GLAAD Media Awards: The Winners List

12:00 AM 4/3/2016

by THR staff

Ruby Rose, Demi Lovato and Lilly Wachowski accepted awards at the event Saturday.

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The 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards winners were announced on Saturday in Los Angeles. The show was televised for the first time in nearly a decade, airing in a broadcast April 4 on Logo. 

The awards recognize and honor media for their fair and accurate representations of the LGBT community and lives, according to GLAAD

The ceremony presented Demi Lovato with the Vanguard Award, and Orange in the New Black star Ruby Rose received the Stephen F. Kolzak award, given to an LGBT media professional who has made a difference in promoting equality and acceptance. Sense8's Lilly Wachowski also made her first public appearance at the awards show since coming out as transgender last month. 

Lovato, who also performed her new single "Stone Cold" for the crowd, received her trophy following an introduction by tour mate and close friend Nick Jonas. The activist singer said how excited she is to be a role model and LGBT ally. "I always knew that if I made it as a singer that I would need to use my voice for so much more than just singing," Lovato said to cheers inside the Beverly Hilton ballroom. "This award means so much to me, more than any music award because this is the real stuff."

Meanwhile, Caitlyn Jenner also took a turn at the podium, accepting the best documentary series honor, which was split between I Am Cait and the trans docuseries I Am Jazz about transgender teen Jazz Jennings.  "I'm honored to share this award with Jazz," Jenner said. "We have so many issues with trans youth, suicide rates and murder rates, and with your example with your show, it gives these young people hope that they can survive those very difficult times as they grow up trying to figure out who they are."

Jenner then explained how far she's come in the year following her transition. "Getting to know the people at GLAAD has been a tremendous experience for me. They have helped me so much, working my way through the land mines of the trans world in the last year. [GLAAD director of programs for trans media] Nick Adams, you're the best. We don't make it right all of the time, but we try our best to get it right when it comes to these issues." 

Two GLAAD Media Awards will hold another ceremony in New York on May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria. Logo will air Saturday's ceremony Monday, April 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. 

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  • Outstanding Film (Wide release)

    Carol (The Weinstein Company) **WINNER
    The Danish Girl (Focus Features)
    Dope (Open Road Films)
    Freeheld (Lionsgate)
    Grandma (Sony Pictures Classics)

  • Outstanding Drama Series

    Sense8 (Netflix) **WINNER
    (The CW)
    Black Sails (Starz)
    Empire (FOX)
    The Fosters (ABC Family)
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
    How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
    Nashville (ABC)
    Orphan Black (BBC America)
    Shameless (Showtime)

  • Outstanding Comedy Series

    Transparent (Amazon Instant Video) **WINNER
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Faking It (MTV)
    Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
    Looking (HBO)
    Master of None (Netflix)
    Modern Family (ABC)
    Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
    Please Like Me (Pivot)
    Vicious (PBS)

  • Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series

    Bessie (HBO) **WINNER
    Banana (Logo)
    Cucumber (Logo)

  • Outstanding Documentary

    Kumu Hina (PBS) **WINNER
    Limited Partnership (PBS)
    Mala Mala (Strand Releasing)
    Tab Hunter Confidential (The Film Collaborative)
    Tig (Netflix)

  • Outstanding Reality Program

    I Am Cait (E!) **WINNER (tie)
    I Am Jazz (TLC) 
    **WINNER (tie)
    New Girls on the Block (Discovery Life)
    The Prancing Elites Project (Oxygen)
    Transcendent (Fuse)

  • Outstanding Film (Limited release)

    52 Tuesdays (Kino Lorber)
    Appropriate Behavior (Gravitas Ventures)
    Boy Meets Girl (Wolfe Video)
    Drunktown's Finest (Nehst Studios)
    Tangerine (Magnolia Pictures)

  • Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)

    "Gender" The Carmichael Show (NBC)
    "Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell" Black-ish (ABC)
    "The Prince of Nucleotides" Royal Pains (USA Network)
    "Rock-a-Bye-Baby" NCIS New Orleans (CBS)
    "We Build, We Fight" NCIS (CBS)