Sunday, March 25, 2012

2012 GLAAD Media Awards in New York – winners

Last night, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) held the first of its three ceremonies their 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Glee stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith hosted the event.

The winner for Outstanding Film – Limited Release was the small indie film Pariah. The film by Dee Rees is about a 17-year old African-American teenager Alike (played by Adepero Oduye) who embraces her identity as a lesbian. The award was accepted by the film's stars Oduye and Kim Wayans, as well as producer Nekisa Cooper.

Television winners included the shows Dancing with the Stars, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Cinema Verite, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Anderson Cooper 360.

The Vito Russo Award was presented to film, television, and theater producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron by Bernadette Peters and John Stamos. Productions by Zadan and Meron include Chicago, Hairspray and Smash.

A Special Recognition Award was presented to openly gay high school student Katy Butler by outspoken anti-bullying advocate Harvey Weinstein. Butler was responsible for launching a campaign to appeal the 'R' rating of the upcoming documentary Bully and have it lowered to 'PG-13.' The campaign has received about half a million signatures.

The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards series will continue in Los Angeles on April 21, 2012, and later in San Francisco on June 2, 2012.

Nominees for the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards


Winners for the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards in New York

Outstanding Film – Limited Release
Pariah (Focus Features) [accepted by: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans and producer Nekisa Cooper]

Outstanding Reality Program
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) [accepted by: Carson Kressley]

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Battle Against Bullying" ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC) [accepted by: reporter Josh Elliott]

Outstanding Magazine Article – TIE
"15th Anniversary of the Passage of the Defense of Marriage Act" (series) by Chris Geidner (Metro Weekly) [accepted by: Chris Geidner]
"Black & Gay in Corporate America" by Carolyn M. Brown (Black Enterprise) [accepted by: Carolyn M. Brown]

Outstanding TV Movie Or Mini Series
Cinema Verite (HBO)

Outstanding Talk Show Episode
"Coming Out on the Oprah Show: 25 Years of Unforgettable Guests" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)

Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"The 'Sissy Boy' Experiments" Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

Outstanding Newspaper Article
"Led by the Child Who Simply Knew" by Bella English (The Boston Globe)

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist
Frank Bruni (The New York Times)

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage
The New York Times

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
The Advocate/Out

Outstanding Digital Journalism-Multimedia
"Injustice at Every Turn" (

Outstanding Blog
Towleroad ( and Mombian (

Outstanding Music Artist
Lady Gaga, Born This Way (Interscope Records)

Outstanding Comic Book
Batwoman by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman (DC Comics)

Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre
No Word in Guyanese for Me by Wendy Graf

Outstanding New York Theatre – Broadway & Off Broadway
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Tony Kushner

Outstanding New York Theatre – Off-Off Broadway
Southern Comfort, book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis

Vito Russo Awards
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron

Special Recognition Award
Katy Butler


Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode
"Lesbianas celebran 10 años" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)

Outstanding Talk Show Interview
"Entrevista con Raquel Gómez y Mony Ruiz Velasco" Al Punto (Univision)

Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"Asesino" Primer Impacto (Univision)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Ángeles del cambio" Noticiero 34 (KMEX TV-34 [Los Angeles, Calif.])

Outstanding Newspaper Article – TIE
"Casamiento e hijos biológicos para pareja gay hispana de EEUU" by Claudia Torrens ( Associated Press) and "Madre hay una sola, no necesariamente" by Virginia Gaglianone (La Opinión)

Outstanding Magazine Article
"Nueva York ♥ la igualdad" by Michelle Oyola (People en Español)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"Las 7 señales de un niño transgénero" by Paula Andalo (

Outstanding Music Artist
Ricky Martin, Música + Alma + Sexo (Sony Music Latin)

Special Recognition
El Diario la Prensa

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