GLAAD held their very first virtual edition of its GLAAD Media Awards and it was just as spirited and entertaining as if we were in person kiki’ing and honoring media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. If you weren’t able to watch the virtual ceremony the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards will air on Logo on August 3.
Hosted by poolside and outdoors by comedians Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere, the virtual ceremony featured performances by Tony Award-winner and The Politician star Ben Platt as well as singer and activist Shea Diamond. The talented Chloe x Halle closed the show with a performance of “Do It” featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Mayhem Miller and Naomi Smalls.
Winners in select categories were revealed throughout the day via Twitter and featured acceptance speeches from each of the award recipients. The groundbreaking Pose slayed the ceremony, as the FX drama took home the award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross, Indya Moore, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Hailie Sahar, Angel Bismark Curiel and Dyllón Burnside accepting the honor.
The cast shared a few words about how the series not only shook up the TV landscape but to honor the LGBTQ community and center Black and Latinx trans and queer people unapologetically allow themselves to be their “own heroes”.
Meanwhile, Schitt’s Creek was awarded Outstanding Comedy Series with show stars Dan Levy, Karen Robinson and Noah Reid accepting the trophy. On the film side , Booksmart won for Outstanding Film – Wide Release and Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever were remotely on hand to accept the award.
The ceremony also featured appearances by Dolly Parton, Lena Waithe Kandi Burruss, Cara Delevingne, Lil Nas X, Ryan O’Connell, Peppermint, Geena Rocero, Lilly Singh, Brian Michael Smith, Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union, Lena Waithe and GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.
Read the full list of winners below.
Outstanding Film – Wide Release
Booksmart (United Artists Releasing)
Outstanding Film – Limited Release
Rafiki (Film Movement)
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBTQ character)
“Two Doors Down”, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (Netflix)
Outstanding TV Movie
Transparent: Musicale Finale (Amazon)
Outstanding Limited Series
Tales of the City (Netflix)
State of Pride (YouTube)
Outstanding Kids & Family Programming [TIE]
The Bravest Knight (Hulu) and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+)
Outstanding Reality Program
Are You the One? (MTV)
Outstanding Music Artist
Lil Nas X, 7 (Columbia)
Outstanding Comic Book
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, by Simon Spurrier, Emilio Laiso, Andrea Broccardo, Wilton Santos, Caspar Wijngaard, Marc Deering, Don Ho, Walden Wong, Chris Bolson, Scott Hanna, Elsa Charretier, Rachelle Rosenberg, Chris O’Halloran, Stephane Paitreau, Lee Loughridge, Edgar Delgado, Jim Campbell, Joe Caramagna (Marvel Comics)
Outstanding Video Game
The Outer Worlds (Private Division)
Outstanding Broadway Production
The Inheritance, by Matthew Lopez
Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
“Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She’s An Onion With All Sorts of Layers” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine
“Am I Next? Trans and Targeted” Nightline (ABC)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
“One-on-One with Mayor Pete Buttigieg” The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
Outstanding Newspaper Article
“Military Reports No Discharges Under Trans Ban — But Advocates Have Doubts” by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)
Outstanding Magazine Article
“The Trans Obituaries Project” by Raquel Willis (OUT)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
“Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens” by Scott Bixby (TheDailyBeast.com)
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Video or Multimedia
“Stonewall 50: The Revolution” produced by Sekiya Dorsett, Brooke Sopelsa, Elizabeth Kuhr, Shahrzad Elghanayan, Wesley Oliver, Tim Fitzsimons, Victor Limjoco (NBC OUT and Nightly Films)
My Fabulous Disease
Karen Ocamb, former news editor, Los Angeles Blade
Mark Segal, founder and publisher, Philadelphia Gay News
Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series
El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism – Newsmagazine [TIE]
“Después de Stonewall” (CNN en Español) and “Orgullo” Despierta América (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Interview
“Cómo y Cuándo Salir del Clóset” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism Segment
“Amor Sin Condición” Noticiero Univision 33 (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Digital Journalism Article
“Soy Gay y Estoy Orgulloso de Poder Decirlo: Jorge Luis Martínez, patinador mexicano” por Mario Villagrán (GQ Mexico)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Digital Journalism – Video or Multimedia
“América a Fondo: Brigitte Baptiste, el Rostro de la (bio) Diversidad” por David Casasús (EFE)
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