GLAAD Media Awards 2015 Winners: Kerry Washington, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Honored (Complete List)

Director Roland Emmerich and ‘Transparent’ also picked up top prizes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday

Actress Kerry Washington, director Roland Emmerich and TV hits including “How to Get Away with Murder” were saluted in Beverly Hills Saturday, as GLAAD held its annual Los Angeles Media Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Washington accepted the Vanguard Award from presenter Ellen DeGeneres, a prize handed to a significant ally of the LGBT community. She joins a prestigious group of former winners includuing Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Taylor, Aaron Spelling and Drew Barrymore.

Emmerich received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from Channing Tatum, highlighting those working to eliminate homophobia within the entertainment industry.

“Transparent” and “How to Get Away with Murder” won best comedy and drama series respectively, with outstanding film going to The Weinstein Company’s “The Imitation Game.”

Read the complete list of 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Winners:

Vanguard Award:
Kerry Washington (presented by Ellen DeGeneres)

Stephen F. Kolzak Award:
Roland Emmerich (presented by Channing Tatum)

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)

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character):
“Identity Crisis, ” Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime

Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series:
“The Normal Heart,” HBO

Outstanding Music Artist:
Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Xtra Mile Recordings

Outstanding Daily Drama:
“Days of Our Lives,” NBC

Outstanding Comic Book:
“Rat Queens,” written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Image Comics)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article:
“31 Days of PrEP,”

Outstanding Blog: