GLAAD Media Awards 2016

GLAAD Media Awards 2016

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016
Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills


The 27th GLAAD Media Awards is the 2016 annual presentation of the GLAAD Media Awards, presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation honoring the 2015 season. The awards honored films, television shows, musicians and works of journalism that fairly and accurately represent the LGBT community and issues relevant to the community. GLAAD announced 144 nominees in 31 English and Spanish language categories for the awards. It will present at ceremonies in Los Angeles on April 2 and New York on May 14. The nominees were announced on January 27, 2016.[1] American singer Demi Lovato, who was honored with the GLAAD Vanguard Award, performed "Stone Cold" at the Los Angeles ceremonies on April 2, 2016.[2]

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Vanguard Award Winner

Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato (/ˈdɛmi lɵˈvɑːt/ DEM-ee loh-VAH-toh or lə-VAH-toh; born August 20, 1992)[2] is an American singer, songwriter, actress and model who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, Lovato rose to prominence in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Musically, Lovato is considered a pop,[3] pop rock[4][5] and R&B artist.[6][7] She released her debut album, Don't Forget, that September; it debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 530,000 copies. In 2009, Lovato received her own television series, Sonny with a Chance. Her second album, Here We Go Again, was released that July and debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, and it has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 650,000 copies. Its title track became her first single to break the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 15, and was certified platinum.

After the release of additional television films and their soundtracks in 2010, Lovato's personal issues put her career on hiatus and ended Sonny with a Chance after its second season. Her third album, Unbroken (2011), addresses several of her difficulties. Its lead single, "Skyscraper", became Lovato's second top ten single as well as first platinum single in the U.S.; its second single, "Give Your Heart a Break", was certified triple platinum. Lovato was a judge and mentor on the American version of The X Factor in 2012 and 2013. Her fourth album, Demi (2013), had first-week sales of 110,000 copies (the best debut week of Lovato's recording career) and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Its lead single, "Heart Attack", became her third top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at No. 3 in the United Kingdom, becoming her highest charting single and first to break the top 10 in the UK. Lovato's fifth album, Confident (2015), debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Its lead single "Cool for the Summer" peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum.

Lovato has received a number of accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, thirteen Teen Choice Awards, five People's Choice Awards, two ALMA Awards and a Billboard Touring Award. In 2013, Maxim ranked her 26th on its Hot 100 list and Billboard ranked her second on its Social 50 Artists of the Year list. Outside the entertainment industry, Lovato is involved with several social and environmental causes. In May 2013, she was cited for her dedication as a mentor to teens and young adults with mental-health challenges at a National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington, D.C. She has also become an advocate for the LGBT community. In 2014, she was announced as the Grand Marshal for LA Pride week, and that same year she became the face for Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality Campaign.[8]

Stephen F. Kolzak Award Winner

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Outstanding Film (Wide Release) Nominees4

Outstanding Drama Series Nominees9

Outstanding Comedy Series Nominees9

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series Nominees3

Outstanding Documentary Nominees5

Outstanding Reality Program Nominees4

Outstanding Film (Limited Release) Nominees5

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character) Nominees5

Outstanding Daily Drama Nominees1

Outstanding Comic Book Nominees5

Outstanding Music Artist Nominees5

Top Albums by Outstanding Music Artist Nominees7

Top Songs by Outstanding Music Artist Nominees8

Outstanding Talk Show Episode Nominees5

Specialty Award Winners2



Song Performed1

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News Articles14

Demi Lovato Receives GLAAD Media Award  –  April 5, 2016
The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards was full of unexpected moments. The pop songstress performed at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, which saw some of music's biggest names - including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez - grace the red carpet.
Taylor Swift Presents Ruby Rose With GLAAD Media Award
Quadrangle  –  April 5, 2016
The 25-year-old wasn't scheduled to present at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night; in fact, she wasn't slated to appear at all. Taylor Swift, Ruby Rose, Demi Lovato and other stars turned up looking fashionable as they support LGBT issues ...
Taylor Swift Surprises Ruby Rose At GLAAD Media Awards
Pop & Herald  –  April 4, 2016
Taylor Swift appeared onstage at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards recently to honor model, actress and friend actress Ruby Rose. She told reporters on the red carpet she had tried to hide her new look, because she didn't want her future kids to see mum ...
Demi Lovato, Caitlyn Jenner receive GLAAD Media Awards
Fayette Advocate  –  April 4, 2016
Washington D.C., April 3: A big clap for Caitlyn Jenner and her gang of girls as "I Am Cait" has won the honour of "Outstanding Reality Program" at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. They have helped me so much, working my way through the land mines of ...
Demi Lovato, Ruby Rose honored at 27th annual Glaad Media Awards in Los Angeles
LGBT Weekly  –  April 4, 2016
LOS ANGELES – GLAAD honored Demi Lovato, Ruby Rose, and the best in film and television at Saturday’s 27 th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, Patricia Arquette, Queen Latifah, Lilly Wachowski and ...
27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Honors Stars
Look To The Stars  –  April 4, 2016
GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 17 of this year’s 31 media categories at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Ruby Rose honored by Taylor Swift during GLAAD Media Awards
United Press International  –  April 4, 2016
LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) --Taylor Swift appeared onstage at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards recently to honor model, actress and friend actress Ruby Rose. "Tonight I'm here to honor someone who through her words and through her actions, proves that ...
Demi Lovato Makes Shocking Announcement About Nick Jonas' Dick Size at GLAAD Media Awards  –  April 4, 2016
Recording artist Nick Jonas (L) and honoree Demi Lovato attend the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for GLAAD) Demi Lovato was honored with the ...
GLAAD awards: Ruby Rose wins top gong for promoting equality and acceptance
Sydney Morning Herald  –  April 3, 2016
Ruby Rose speaks onstage during the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Photo: Michael Tran Rose, 30, is in prestigious company - previous winners of the award include Melissa Etheridge, Ellen DeGeneres and Sir Ian McKellen. The top award was presented to the ...
Demi Lovato and Caitlyn Jenner Shine Bright With Big Wins at the GLAAD Media Awards
Entertainment Tonight Online  –  April 3, 2016
Demi Lovato and Caitlyn Jenner were all smiles Saturday night when they were honored at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. ET was at the award show, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, to witness some of the night's ...
27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Recipients Announced; CAROL, TRANSPARENT Among Winners
Broadway World  –  April 3, 2016
GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 17 of this year's 31 media categories at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells FARGO at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
GLAAD Media Awards 2016: Demi Lovato Gives Teary Speech, Taylor Swift Makes Surprise Appearance
Idolator  –  April 3, 2016
The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards was full of unexpected moments. Demi Lovato teared up on stage, while Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance to honor a friend. Meanwhile, Orange is the New Black actress Ruby Rose was shocked to see her friend present ...
'My dear friend': Tully Smyth praises close pal Ruby Rose following her emotional win at the 27th annual GLAAD Awards
Daily Mail  –  April 3, 2016
It was only last month that she took to social media to wish her friend of 13 years a happy birthday. And Tully Smyth again posted on Instagram on Sunday as her old friend Ruby Rose accepted an award at the 27th Annual GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles.
GLAAD Media Awards Only on Logo Preview: Red Carpet Live Tweeting, All The Celebs & Nominees To Watch  –  March 28, 2016
While the film award season may have ended recently with the Academy Awards, one of my favorite events is right around the corner with the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards only on Logo taking place this Saturday at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.

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