33rd ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS VIDEOS, PHOTOS: “ALL HANDS ON DECK.” ARIANA DEBOSE, JUDITH LIGHT, KARINE JEAN-PIERRE, WILSON CRUZ, LAVERNE COX, AND SARAH KATE ELLIS UNITE IN SUPPORT OF LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST ANTI-LGBTQ ATTACKS

May 7, 2022

33rd ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS VIDEOS, PHOTOS:

“ALL HANDS ON DECK.” ARIANA DEBOSE, JUDITH LIGHT, KARINE JEAN-PIERRE, WILSON CRUZ, LAVERNE COX, AND SARAH KATE ELLIS UNITE IN SUPPORT OF LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST ANTI-LGBTQ ATTACKS

KARINE JEAN-PIERRE EARNS STANDING OVATION (VIDEO)

VIDEO of WILSON CRUZ
WILSON CRUZ: “WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF LOVERS WHO HAVE DARED TO IMAGINE, AND MAKE REAL, A MORE EXPANSIVE AND INCLUSIVE DEFINITION OF LOVE AND IDENTITY FOR THE HUMAN RACE.”

VIDEO OF ARIANA DEBOSE AND JUDITH LIGHT
JUDITH LIGHT: “THERE ARE DEEPLY DESTRUCTIVE BILLS IN FLORIDA ALABAMA AND TEXAS. NO ONE OF ANY RACE, GENDER IDENTITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR ABILITY SHOULD HAVE TO FACE DISCRIMINATION FROM THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT.”

The event hosts Peppermint and Cody Rigsby and appearances by Laverne Cox, Anthony Rapp, Cynthia Nixon, Dove Cameron, Dyllón Burnside, Jonathan Capehart, Nyle DiMarco, Tommy Dorfman, Michael R. Jackson, Rafael Silva, Ivory Aquino, Murray Hill, Sheryl Lee Ralph and GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis

33RD ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS IN NYC RECIPIENTS INCLUDE: POSE, LIL NAS X, TODAY (NBC), POWER RANGERS: DINO FURY, SESAME STREET, LILY ROSE, ASSOCIATED PRESS, JONATHAN CAPEHART, DAWN ENNIS, BROADWAY’S COMPANY, THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN, VICE NEWS AND TELEMUNDO

 

New York, NY - Saturday, May 7, 2022 – GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, held the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City last night where a host of LGBTQ notables and allies called on the community to fight back against growing anti-LGBTQ attacks, particularly on LGBTQ youth and transgender Americans. GLAAD also announced recipients for 16 of this year’s 30 categories for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Additional categories were announced in Los Angeles on April 2 and a full list is available below..

Judith Light received GLAAD’s Excellence in Media Award from Ariana DeBose, and Wilson Cruz received the Vito Russo Award at the star-studded ceremony at the Hilton Midtown in Los Angeles. The New York ceremony for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards was hosted by celebritiy Peloton Instruction Cody Rigbsy and transgender recording artist, actress, GLAAD Board Member, and RuPaul’s Drag Race Alum Peppermint. The event also featured special performances from Dove Cameron of her hit single ‘Boyfriendand Michael R. Jackson, who performed from his Pulitzer-Prize winning Broadway musical A Strange Loop.

 

PHOTOS

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VIDEOS

KARINE JEAN-PIERRE

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Karine Jean-Pierre was introduced by awards host, actress, and trans advocate Peppermint. Jean-Pierre introduced GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, alongside GLAAD Board Chair Pamela Stewart.

Jean-Pierre, who was announced as the first Black and first LGBTQ White House Press Secretary earlier this week, was welcomed with a massive standing ovation to which she responded: “Thank you, family.” she continued: “As a member of the LGBTQ community, family, I am excited to be here with all of you to show that visibility matters. Representation matters for all marginalized communities at every intersection.”

GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis: “GLAAD is determined to protect all that has been accomplished for our community – from marriage equality to trans representation on television – while leading a new path forward for the next generation. That means fighting for a world that sees gender as fluid, gender expression as a human right, and ensures that the growing number of Gen Zers who are queer are safe in their identity, orientation, and expression, and free from discrimination and bias.”

 

ARIANA DEBOSE AND JUDITH LIGHT

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Ariana DeBose surprised the room by belting a part of ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story while presenting the Excellence in Media Award to Judith LIght. Ariana DeBose stated: Decade after decade she has aligned herself with communities that needed allies with megaphones: women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. Judith brought her vulnerability to the stage and her strength to the streets, standing arm in arm with us and with GLAAD in the fight for recognition and truth.”

