Kerry Washington's Powerful Speech and more from GLAAD Awards


Saturday saw the best and brightest of LGBT media descend upon the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles for the GLAAD Media Awards.


Among the big winners were those involved in the ‘Shondaland’ team, with Goddess Kerry Washington picking up the GLAAD Vanguard Award for being a straight ally, before giving a rousing speech to the packed room; while How to Get Away With Murder acquired the award for Outstanding Drama Series.

Transparent was the Outstanding Comedy Series this year, while The Imitation Game finally won something this awards season, picking up GLAAD’s Outstanding Film Award.


Vanguard Award:
Kerry Washington (presented by Ellen DeGeneres)

Stephen F. Kolzak Award:
Roland Emmerich (presented by Channing Tatum)


Outstanding Film – Wide Release:
The Imitation Game, The Weinstein Company (accepted by screenwriter Graham Moore and producer Ido Ostrowsky)

Outstanding Drama Series:
How to Get Away with Murder, ABC  (accepted by creator Peter Nowalk with stars Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, and Aja Naomi King)

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Transparent, Amazon Instant Video (accepted by creator Jill Soloway with stars Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Alexandra Billings, Kiersey Clemons, Michaela Watkins, and Alison Sudol, and co-producer Rhys Ernst)


Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character):
“Identity Crisis, ” Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime

Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series:
The Normal Heart, HBO

Outstanding Music Artist:
Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Xtra Mile Recordings

Outstanding Daily Drama:
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Outstanding Comic Book:
Rat Queens, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Image Comics)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article:
“31 Days of PrEP,”

Outstanding Blog:


Special Recognition Awards:
“Dragon Age: Inquisition” (Video game),
“Era Diferente” (Song),

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