Showing posts with label GLAAD Media Awards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GLAAD Media Awards. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

GLAAD Media Awards - And the Nominees Are. . .

Seeing LGBT people on TV, at the movies, and in the news changes hearts and minds. That's why the GLAAD Media Awards are so important. They set a benchmark for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations that change our culture and build acceptance.

Check out this year’s nominees and don't forget to save the dates.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Call for Submissions: GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD is accepting submissions for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.  The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and the issues that affect their lives.

Submitted materials must be received in the Los Angeles GLAAD office by Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6 p.m. PT.

You may download the entry form in PDF format, find definitions and eligibility parameters for each category, a FAQ, and an explanation of how nominees and winners are selected at www.glaad.org/mediaawards/submissions

Projects submitted for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards must have been published, released, or broadcast in the United States between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.  Potential nominees may be submitted in both English and Spanish-language media categories. 

Nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be announced in mid-January, 2013.  Please check www.glaad.org/mediaawards for more information.

Award recipients will be announced at each of the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards events in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Monday, January 23, 2012

GLAAD media award nominees announced

 
David Letterman's interview with Chaz Bono has earned the late night talk show host a nomination for a GLAAD Media Award

Other nominees include Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin and the sitcom "Modern Family."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ricky Martin, Kristin Chenoweth honored at Media Awards

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced it will honor Grammy Award-winning singer Ricky Martin and Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by RÖKK Vodka.

Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award at the New York award ceremony on Saturday, March, 19, 2011, presented locally by American Airlines and Prudential at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Chenoweth, will receive the Vanguard Award at the Los Angeles event on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Westin Bonaventure.

GLAAD also announced that Andy Cohen, Bravo's Senior Vice President of Original Programming and host of Watch What Happens: Live will host the New York event. Additional honorees and special guests will be announced soon.

Nominees for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced last month and are available here: www.glaad.org/mediaawards/22/nominees. 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.

In 2011, the GLAAD Media Awards will also celebrate GLAAD's 25th anniversary year, looking back at a quarter-century of work to build acceptance and advance equality through LGBT images in the media.

More information after the jump.

Singer Ricky Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award, which is named after one of GLAAD's founders, and is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community. Martin's 2010 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show is a nominee this year for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode. He was also featured in Spanish-Language media nominees for Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine, Outstanding Newspaper Article and two for Outstanding Magazine Article. After coming out via Twitter in March 2010, Martin spoke out for LGBT equality in English and Spanish-language media, sending messages of support to LGBT youth.

Through the music of his new album Musica+Alma+Sexo, the video for "The Best Thing About Me Is You," and his best-selling autobiography, Me, Martin has encouraged acceptance and understanding of all people. His humanitarian work extends beyond LGBT issues, having founded the Ricky Martin Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that advocates children's rights. Previous Vito Russo Award honorees include Cynthia Nixon, Suze Orman, Rosie O'Donnell, Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, Elton John, Liz Smith, k.d. lang, David LaChapelle, Brian Graden, and Tom Ford.

"Ricky coming out was a game changer for many gay and transgender Latino children, who for too long, did not have many out gay people to look up to," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. "Through his music, videos and interviews, Ricky has sent an important message that our community wants the same things all people do: an equal chance to raise our families and take care of our loved ones."

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will receive the Vanguard Award which is presented to media professionals who have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community. Chenoweth was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Glee, which was named Outstanding Comedy Series at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and co-starred in Running With Scissors, nominated for Outstanding Film – Wide Release at the 18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. In May 2010, Chenoweth responded to a controversial Newsweek article which incorrectly asserted that gay actors 'cannot play straight roles.' She defended gay actors including Sean Hayes, her co-star in Promises, Promises, and called on Newsweek to "embrace stories which promote acceptance, love and unity." Chenoweth has demonstrated her devotion to LGBT equality by participating in the National Equality March in October 2009, speaking at the LGBT Community Center of New York as well as supporting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and GLSEN. She has also been honored with the Point Courage Award by the Point Foundation. Past recipients of the Vanguard Award include Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron, Antonio Banderas, Sharon Stone, Eric McCormack, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Kathy Griffin and Whoopi Goldberg.