Upon acceptance, Judith Light stated: “Sadly, today, we are living through another cycle of violence and sorrow particularly for marginalized communities. There are deeply destructive bills in Florida, Alabama and Texas. No one of any race, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability should have to face discrimination from their own government. You have borne the brunt of a divisive culture, suffered under the wrath and prejudice of people who chose not to see the magnificence  of who you are and through it all you have remained powerful and defiant; elevating and offering comfort to the community and being a demonstration to all of humanity.”

Let me be clear with you, I would not be the person I am if it were not for [the LGBTQ] community and for GLAAD. I look to this community, to you, to see if I am being brave enough, kind enough, aware enough, conscious enough, sensitive enough, speaking truth to power enough. You are my guide post and my inspiration. To be like you is to transmute violence, is to make a stand for selfhood, Is to take risks, is to stand up, is to disturb the status quo, is to support GLAAD to protect all that we have achieved and keep moving this community to new heights, is to stand together not only with our words but also with our actions is to embrace love and give that love unselfishly and unconditionally.

 

WILSON CRUZ ACCEPTS THE VITO RUSSO AWARD FROM JONATHAN CAPEHART

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Upon acceptance of the Vito Russo award, Wilson Cruz stated: "We have accomplished so much in the last 30 years. We really have changed the conversation, but I fear what happens if we disengage now when OUR kids need us the most. So, let’s not sit back and celebrate our victory on gay marriage and forget that our youth, our trans siblings, our immigrant families, and our voting rights are under direct

attack and if you think they’re going to stop at abortion and not come for those marriage rights, next…. You haven’t been paying enough attention." 

Remember this: We are a community of lovers who have dared to imagine, and make real, a more expansive and inclusive definition of love and identity for the human race. We mustn’t ever lose sight of that or the power inherent in it and the great service we continue to provide to humanity in the epic struggle of bending that moral arc toward more justice,  more love and more acceptance. That is who we are and that is our charge. VIDEO.

Upon presenting the Vito Russo Award and Wilson Cruz’s legacy, Jonathan Capehart stated: When Wilson started out, there were only a handful of out folks in entertainment, journalism and politics. But Wilson has been advocating for us for three decades, unafraid to step up and say, “We are not going to stand for this. You can’t do this to our friends, families, colleagues and neighbors without a fight.” Even if in some ways the fight remains the same, when you look at Florida, Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and other states today, we see fierce advocates coming to the battlefield who are different and plentiful – and we have this man to thank. VIDEO.

 

 

AWARD RECIPIENTS

During the New York ceremony, GLAAD announced award recipients for the following categories live onstage:

  • Pose received the award for Outstanding Drama Series [presented by Laverne Cox]
  • "HIV/AIDS: 40 Years Later" TODAY (NBC) received the award for Outstanding TV Journalism Segment [presented by Amber Tamblyn and Nyle DiMarco]
  • Power Rangers received the award for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming [presented by Cynthia Nixon]
  • Sesame Street received the award for Outstanding Children’s Programming [presented by Cynthia Nixon]

 

Additional award recipients announced in New York City:

Outstanding Broadway Production: (TIE) Company and Thoughts of a Colored Man

Outstanding Music Artist: Lil Nas X

Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist: Lily Rose, Stronger Than I Am (Big Loud Records/Back Blocks Music/Republic Records)

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode: "Elliot Page" The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "HIV/AIDS: 40 Years Later" TODAY (NBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism - Long-Form: "Pride of The White House" (MSNBC)

Outstanding Print Article: "Lawmakers Can’t Cite Local Examples of Trans Girls in Sports" by David Crary & Lindsay Whitehurst (The Associated Press)

Outstanding Online Journalism Article: "'No Time For Intolerance:' Dr. Rachel Levine Has A Job To Do" by Dawn Ennis (Forbes.com)

Outstanding Online Journalism - Video or Multimedia: "Transnational" [series] by Eva Reign, Alyza Enriquez, Freddy McConnell, Vivek Kemp, Courtney Brooks, Sarah Burke, Hendrik Hinzel, Alyza Enriquez, Dan Ming, Trey Strange, and Daisy Wardell (VICE News)

Outstanding Blog: Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article: (TIE) "Claudia: La Enfermera Trans que Lucha Contra el Covid en Ciudad Juárez" por Louisa Reynolds (Nexos.com) and "Somos Invisibles": La Discriminación y los Riesgos se Multiplican para los Indígenas LGBTQ+" por Albinson Linares (Telemundo.com)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism - Video or Multimedia: "Expulsados México: Cómo la Comunidad Transgénero se Unió para Ayudar a los Migrantes" por Patricia Clarembaux, Anna Clare Spelman, y Celemente Sánchez (Univision Noticias)

 

A full list of all categories and award recipients from the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York and Los Angeles is below.

