Ricky Martin, ‘True Blood,’ Tina Fey Honored By GLAAD [PHOTOS]

March 20th, 2011 // Leave a Comment

Ricky Martin and the HBO’s vampire series True Blood (Outstanding Drama Series) were winners at the GLAAD Media Award ceremony in New York, organizers announced.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ceremony gave its Vito Russo Award to Ricky Martin. Part of his public coming out process included an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show which won best talk show episode. Martin, who hails from Puerto Rico, was hailed for his work as a gay rights advocate in Latin America. During his emotional acceptance speech, Martin declared, “I just want to be free.”

PHOTOS: 25 Shirtless Ricky Martin Photos

The event was held Saturday evening at New York’s Marriott Marquis Times Square. Additional awards will be presented in Los Angeles on April 10 and in San Francisco on May 14.

Saturday Night Live regular Tina Fey accepted an award in the Outstanding Individual Episode category for 30 Rock‘s Klaus & Greta episode.

Launch the gallery to check out all of the red carpet and inside action from the event, plus the full list of winners are after the jump.

The full list of GLADD winners in New York:

Excellence in Media Award: Russell Simmons
Vito Russo Award: Ricky Martin
Outstanding Drama Series: True Blood
Outstanding Individual Episode: Klaus & Greta (30 Rock)
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle by Bobbi Misick (Essence.com)
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad” The Oprah Winfrey Show
Outstanding TV Journalism – News magazine: “Gay Teen Suicides” (series) Anderson Cooper 360
Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi’s Suicide Spurs Action Across U.S.” by Judy Peet (The Star-Ledger {Newark, New Jersey)
Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Rich (The New York Times)
Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: Denver Post
Outstanding Magazine Article: “What Happens When You Find the One… And He’s Nothing – Nothing – Like You Expected?” by Allison Cooper (O, The Oprah Magazine)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate/Out
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “View From Washington” (series) by Kerry Eleveld (Advocate.com)
Outstanding Blog: JoeMyGod.blogspot.com
Outstanding Music Artist: Scissor Sisters
Outstanding Comic Book: X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)
Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson
Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway: The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway: When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers
Outstanding Novela: ¿Donde está Elisa? (Telemundo)
Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: Tie: “Mamá vistete de hombre” Casos de Familia (Univision) and “La Proposicion 8″ Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
Outstanding Talk Show Interview: “Saliendo del closet despues de los 30″ El Show de Cristina (Univision)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “En nombre del amor” Primer Impacto (Univision)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Aumenta el hostigamiento” Despierta América (Univision)
Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Acosados hasta el punto del suicidio” by Rubén Moreno (La Opinión)
Outstanding Magazine Article: “Estoy feliz de ser quien soy” by María Morales (People en Español)
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Fedro llego para quedarse” by Amy Linares (PadrisimoMagazine.com)

By Miu von Furstenberg

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