The 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards were held last night, honoring media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ+ community.
Among the night’s winners were Clea Duvall’s “Happiest Season,” which claimed the award for Outstanding Film — Wide Release, and Lilly Singh, whose show, “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” won Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode for the segment, “Lilly Responds to Comments About Her Sexuality.”
Other winners include “Schitt’s Creek,” which won for Outstanding Comedy Series; “Disclosure,” which won Outstanding Documentary; and “Star Trek: Discovery,” which took the prize for Outstanding Drama Series.
The evening was hosted by Niecy Nash, who came out publicly last fall when she married singer/songwriter Jessica Betts. Betts was among the night’s performers, and was introduced by Nash as “Nothing short of legendary” and also “the greatest thing that ever happened to me.”
— Niecy Nash (@NiecyNash) April 9, 2021
Also appearing were Women’s National Team stars and lesbian power couple Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, who announced “Happiest Season” as the Outstanding Film winner — but not before shouting out their support for trans student athletes.
“Trans students want the opportunity to play sports for the same reason other kids do: To be a part of a team where they feel like they belong,” Krieger said. Harris added, “We shouldn’t discriminate against kids and ban them from playing because they’re transgender. We stand with GLAAD on this one. And we’re not going to back down.”
— Clea DuVall (@cleaduvall) April 9, 2021
Duvall, who produced and directed “Happiest Season,” accepted the award along with star McKenzie Davis and Justin Tranter, the executive producer of the film’s soundtrack.
“This is really amazing,” Duvall said in her speech, thanking GLAAD for “not only this award but for all the work you do and for supporting our film every step of the way.”
Davis added, “It’s not often you get to be part of a film that’s about more than just entertainment, and it was such an honor and a privilege to see how many people were touched by our movie.”
The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards are available to stream on Hulu through June 30.