The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced a number of winners (but not all) for the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA Saturday night.
“The Imitation Game” won the Outstanding Film – Wide Release, “How to Get Away with Murder” won Outstanding Drama Series (defeating nine other nominees) and “Transparent” took home the Outstanding Comedy Series honor defeating a tough field including “Orange Is The New Black,” “Looking” and “Modern Family.”
During the ceremony, Channing Tatum presented Roland Emmerich with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. This honor is awarded “to an openly LGBT member of the entertainment or media community for his or her work toward eliminating homophobia.” Previous winners include Ian McKellen, Ellen DeGeneres and Laverne Cox.
Kerry Washington won the Vanguard Award which “is presented to a member of the entertainment community who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people.” Previous winners include Roseanne Barr, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Janet Jackson, Drew Barrymore, Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lopez.
You can watch Washington's acceptance speech at the bottom of this post.
Additionally, the band Los Tigres del Norte and the video game “Dragon Age: Inquisition” each took home Special Recognition awards.
A majority of this year's winners will be announced at a second ceremony in New York City on May 9.
Here is a list of the LA winners and nominees.
Outstanding Film – Wide Release
“The Imitation Game” – WINNER
“Love is Strange”
“The Skeleton Twins”
Outstanding Drama Series
“Game of Thrones”
“How to Get Away with Murder” – WINNER
“Last Tango in Halifax”
“Masters of Sex”
“Pretty Little Liars”
Outstanding Comedy Series
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Please Like Me”
“Transparent” – WINNER