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2021 GLAAD Awards: Winners list

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“Schitt’s Creek” – CBC(LOS ANGELES) — The 32nd Annual GLAAD Awards aired Thursday night and it was nothing short of a celebration of inclusivity. 

The show, which aims to “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the intersectional LGBTQ community,” was hosted by Niecy Nash and included musical performances from Chika, Jessica Betts and Rebecca Black.

There was also a remembrance and celebration of the late Naya Rivera and her Glee character Santana, who came out on the show 10 years ago. Demi Lovato, who portrayed Santana’s girlfriend on the hit series, kicked-off the special moment that allowed the Glee cast to reminisce about their former colleague. Naya tragically died in a boating accident last summer.  

The GLAAD Awards also featured appearances by JoJo Siwa, Katy Perry, Laverne Cox, Sterling K. Brown, Dan Levy and more!

Here is the list of winners:

Outstanding Music Artist
Sam Smith, Love Goes (Capitol)

Outstanding Reality Program
We’re Here (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s Programming
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (HBO Max)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
Tie: First Day (Hulu) and She-Ra & The Princesses of Power (Netflix)

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
“Lilly Responds to Comments About Her Sexuality” A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC)

Outstanding Documentary
Disclosure (Netflix)

Outstanding Film — Limited Release
The Boys in the Band (Netflix)

TikTok Queer Advocate of the Year
Josh Helfgott

Outstanding Drama Series
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

Outstanding Film — Wide Release
Happiest Season (Hulu)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
I May Destroy You (HBO)

Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist
Chika, Industry Games (Warner Records)

Outstanding Video Game
Tie: The Last of Us Part II (Sony Interactive Entertainment) and Tell Me Why (Xbox Game Studios)

Outstanding Comic Book
Empyre, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling, Empyre: Aftermath Avengers, written by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira (Marvel Comics)

Outstanding TV Journalism — Long-Form
“ABC News Joe Biden Town Hall” (ABC)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
“Dwyane Wade One-On-One: Basketball Legend Opens Up About Supporting Transgender Daughter” Good Morning America (ABC)

Outstanding Print Article
“20 LGBTQ+ People Working to Save Lives on the Frontline” by Diane Anderson-Minshall, David Artavia, Tracy Gilchrist, Desiree Guerrero, Jeffrey Masters, Donald Padgett, and Daniel Reynolds (The Advocate)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

Outstanding Online Journalism Article
“Gay Men Speak Out After Being Turned Away from Donating Blood During Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘We are Turning Away Perfectly Healthy Donors’” by Tony Morrison and Joel Lyons (GoodMorningAmerica.com)

Outstanding TV Movie
Uncle Frank (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Online Journalism — Video or Multimedia
“Stop Killing Us: Black Transgender Women’s Lived Experiences” by Talibah Newman Ometu, Thomas Blount, Juliana Schatz Preston, and Mariah Dupont (Complex World)

Outstanding Blog

Special Recognition (non-competitive category)
After Forever (Amazon)
Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast
Happiest Season Soundtrack (Facet/Warner Records)
Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles (Patrik Ian-Polk Entertainment)
Out (Pixar/Disney+)
Razor Tongue (YouTube)
“The Son” Little America (Apple TV+)

By Danielle Long
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Viola Davis honored with AAFCA Icon Award

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Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Women In Film(LOS ANGELES) — Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star Viola Davis was honored with the African American Film Critics Association’s prestigious Icon Award at a ceremony, presented virtually on Wednesday.

Davis’ Ma Rainey co-star Colman Domingo made the presentation, during which he described Davis as “one of the greatest actors of all time,” according to the New York Post.

“I’ve always struggled my entire career — probably life — feeling like I’m worthy of all this praise,” she admitted while accepting the award. “I think what makes it an easy sort of pill to swallow is when I think of people like August Wilson and I think about directors like George C. Wolfe and Denzel Washington.”

