Sunday, May 4, 2014

George Takei, 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Amores Verdaderos' Among 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City

TV icon and LGBT advocate George Takei received the Vito Russo Award at Saturday night's 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, the award was presented by Stafford Arima, director of the upcoming Broadway musical Allegiance starring Takei.

Global superstar Kylie Minogue performed at the show, as did Grammy Award-winning singer Kacey Musgraves, the first country star to perform at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York.

Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Award recipients announced Saturday in New York:

Vito Russo Award: George Takei
Outstanding Film - Limited Release: Concussion (RADiUS-The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Comedy Series: Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): "Snow Angels" Elementary(CBS)
Outstanding Film – Wide Release: Philomena (The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: "First Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins and his Family" Oprah's Next Chapter (OWN)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: "Transgender at 11: Listening to Jazz" 20/20 (ABC)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "Gay Rights at Work" MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
Outstanding Magazine Article: "The Hidden War Against Gay Teens" by Alex Morris (Rolling Stone)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The New Yorker
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner is a Crime" by Sergio Hernandez ( /
Outstanding Blog: The New Civil Rights Movement

Spanish Language:
Outstanding Novela: Amores Verdaderos (Univision)
Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: "Una pareja gay celebrara el Día del Padre luego de luchar por sus derechos" Despierta América (Univision)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: "Rompiendo Estereotipos" Aquí y Ahora (Univision)
Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Desiguales por imperativo legal" by Jose Ángel Gonzalo García de León (Diario Las Américas)
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Richard Blanco: el poeta latino y gay que conquisto a Barack Obama" by Daniel Basteiro (

Comedian Fortune Feimster hosted the event. Special guests included: Naomi Watts (Birdman); Emmy Rossum (Shameless); Laverne Cox, Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Samira Wiley, Dascha Polanco, Selenis Leyva, Yael Stone, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles, Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black); Robin Weigert, Stacie Passon (Concussion); Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly); Lee Tergesen (The Americans); pop star Boy George; Raúl Castillo, Frankie J. Álvarez (Looking); Tamron Hall (Today's Take); Candis Cayne (Elementary); country singer Chely Wright; out Grammy-winning country music songwriter Shane McAnally; New Orleans bounce performer Big Freedia; out NCAA basketball player Derrick Gordon; WWE Superstar Darren Young; Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup; MMA fighter Jessica Aguilar; transgender model Geena Rocero; GLAAD National Spokespersons Wilson Cruz and Omar Sharif, Jr., and GLAAD CEO & President Sarah Kate Ellis.

Additional awards were presented in Los Angeles on April 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. See the list of winners here.

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