Kinsey, Six Feet Under honored by GLAAD
Fox Searchlight's Kinsey and HBO's Six Feet Under nabbed top honors Saturday at the 16th annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards, which honor depictions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Kinsey, which starred Liam Neeson as the groundbreaking sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, was GLAAD's pick for Best Wide-Release Feature during the December 1, 2003-December 31, 2004, eligibility period. The film's director, Bill Condon, received an honorary award for combating homophobia.
The Los Angeles portion of the GLAAD Media Awards unveiled winners in seven top categories during the Kodak Theatre ceremony. Other GLAAD awards were handed out March 28 at a ceremony in New York, while the remaining honors will be presented at an event scheduled for June 11 in San Francisco. On Saturday, Six Feet star Frances Conroy was on hand to accept the GLAAD Best Drama laurel for the ensemble show, which is heading into its final season on HBO. The nod for Best Individual Episode of a TV series without a regular gay character went to the WB network's freshman drama Jack & Bobby for the episode "Lost Boys." Showtime's Jack, about a young man who has to grapple with his parents' divorce just as he's decided to come out of the closet, won in the Best TV Movie category.
The competition in the Reality TV field ended in a tie between Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and MTV's The Real World: Philadelphia. Univision's newsmagazine Aqui y Ahora was recognized in the Spanish-Language TV Journalism category. Among the highlights of Saturday's ceremony was a performance of "What Makes a Man a Man" by Liza Minnelli, who also was saluted as the recipient of GLAAD's Vanguard Award. Portions of the GLAAD ceremonies will be telecast later this year on Logo, Viacom's gay- and lesbian-oriented cable/satellite channel set to bow in the summer. (Reuters)