"When allies like Kristin take such powerful stands against anti-gay sentiments in the media, it sends an important message of equality," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. "It is a privilege to honor such a talented and conscientious advocate for fairness towards the LGBT community."

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 19, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square; in Los Angeles on April 10 at the Westin Bonaventure; and in San Francisco on May 14 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

To receive the latest updates on the GLAAD Media Awards, follow @glaad and use the hashtag #glaadawards.

The GLAAD Media Awards fund GLAAD's work to bring stories of LGBT people and issues to Americans. Each year, the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco bring together more than 5,000 supporters to raise nearly $3.5 million for the organization's work.

More than 100 corporate partners are showing their support, including National Presenting corporate partner RÖKK Vodka, New York Presenting corporate partners American Airlines and Prudential and San Francisco Presenting corporate partner Southwest Airlines. GLAAD is also grateful to the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Platinum Underwriter corporate partners: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., NBC Universal, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and Time Warner, as well as Underwriter corporate partners: Allstate Insurance Company, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Bunim-Murray Productions, Comcast, Delta Air Lines, DLA Piper, Harrah's Foundation, Hyatt, MillerCoors, New York City Marriott & Renaissance Hotels, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UBS and VPI Pet Insurance. For a full list of corporate partners and information on how to become a corporate partner, or to become a table host, purchase tickets or place a tribute in the tribute book, please visit http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards or call (877) 519-7904. 


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Check out the GLAAD Media Award nominees!


For over two decades, the GLAAD Media Awards have honored outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and set a fairness benchmark for the entertainment and news industries. Each year, the GLAAD Media Awards promote the stories that build support for our full equality and help support GLAAD's work to create a world in which everyone is accepted, respected and valued for who they are.  Check out this year's nominees.

Monday, November 8, 2010

GLAAD accepting submissions for 22nd Annual Media Awards

GLAAD is accepting submissions for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. 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 our lives.

Submitted materials must be received in the Los Angeles GLAAD office by Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 6 p.m. PT.

You may download the entry form in PDF format, find definitions and eligibility parameters for each category, a FAQ, and an explanation of how nominees and winners are selected at www.glaad.org/mediaawards/22/submissions

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

GLAAD accepting submissions for 2011 GLAAD Media Awards


GLAAD is accepting submissions for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.  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 our gay  lives.

Download the entry form in PDF format, find definitions and eligibility parameters for each category, a FAQ, and find an explanation of how nominees and winners are selected at http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/22/submissions . Submitted materials must be received in the Los Angeles GLAAD office by Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 6 p.m. PT.

Projects submitted for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards must have been published, released, or broadcast in the United States between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.  Potential nominees may be submitted in both English and Spanish-language media categories. 

Nominees for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be announced in mid-January, 2011 with award recipients  announced at each of the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards events in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Below, Adam Lambert performs 'Fever' at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards earlier this year:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Winners of the GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising Announced, include Levi's, American Airlines, Progressive Insurance, Wells Fargo

Bethenny Frankel, Andy Cohen (pictured top left), Bryan Batt and Chely Wright were among the celebrities who joined the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to honor American Airlines, legendary Advertising Age critic Bob Garfield and outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in advertising at the 2nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising in New York City.

SAG Award-winning actor Bryan Batt (pictured left), who portrayed ad executive Salvatore Romano on AMC's hit series 'Mad Men', hosted the event which recognizes and honors individuals and projects in the advertising and marketing industries for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

"Tonight's honorees, nominees and award recipients have set new industry standards which underline the value of gay and lesbian consumers," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. "More and more companies are moving toward ads that reflect truly reflect all people and learning that LGBT people should be accepted and respected, not only for their potential buying power, but for their contribution to the American cultural fabric."