 

Outstanding New TV Series: Hacks (HBO Max)

Outstanding Comedy Series: Saved by the Bell (Peacock)

Outstanding Drama Series: POSE (FX)

Outstanding Film - Wide Release: Eternals (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Reality Program: (TIE) RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) and We’re Here (HBO)

Outstanding Documentary: Changing the Game (Hulu)

Outstanding TV Movie: Single All The Way (Netflix)

Outstanding Film - Limited Release: Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series: It’s A Sin (HBO MAX)

Outstanding Children’s Programming: "Family Day" Sesame Street (HBO Max)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming: Power Rangers: Dino Fury (Nickelodeon/Netflix)

Outstanding Music Artist: Lil Nas X, MONTERO (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist: Lily Rose, Stronger Than I Am (Big Loud Records/Back Blocks Music/Republic Records)

Outstanding Broadway Production: (TIE) COMPANY and Thoughts of a Colored Man

Outstanding Video Game: Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine Games/Square Enix)

Outstanding Comic Book: Crush & Lobo (DC Comics)

Outstanding Original Graphic Novel/Anthology: Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms (Oni Press)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode: "Elliot Page" The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "HIV/AIDS: 40 Years Later" TODAY (NBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism - Long-Form: "Pride of The White House" (MSNBC)

Outstanding Print Article: "Lawmakers Can’t Cite Local Examples of Trans Girls in Sports" by David Crary & Lindsay Whitehurst (The Associated Press)

Outstanding Online Journalism Article: "'No Time For Intolerance:' Dr. Rachel Levine Has A Job To Do" by Dawn Ennis (Forbes.com)

Outstanding Online Journalism - Video or Multimedia: "Transnational" [series] by Eva Reign, Alyza Enriquez, Freddy McConnell, Vivek Kemp, Courtney Brooks, Sarah Burke, Hendrik Hinzel, Alyza Enriquez, Dan Ming, Trey Strange, and Daisy Wardell (VICE News)

Outstanding Blog: Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series: Maricón Perdido (HBO Max)

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism: "Orgullo LGBTQ: 52 Años de Lucha y Evolución" (Telemundo 47)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article: (TIE) "Claudia: La Enfermera Trans que Lucha Contra el Covid en Ciudad Juárez" por Louisa Reynolds (Nexos.com) and "Somos Invisibles": La Discriminación y los Riesgos se Multiplican para los Indígenas LGBTQ+" por Albinson Linares (Telemundo.com)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism - Video or Multimedia: "Expulsados México: Cómo la Comunidad Transgénero se Unió para Ayudar a los Migrantes" por Patricia Clarembaux, Anna Clare Spelman, y Celemente Sánchez (Univision Noticias)

Special Recognition: All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson [filmed reading + performance]

Special Recognition: "Alok Vaid-Menon" 4D with Demi Lovato (Cadence13/OBB Sound/SB Projects)

Special Recognition: CODED: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker (Paramount+)

Special Recognition: Jeopardy! Champion Amy Schneider

Special Recognition: The Laverne Cox Show (Shondaland Audio/iHeartMedia)

Special Recognition: Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson (ABC News)

Special Recognition: Outsports' Coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

Special Recognition (Spanish-Language): "Celebrando el Mes del Orgullo" (Telemundo)

The 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally. The 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Gilead Sciences, Inc., Google Pixel, Hyundai, and Ketel One Family Made Vodka. Delta Air Lines is a Major Sponsor of the events, Nike and Sony Music Group are Official Sponsors, and Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, Meta, and Netflix are Titanium Sponsors.

“This year’s GLAAD Media Awards come at a time where LGBTQ visibility and storytelling can be the frontline response to a dangerous rise in anti-LGBTQ legislation around the country,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Our nominees and award recipients, including Pose, Sesame Street, Eternals, Hacks, Lil Nas X, We’re Here and so many journalists and news producers showcase the beautiful diversity of LGBTQ people. At a time when we need it most, these stories, these stories rise against hate, enlighten, entertain, and send an undeniable message: we are not going anywhere.”

The nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were published, released, or broadcast between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. For a full list of nominees, click here.

On socials please follow @GLAAD and #glaadawards

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies, which fund GLAAD's work to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance, were held in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, April 2, 2022 and in New York at the Hilton Midtown on Friday, May 6, 2022. Sarah Kate Ellis, Rich Ferraro, and Anthony Allen Ramos are Executive Producers of the GLAAD Media Awards. Crystal Butler, Melissa Harris, John McCourt, Johanna Osburn, Matthew Zaccagni are Producers. Juana Guichardo and Jose Useche are Associate Producers and Wendy Shanker is Headwriter.

 

 

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