'Noah's Arc,' 'Shelter' top GLAAD nods

Tyra Banks, Suze Orman also take home awards

Two films -- Patrik-Ian Polk's "Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom" and Jonah Markowitz's "Shelter" -- tied for the award for limited-release film at the 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards, held Saturday at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Parvez Sharma's "A Jihad for Love" was named outstanding documentary.

At the awards ceremony, Clay Aiken presented Tyra Banks with the Excellence in Media Award, and T.R. Knight presented Suze Orman with the Vito Russo Award.

In all, 29 awards were handed out. Additional GLAAD honors will be announced April 18 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles and on May 9 at the Hilton San Francisco.

A complete list of winners can be found on the next page.



GLAAD Media Awards winners

Excellence in Media
Tyra Banks

Vito Russo Award
Suze Orman

Outstanding Film -- Limited Release (tie)
"Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom"
"Shelter"

Outstanding Documentary
"A Jihad For Love"

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Special Comment: Gay Marriage Is a Question of Love," "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" (MSNBC)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"Gay Athletes Are Making Their Mark" by LZ Granderson (ESPN.com)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Magazine Overall Coverage
People en Espanol

Special Recognition
Phil Donahue

Special Recognition
"The Laramie Project, 10 Years Later -- The Lasting Legacy of Matthew Shepard" (Sirius XM Radio)

Outstanding Daily Drama
"As the World Turns" (CBS)

Outstanding Newspaper Article
"Owning His Gay Identity -- at 15 Years Old" by Theresa Vargas (The Washington Post)

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist
Leonard Pitts Jr. (The Miami Herald)

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage
The New York Times

Outstanding Magazine Article
"Let God Love Gene Robinson," by Andrew Corsello (GQ)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
Newsweek

Outstanding Digital Journalism -- Multimedia
"Is Gay the New Black?" by Jessica Bennett and Jennifer Molina (Newsweek.com)

Outstanding Music Artist
k.d. lang, "Watershed"

Outstanding Comic Book
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" by Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb and Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway
"Wig Out!" by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway
"Arias With a Twist," by Joey Arias and Basil Twist



Spanish-Language

Outstanding Novela

"Alma de Hierro" (Telefutura)

Outstanding Drama Series
"Capadocia" (HBO Latino)

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
"Duerme, mi bien," "Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real" (Univision)

Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode
"Juntos hasta el final," "Caso Cerrado" (Telemundo)

Outstanding Talk Show Interview
"La primera boda de pareja de transexuales," "Don Francisco Presenta" (Univision)

Outstanding Celebrity News Segment
"La Proposicion 8," "Paparazzi TV" (Mega TV)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Drama de jovenes hispanos gay: Rechazados por ser gay," "Noticiero Telemundo" (Telemundo)

Outstanding Newspaper Article
"Confesiones de padre: Hombres gay revelan su orientacion a sus hijos," by Lucero Amador Miranda (La Opinion, Los Angeles)

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist
Roberto Hernandez (Alianza Metropolitan News, San Jose, Calif.)

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage
La Opinion, Los Angeles

Outstanding Magazine Article
"Contra viento y marea," by Isis Sauceda and Judith Torrea (People en Espanol)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"Cuba discutira derechos gay," by Fernando Ravsberg (BBCMundo.com)

Outstanding Music Artist
Giovanni Falchetti, "Junto a ti"
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