April 17, 2010, Los Angeles, CA – GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 4 of this year's 32 media categories at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented in Los Angeles by ABSOLUT® Vodka at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday night. Additional awards will be presented in San Francisco on June 5.
A complete press release will be posted by 2 PM PT and photos from the event by 5 PM PT on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at www.glaad.org/mediaawards.
Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards (accepters tentative):
- Vanguard Award: Drew Barrymore (presented by openly lesbian star of Iron Chef America Cat Cora)
- Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Wanda Sykes (presented by Constance McMillen, the Mississippi teenager whose high school cancelled prom because she asked to attend with her girlfriend)
- Outstanding Film – Wide Release: A Single Man (The Weinstein Company) [Accepted by: Tom Ford]
- Outstanding Comedy Series: Glee (Fox) [Accepted by: Ryan Murphy, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron, Jessalyn Gilsig, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, and Jenna Ushkowitz]
- Outstanding Reality Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo/VH1) [Accepted by: RuPaul]
- Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism Segment: "Polémicas Adopciones" Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo) [Accepted by: Ramon Escobar, executive vice-president of news for Telemundo; reporter Carlos Botifoll and producer, Elisa Ross]
GLAAD also announced that Lydia by Octavio Solis received the award in the Outstanding Los Angeles Theater category.
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The GLAAD Media Awards elevate and promote fair, accurate and inclusive stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, people and allies that have increased awareness, understanding and respect for the lives of LGBT people. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009.
More information about the GLAAD Media Awards events in New York and San Francisco may be found at http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards.