Saturday, April 13, 2024

Highlights from the GLAAD Media Awards, Los Angeles

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, awarded the recipients of this year’s 33 categories in the glittering, star-studded 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in L.A.

Oprah Winfrey received the Vanguard Award, introduced by long-time friends, iconic Chicago performer Chilli Pepper and celebrity host Paolo Presta.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 14: Oprah Winfrey poses backstage during the 35th GLAAD Media Awards – Los Angeles at The Beverly Hilton on March 14, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for GLAAD )

Oprah said in her speech: “35 years ago, my brother, Jeffrey Lee, passed away when he was just 29 years old from AIDS. Growing up at the time we did, in the community we did, we didn’t have the language to understand or speak about sexuality and gender in the way we do now. And at the time, I didn’t know how deeply my brother internalized the shame that he felt about being gay. I wish he could have lived to witness these liberated times and to be here with me tonight.

“What I know for sure is that when we can see one another, when we are open to supporting the truth of a fellow human.”

“It makes for a full, rich, vibrant life for us all. And that’s what I wish my brother Jeffrey could have experienced a world that could see him for who he was and appreciate him for what he brought to this world. I am proud to receive this honor. Thank you GLAAD.”

Niecy Nash-Betts received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, presented by Sharon Stone. The ceremony was hosted by Wayne Brady.

Casts of Ted Lasso, Yellowjackets, Fellow Travelers, and RuPaul’s Drag Race accepted awards in their respective categories. Trace Lysette accepted a GLAAD Media Award in Outstanding Film – Limited Release for “Monica.” Reneé Rapp accepted the award for Outstanding LGBTQ Music Artist. Full list of award recipients below.

To open this year’s show, actress and singer-songwriter, Kate Hudson, gave a special live performance of her new single, “Talk About Love.” See the GLAAD Media Awards EPK below for photos.

Actress and five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist, Chlöe, performed “FYS,” marking her first music release of 2024 and first live performance of the song.

GLAAD presented the following awards from six categories onstage:

  • Fellow Travelers received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series presented by Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
  • Ted Lasso received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series presented by Alexandra Shipp and Sydney Sweeney.
  • Monica received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film – Limited Theatrical Release presented by Scott Evans.
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Competition Program presented by Meredith Marks and Heather Dubrow
  • Yellowjackets received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series presented by Chrishell Stause and G Flip.
  • Reneé Rapp received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist presented by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.

GLAAD also announced these winners in an offstage video reel:

Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist: David Archuleta (Archie Music)

Outstanding Film – Wide Theatrical Release: Bottoms (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Outstanding Children’s Programming: Ada Twist: Scientist (Netflix)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming or Film – Animated: Hailey’s On It! (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Out

Outstanding Video Game: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Outstanding Comic Book: Stars Wars: Doctor Aphra (Marvel Comics)

Outstanding Original Graphic Novel/Anthology: Four Color Heroes (Fanbase Press)

Spanish Language – Outstanding Scripted Television Series: La Noches De Tefia (Atresplayer)

Spanish Language – Outstanding TV Journalism: “Adolescentes trans relatan su experiencia” Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo)

The 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will stream on Hulu beginning Friday, March 29.

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