More GLAAD Media Awards Announced

GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in four of this year’s 35 media categories at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles on April 21.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.

Stephen F. Kolzak Award
Chaz Bono (presented by Cher and Rep. Mary Bono Mack)

Vanguard Award
Josh Hutcherson (presented by Benicio Del Toro)

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
“Beginners” (Focus Features) [accepted by: writer and director Mike Mills]

Outstanding Documentary
“Becoming Chaz” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network) [accepted by: directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, and Chaz Bono]

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Modern Family” (ABC) [accepted by: Jesse Tyler Ferguson]

Outstanding Individual Episode
TIE: “Prom” — “Drop Dead Diva” (Lifetime) [accepted by: producer Josh Berman and Brooke Elliott] and “Beards” — “Hot in Cleveland” (TV Land) [accepted by: Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White]

Additional awards were presented in New York on March 24, and the final awards will be presented in San Francisco on June 2 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

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