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GLAAD Media Awards 2012: ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' Wins Drama Prize

After featuring a lesbian wedding last season, ABC's Grey's Anatomy was recognized Saturday as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's outstanding drama series of the year.

Created by Shonda Rhimes, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender watchdog group also honored the prolific showrunner with its Golden Gate Award during a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.

STORY: GLAAD Media Awards 2012 Winners Include 'Modern Family,' 'Becoming Chaz'

Rhimes collected the prize -- which is presented annually to media professionals who through their work have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. During its eight-season run, Grey's has featured several LGBT characters, including series regulars played by Sara Ramirez (Callie) and Jessica Capshaw (Arizona), whose characters were married in a sweet ceremony last season.

The prolific showrunner, whose three ABC series (Grey's, Private Practice and D.C.-set political fixer drama Scandal) were each renewed last month for additional seasons, accepted the award from Scandal stars Kerry Washington, Katie Lowes and the openly gay Guillermo Diaz.

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Grey's topped fellow drama series nominees Degrassi (TeenNick), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family), Shameless (Showtime) and Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz) to collect the award, its first win in the category after earning nominations in 2010 and 2011. (The series took home GLAAD's outstanding individual episode in 2007 for "Where the Boys Are."

Hosted by Glee's Dianna Agron, the third and final ceremony completed GLAAD's 2012 Media Awards, also honoring NBC's Days of Our Lives as its outstanding daily drama and presented special recognition awards to Wells Fargo and Facebook.

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The GLAAD Media Awards fund the organization's efforts to bring stories of LGBT people and issues to Americans. Each year, the events raise nearly $3.5 million for the group.

A complete list of winners from events earlier this year in Los Angeles and New York follows on the next page; a clip of Callie and Arizona's wedding from Grey's Anatomy follows.

 

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Special Honors
Vito Russo Award (New York)
Craig Zadan & Neil Meron

Special Recognition Award (New York)
Katy Butler

Stephen F. Kolzak Award (Los Angeles)
Chaz Bono

Vanguard Award (Los Angeles)
Josh Hutcherson

Golden Gate Award (San Francisco)
Shonda Rhimes

Corporate Leader Award (San Francisco)
Wells Fargo

Special Recognition Award (San Francisco)
Facebook

GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS
Outstanding Film - Wide Release
Beginners (Focus Features) 

Outstanding Film - Limited Release
Pariah (Focus Features)

Outstanding Drama Series
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Individual Episode
TIE: "Prom" Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) and "Beards" Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)

Outstanding TV Movie or Mini Series
Cinema Verite (HBO)

Outstanding Documentary
Becoming Chaz (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network) 

Outstanding Reality Program
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Outstanding Talk Show Episode
"Coming Out on the Oprah Show: 25 Years of Unforgettable Guests" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)

Outstanding Daily Drama
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"The 'Sissy Boy' Experiments" Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Battle Against Bullying" ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC)

Outstanding Newspaper Article
"Led by the Child Who Simply Knew" by Bella English (The Boston Globe)

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist
Frank Bruni (The New York Times)

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage
The New York Times

Outstanding Magazine Article
TIE: "15th Anniversary of the Passage of the Defense of Marriage Act" (series) by Chris Geidner (Metro Weekly) and "Black & Gay in Corporate America" by Carolyn M. Brown (Black Enterprise)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
The Advocate/Out

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"Adam and Pete: Love in a Time of War" by Max J. Rosenthal (HuffingtonPost.com)

Outstanding Digital Journalism-Multimedia
"Injustice at Every Turn" (ITLMedia.org)

Outstanding Blog
TIE: Towleroad and Mombian

Outstanding Music Artist
Lady Gaga, Born This Way (Interscope Records)

Outstanding Comic Book
Batwoman by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman (DC Comics)

Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre
No Word in Guyanese for Me by Wendy Graf

Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway and Off-Broadway
Broadway & Off Broadway: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Tony Kushner

Outstanding New York Theatre: Off-Off Broadway
Southern Comfort book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis

Spanish Language

Outstanding Novela
Las Aparicio (Mun2)

Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode
"Lesbianas celebran 10 años" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)

Outstanding Talk Show Interview
"Entrevista con Raquel Gómez y Mony Ruiz Velasco" Al Punto (Univision)

Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"Asesino" Primer Impacto (Univision)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Ángeles del cambio" Noticiero 34 (KMEX TV-34 [Los Angeles, Calif.])

Outstanding Newspaper Article
TIE:  "Casamiento e hijos biológicos para pareja gay hispana de EEUU" by Claudia Torrens( Associated Press) and "Madre hay una sola, no necesariamente" by Virginia Gaglianone(La Opinión)

Outstanding Magazine Article
"Nueva York ♥ la igualdad" by Michelle Oyola (People en Español)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"Las 7 señales de un niño transgénero" by Paula Andalo(Univision.com)

Outstanding Music Artist
Ricky Martin, Música + Alma + Sexo (Sony Music Latin)

Special Recognition
El Diario la Prensa

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