GLAAD honors Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar
'Brothers and Sisters' named outstanding drama seriesJoy Behar, host of CNN Headline News' "The Joy Behar Show," was presented with an Excellence in Media Award and actress and same-sex marriage advocate Cynthia Nixon was recognized with the Vito Russo Award at the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night in New York.
ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" was named outstanding drama series, while Lifetime's "Prayers for Bobby," starring Sigourney Weaver, took the prize for outstanding TV movie or miniseries.
The award for outstanding TV journalism segment went to CNN's "American Morning" for a report titled "Why Will Won't Pledge Allegiance."
The category of outstanding digital journalism resulted in a tie between John Buccigross' "We Love You, This Won't Change a Thing," which appeared on ESPN.com, and Brent Hartinger's "Why Can't You Just Butch Up? Gay Men, Effeminacy, and Our War with Ourselves," which was published on AfterElton.com.
The Broadway revival of the musical "Hair" was awarded special recognition, which was accepted by cast member Gavin Creel.
Additional awards will be presented in Los Angeles on April 17 and in San Francisco on June 5.
A complete list of winners follows on the next page.
GLAAD Media Awards
Excellence in Media Award
Vito Russo Award
"Brothers & Sisters," ABC
TV Movie or Miniseries
"Prayers for Bobby," Lifetime
TV Journalism Segment
"Why Will Won't Pledge Allegiance," "American Morning," CNN
"We Love You, This Won't Change a Thing," John Buccigross, ESPN.com
"Why Can't You Just Butch Up? Gay Men, Effeminacy, and Our War with Ourselves," Brent Hartinger, AfterElton.com
Film, Limited Release
"Little Ashes," Regent Releasing
"Pawness Zoo," "Parks and Recreation," NBC
Talk Show Episode
"Ellen DeGeneres and Her Wife, Portia de Rossi," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," syndicated
"One Life to Live," ABC
TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"Uganda Be Kidding Me" (series), "The Rachel Maddow Show," MSNBC
"Kept From a Dying Partner's Bedside," Tara Parker-Pope, the New York Times
Frank Rich, the New York Times
Newspaper Overall Coverage
The New York Times
"Coming Out in Middle School," Benoit Denizet-Lewis, the New York Times Magazine
Magazine Overall Coverage
Detective Comics, Greg Rucka, DC Comics
New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway
"A Boy and His Soul," Colman Domingo
New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway
"She Like Girls," Chisa Hutchinson
"Mas Sabe el Diablo," Telemundo
Daytime Talk Show Episode
"Adopcion gay: un tema muy controversial," "Paparazzi TV Sensacional," MegaTV
Talk Show Interview
"Realidades de ser gay en la tercera edad," "El Show de Cristina," Univision
TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"En el cuerpo equivocado," "Primer Impacto," Univision & "Damas gracias: Entrevista con Eva Leivas-Andino," "Al Rojo Vivo," Telemundo
"Mas familias de dos papas o dos mamas," Pilar Marrero, La Opinion
"Del odio a la justicia," Lena Hansen, People en Espanol
Digital Journalism Article
"Saliendo del closet: Como enfrentarlo en familia," Fernanda Martinez, Univision.com