Not surprisingly, this year’s Wonderful Media Awards took the stage at the Politics Center.
Rachel Maddo received her award for Outstanding TV Journalism for her interview with Pete Batijig on the “Rachel Maddo Show”, she said, “We are at a stage where a gay TV host can publicly accept an award for an interview. Presidential Candidates: Progress in this country is seldom linear and it happens by itself. If you are somewhat inspired by the progress you have seen, please vote, organize, run for office, and be angry at the regression you see, please Vote, organize and run for office. “
Since 1990, the Glad Media Awards have celebrated the visibility of the LGBTQ experience in the media and honored the accurate and inclusive presentation of queer people or castes. Instead of its usual glamorous setup in New York City, the virtual event provided an intimate platform for LGBTQ stars to empower trans youth, a trans trans administration initiative for trans trans civil rights and health care.
The importance of presenting Black LGBTQ onscreen was further addressed at the event. “Pose” star Angelica Ross spoke of recent events that have sparked nationwide protests over Black Lives Matter. “When we saw the video of white police officers killing George Floyd, we were blown up,” he said. “It simply came to our notice then. So when we protest and post, let’s continue the trend of people telling stories on our screens about black stories, especially the lives of black LGBTQs. “
He summed it up by saying: “Friends, the moment you see it, you should talk about transphobia, homophobia and racism. That’s how we start to see content and we start to experience justice. “
The Glad Media Awards, held for the first time on Thursday after being suspended due to the epidemic, was hosted by Fortune Femster and Gina Yasser and featured performances by Ch XX Hall, Shea Diamond and Ben Platt.
“Pose,” “Sheets Creek” and “Bookmart” have picked up top honors.
Ryan Murphy and Steven Canals’ “Pose” was named the Outstanding Drama Series, while “Sheets Creek” won the Outstanding Comedy Series Trophy. Outstanding Film: Wide Release Awards Olivia Wilde made her directorial debut in her last days of high school with two best friends (Beanie Feldstein and Caitlin Dever).
Sponsors of the 31st Annual Event included Delta Airlines, Gilead, P&G and Wells Fargo.
See the full list of winners below:
Outstanding Film – Wide Release: “Bookmart” (Releasing by United Artists)
Outstanding Film – Limited Release Limited: “Rafiqi” (film movement)
Outstanding drama series: “Pose” (FX)
Outstanding prank series: “Sheets Creek” (Pop)
Outstanding individual episodes (in a series of regular LGBTQ characters): “Two Doors Down,” “Dolly Parton’s Hearts” (Netflix)
Outstanding TV movie: “Transparent: End of Music “(Amazon)
Outstanding limited series: “City Story “(Netflix)
Outstanding Documentary: “Kingdom of Pride ”(YouTube)
Outstanding kids and family programming [TIE]: ““Brave Night” (Hulu) and “High School Musical: Musical: The Series” (Disney +)
Outstanding reality program: “Are you that one?” (MTV)
Outstanding music artist: Lil Nas X, 7 (Colombia)
Outstanding comic book: “Star Wars: Doctor Afra” by Simon Spurrier, Emilio Laiso, Andre Brocardo, Wilton Santos, Caspar Wizangard, Mark Dering, Don Ho, Walden Wong, Chris Bolson, Scott Hannah, Elsa Charetier, Rachel Rogen, Rachel Roger, Pietro, Lee Lugridge, Edgar Delgado, Jim Campbell, Joe Caramagna (Marvel Comics)
Outstanding video game: Outer Worlds (Private Sector)
Outstanding Broadway production: Matthew Lopez’s “Legacy”
Outstanding variety or talk show episode: “Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, He’s an Onion of All Kinds,” “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Am I next? Trans and Target, “” Nightline “(ABC)
Outstanding TV Journalism Department ism: “One-on-one with Mayor Pete Battigig,” “The Rachel Maddo Show” (MSNBC)
Outstanding newspaper article: “No Discharge Under Military Report Trans Ban – But Advocates
“Suspicion” by Chris Johnson, (Washington Blade)
Outstanding magazine article: “The Trans Obituaries Project” by Raquel Willis (Out)
Outstanding magazine overall coverage: Advocate
Outstanding Digital Journalism Articles: “From the Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your” Out of Welcated ‘Kids Are Not Citizens by Scott Bixby (Dailybist.com) “
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Video or Multimedia: “Stonewall 50: Revolution” Produced by Sekia Dorsett, Brooke Sopelsa, Elizabeth Kuhr, Shahrzad Elghanayan, Wesley Oliver, Tim Fitzimons, Victor Limzoko (NBC Out and Knight Films)
Outstanding blog: My fantastic disease
Special recognition: “Special” (Netflix)
Special recognition: Karen O’Connor, Former News Editor, Los Angeles Blade
Special recognition: Mark Segal, Founder and Publisher, Philadelphia Gay News
Outstanding Spanish-language scripted television series: “El Corazon Nunca Se Iquiuca” (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-language TV journalism – Newsmagazine [TIE]: “Despus de Stonewall” (CNN N Espaol) and “Orglu”, “Patriotic America” (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-language TV interview: “Camo e Kundo Salile del Claset,” “An Nuevo Dia” (Telemundo)
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism Category: “Amor Scene Conditioner” “Noticiere Univision 33” (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-language digital journalism article: “Soy Gay E Estoy Orguloso de Poder Desirlo: Giorgio Luis Martinez, Patinador Mexico”
Outstanding Spanish-language digital journalism – video or multimedia “America and the Fundo: Brigitte the Baptist, El Rostro de la (Bio) Diversidad” or David Cassus (EFE)