GLAAD honors year’s best

Org hands out annual prizes

Andy Cohen hosted the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, inviting Tina Fey to the Marriott Marquis stage.

“If you could be gay for one person on television, who would you dive in the lady pond for?” he asked.

“I’ve been asked this in the past,” said Fey. “By the way, how many people in this room are just sitting there thinking that I need to work on my triceps?

“My stock answer is Oprah Winfrey. But I would say maybe Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman,” she said.

Accepting the award for TV drama, the king of Mississippi himself, Denis O’Hare, read a note from “True Blood” creator Alan Ball.

“I would thank them for recognizing our very positive portrayal of gays and lesbians as blood thirsty monsters, black magic petitioners, prostitutes and drug dealers,” he said.

The evening’s loudest cheers were for honoree Ricky Martin, who said, “I just wanted to be free. I can say that today, I am free. GLAAD, let’s go to Latin America and let’s share the love.” – — Peggy Truong

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0


    Leave a Reply

    No Comments

    Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

    You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s

    More Film News from Variety