Glee and Modern Family top the list of GLAAD Awards 2011 winners

By on Apr 11, 2011 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Lifestyle, Television, United States Comments

Updated: May 15, 2011 3:33 p.m.

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TV shows ‘Glee’ and ‘Modern Family’ top the list of GLAAD 2011 Awards winners, which was held on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Fox’ ‘Glee’ and ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ tied to win the Outstanding Comedy TV Series award that night, with Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones as show hosts, and a second part of the GLAAD Awards 2011.

The award for ‘Glee‘ and ‘Modern Family’ was received by Chris Colfer and Mike O’Malley; and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter, respectively.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is an anti-defamation organization and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy in the US.

GLAAD is now on its 22nd year in giving honors to artists, media projects and presentation that offer fair and just treatment to their community.

Below is the list of GLAAD 2011 Awards winners that night, as mentioned at GLAAD‘s official website.

* Outstanding Comedy Series (Tie): Glee and Modern Family

* Outstanding Film – Limited Release: I Love You Phillip Morris, starring Jim Carey and Ewan McGregor

* Vanguard Award: Kristin Chenoweth, a Broadway and TV actress who defended Sean Hayes, her gay Broadway musical “Promises, Promises” co-star, against a magazine article last year arguing that openly gay actors were not convincing in straight roles.

* Outstanding TV Reality Program: Project Runway, a fashion design contest which in 2010 showcased a male contestant, who revealed for the first time that he was HIV-positive.

* Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: MSNBC’s “Fort Worth Speech” The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

* Stephen F. Kolzak Award: NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt

* Special Recognition award: Bianca “Nikki” Peet, a 17-year-old student from Corpus Christi, Texas, who made effort to organize a Gay Straight Alliance at her high school after her principal prohibited the group to be formed.

On March 19 in New York, GLAAD awarded Ricky Martin the Vito Russo Award, with his “Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad” at the The Oprah Winfrey Show winning as the Outstanding Talk Show Episode.

GLAAD will present the final awards will be presented on May 14 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in San Francisco.

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