Watch: Kerry Washington’s Awesome Speech and More at the GLAAD Media Awards – Los Angeles

Kerry Washington receiving the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards 2015. (Getty)

Last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, the GLAAD Media Awards – Los Angeles were held and the stars showed up to celebrate the best in LGBT representation in all facets of the media. With host Tig Notaro steering the evening, a number of awards and speeches were held but Kerry Washington (“Scandal) outdid herself with her rousing speech about being ‘other’ and how that message needs to continue in our media. Check it out:

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Here are the list of winners from last night’s event:

Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards (accepters tentative):

  • Vanguard Award:  Kerry Washington  (presented by Ellen DeGeneres)
  • Stephen F. Kolzak Award:  Roland Emmerich (presented by Channing Tatum)

Out director Roland Emmerich received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. (Getty)

  • Outstanding Film – Wide Release:  “The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)  [accepted by: screenwriter Graham Moore and producer Ido Ostrowsky]
  • Outstanding Drama Series:  “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)  [accepted by: creator Peter Nowalk with stars Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, and Aja Naomi King]
  • ·         Outstanding Comedy Series:  Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)  [accepted by: creator Jill Soloway with stars Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Alexandra Billings, Kiersey Clemons, Michaela Watkins, and Alison Sudol, and co-producer Rhys Ernst]

The following is a list of other award recipients announced at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

  • ·         Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): ‘Identity Crisis’ episode of  “Drop Dead Diva” (Lifetime)
  • ·         Outstanding Music Artist: Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Xtra Mile Recordings)
  • ·         Outstanding Comic Book : Rat Queens, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Image Comics)
  • ·         Outstanding Digital Journalism Article:  “31 Days of PrEP” [series] (

The New York-based GLAAD Media Awards will be held in New York City on May 9th. For more information on attending or making a donation, visit the GLAAD website.

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