Saturday, June 28, 2008

19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2008

Sally Field, T.R. Knight, Rachel Griffiths, Matthew Rhys, Garry Marshall, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Sofia Vergara and Zoe Saldana were among the dozens of celebrities who joined the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as it honored Janet Jackson, Rufus Wainwright, and Herb Ritts, and presented awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Comedy Series, and Reality Program at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

Kathy Griffin opened the show by inviting her mother, Maggie Griffin, onstage to quiz her about her knowledge of the LGBT community. Later in the show, Grammy Award-winning singer Joss Stone performed two songs for the near-capacity crowd of 2800 in the Kodak Theatre.
At the ceremony, Ellen DeGeneres presented Janet Jackson with GLAAD's Vanguard Award, honoring media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Also at the event, Sharon Stone presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Rufus Wainwright. The Stephen F. Kolzak Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community.
GLAAD also honored Herb Ritts with a posthumous Pioneer Award. The Pioneer Award is given to an individual, group, or media outlet that made a significant contribution to the development of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-inclusive media images prior to the creation of the GL AAD Media Awards. Tom Ford presented the award, and Cindy Crawford accepted on behalf of the Herb Ritts Foundation.

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April 22, 2008
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New York
Excellence in Media Award: Judy Shepard (presented by Kate Clinton)
Vito Russo Award: Brian Graden (presented by Alec Mapa and Randy Jackson)
Outstanding Film – Wide Release: Stardust (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Film – Limited Release: The Bubble (Strand Releasing)
Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): "Do Tell" Boston Legal (ABC)
Outstanding Documentary: For the Bible Tells Me So (First Run Films)
Outstanding Daily Drama: As the World Turns (CBS)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: TIE: "Don't Ask Don't Tell" 60 Minutes (CBS) and "My Secret Self: A Story of Transgender Children" 20/20 (ABC)
Outstanding TV Journalism – News Segment: "The First Casualty" Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight" by Jane Gross (The New York Times)
Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: The New York Times
Outstanding Magazine Article: "Dying to Come Out: The War on Gays in Iraq" by David France (GQ)
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Gay Newsmen - A Clearer Picture" by James Hillis (
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: "Uncovering America: Fighting for Acceptance" (
Outstanding Music Artist: Rufus Wainwright, Release the Stars
Outstanding Comic Book: Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)
Outstanding New York Theater – Broadway & Off–Broadway: The Beebo Brinker Chronicles by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman
Outstanding New York Theater – Off–Off Broadway: BASH'd: A Gay Rap Opera by Chris Craddock and Nathan Cuckow, music by Aaron Macri
Special Recognition: BET J
Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): "El amor de mi hijo" Lo Que Callamos las Mujeres (Azteca América)
Outstanding Celebrity News Segment: "Comunicado de Christian Chávez, de RBD" Ventaneando América (Azteca América)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: "Angel del odio" Noticentro 4 (WAPA America)
Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Los olvidados de la reforma migratoria" by Judith Torrea (El Diario/La Prensa New York)
Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: El Nuevo Día San Juan, Puerto Rico
Outstanding Magazine Article: "RBD enfrenta la verdad" by Maria Morales (People en Español)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: TV y Novelas USA
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Cierra tus ojos" by Andres Fortuño (
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: "Tacos y tacones" by Sergio Chapa and Ben Torres (AlDí
Outstanding Music Artist: RBD, Empezar desde cero
Special Recognition: Homofrecuencia (WRTE 90.5 FM Chicago)
South Florida
Visibilidad Award: Wilson Cruz (presented by Jai Rodriguez)
Outstanding Novela: Pecados Ajenos (Telemundo) [Accepted by: Pablo Portillo and Alonso Espeleta]
Outstanding Variety Program Segment: "Tema controversia: Adopciones entre parejas del mismo sexo" ¡Despierta América! (Univision) [Accepted by: Producer Mari Garcia-Marquez]
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: "Historia de amor: Saliendo del closet" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo) [Accepted by: Producer Jose Vincente Scheuren]
Outstanding TV Journalism – News Segment: "Union histórica" Noticiero Univision (Univision) [Accepted by: Managing Editor Jairo Marin]
Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Daniel Shoer Roth (El Nuevo Herald [Miami]) [Accepted by: Juan Carlos Chavez, El Nuevo Herald]
Special Recognition: Ivy Queen [Accepted by: Ivy Queen]
Special Recognition: The Intelligence Report [Accepted by: Editor Mark Potok]

Los Angeles
Vanguard Award: Janet Jackson (presented by Ellen DeGeneres)
Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Rufus Wainwright (presented by Sharon Stone)
Pioneer Award: Herb Ritts (presented by Tom Ford, and accepted by Cindy Crawford on behalf of the Herb Ritts Foundation)
Outstanding Drama Series: Brothers & Sisters (ABC) [Accepted by: Executive Producers Alison Schapker, Monica Breen, and Producer David Marshall Grant, with Sally Field, Rachel Griffiths, Matthew Rhys, Ron Rifkin, and Balthazar Getty]
Outstanding Comedy Series: Ugly Betty (ABC) [Accepted by: Executive Producer Silvio Horta, with Michael Urie, Becki Newton, and Christopher Gorham]
Outstanding Reality Program: Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo) [Accepted by: Kathy Griffin, Jessica Zajicek, Tiffany Rinehart, and Tom Vise]
Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Christine Daniels (Los Angeles Times)
Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: Avenue Q, book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
San Francisco
Vanguard Award: Sharon Stone (presented by Alan Cumming)
Davidson/Valentini Award: Ilene Chaiken (presented by Jennifer Beals)
Golden Gate Award: James Schamus (presented by Marcus Hu)
Pioneer Award: David Mixner (presented by Judith Light)
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Anthology: The DL Chronicles (here!) [Accepted by: show creators Deondray Gossett and Quincy LeNear]
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: "Born in the Wrong Body" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated) [Accepted by: episode guests Jake Rostovsky and Peggy Rostovsky]
Outstanding Magazine – Overall Coverage: The Advocate [Accepted by: Editor Anne Stockwell]
Outstanding Advertising – Electronic: "Change" Levis [Accepted by: President of Levis Brand U.S. Robert Hanson]
Special Recognition: Theatre Rhinoceros [Accepted by: Executive Director John Fisher]

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