Kerry Washington, Roland Emmerich, 'Transparent,' 'How to Get Away with Murder,' 'The Imitation Game' among GLAAD Media Award recipients in Los Angeles

Ellen DeGeneres presented Kerry Washington with GLAAD's Vanguard Award tonight at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Channing Tatum presented out film director Roland Emmerich with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

A complete press release including quotes from the honorees will be posted on Sunday, March 22. Photos and videos from the event will be posted to in coming days.

Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Award recipients announced Saturday in Los Angeles:

  • Vanguard Award:  Kerry Washington

  • Stephen F. Kolzak Award:  Roland Emmerich

  • Outstanding Film - Wide Release:  The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)

  • Outstanding Drama Series:  How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

  • Outstanding Comedy Series:  Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)

  • 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] (

  • Outstanding Blog:  Autostraddle (

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.


  • 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])

Award recipients in the remaining categories will be announced in New York City on May 9 at the Waldorf Astoria, tickets are available now.

Ellen DeGeneres presented the Vanguard Award to Kerry Washington. Channing Tatum presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to director Roland Emmerich. Comedian Tig Notaro hosted the event. Guests included: Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy); Patricia Arquette (CSI: Cyber); TV producer Shonda Rhimes; Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, Aja Naomi King, Peter Nowalk (How to Get Away with Murder); Portia de Rossi (Scandal); Graham Moore (The Imitation Game); Pauley Perrette (NCIS); Jill Soloway, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Alexandra Billings, Rhys Ernst, Kiersey Clemons, Michaela Watkins, Alison Sudol, Clementine Creevy, Brett Parasol (Transparent); Michael Harney, Samira Wiley, Nick Sandow, Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black); Andrew Rannells (Girls); Murray Bartlett, Daniel Franzese (Looking); Ron Perlman (Stonewall); Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black); Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace; Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley (Sirens); Peter Paige, Bradley Bredeweg, Gavin MacIntosh, Hayden Byerly (The Fosters); Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin); Serayah McNeill (Empire); Alex Newell (Glee); Gregg Sulkin, Rita Volk, Michael J. Willett, Carter Covington (Faking It); Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles); Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham (Playing House); Wilson Cruz (Red Band Society); stylist Brad Goreski; Gary Janetti (Vicious); Guy Wilson, Freddie Smith, Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives); musician Our Lady J; model Nats Getty; Hannah Hart (My Drunk Kitchen); DJs Sam Sparro, Kim Anh, Derek Monteiro;  GLAAD Board member Meghan McCain; GLAAD National Spokesperson Omar Sharif, Jr. and GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

The 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo; and Official Presenting Partners Amazon and Bud Light.