On Sunday, April 10, 2011 The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) held their 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards which it was presented by Rokk Vodka & Wells Fargo.
The event honored Kristin Chenoweth, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, and the best in television and journalism. The 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards was hosted by Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, CA.
The purpose of the GLAAD Media Awards are to recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories of LGBT people and issues that build support for equality. The event featured a blue red carpet, silent auction and provided cocktails, then later the dinner, awards ceremony and after-party.
“I’m very grateful to everyone at GLAAD for thinking of me for this honor.” said Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment Chairman.
“I salute all the producers, writers, network executives, and actors who took on the issue and broke ground way before I did — and who continue to do it today. Many of you are in the room tonight. I share this award with you. While we still have a long way to go, we have made great strides both politically and in our media. May that not only continue, but increase in velocity… because we can help change the way the world thinks about LGBT people, not to mention how LGBT people think about themselves.” Concluded Mr. Greenblatt.
“I want to encourage many people of all faiths to come forward and stand with me.” said Kristin Chenoweth.
“Even if you don’t believe in Jesus the way I do, he did teach love — not just tolerance, but acceptance. I’m lucky I had parents who adopted me at birth, conservative Southern Baptists who said, ‘You will love everyone the same’…Mostly I would like to thank GLAAD for this amazing, amazing honor. This is the biggest honor I have ever received.” Concluded Ms. Chenoweth.
Kirsten Dunst presented a Special Recognition award to Bianca “Nikki” Peet, a 17-year-old student from Corpus Christi, Texas, for her efforts to organize a Gay-Straight Alliance at her high school after her principal originally prohibited the group.
The following GLAAD Media Award recipients were presented on Sunday at 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles:
Vanguard Award to: Kristin Chenoweth (presented by Sean Hayes)
Stephen F. Kolzak Award to: NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt (presented by Singer Dolly Parton)
Outstanding Film – Limited Release to: I Love You Phillip Morris
Outstanding Comedy Series to : TIE: Glee (Fox) [accepted by: Chris Colfer and Mike O'Malley] and Modern Family (ABC) [accepted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter]
Outstanding Reality Program to: Project Runway(Lifetime) [accepted by: Mondo Guerra, Michael Costello, and producer Jonathan Murray]
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment to: “Fort Worth Speech” The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) [accepted by: Lawrence O'Donnell, Fort Worth City Councilmember Joel Burns and his husband J.D. Angle]
Special Recognition to: Bianca “Nikki” Peet (presented by Kirsten Dunst)
The following celebrity guests and presenters attended the event in Los Angeles: Jensen Atwood (Noah’s Arc), Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato (World of Wonder), Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva), Chaz Bono(Becoming Chaz), Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem, Stephen Wallem (Nurse Jackie), Chef Jesse Brune (Private Chefs of Beverly Hills),Joel Burns, J.D. Angle (City Councilmember, Fort Worth, TX), Jamie Clayton, Nina Poon (TRANSform Me), Chris Colfer, Mike O’Malley (Glee), Michael Costello, Mondo Guerra, Jonathan Murray (Project Runway), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia), Omar Epps (House), Melissa Etheridge (singer), Colin Farrell (Fright Night), Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen, Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Javier Fuentes-León (Undertow), Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), Robert Gant (Queer as Folk), Sean Hayes (Promises, Promises), Amber Heard (Drive Angry), Megan Hilty (9 to 5: The Musical), Maurice Jamal (Glo TV Network), Paul James (GREEK), Allison Janney (Mr. Sunshine), AnneJeffreys (Falcon Crest), Dan Jinks (Milk), Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Brent Ridge (The Fabulous Beekman Boys), Dave Koz (saxophonist), Janice Langbehn (activist), Peggy Lipton (Twin Peaks), Meat Loaf (Celebrity Apprentice), Marlee Matlin (Celebrity Apprentice), JoelMcHale (Community), StephanieMiller (The Stephanie Miller Show), Shareen Mitchell (Dresscue Me), Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson(Pretty Little Liars),Cameron Monaghan (Shameless), Lawrence O’Donnell (The Last Word on MSNBC), Lu Parker (KTLA), Dolly Parton (singer), Bianca “Nikki” Peet (activist), Craig Robinson (The Office), Jai Rodriguez (Groomer Has It), AnnRutherford (Gone with the Wind), Adam Scott,Aubrey Plaza, Retta, Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation), Shangela, JessicaWild, SantinoRice, Mike Ruiz (RuPaul’s Drag Race),Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, Bill Horn, Scout Masterson, (Tori & Dean:sTORIbook Weddings), Lisa Vanderpump (Real Housewives of Bev. Hills), Mayor AntonioVillaraigosa, Diane Warren (songwriter), and GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.
Per event organizers the final GLAAD Media Awards event will take place in San Francisco on May 14 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. The New York GLAAD Media Awards were held on March 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.
About GLAAD: The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org.
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