GLAAD Media Awards Wrap-Up: Cher Presents Award to Chaz – Betty White, Ellen and Portia Appear

GLAAD Media Awards Wrap-Up: Cher Presents Award to Chaz – Betty White, Ellen and Portia Appear

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi/Photo: Getty Images for GLAAD

Celebrities and guests gathered for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles Saturday evening. Ellen DeGeneres opened the show and attendees such as Ali Larter, Mark Deklin and Kat Graham enjoyed an exclusive performance by Grammy Award-winning singer Jason Mraz.

Academy Award-winning actor Benicio del Toro presented the Vanguard Award to film star Josh Hutcherson. Cher made a surprise appearance to honor her son Chaz Bono who received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. The award was presented by congresswoman, Mary Bono Mack, Chaz Bono’s stepmother.

Other special guests included:  Betty White, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland); Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family); Grant Gustin, Max Adler (Glee); Joshua Jackson (Fringe); Miriam Shor (GCB); Sara Gilbert (The Talk); Kim Wayans (Pariah); Molly Shannon (Casa de mi Padre); Trevor Donovan (90210); Brooke Elliott, Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva); Gilles Marini (Switched at Birth); Guillermo Diaz (Scandal); Milla Jovovich (Faces in the Crowd); Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato (Becoming Chaz); Portia de Rossi, Marissa Jaret Winokur (Retired at 35); Laura San Giacomo, Perez Hilton, Madison Hildebrand, Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills); Mauricio Umansky, Tabatha Coffey, Lisa Vanderpump (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills); Jamie Clayton, Angela Featherstone (Exes and Ohs); Kristal Oates, Michelle Paradise, Linda Perry, Maureen Walsh, George Kotsiopoulos (Stylist); Lady Bunny, Lex Medlin, Reza Farahan (Shahs of Sunset); Kaya Jones, Peter Marc Jacobson, among many others. 

Cher, Chaz Bono, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (L-R)/Photo: Getty Images for GLAAD

Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Award recipients announced Saturday in Los Angeles.

  • Stephen F. Kolzak Award:  Chaz Bono
  • Vanguard Award:  Josh Hutcherson
  • Outstanding Film – Wide Release: Beginners (Focus Features)
  • Outstanding Documentary: Becoming Chaz (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family (ABC)
  • Outstanding Individual Episode: “Prom” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) and “Beards” Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
    Wendie Malick, Betty White, Jane Leeves (L-R)/Photo: Getty Images for GLAAD

A complete list of nominees can be found here.  The final GLAAD Media Awards event will take place in San Francisco on June 2 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.  The New York GLAAD Media Awards were held on March 24 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.



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  1. Yes but when they take your blood they can tell by X , Y Chromosomes that you are a boy and girl and that what also determines your sex. CA I bet if Chaz ever had to go to prosin she would back petal and choose a womans prosin and not a mens prosin.. I know I have heard all about it goes beyond a physical thing. She may feel like she is a man inside but in reality she is still a woman. You can remove or add all the parts you want but it doesnt change the fact you were born a man or a woman. Cher can get all the face lifts she wants to look younger but she is still not going to be young.VA:F [1.9.15_1155]please wait…VA:F [1.9.15_1155](from 0 votes)

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