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.
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)
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.