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Media gets GLAAD at Nokia Theatre

April 18, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The stars were out in Downtown L.A. for the 20th annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards Saturday. The awards recognize mainstream media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and issues that affect their lives.

GLAAD handed out a total of nine media awards Saturday;

  • Vanguard Award: Kathy Griffin
  • Stephen F. Kolzak Award: The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson
  • Special Recognition: The L Word (Showtime)
  • Special Recognition: Prop 8: The Musical (FunnyorDie.com)
  • Outstanding Film - Wide Release: Milk (Focus Features)
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Desperate Housewives (ABC)
  • Outstanding Drama Series:Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
  • Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without an LGBT character): "Unidentified Funk" The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
  • Outstanding Talk Show Episode: "Ellen & Portia's Wedding Day" The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
  • Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism ? Newsmagazine: "A juzgar por las apariencias" y "En otro cuerpo" Aquí y Ahora (Univision)
  • Outstanding Los Angeles Theater production:Secrets of the Trade by Jonathan Tolins