Cher, Chaz Bono, Grant Gustin, Josh Hutcherson & More Get GLAAD [PHOTOS]

April 22nd, 2012 // Leave a Comment

It was a star studded evening last night (April 21) at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

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.

Additional special guests included Betty White, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Grant Gustin, Max Adler, Joshua Jackson, Miriam Shor, Graham, Sara Gilbert, Kim Wayans and Molly Shannon.

We’ve to some highlights from the event from inside the Ketel One VIP suite. 

Ali Larter and Joshua Jackson were sharing stories and laughing together in the Ketel One VIP suite. The Fringe star was flying solo for the night, but was all smiles as the old friends caught up with each other.

Dancing with the Star alumnus, Chaz Bono, attended the GLAAD Media Awards to graciously accept the Stephen F. Kolzak award. Surprise guest, Cher arrived right before the award and was beaming with pride as she presented her son with the notable honor.

Always popular, Betty White was greeted with a roaring applause from the event’s audience. The Hot in Cleveland star, who arrived fashionably late, dined with her cast members, Wendy Malik and Jane Leeves, and toasted to their GLAAD Media Award.

Hunger Games star, Josh Hutcherson, accepted the Van Guard Award at the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards. The young actor, who was greeted with a bear hug from Benecio Del Toro, came to support the LGBT community and noted that the cause was close to his heart.

Glee stars Max Adler and Grant Gustin showed there support for the LGBT community and gave back to GLAAD leaving their handprints in the Ketel One Walk of Change.

Not surprisingly dressed in their best, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump, arrived in full-length gowns to strut their stuff on the red carpet. To many attendees’ disappointment, Giggy was not in attendance.

Here is the winners list:

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)

By Miu von Furstenberg
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