Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry were honored last night at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York, hosted by Laverne Cox.
Mariah Carey was presented with the Ally Award from her Precious director Lee Daniels, who praised her work in the film and her love for the LGBT community.
In her speech Carey said:
“I was a little nervous about tonight because I thought I needed to learn, like a whole new alphabet to introduce and not un-include people. I was like, ’Man, I don’t want to do it wrong and what do I do?’
And then I decided that if I have to memorize it, I might as well elaborate on it. So we’ve got ’L,’ legendary. ’G,’ gorgeous. ’B,’ beautiful, all of you beautiful, beautiful people. ’T,’ tantalizing. And even ’Q,’ for quality.
I just want to say to everybody in the room, I know everybody wants to keep it moving, thank you for the unconditional love, ’cause it’s very difficult to me to have that. I haven’t experienced much of it.
So I thank you—I thank you and I wish all of you love, peace, harmony, and as my 5-year-old son Rocky likes to say, ’Boobies and butts.'”
Caitlyn Jenner and Diane Sawyer took home the Outstanding TV Journalism award for “Bruce Jenner: The Interview,” both of them accepting the honor in person from Nashville star Connie Britton.
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Jennifer Lawerence made a surprise appearance and presented the Excellence in Media Award to her co-star and friend Robert De Niro.
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Other celebrities who graced the stage included Andrew Rannells, Noah Galvin from The Real O’Neills, Tamron Hall, Aziz Ansari and Lea Delaria from Orange is the New Black.
There was also a performance by Alex Newell—covering Mariah’s “Hero”—and a number from the Broadway musical Fun Home.
Logo’s Beautiful As I Want To Be and Amazon’s This is Me were previously honored with Special Recognition Awards.
Below, check out the full list of winners and more photos from the GLAAD Media Awards in New York.
Excellence in Media Award: Robert De Niro (presented by Jennifer Lawrence)
Ally Award: Mariah Carey (presented by Lee Daniels)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Bruce Jenner: The Interview” 20/20 (ABC) [accepted by: Diane Sawyer, Caitlyn Jenner, and David Sloan, senior executive producer] Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Interview with Jim Obergefell” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN) [accepted by: U.S. Supreme Court plaintiff Jim Obergefell] Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Cosmopolitan [accepted by: Laura Brounstein, special projects director] Outstanding Film – Limited Release: Tangerine (Magnolia Pictures)
Outstanding Individual Episode: “The Prince of Nucleotides” Royal Pains (USA Network)
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution” Vice Reports (Vice.com)
Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Cold Case: The Murders of Cosby and Jackson” by Dianna Wray (Houston Press)
Outstanding Magazine Article: “Behind Brazil’s Gay Pride Parades, a Struggle with Homophobic Violence” by Oscar Lopez (Newsweek)
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “This Is What It’s Like To Be An LGBT Syrian Fleeing For Your Life” by J. Lester Feder (Buzzfeed.com)
Outstanding Daytime Program Episode: “¿El marido de mi padre o yo?” Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: TIE: “Amor que rompe barreras” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo) and “En cuerpo ajeno” Aquí y Ahora (Univision)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Víctimas de abusos” Noticiero Univision (Univision)
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “Campeones de la igualdad” (Univision.com)