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Ava DuVernay, Samira Wiley, ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Win GLAAD Media Awards

Jay-Z’s mom Ms. Gloria Carter also received a special recognition

Ava DuVernay, Samira Wiley and Gloria Carter are a few winners from the 29th GLAAD Media Awards in New York City Saturday night.

The “Wrinkle in Time” director was the recipient of the Excellence in Media Award, presented by Sen. Corey Booker. “Handmaid’s Tale” star Wiley was presented with the Vito Russo Award by co-star Alexis Bledel, and Special Recognition Award was given to “Smile” by Jay-Z featuring Gloria Carter off the rapper’s album “4:44.” Jay-Z’s mom, Ms. Carter, accepted the award.

“Call Me by Your Name” won the award for Outstanding Film – Wide Release, and was accepted by Oscar-winning screenwriter James Ivory and producer Peter Spears.

“GLAAD is working to ensure the spirit of unity and intersectionality that was celebrated tonight extends throughout the year,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Tonight’s award recipients are the front lines to ensuring that LGBTQ acceptance moves forward in a political and cultural climate that is working against us.”

Other awards announced Saturday night include “Gender Revolution: A Journey Revolution with Katie Couric” from National Geographic for Outstanding Documentary, and Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom for Outstanding Music Artist. See other recipients from Saturday’s event below:

  • Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Australian Marriage Equality” Last Week Tonight with John
    Oliver (HBO)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism – News Magazine: “The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub”
    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Murders Raise Alarm for Transgender Community” NBC
    Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Article: “The Silent Epidemic: Black Gay Men and HIV” by Gracie Bonds
    Staples (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  • Outstanding Magazine Article: “Forbidden Lives: The Gay Men Who Fled
    Chechnya’s Purge” by Masha Gessen (The New Yorker)
  • Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Billboard
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “‘This Is How We Win': Inside Danica Roem’s
    Historic Victory” by Diana Tourjée (Broadly.Vice.com)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism – News Magazine: “Pulse, Huellas de la Masacre” Docufilms (CNN en Español)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Comunidad LGBTQ Vulnerable Bajo Nuevo Gobierno” Perspectiva Nacional (Entravision)

Several awards had been announced in Los Angeles last month. See below for the complete list.

  • Outstanding Drama Series: “This Is Us” (NBC) [accepted by: Denis O’Hare; presented by Rachel
    Bloom and Ben Feldman]
  • Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character): “Thanksgiving,” “Master of None” (Netflix) [accepted by Lena Waithe; presented by Halle Berry]
  • Outstanding Kids & Family Programming winner: Andi Mack (Disney Channel)
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX) [accepted by: Chelsea Peretti, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, and producer Dan Goor; presented by Chloe Grace Moretz and Tom
  • Outstanding Film – Limited Release: “A Fantastic Woman” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: “When We Rise” (ABC)
  • Outstanding Comic Book: Black Panther: World of Wakanda (Marvel Comics)
  • Outstanding Daily Drama: “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Why Bisexual Men Are Still Fighting to Convince Us They
    Exist” by Samantha Allen (Splinter)
  • Outstanding Blog: TransGriot (transgriot.blogspot.com)