2009 GLAAD Media Awards: Tyra Banks Is Excellent In Media

Lisa Timmons | March 29, 2009 - 9:22 am

Talk show host and reality television producer Tyra Banks received the Excellence in Media Award, presented to her by American Idol star Clay Aiken. You know those two were probably inseparable, talking wigs all night long. But jokes aside, Tyra looked hot with her long, super-straight hair and tailored tuxedo. Very sexy talk show host, Ms. Banks.

T.R. Knight was also all dressed up to present the Vito Russo Award to my personal financial hero, Suze Orman. As he always does at these events, he looked tiny and well-dressed in his tux. Go Suze!

Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie, Judith Light and Ana Ortiz represented for the Ugly Betty cast while their co-star America Ferrera stepped out at the Kids’ Choice Awards. For a bunch of people starring in a show with “ugly” in the title, they sure do look consistently pretty.

Click the continue reading link below for the full list of winners.

Gallery Info: TR Knight, S Epatha Merkerson, Stockard Channing, Judith
Light, Kate Clinton, Christian Siriano, Chris Noth, Suze Orman, Clay
Aiken, Van Hansis, Jake Sibermann, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Cherry
Jones, Phil Donahue, Hedda Lettuce, Daniel Sunjata, Ana Ortiz, Hannah
Strom, Jay Manuel, Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie, Jesse McCartney,
Tyra Banks, Brad Rowe, Junior Vasquez, Jack Mackenroth, Jenny Shimizu,
Heather Matarazzo, Carolyn Murphy, Tim Gunn, Jasika Nicole
and Trevor
at the 2009 GLAAD Media Awards.

Excellence in Media Award: Tyra Banks (presented by Clay Aiken)- Vito Russo Award: Suze Orman (presented by T.R. Knight)- Outstanding Film – Limited Release: TIE: Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom (Logo Features/New Open Door Productions) [Accepted by: Patrik-Ian Polk, Darryl Stephens and Jensen Atwood] and Shelter (Regent Releasing) [Accepted by: Jonah Markowitz, Brad Rowe and Trevor Wright]- Outstanding Documentary: A Jihad For Love (First Run Features) [Accepted by: Sandi DuBowski and Parvez Sharma]- Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Special Comment: Gay Marriage is a Question of Love” Countdown with Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) [Accepted by: Keith Olbermann]- Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Gay Athletes Are Making Their Mark” by LZ Granderson (ESPN.com) [Accepted by: LZ Granderson]- Outstanding Spanish-Language Magazine Overall Coverage: People en Español [Accepted by: Angel Linares, Judith Torrea and Ernesto Sanchez]- Special Recognition: Phil Donahue (presented by Cherry Jones)- Special Recognition: The Laramie Project, 10 Years Later – The Lasting Legacy of Matthew Shepard (Sirius XM Radio) [Accepted by: Romaine Patterson and Derek Hartley] (presented by Stockard Channing)The following is a list of all other award recipients announced at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.- Outstanding Daily Drama: As the World Turns (CBS)- Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Owning His Gay Identity – at 15 Years Old” by Theresa Vargas (The Washington Post)- Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Leonard Pitts, Jr. (The Miami Herald)- Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: The New York Times- Outstanding Magazine Article: “Let God Love Gene Robinson” by Andrew Corsello (GQ)- Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Newsweek- Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “Is Gay the New Black?” by Jessica Bennett and Jennifer Molina (Newsweek.com)- Outstanding Music Artist: k.d. lang, Watershed- Outstanding Comic Book: Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb and Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)- Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway: Wig Out! by Tarell Alvin McCraney- Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway: Arias with a Twist by Joey Arias and Basil Twist