Pics from the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York

Jake Silbermann and Van Hansis accept GLAAD award on behalf of As the World Turns

The queer and queer-friendly media elite gathered for the
20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday. Recognition awards were handed
out in dozens categories, but some notable honorees included Tyra Banks, who received this year’s
"Excellence in Media Award," As
the World Turns
, for "Outstanding Daily Drama," Keith Olbermann won "Outstanding
TV Journalism Segment" for his emotional "Special Comment: Gay Mariage
is a Question of Love
," and in the "Outstanding Independent Film"
category it was a tie, with both Shelter,
and Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom
receiving awards.

You can find the full list of recipients after the break as well as scads of red carpet photos of the

PS: We’ll have exclusive red carpet interviews with Van Hansis,
Jake Silbermann, Clay Aiken, Brad Rowe and others in the next few days right
here on the blog!

Keith Olbermann

All photos credit: Getty Images

Judith Light

T.R. Knight and Friends

Daniel Sunjata

Jennifer Holliday

Van Hansis and Jake Silbermann

T.R. Knight

Vanessa Williams and Michael Urie

Clay Aiken

Jay Manuel and Jasika Nicole

Clay Aiken

Ana Ortiz and Michael Urie

Tim Gunn and Jenny Shimuzu

Christian Siraino

Trevor Wright (from Shelter)

Brad Rowe

Tyra Banks and Clay Aiken

Tyra Banks

Chris Noth

Darryl Stephens

T.R. Knight

Vanessa Williams & Judith Light

Vanessa Williams

Jake Silbermann

Van Hansis & Jake Silbermann

Van Hansis

Hedda Lettuce & Chris Noth

The Full List of Saturday’s Honorees is below, and additional events are still on the way in Los Angeles and San Francisco to honor more fine examples of gay media representation (check out the GLAAD Media Awards site for more info).

  • Excellence in Media Award:  Tyra Banks  (presented by Clay Aiken)
  • Vito Russo Award:  Suze Orman  (presented by T.R. Knight)
  • Special Recognition Award:  Phil Donahue (presented by Cherry Jones)
  • Special Recognition Award: The Laramie Project, 10 Years Later – The Lasting Legacy of Matthew Shepard (presented by Stockard Channing)
  • Outstanding Film – Limited Release:  TIE: Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom (Logo Features/New Open Door Productions) and Shelter (Regent Releasing)
  • Outstanding Documentary:  A Jihad For Love (First Run Features)
  • Outstanding Daily Drama: As the World Turns (CBS)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment:  "Special Comment: Gay Marriage is a Question of Love" Countdown with Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) 
  • Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Owning His Gay Identity – at 15 Years Old" by Theresa Vargas (The Washington Post)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Leonard Pitts, Jr. (The Miami Herald)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: The New York Times
  • Outstanding Magazine Article: "Let God Love Gene Robinson" by Andrew Corsello (GQ)
  • Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Newsweek
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Gay Athletes Are Making Their Mark"  by LZ Granderson (
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: "Is Gay the New Black?" by Jessica Bennett and Jennifer Molina (
  • Outstanding Music Artist: k.d. lang, Watershed
  • Outstanding Comic Book: Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb and Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway: Wig Out! by Tarell Alvin McCraney
  • Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway: Arias with a Twist by Joey Arias and Basil Twist


  • Outstanding Novela: Alma de Hierro (Telefutura)
  • Outstanding Drama Series: Capadocia (HBO Latino)
  • Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): "Duerme, mi bien" Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real (Univision)
  • Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: "Juntos hasta el final" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Talk Show Interview: "La primera boda de pareja de transexuales" Don Francisco Presenta (Univision)
  • Outstanding Celebrity News Segment: "La Proposición 8" Paparazzi TV (Mega TV)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "Drama de jóvenes hispanos gay: Rechazados por ser gay" Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Confesiones de padre: Hombres gay revelan su orientación a sus hijos" by Lucero Amador Miranda (La Opinión [Los Ángeles])
  • Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Roberto Hernández (Alianza Metropolitan News [San Jose, CA])
  • Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: La Opinión [Los Ángeles]
  • Outstanding Magazine Article: "Contra viento y marea" by Isis Sauceda and Judith Torrea (People en Español)
  • Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: People en Español 
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Cuba discutirá derechos gay" by Fernando Ravsberg (
  • Outstanding Music Artist: Giovanni Falchetti, Junto a tí