“Amazon. What were they thinking?” This feels right, to some of us at least. Accepting the GLAAD Media Award for Best Comedy Series, Transparent creator-writer-producer Jill Soloway had plenty to say (see video above), but pretty much sums up her feelings with “GLAAD makes the world safer for people to walk out of their front door.” Awards were handed out tonight at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
Honorees, winners, presenters and acceptors include:
Vanguard Award: Kerry Washington, who Tweeted this nice photo and here’s a link to the video of her acceptance speech (award presented by Ellen DeGeneres).
Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Roland Emmerich (presented by Channing Tatum)
Outstanding Film – Wide Release: The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company) [accepted by: screenwriter Graham Moore and producer Ido Ostrowsky]
Outstanding Drama Series: How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) [accepted by: creator Peter Nowalk with stars Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, and Aja Naomi King]
Outstanding Comedy Series: Transparent (Amazon Instant Video) [accepted by: creator Jill Soloway with stars Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Alexandra Billings, Kiersey Clemons, Michaela Watkins, and Alison Sudol, and co-producer Rhys Ernst]
Other award recipients:
Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): “Identity Crisis” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series: The Normal Heart (HBO)
Outstanding Music Artist: Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Xtra Mile Recordings)
Outstanding Daily Drama: Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Outstanding Comic Book: “Rat Queens”, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Image Comics)
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “31 Days of PrEP” [series] (Advocate.com)
Outstanding Blog: Autostraddle (autostraddle.com)
Previously announced special recognition awards:
BioWare’s hit video game Dragon Age: Inquisition
“Era Diferente” by the legendary Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte with Special Recognition Awards.
Additional special recognition award announced tonight:
Glee (Fox) following the series finale, recognized for consistently over 6 seasons introducing groundbreaking LGBT characters and storylines, including a recent episode that featured a 200-person transgender choir. Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer at Fox Television Group, accepted on behalf of the show.