GLEE's Naya Rivera Hosts GLAAD Awards, Kim Cattrall et al. Honored


The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced award recipients in 3 of this year's 32 media categories at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented nationally by RÖKK Vodka and locally by Southwest Airlines at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on Saturday night. Additional awards were presented in New York on March 19, and in Los Angeles on April 10.

A full list of award recipients from the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards is below.

Glee's Naya Rivera hosted the event for the capacity crowd with presenters including Mario Lopez, Sara Ramirez, and Louis Van Amstel

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.

"The media has a huge role in growing acceptance and understanding of gay and transgender people," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. "As Americans see images and stories like this year's award recipients, more and more are supporting full equality."

Cattrall, who won the Golden Gate award, recently starred in the West End in PRIVATE LIVES. She is set to reprise her role in Toronto this September and the production is expected to move to Broadway in the fall.

More information about the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco may be found at

A full list of award recipients for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards follows.


  • Vito Russo Award: Ricky Martin
  • Excellence in Media Award: Russell Simmons
  • Vanguard Award: Kristin Chenoweth
  • Stephen F. Kolzak Award: NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt
  • Golden Gate Award: Kim Cattrall
  • Corporate Leader Award: AT&T
  • Local Hero Award: Kara Swisher
  • Special Recognition: Bianca "Nikki" Peet
  • Outstanding Film - Wide Release: The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
  • Outstanding Film-Limited Release: I Love You Phillip Morris (Roadside Attractions)
  • Outstanding Drama Series: True Blood (HBO)
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: TIE: Glee (Fox) and Modern Family (ABC)
  • Outstanding Individual Episode (in a serious without a regular LGBT character): "Klaus & Greta" 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Outstanding Documentary: 8: The Mormon Proposition (Red Flag Releasing)
  • Outstanding Reality Program: Project Runway (Lifetime)
  • Outstanding Talk Show Episode: "Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine: "Gay Teen Suicides" (series) Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "Fort Worth Speech" The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi's Suicide Spurs Action Across U.S." by Judy Peet (The Star-Ledger [Newark, N.J.])
  • Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Rich (The New York Times)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: Denver Post
  • Outstanding Magazine Article: "What Happens When You Find the One...And He's Nothing - Nothing - Like You Expected?" by Allison Cooper (O, The Oprah Magazine)
  • Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate/Out
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "View From Washington" (series) by Kerry Eleveld (
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia: "Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle" by Bobbi Misick (
  • Outstanding Blog: Joe. My. God. (
  • Outstanding Music Artist: Scissor Sisters, Night Work (Downtown Records)
  • Outstanding Comic Book: X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)
  • Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson
  • Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway: The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
  • Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway: When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers