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Courtney Cox, Queen Latifah & More Set for BFF Events
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Geena Davis's Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), which debuts May 5-9, today unveiled a robust panel series that covers over a dozen topics addressing women, diversity and their intersections within the entertainment industry, featuring many well-known and highly regarded participants from various sectors of the industry. (more...)

Maria Morales' First Book, SUNSET, is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Maria Morales, a mother, traveler, writer, and author, has completed her first book 'Sunset': a passionately crafted work that portrays the beauty of life and self-worth. (more...)

GLEE's Naya Rivera Hosts GLAAD Awards, Kim Cattrall et al. Honored
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2011

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. A complete press release will be posted by 2 p.m. PT and photos will follow on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards. Glee's Naya Rivera hosted the event for the capacity crowd with presenters including Mario Lopez, Sara Ramirez, and Louis Van Amstel. Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards (accepters tentative): Golden Gate Award: Kim Cattrall Local Hero Award: Kara Swisher Corporate Leader Award: AT&T (accepted by Ken McNeely, president of AT&T California) Outstanding Film - Wide Release: The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features) [accepted by: writer/director, Lisa Cholodenko] Outstanding Documentary: 8: The Mormon Proposition(Red Flag Releasing) [accepted by: Dustin Lance Black, who narrated the film] Outstanding Spanish-Language Music Artist: Christian Chavez, Almas transparentes (EMI) [accepted by: Christian Chavez] 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.' More information about the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco may be found at http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards. 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 (Advocate.com) Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia: 'Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle' by Bobbi Misick (Essence.com) Outstanding Blog: Joe. My. God. (http://joemygod.blogspot.com/) 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 SPANISH-LANGUAGE CATEGORIES Outstanding Novela: ¿Donde esta Elisa? (Telemundo) Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: TIE: 'Mama vistete de hombre' Casos de Familia (Univision) and 'La Proposicion 8' Caso Cerrado (Telemundo) Outstanding Talk Show Interview: 'Saliendo del closet despues de los 30' El Show de Cristina (Univision) Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine: 'En nombre del amor' Primer Impacto (Univision) Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: 'Aumenta el hostigamiento' Despierta America (Univision) Outstanding Newspaper Article: 'Acosados hasta el punto del suicidio' by Ruben Moreno (La Opinion) Outstanding Magazine Article: 'Estoy feliz de ser quien soy' by Maria Morales (People en Español) Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: 'Fedro llego para quedarse' by Amy Linares (PadrisimoMagazine.com) Outstanding Spanish-Language Music Artist: Christian Chavez, Almas transparentes (EMI) To receive the latest updates on the GLAAD Media Awards, follow @glaad and use the hashtag #glaadawards. About GLAAD The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org. For the latest updates on our work, visit www.twitter.com/glaad and www.facebook.com/glaad. (more...)