Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Awards Watch: GLAAD NY

The feature film winners of the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were presented last night in New York, the first of four ceremonies across the country honoring various media for their "fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives".

Eytan Fox's The Bubble was named Outstanding Film - Limited Release, while the fantasy Stardust (starring Robert De Niro as a gay pirate) received similar honors as Outstanding Film - Wide Release (I know, it's a long way from Brokeback Mountain). For the Bible Tells Me So, the acclaimed non-fiction film about homosexuality and religion (featuring Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop) won as Outstanding Documentary.

GLAAD also recently announced the awards program will be broadcast on Bravo (the unofficial gay network) later this year, the first time it will air on a fully distributed national cable channel (it previously was broadcast on LOGO, the official gay network). Additional awards will be presented in South Florida on April 12, Los Angeles on April 26 and in San Francisco on May 10.

For pix of all the celebs in attendance, visit AfterElton.com, winner for Outstanding Digital Journalism.

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