Photo Coverage: Batt and More at the 2010 GLAAD Media Awards
Bryan Batt, Bethenny Frankel, Andy Cohen, and Chely Wright were among the celebrities who joined the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to honor American Airlines, legendary Advertising Age critic Bob Garfield and outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in advertising at the 2nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising in New York City.
SAG Award-winning actor Bryan Batt, who portrayed ad executive Salvatore Romano on AMC's hit series Mad Men, hosted the event which recognizes and honors individuals and projects in the advertising and marketing industries for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
"Tonight's honorees, nominees and award recipients have set new industry standards which underline the value of gay and lesbian consumers," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. "More and more companies are moving toward ads that reflect truly reflect all people and learning that LGBT people should be accepted and respected, not only for their potential buying power, but for their contribution to the American cultural fabric."
Barrios continued, "While LGBT representation on TV continues to grow, the advertising industry has not yet fully embraced our community. Tonight's nominees and honorees have set new benchmarks in the industry and continue to lead the way in fair, accurate and inclusive LGBT representation in advertising."
At the ceremony, country music artist Chely Wright presented American Airlines with the Corporate Responsibility Award in recognition of the company's longstanding and public commitment to the LGBT community. American Airlines' Vice President of New York, Art Torno, was on hand to receive the award.
Barbara Lippert, Editor-at-Large of Adweek, presented acclaimed advertising critic Bob Garfield with the Public Visibility Award for his work critiquing homophobic images in advertising.
"For 25 years, in his iconic 'AdReview' column in Advertising Age, Bob has been a powerful ally for the LGBT community," Barrios said, "speaking out about ads rooted in
homophobia and stereotypes."
Other attendees included: New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent), Bebe Zahara Benet and Tyra Sanchez (RuPaul's Drag Race), Daniel Robinson and Anthony Wilkinson (My Big Gay Italian Wedding), Anne Burrell (Secrets of a Restaurant Chef) and Sunny Anderson (Cooking For Real).
Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising recipients announced Wednesday in New York. For a complete list of nominees and award recipients, please visit www.glaad.org/advertisingawards.
Corporate Responsibility Award: American Airlines [Accepted by: Betty Young (Director, Diverse Segment Marketing), Art Torno (VP of New York), and George Carrancho (National Sales and Marketing Manager, LGBT Community)]
Public Visibility Award: Bob Garfield
Outstanding TV Campaign - LGBT Market: Levi's Gay History Month/Logo Leaders Campaign (Levi Strauss & Co.)
Outstanding Print Campaign - Mainstream Market: America's Top Couple (K-Y Brand)
Outstanding Print Campaign - LGBT Market: Works in Progress (Progressive Insurance)
Outstanding Interactive Campaign: The Advocate Money Minute Presented by Wells Fargo (Wells Fargo)
Outstanding Social Marketing Campaign: SAGECAP: The Caregiver's Caregiver (SAGE)
For more information on GLAAD visit www.glaad.org.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Anne Burrell and Phil Casacelli
Anne Burrell and Sunny Anderson
Ben Pamies and Nick Matthews
Teddy Fernandez and DJ TraCy Young
Co Chairs of tonights event-Adam D. Wasserman, Sallie Mars and Barry Garbarino
Jesse Jordon and Jack Mackenroth
Tyra Sanchez, Courtney Act and Bebe Zahara Benet
Co-Chairs-Adam D. Wasserman, Barry Garbarino, Sallie Marks and Tiffany R. Warren
Andy Cohen and Bethenny Frankel
Andy Cohen, Bethenny Frankel and the winner of Outstanding Social Marketing Campain-SAGECAP accepted by David Canter
The Advocate Money Minute Presented by Wells Fargo and accepted by Candace McCollum
Jarrett T. Barrios-President of GLAAD
Bob Garfield winner of the Public Visibility Award
Barbara Lippert and Bob Garfield
Kelley Rogers accepts for Works In Progress (Progressive Insurance)
Brittany Citron accepts for America's Top Couple (K-Y Brand)
Sunny Anderson and Anne Burrell present the award for Outstanding TV Campaign
Levi's Gay History Month/ Logo Leaders Campaign (Levi Strauss & Co.)
Chely Wright presents the Corporate Responsibility Award to American Airlines
Art Torno accepts for American Airlines