GLAAD Media awards recognize outstanding TV series
Ugly Betty, Brothers & Sisters, and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List all received GLAAD Media awards in a ceremony held over the weekend. The award honors fair media portrayals of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. This is the second GLAAD award for both ABC shows, which won for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series. Kathy Griffin's show is a first-time winner in the Outstanding Reality Series category.
The event was attended by many TV personalities, including T.R. Knight, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sally Field. Bravo will air the ceremony at an undetermined date and time. It will be the first time the GLAAD awards have aired on a national cable network.
In Ugly Betty's case, this recognition comes at an odd time. Rebecca Romijn, who plays transgender character Alexis Meade, recently announced that she would go from regular to recurring status on the show. Executive producer Marco Pennette, one of the creative forces behind Romijn's character, was let go during the show's hiatus.
GLAAD's website promises that details about the ceremony's broadcast will be announced "in the near future."