Added the 55-year-old actress, “My acceptance of any of this praise is equal to my absolute passion to leave a legacy, a legacy for brown-skinned girls just like me who were told they were invisible… It’s been the ride of my life to have this career.”

Davis, a veteran of Wilson’s stage and screen productions, hailed the late playwright as “our modern day griot, who absolutely believed that black lives did matter.”

“Honored to receive the Icon Award last night! Thank you,” the actress shared Thursday on Instagram, along with a series of photos of herself in a bright yellow gown and matching heels.

By George Costantino
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See Amy Adams and an all-star cast in creepy new trailer for 'The Woman in the Window'

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Melinda Sue Gordon/© 2021 Netflix Inc.(LOS ANGELES) — The new trailer for the star-studded thriller The Woman in the Window just dropped, and It. Is. Creepy.

Oscar winner Amy Adams leads an all-star cast, which includes fellow Oscar winners Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore, Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tony winner Brian Tyree Henry, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier co-stars Anthony Mackie and Wyatt Russell. 

In the film, Adams plays a woman suffering from a variety of anxiety issues, including agoraphobia, the fear of leaving her home. She befriends a mysterious woman played by Moore, who lives across the street, but after a night of drinking with her, Adams’ character hears a scream and spies through her window the woman being stabbed to death.

She summons the police, only to have the prime suspect, the victim’s well-connected husband, come with…a different woman he claims is his wife. 

Adams’ character spirals into paranoia as she’s the only one who believes what she saw — and she learns someone wants to kill her to keep her quiet.

The film, which was supposed to come out in 2019, is now debuting on Netflix on May 14, 2021.

By Stephen Iervolino
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Tom Holland to star in, produce, the mental illness series 'The Crowded Room' for Apple TV+

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Photo: Nikki Holland(LOS ANGELES) — Less than a month after his film Cherry debuted on Apple TV+, Tom Holland has signed onto another project for the streaming service.

Titled The Crowded Room, the series will be an anthology centering on mental illness. Holland will play Billy Milligan, the first person to ever be acquitted of a crime because he suffered from Dissociative Identity Disorder, which was known then as Multiple Personality Disorder. 

Milligan was indicted for a string of rapes and kidnappings in 1977 but ultimately acquitted, after claiming he had 24 personalities living inside him. The court at the time found he committed the crimes but wasn’t responsible for them. Having avoided prison thanks to the successful defense, Milligan spent his life at a psychiatric hospital in Ohio, where he died in 2014.

Holland’s ten-episode first season of The Crowded Room will be based on Daniel Keyes 1981 non-fiction novel The Minds of Billy Milligan. Holland will also produce the series, which was created by A Beautiful Mind‘s Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman.

By Stephen Iervolino
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"We're not in character": David Schwimmer spills details about next week's 'Friends' reunion

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Warner Bros. Television(LONDON) — In an interview on The Graham Norton Show that airs on our shores Friday night on BBC America, David Schwimmer spilled a bit of tea on the upcoming Friends reunion. 

The actor confirmed the long-delayed show is shooting next week in Los Angeles, and more than any of his other co-stars have, gave some solid details. 

Long story short, don’t expect to see Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, and Joey as you knew them.

“I’ll be myself. I’ll be David,” Schwimmer said of the unscripted special. “We’re not in character…we’re all ourselves, the real people.”

However, he added a cryptic caveat, “But there is one section, I don’t want to give away — where we all read something.”

Norton asked Schwimmer if he’s studied up on the show, which wrapped up in 2004, in preparation for the event.

“You know, It’s really funny. I should have been doing that,” Schwimmer replied, to laughs. “And I really have very little excuse. But I haven’t been able to bring myself to catch up on the 236 episodes.”

Schwimmer laughed, “I guess I need to watch a lot over the next five days.”

The Friends reunion special will air later this year on HBO Max.

By Stephen Iervolino
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