Kathy Griffin & Ellen DeGeneres Top 2009 GLAAD Awards
First Published: April 19, 2009 5:16 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Kathy Griffin may have been a big winner at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards last night, but she accepted the ceremony’s Vanguard Award in one very mini-outfit.
The “Life on the D-List” comedienne took to the stage at Los Angeles’ Nokia Live Theatre in a bikini to accept her award from “Grey’s Anatomy” star T.R. Knight.
No less flashy, but a lot more covered at the award show, was talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who looked ready to start a rock band in sneakers and a black skinny tie. Her chat program was awarded with Outstanding Talk Show Episode for “Ellen & Portia’s Wedding Day.” The longtime couple wed in August 2008, while same-sex marriages were briefly legal in California before the November passing of Prop. 8.
Among the other winner at last night’s event? Showtime’s “The L Word” in the Special Recognition category, which was joined in the category by FunnyorDie.com viral video “Prop 8: The Musical”; “Milk” for Outstanding Film – Wide Release; ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” for Outstanding Comedy Series; ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” for Outstanding Drama Series and “Unidentified Funk,” an episode of CBS’ “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” for Outstanding Individual Episode.
Further GLAAD awards will be presented at the San Francisco installment of the ceremony on May 9.
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