VIDEO: Diane Sawyer and Caitlyn Jenner accept Outstanding TV Journalism award at #glaadawards in NY

Nashville star Connie Britton presented the award for Outstanding TV Journalism: Newsmagazine to Diane Sawyer and Caitlyn Jenner at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at New York’s Waldorf Astoria.

In April 2015, Jenner shared her story on a Diane Sawyer special edition of ABC's 20/20. Touching on subjects like her childhood and family, Jenner explained she had always been aware of her identity as a woman and was ready to live her life authentically.

The groundbreaking interview also shined a spotlight on issues facing the transgender community, highlighting the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation, and providing viewers with online educational resources.

The special drew huge ratings, with 16.9 million viewers tuning in (ultimately reaching 22 million by week's end), and it also sparked dialogue on social media, with 972,000 tweets largely supportive of Jenner.

Jennifer Lawrence presented the Excellence in Media Award to Robert De Niro. Lee Daniels presented the Ally Award to Mariah Carey. Laverne Cox hosted the event. Bebe Rexha performed, as did actor and singer Alex Newell, and Fun Homes Kally Duling and Emily Skeggs. Guests included: Aziz Ansari (Master of None); journalist Diane Sawyer; Connie Britton (Nashville); Andrew Rannells (Girls); Noah Galvin (The Real O’Neals); Tamron Hall (Today); Caitlyn Jenner; out transgender supermodel Andreja Pejić; Diane Kruger (Fathers and Daughters); Lea DeLaria, Jackie Cruz, Laura Gómez, Diane Guerrero, Selenis Leyva, Alysia Reiner (Orange Is The New Black); Carrie Preston (The Good Wife); CNN contributor Margaret Hoover; The Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon; supermodel Josephine Skriver; Jason Biggs, Jenny Mollen (Amateur Night); out WWE superstar Darren Young;  Alexandra Turshen, Eric Schaeffer (Boy Meets Girl); journalist Teresa Rodriguez (Aquí y Ahora); producer Darren Dean, Karren Karagulian (Tangerine); Apple Music & iTunes executive Bozoma Saint John; out country music artist Billy Gilman; out transgender advocate Daniella Carter; out writer and advocate Jacob Tobia; fashion designers Prabal Gurung, Brandon Maxwell, Shane Gabier, and Chris Peters; early transgender model Tracey Norman; actor and trans advocate Nicole Maines, her brother Jonas Maines, and their father Wayne Maines; and GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

The Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards were held on April 2 at the Beverly Hilton. For video, photos, and more, visit: http://glaad.org/mediaawards/recap. The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo.

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 and acceptance.

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