“Boy Erased,” “Pose,” Janelle Monáe Win 2019 GLAAD Media Awards in NYC

Madonna and Andy Cohen were among special honorees at Saturday's ceremony.

The 30th GLAAD Media Awards, hosted Saturday night by drag superstar Shangela, saw wall-to-wall entertainment heavy hitters coming together to celebrate the queer community and its growing rate of fair and diverse representation in media.

And Billy Porter wore this:

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GLAAD

Major winners during the ceremony, held at the New York Hilton Midtown, included Boy Erased for Outstanding Film in Limited Release, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series, and Pose for Outstanding Drama Series.

Madonna was presented with the Advocacy for Change Award, awarded to a person who, through their work, has changed the game for LGBTQ people around the world.

Andy Cohen was honored with the Vito Russo Award, which is presented to an openly LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in accelerating LGBTQ acceptance.

“Over the past 30 years, images in media have evolved to celebrate the unique and dynamic stories of LGBTQ people and accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ community,” said GLAAD CEO and president Sarah Kate Ellis. “This year’s award recipients like Pose and Don Lemon showcase what it means to move the needle forward, as they bring diverse and critical LGBTQ stories and issues to the forefront of mainstream media.”

At the Los Angeles ceremony held March 28, GLAAD honored Beyoncé and Jay-Z with the Vanguard Award and Sean Hayes with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

Additional winners at the West Coast ceremony included Love, Simon for Outstanding Film in Wide Release and Vida for Outstanding Comedy Series. GLAAD also gave a special recognition award to TransMilitary, Logo’s film focusing on trans service members, which is the first feature-length film project to receive completion funding from the GLAAD Media Institute.
 

The New York City ceremony will air exclusively on Logo, Sunday, May 12, at 8pm ET/PT.

Find a full list of winners from the NYC ceremony below.

Advocate for Change Award: Madonna

Vito Russo Award: Andy Cohen

Outstanding Drama Series: Pose (FX)

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode: “Trans Rights Under Attack,” Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Same Sex Couple Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling,” CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (CNN)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release: Boy Erased (Focus Features)

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Music Artist: Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer (Bad Boy Records)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Conversion Therapy: God Only Knows” CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)

Outstanding Newspaper Article: “He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance.” by Donald G. McNeil Jr. (The New York Times)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Bermuda Same-sex Marriage Ban Means Trouble for Tourism and Cruise Ships” by Ryan Ruggiero (CNBC.com)

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Video or Multimedia: “March for Our Lives and LGBT activism. ‘They’re definitely linked for me,’ says Emma González” by Beth Greenfield (Yahoo! Lifestyle)

Outstanding Blog: Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language): Elite (Netflix) and Mi marido tiene más familia (Univision) [TIE]

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment (Spanish-Language): “Primera Pareja Gay en Casarse en un Consulado Mexicano” Noticias Telemundo Mediodía (Telemundo)

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