‘Call Me By Your Name’, Ava DuVernay, Samira Wiley Honoured At 29th GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD held its 29th annual Media Awards in New York Saturday night, handing out honours to some of the biggest names fighting for equality in media.

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Among the honourees were director Ava DuVernay who received the Excellence in Media Award and “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Samira Wiley who received the Vito Russo Award.

“Call Me By Your Name” was awarded the Outstanding Film award.

Other winners included “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and The New Yorker writer Masha Gessen, as well as Jay-Z and his mother Gloria Carter who received a Special Recognition Award for the song “Smile”.

The ceremony was hosted by Ross Matthews and opened with a performance of “I’m the Only One” by Melissa Ethridge and Adam Lambert.

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See the complete list of winners below:

Excellence in Media Award: Ava DuVernay (presented by: Senator Cory Booker)
Vito Russo Award: Samira Wiley (presented by Alexis Bledel)
Special Recognition Award: “Smile” by Jay-Z featuring Gloria Carter, 4:44 (accepted by Ms. Gloria Carter)
Outstanding Film – Wide ReleaseCall Me By Your Name (accepted by Academy Award-winning screenwriter James Ivory and producer Peter Spears)
Outstanding DocumentaryGender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric(National Geographic)
Outstanding Music Artist: Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Australian Marriage Equality” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “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 CoverageBillboard
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “’This Is How We Win’: Inside Danica Roem’s Historic Victory” by Diana Tourjée (Broadly.Vice.com)

Spanish-Language Winners:
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Pulse, Huellas de la Masacre” Docufilms (CNN en Español)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Comunidad LGBTQ Vulnerable Bajo Nuevo Gobierno” Perspectiva Nacional (Entravision)

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