The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards was held at Westin Bonaventure Hotel on April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.
Ellen DeGeneres opened the show where Academy Award-winning actor Benicio del Toro presented the Vanguard Award to film star Josh Hutcherson. Also receiving an award was Chas Bono who received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award and was honored by his mother, Cher.
Other celebrities attending the event included Betty White, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joshua Jackson, Sara Gilbert, Kim Wayans, Trevor Donovan and Molly Shannon.
The following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Award recipients announced Saturday in Los Angeles.
Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Chaz Bono
Vanguard Award: Josh Hutcherson
Outstanding Film – Wide Release: Beginners (Focus Features)
Outstanding Documentary: Becoming Chaz (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family (ABC)
Outstanding Individual Episode: “Prom” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) and “Beards” Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)