.com)

GLAAD previously announced that it was acknowledging BioWare’s hit video game Dragon Age: Inquisition and the song “Era Diferente” by the legendary Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte with Special Recognition Awards.

On Saturday night, FOX’s Glee also received a Special Recognition Award, following the series finale. For six seasons, Glee has consistently introduced groundbreaking LGBT characters and storylines, including a recent episode that featured a 200-person transgender choir. Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer at Fox Television Group, accepted the award on behalf of the show.

SPANISH-LANGUAGE NOMINEES

  • Outstanding Daytime Program Episode: “Cementerio homófobo” Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Television Interview: TIE:  “En cuerpo ajeno” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo) and “Intolerancia familiar” Realidades en Contexto (CNN en Español)
  • Outstanding Documentary: “Identidad sin fronteras” Panorámica (Univision/Pivot)
  • Outstanding Local TV Journalism: Cobertura de Spirit Day” [serie] Noticias 34 (KMEX-Univision 34 [Los Angeles]
EVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 21:  Actress Zoe Saldana onstage during the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for GLAAD)
EVERLY HILLS, CA – MARCH 21: Actress Zoe Saldana onstage during the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for GLAAD)

Additional awards will be presented at the GLAAD Media Awards event at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Saturday, May 9.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives.

They also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

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