Adam Lambert, Indie Drama 'Any Day Now' Win GLAAD Media Awards

7:52 AM PST 05/12/2013 by THR Staff
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Frank Ocean tied with Lambert for outstanding music artist at the event held in San Francisco.

The 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards honored Adam Lambert and the Alan Cumming indie drama Any Day Now during a ceremony in San Francisco Saturday.

Melanie Brown of America's Got Talent and the Spice Girls presented the Davidson/Valentini Award to Lambert for his work to promote LGBT equality as an openly gay performer.

Lambert and Frank Ocean tied for outstanding music artist, with Lambert honored for his Trespassing and Ocean sharing the win for Channel Orange.

Any Day Now, a 1970s-set drama about a gay couple’s struggle to adopt a boy with Down syndrome, took home the award for outstanding film – limited release. Director Travis Fine and star Isaac Leyva, who plays the boy in the film, were on hand to receive the honor.

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The GLAAD Media Awards fund the organization's work of bringing stories of LGBT people and issues to the U.S. public. The events have raised nearly $3.5 million for the group annually.

Previous legs of this year’s awards were held in New York and Los Angeles, where former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech in support of marriage equality.

Find the complete list of Saturday’s winners below.

Golden Gate Award  Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom  (presented by Jennifer Siebel-Newsom)

Davidson/Valentini Award:  Adam Lambert  (presented by Melanie Brown)

Corporate Leader Award:  San Francisco Giants

Outstanding Film - Limited Release:  Any Day Now (Music Box Films)  [accepted by: writer and director, Travis Fine, with cast member Isaac Leyva]

Outstanding Comic Book:  Kevin Keller(Archie Comics)  [accepted by: writer and artist, Dan Parent]

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Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?" by Marc Lamont Hill (Ebony.com)  [accepted by: Marc Lamont Hill]

Outstanding Music Artist:  TIE: Adam Lambert, Trespassing (19 Recordings, RCA Records) and Frank Ocean, Channel Orange (Def Jam)

Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia:  "Edie Takes on DOMA" In the Life (ITLMedia.org)

Outstanding Blog:  Rod 2.0 (http://rodonline.typepad.com)

Spanish Language

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment:  "En el cuerpo equivocado" Noticias 19 (KUVS TV-19 [Sacramento, Calif.])

Special Recognition

Kevin McClatchy, former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team who came out in a New York Times article last year, and Brittney Griner, an out basketball player and this year's number one draft pick for the WNBA.

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