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Pics from the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York

30 March 2009 8:05 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Jake Silbermann and Van Hansis accept GLAAD award on behalf of As the World Turns

The queer and queer-friendly media elite gathered for the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday. Recognition awards were handed out in dozens categories, but some notable honorees included Tyra Banks, who received this year's "Excellence in Media Award," As the World Turns, for "Outstanding Daily Drama," Keith Olbermann won "Outstanding TV Journalism Segment" for his emotional "Special Comment: Gay Mariage is a Question of Love," and in the "Outstanding Independent Film" category it was a tie, with both Shelter, and Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom receiving awards.

You can find the full list of recipients after the break as well as scads of red carpet photos of the event.

Ps: We'll have exclusive red carpet interviews with Van Hansis, Jake Silbermann, Clay Aiken, Brad Rowe and others in the next few »

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

29 March 2009 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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"


Outstanding Documentary

"A Jihad For Love »

- By Gregg Kilday

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'Milk' among GLAAD nominees

26 January 2009 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"Milk" picked up another nomination Wednesday as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced nominees for its 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Best picture Oscar nominee "Milk," from Focus, was included in GLAAD's outstanding film in wide release category, where it will compete with Miramax's "Brideshead Revisted," Columbia's "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," Warners' "RocknRolla" and the Weinstein Co.'s "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

Among television contenders, the nominees for outstanding drama series are ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," Showtime's "The L Word," The N's "South of Nowhere," BBC America's "Torchwood" and HBO's "True Blood."

The comedy series nominees are ABC's "Desperate Housewives," ABC Family's "Greek," the CW's "Reaper," BBC America's "Skins" and ABC's "Ugly Betty."

The awards honoring media representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in 26 English-language and 15 Spanish-language categories. They will be presented at a series of dinners: March 28 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, April »

- By Gregg Kilday

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