Ellen Page Presents Laverne Cox with GLAAD Media Award

4.13.2014

By Out.com Editors

Cox gets emotional as she accepts her award

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On Saturday, GLAAD handed out a portion of its media awards during the Los Angeles ceremony. The night's biggest honors went to Jennifer Lopez, who received the Vangaurd Award, and Laverne Cox. 

Cox was honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award for her work both on and off screen. Ellen Page, who recently came out, presented her with the award making note of Cox's work on Orange Is the New Black and Free CeCe, a documentary about CeCe McDonald, who as a trans woman was sentenced to a men's prison. 

"I'm so moved by the work that GLAAD has been doing, particularly over the past year, to make sure that the 'T' is not silent in the LGBT community," Cox said. "For years, I was trying to have a career as an actor doing what I love to do most and was told repeatedly that they didn't know what to do with me, and that I would not work."

The night's other winners included ABC Family's The Fosters, which took home the Award for Outstanding Drama Series, and Bridegroom, which tied with Call Me Kuchu in the Outstanding Documentary category.

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