GLAAD Awards NYC: Kelly Ripa, ‘Lilting,’ ‘L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin’

Kelly Ripa of Live With Kelly and Michael was honored tonight for Excellence in Media at the GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts received the Vito Russo Award.

Strand Releasing’s feature film Lilting was named Best Limited Release, and Best Documentary nod went to L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sinner. The HBO series Last Week Tonight With John Oliver was recognized for “Pepe Julian Onziema” for Best Talk Show Episode.

Other GLAAD Awards were announced March 21 in Los Angeles.

Saturday night’s NYC honorees:

Vito Russo Award: Thomas Roberts
Excellence in Media Award: Kelly Ripa
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Pepe Julian Onziema,” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Fired for Being Gay?” MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
Outstanding Film, Limited Release: Lilting (Strand Releasing)
Outstanding Documentary: L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime)
Outstanding Reality Program: R&B Divas: Atlanta (TV One)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Coming Out” Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)


Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: (tie) “Felipe Najera abre su corazón” Primer Impacto (Univision) and “Orlando Cruz habla de su vida” Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “La historia de una [mujer] transexual” Café CNN (CNN en Español)

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