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Russell Simmons, Ricky Martin big winners at the GLAAD Media Awards


The 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards were presented in 25 of the 32 media categories Saturday evening at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York. Additional awards will be presented in Los Angeles on April 10 and in San Francisco on May 14.

Here's a list of the GLAAD award winners:

Excellence in Media Award: Russell Simmons

Vito Russo Award: Ricky Martin

Outstanding Drama Series: "True Blood"

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character):  the "30 Rock" episode "Klaus & Greta"

Outstanding Digital Journalism-Multimedia: "Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle" by Bobbi Misick (

Outstanding Talk Show Episode: "Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad" on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

Outstanding TV Journalist-Newsmagazine: "Gay Teen Suicides" (series) "Anderson Cooper 360"

Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi's Suicide Spurs Action Across the U.S." by Judy Peet of the Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J.

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Rich, the New York Times

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: the Denver Post

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: "The Advocate/Out"

Outstanding Music Artist: Scissor Sisters, "Night Work"

Outstanding Comic Book: "X-Factor" by Peter David

Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: "Something Happened" by L. Trey Wilson

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway: "The Pride" by Alexi Kaye Campbell

Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway: "When Last We Flew" by Harrison David Rivers.

For a complete list of winners, go to

— Susan King

Photo: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer in outstanding drama series winner "True Blood." Credit: Jaimie Trueblood/HBO

GLAAD announces 22nd Media Awards nominations


The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced the nominees for its 22nd GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday morning.

Nominated for outstanding feature in wide release are "Burlesque," "Easy A," "The Girl Who Played With Fire," "The Kids Are All Right," which just won the Golden Globe for best comedy or musical feature, and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."

Nominees for outstanding film in limited release are "Howl," "I Love You Phillip Morris," "La Mission," "Patrick 1.5" and "Undertow."

On the TV side,  contending for drama series are "Brothers & Sisters," "DeGrassi," "Grey's Anatomy," "Pretty Little Liars" and "True Blood." Comedy series nominees are "Glee," "Greek," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie" and "The United States of Tara."

Vying for outstanding reality program are "The Fabulous Beekman Boys," "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys," "Project Runway," "Top Chef: Just Desserts" and "TRANSform Me."

Nominees for outstanding individual episode of a TV series without an LGBT character are "Escape the Castle-Bored to Death," "Innocence-Law & Order, "Klaus & Greta-30 Rock," "Queen of Mean-Drop Dead Diva," and "Samaritan-Law & Order U.K."

In contention for outstanding documentary are "8: The Mormon Proposition," "Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement," "Prodigal Sons,  "Sylvester Unsung," and "Out: The Glenn Burke Story."

For a look at the nominations in 23 English-language categories and 33 Spanish-language categories go to

The awards will be handed out March 19 at the Marriott Marquis in New York; April 16 at the Westin Bonaventure in L.A. and May 14 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

--Susan King

 Photo: Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right." Credit: Suzanne Tenner/Focus Features


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