Barrios continued, "While LGBT representation on TV continues to grow, the advertising industry has not yet fully embraced our community. Tonight's nominees and honorees have set new benchmarks in the industry and continue to lead the way in fair, accurate and inclusive LGBT representation in advertising."

At the ceremony, country music artist Chely Wright presented American Airlines with the Corporate Responsibility Award in recognition of the company's longstanding and public commitment to the LGBT community. American Airlines’ Vice President of New York, Art Torno, was on hand to receive the Award.

For a complete list of nominees and award recipients, please visit www.glaad.org/advertisingawards.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Nominees announced for 2nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced today the nominees and honorees for the 2nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising Presented by Omnicom Group, Publicis Groupe, and Rokk Vodka. Bryan Batt (Mad Men) will host the event on September 29, 2010 in New York City and Bethenny Frankel (Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Getting Married?) will present.

Among the nominees are: Absolut Vodka's "Exceptional Moments: The Absolut RuPaul" commercials, Levi Strauss & Co.'s "Gay History Month/Logo Leaders" campaign, Progressive Insurance's "Works in Progress" ads, Wells Fargo's "Advocate Money Minute," and Givenchy's "Fall 2010" campaign featuring openly transgender model Lea T.

A complete list of nominated ads can be found at www.glaad.org/advertisingawards/nominees and below are a couple of my favorites including one for Absolut Vodka featuring Denver's own Nina Flowers:






Thursday, August 19, 2010

Here Media Partners With GLAAD for Special on the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Here Media today announced a partnership with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to exclusively produce The Advocate On-Air: The GLAAD Media Awards Special. The one-hour special examines the creativity, ingenuity, and hard work it takes to produce the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in three cities—New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The Advocate On-Air: The GLAAD Media Awards Special premieres Friday, August 20, on here! TV and on Here Media’s various Web properties.

“Each year GLAAD honors important voices promoting equality and tolerance in both mainstream and LGBT media,” said Here Media CEO Paul Colichman. “Here Media looks forward to celebrating GLAAD’s mission by bringing The GLAAD Media Awards Special to a broad audience and showcasing the organization’s dedication and hard work.”

The Advocate On-Air: The GLAAD Media Awards Special moves beyond the red carpet and features conversations with award recipients, GLAAD staff members, show guests, and Special Honorees, including Drew Barrymore, Benjamin Bratt, Alan Cumming, cast members from Glee, Adam Lambert, Constance McMillen, Cynthia Nixon, Cybill Shepherd, Wanda Sykes, Sofia Vergara, and Sigourney Weaver. Each interviewee speaks to the importance of GLAAD and its mission to amplify the voices of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community to promote understanding, increase acceptance, and advance equality.

Here Media produced 10 three- to four-minute vignettes that will air on Here Media’s award-winning Web properties, including Advocate.com, Out.com, Gay.com, and SheWired.com. Here Media then combined the 10 segments creating an hour-long special that will air on here! TV as well as Here Media’s various Web properties.

“The GLAAD Media Awards help fund our work throughout the year and set a benchmark for the news and entertainment industry to develop stories of LGBT people that reflect the challenges our community faces as well as the aspirations we hold for ourselves and our families,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “We are excited to partner with Here Media and share the mission behind the GLAAD Media Awards with our community and allies.”

Monday, April 19, 2010

Drew Barrymore, Wanda Sykes honored at 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Adam Lambert, the cast of 'Glee,' Johnny Weir, Sofia Vergara, Eric Dane, Chaz Bono, George Takei, Constance McMillen, Candis Cayne, Wilson Cruz, RuPaul and Super Bowl-winning NFL linebacker Scott Fujita were among the celebrities who joined the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as it honored Drew Barrymore, Wanda Sykes and the best in film, television and journalism Saturday night at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

The GLAAD Media Awards elevate and promote fair, accurate and inclusive stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, people and allies that have increased awareness, understanding and respect for the lives of LGBT people. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories of LGBT people and issues that build support for equality.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This year's GLAAD Media Awards to be the most glamourous ever


Openly gay recording artist Adam Lambert will perform at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented in Los Angeles by ABSOLUT® Vodka on April 17, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

The GLAAD Media Awards elevate and promote fair, accurate and inclusive stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, people and allies that have increased awareness, understanding and respect for the lives of LGBT people. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories of LGBT people and issues that build support for equality.

