The swan song of HBO’s “Sex and the City” and Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” were honored Monday night in the Gotham component of the 15th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Showbizzers gathered at the Marriott Marquis to acknowledge those who have contributed to fair, accurate and inclusive representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the media. The Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards ceremony took place March 27, and a third awards ceremony will be held in San Francisco on June 5.
Bravo’s “Queer Eye” picked up a nod in the new category of outstanding reality show. The award was accepted by producer David Collins.
Cynthia Nixon and producer Michael Patrick King accepted kudos for “Sex and the City,” which beat out “Will and Grace” among others, for outstanding comedy series.
ABC’s “Primetime Thursday” segment “Not Fit to Fight” and “Up Close: The Killing of Gwen Araujo” from Los Angeles station KCAL 9 News picked up awards for outstanding television journalism.
“I Am My Own Wife,” Douglas Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning one-man show, won kudos for outstanding New York theater production. Wright and director Moises Kaufman accepted the award. Show stars Jefferson Mays.
Julianne Moore was presented with an excellence in media award by Todd Haynes, her director on “Far From Heaven” and “Safe.”
Glenn Close presented actress Cherry Jones with the Vito Russo Award, which recognizes an openly lesbian or gay member of the entertainment community for their contributions toward eliminating homophobia.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation also used the Gotham event to announce its “I Do” campaign, a new media initiative designed to promote gay marriage. Campaign combines a competition to create a 30-second spot with public service announcements by celebrities; Susan Sarandon has already signed on.
Winning spot will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes producer Craig Zadan (“Chicago”), director Jane Anderson (“Normal”), writer-director Kevin Williamson (“Scream”), actress Judith Light, director Paris Barclay (“The West Wing”), producer Bruce Cohen (“American Beauty”), and writer-actress Heather Juergensen (“Kissing Jessica Stein”).