Saturday, March 19, 2011

22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards, part 1 - winners

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) held their first of three award ceremonies for the 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards. 25 of this year's 32 awards were presented in partnership with RÖKK Vodka and locally by American Airlines and Prudential at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York.

Co-founder of hip-hop label Def Jam Russell Simmons was named recipient of the Excellence in Media Award. The other major individual prize was the Vito Russo Award which was given to Ricky Martin. Ricky Martin was the subject of the Outstanding Talk Show Episode winner, "Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad" on the The Oprah Winfrey Show.

The Oustanding Drama Series was True Blood.

The complete list of nominees is here. The remaining ceremonies take place on Los Angeles on April 10 at the Westin Bonaventure, and in San Francisco on May 14 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Complete list of winners for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, part 1

Excellence in Media Award

Russell Simmons

Vito Russo Award

Ricky Martin

Outstanding Drama Series

True Blood (HBO) [Accepted by: Denis O'Hare]

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)

"Klaus & Greta" 30 Rock (NBC) [Accepted by: Tina Fey]

Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia

"Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle" by Bobbi Misick (  [Accepted by: Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie, with editor, Emil Wilbekin]

Outstanding Talk Show Episode

"Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine

"Gay Teen Suicides" (series) Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

Outstanding Newspaper Article

"Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi's Suicide Spurs Action Across U.S." by Judy Peet (The Star-Ledger [Newark, N.J.])

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist

Frank Rich (The New York Times)

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage

Denver Post

Outstanding Magazine Article

"What Happens When You Find the One...And He's Nothing – Nothing – Like You Expected?" by Allison Cooper (O, The Oprah Magazine)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

The Advocate/Out

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article

"View From Washington" (series) by Kerry Eleveld (

Outstanding Blog

Joe. My. God. (

Outstanding Music Artist

Scissor Sisters, Night Work (Downtown Records)

Outstanding Comic Book

X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)

Outstanding Los Angeles Theater

Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway

The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell

Outstanding New York Theater: Off–Off Broadway

When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers


Outstanding Novela

¿Dónde está Elisa?(Telemundo)

Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode

TIE:  "Mamá vístete de hombre" Casos de Familia (Univision) and "La Proposición 8" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)

Outstanding Talk Show Interview

"Saliendo del closet después de los 30" El Show de Cristina (Univision)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine

"En nombre del amor" Primer Impacto (Univision)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

"Aumenta el hostigamiento" Despierta América (Univision)

Outstanding Newspaper Article

"Acosados hasta el punto del suicidio" by Rubén Moreno (La Opinión)

Outstanding Magazine Article

"Estoy feliz de ser quien soy" by María Morales (People en Español)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article

"Fedro llegó para quedarse" by Amy Linares (

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.

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