This weekend the GLAAD Media Awards took place in New York City, where the LGBTQ+ organization partnered with Ketel One to celebrate queer representation and excellence in media. Samira Wiley was presented with the Vito Russo Award by her Handmaid's Tale co-star Alexis Bledel, Ava DuVernay was honored with the Excellence in Media Award for her work diversifying film, Gloria Carter (Jay-Z's mother) received a special recognition for the music video "Smile," and Call Me By Your Name screenwriter James ivory accepted the honor for Outstanding Film.
But the true highlight of the night — sorry, Ross Matthews — was a performance by Melissa Etheridge and Adam Lambert, who teamed up to cover "I'm the Only One," celebrating 25 years of Etheridge's iconic album Yes I Am.
See a full list of the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards recipients below.
Excellence in Media Award: Ava DuVernay
Vito Russo Award: Samira Wiley
Special Recognition Award: “Smile” by Jay-Z featuring Gloria Carter, 4:44 [accepted by Ms. Gloria Carter]
Outstanding Film – Wide Release: Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics) [accepted by screenwriter James Ivory and producer Peter Spears]
Outstanding Documentary: Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (National Geographic)
Outstanding Music Artist: Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Australian Marriage Equality,” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub,” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Murders Raise Alarm for Transgender Community,” NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)
Outstanding Newspaper Article: The Silent Epidemic: Black Gay Men and HIV by Gracie Bonds Staples (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Outstanding Magazine Article: “Forbidden Lives: The Gay Men Who Fled Chechnya’s Purge” by Masha Gessen (The New Yorker)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Billboard
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “’This Is How We Win’: Inside Danica Roem’s Historic Victory” by Diana Tourjée (Broadly.Vice.com)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Pulse, Huellas de la Masacre.” Docufilms (CNN en Español)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Comunidad LGBTQ Vulnerable Bajo Nuevo Gobierno.” Perspectiva Nacional (Entravision)