VIDEO: Channing Tatum presents Roland Emmerich with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at #glaadawards in LA

Actor and LGBT advocate Channing Tatum took the stage this Saturday night at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles to present the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to out director, writer and producer Roland Emmerich. The Stephen F. Kolzak Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality. Tatum starred alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal in Emmerich's recent film White House Down, which made over 200 million dollars. Emmerich's films have earned more than one billion dollars worldwide. Previous Stephen F. Kolzak honorees include Laverne Cox, Wanda Sykes, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge, Bill Condon, Todd Haynes, Alan Ball, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sir Ian McKellen.

Check out the video of Tatum and Emmerich below:

"In addition to being an out, proud, fearless storyteller, Roland's wildly positive spirit has willed him to give back to others," Tatum said of Emmerich. "Roland is helping to create a better world around us, and we need more people like him."

Emmerich has been one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood for nearly two decades, helming global box office hits like Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and The Patriot. He recently finished filming on his next project, Stonewall, which follows a "young's man coming of age during the days leading up to the Stonewall Riots" and is slated for release later this year.

Watch Emmerich's acceptance speech here:

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.

Visit glaad.org/mediaawards/press for a complete list of award recipients announced on Saturday night. 

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

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.

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