Hey! A huge thank-you to GLAAD on behalf of myself, Andy Towle, Michael Goff, Ari Ezra Waldman, Nathaniel Rogers, Andrew Belonsky, and our other contributors for decorating Towleroad at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which were presented tonight in New York City. We won the award for "Outstanding Blog," which we split with the estimable Mombian, the blog for lesbian moms. (Personal note: The documentary series my partner Penn Bullock and I co-produced for Anderson Cooper, "The Sissy Boy Experiments," also won in the category "Outstanding TV Journalism: Newsmagazine." Thank you, GLAAD!)
Take note: At 4:30 ET this afternoon, at this here link, you can watch the red carpet festivities at GLAAD's 23rd Annual Media Awards in New York, New York. And what'll you see? Could be Dakota Fanning -- she'll be there. So will Glee's Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith. (They're hosting.) Bernadette Peters! Russell Simmons! Padma Lakshmi! John Stamos! Carson Kressley! Lots of others!
The GLAAD Media Awards are spread among three events -- the one this evening, one in LA in April, and another in SanFran in June. The awards exist to "celebrate the most outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the media" -- be the media film, television, print journalism, online journalism, television journalism, whathaveyou.
Note: Before you can watch the red carpet goings-on, you've gotta register. And you can do that right here.
Christopher Plummer took home the Best Supporting Actor for his gay role in Beginners, making him the oldest-living actor at 82 ever to win an Oscar.
Watch and read the full winners list, AFTER THE JUMP...
This morning, the nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were handed out in Hollywood.
Nominated for Best Picture are The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, War Horse, Tree of Life (above), The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, and Moneyball.
Check out the rest, AFTER THE JUMP...
And please leave your thoughts on the nominations in the comments.
The 2012 Golden Globes were handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association last night with The Descendants and silent film The Artist taking Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, respectively.
the Globes did little to help clear up a muddy sprint toward the Academy Awards, although some snubs may be telling. Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse,” which has developed a noticeable limp on the awards trail of late, was shut out, as was “The Ides of March,” a political thriller, and the baseball drama “Moneyball.”
The night’s biggest winner might have been someone who never took the stage: Harvey Weinstein, whose company is behind “The Iron Lady,” “My Week With Marilyn,” “W.E.” and “The Artist.” That mostly silent picture also took home awards for best actor (Jean Dujardin) and original score (Ludovic Bource).
It was nice to see Christopher Plummer take an award for the gay-themed indie film Beginners. Madonna took a song prize for her track Masterpiece.
Both their speeches, along with Clooney's, Streep's, and the rest of the winner list,
AFTER THE JUMP....