Lambert's debut album, 'For Your Entertainment', debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. He is nominated this year for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist.

"GLAAD has advocated for out music artists, including myself, and I am proud to be part of the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards this year," said Adam Lambert. "GLAAD's work to share stories that grow acceptance and understanding about the gay and transgender community is so important in our culture today."

GLAAD also confirmed that Constance McMillen, the 18-year-old student from Fulton, Mississippi whose high school cancelled a prom rather than permit McMillen to attend with her girlfriend, would be presenting Wanda Sykes with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, McMillen filed suit against her school, asking them to reinstate the prom for everyone, without discrimination. This week, a federal judge in Mississippi ruled that while he wouldn't force the school to hold a prom but agreed that McMillen's First Amendment rights had been violated.

Golden Globe-winning actress Drew Barrymore will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the Los Angeles ceremony.

Candis Cayne and Wilson Cruz will host the event. Other guests and presenters scheduled to attend include cast members from Glee, Tom Ford ('A Single Man'), Eric Dane ('Valentine's Day', 'Grey's Anatomy'), Jason Lewis ('Sex & the City'), Sofia Vergara ('Modern Family'), Chaz Bono, Benjamin Bratt ('La Mission'), RuPaul ('RuPaul's Drag Race'), Bryan Batt ('Mad Men'), Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Elizabeth Keener, Clementine Ford ('The L Word') and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps ('Real Housewives of New York City').

A complete list of this year's 152 nominees and award recipients from the GLAAD Media Awards in New York are available at www.glaad.org/mediaawards.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees announced


The GLAAD Media Awards recognize news coverage and entertainment media who are doing an exceptional job at bringing LGBT stories into the living rooms of America - and set the 'fairness benchmark' for the news and entertainment industry.

Joy Behar to be honored at 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced today that Daytime Emmy award-winning talk show host and comedian Joy Behar will receive the Excellence in Media Award at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented in New York by IBM and Prudential on March 13, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis.

The GLAAD Media Awards elevate and promote fair, accurate and inclusive stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, people and allies that have increased awareness, understanding and respect for the lives of LGBT people. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories of LGBT people and issues that build support for equality.

“For bringing stories of our community that build understanding and acceptance into the homes of millions of Americans, we are proud to honor Joy Behar this year with the Excellence in Media Award,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Congrats to the Oscars for nods to LGBT inclusive films

GLAAD recently congratulated the creative teams and casts of 'Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire' and 'A Single Man' which received a combined seven Oscar nominations during today's announcement of nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

Lee Daniels, honored for his work on 'Precious', became the first openly gay African American director to receive a nomination.

Both films are also nominated for Outstanding Film – Wide Release at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for outstanding images of the LGBT community and complement GLAAD’s work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans.

“These films tell inclusive and diverse stories of our community which grow awareness and understanding of the lives of gay and transgender people,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, “We need to advocate for more gay-inclusive stories to be shared with mainstream audiences because as more people see these images, they realize that we have the same aspirations, hopes, and deserve the same chances to take care of our loved ones and families.”

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Save the Date: 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards

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.

This year's awards will take place in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Monday, January 18, 2010

GLAAD loves Glee and Gaga


The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has listed 116 nominees - including singer Lady Gaga, director Lee Daniel's film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" and the TV series "Glee" - for its annual GLAAD Media Awards. Former "Sex & the City" co-star Cynthia Nixon is slated to receive special honors as an out media professional who advocates on behalf of LGBT issues. The first of three ceremonies will be held March 13 in New York.