GLAAD Media Awards: Photos From The NYC Event

Last night, the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City celebrating the best in journalism and media representation. Anderson Cooper presented the Excellence in Media award to Kelly Ripa, Thomas Roberts received the Vito Russo Award from Lynda Carter and the host of the event was Ross Mathews. 

Here are photos from the event. Video will be coming in a separate post and red carpet interviews will be posted on Monday right here.

Ross Mathews hosted the NY GLAAD Media Awards. (2015)

Laverne Cox was a presenter during last night's event. (Getty)

Jonathan Groff and Tituss Burgess were adorable as presenters. (GETTY)

Anderson Cooper gave the Excellence in Media statue to Kelly Ripa. (Getty)

'Transparent' stars Jeffrey Tambor & Judith Light were presenters. (Getty)

One of the biggest surprises was 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett appearing. (Getty)

As usual, GLAAD CEO/President Sarah Kate Ellis wow'd with her speech. (Getty)

Vito Russo winner Thomas Roberts got personal with his speech. (Getty)

'Homeland' star Rupert Friend talked of his gay aunts during the show. (Getty)

Anderson Cooper was happy to present to his friend, Kelly Ripa. (Getty)

Out country star Ty Herndon brought the house to tears with 'The Climb.' (Getty)

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