GLAAD Media Awards Honor Kelly Ripa, Thomas Roberts, HBO and Sports Illustrated (Photos)

“Live With Kelly and Michael” co-host wins the Excellence in Media Award and MSNBC anchor receives Vito Russo Award during ceremony in New York

Last Updated: May 9, 2015 @ 8:44 PM

GLAAD announced some of the recipients of its 26th annual Media Awards on Saturday, with “Live With Kelly and Michael” co-host Kelly Ripa, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” and Sports Illustrated taking home honors.

Ripa scored the Excellence in Media Award, while “Last Week Tonight” took home a trophy for an episode featuring Ugandan LGBT rights activist Pepe Julian Onziema.

Read on for the full list of GLAAD Media Awards winners who received awards at New York’s Waldorf Astoria on Saturday, along with other award recipients and nominees.

Here’s complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented in New York: 

Vito Russo Award:
Thomas Roberts  (presented by Lynda Carter)

Excellence in Media Award:
Kelly Ripa  (presented by Anderson Cooper)

Outstanding Talk Show Episode:
“Pepe Julian Onziema” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)  [accepted by: Ugandan transgender activist Pepe Julian Onziema who accepted on behalf of the show]

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment:
“Fired for Being Gay?” MSNBC Live (MSNBC)  [accepted by: MSNBC reporter Craig Melvin, and by Latta, S.C. Police Chief Crystal Moore]

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage:
Sports Illustrated  [accepted by: Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Sports Illustrated Managing Editor Chris Stone]

More recipients announced at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.

Outstanding Film – Limited Release:
Lilting (Strand Releasing)

Outstanding Documentary:
L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime)

Outstanding Reality Program:
R&B Divas: Atlanta (TV One)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine:
“Coming Out” Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Newspaper Article:
“Longtime Utah LGBT Advocates Recount Brutal History” by Erin Alberty (Salt Lake City Tribune)

Outstanding Magazine Article:
“The Transgender Tipping Point” by Katy Steinmetz (Time)

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia:
“Why did the U.S. Lock Up These Women with Men?” by Cristina Costantini, Jorge Rivas, Kristofer Ríos (Fusion.net)

SPANISH-LANGUAGE NOMINEES

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine (TIE):
“Felipe Najera abre su corazón” Primer Impacto (Univision)
and “Orlando Cruz habla de su vida” Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment:
“La historia de una [mujer] transexual” Café CNN (CNN en Español)

Outstanding Newspaper Article:
“Mamá, soy homosexual dijo Ricardo; su familia no entendió y lo corrió de su casa” by Selene Rivera (Hoy Los Angeles)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article:
“Identidades invisibles” [serie] by Marcos Billy Guzmán (ElNuevoDia.com)

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia:
“¿Que es ENDA?” by Cary Tabares (Univision.com)

See photos from the event:

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Ripa with husband Mark Consuelos and sons Joaquin, Michael and daughter Lola

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Kelly poses on carpet

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Ripa accepting her award