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Joy Behar, Cynthia Nixon Take Top Honors at GLAAD Media Awards

Joy Behar picked up the top prize for Excellence in Media Saturday night at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York. Sex in the City creator Michael Patrick King presented Cynthia Nixon with the Vito Russo Award, which honors an openly gay media professional for his or her work promoting equal rights. Brothers and Sisters and Parks and Recreation took home awards for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Individual Episode, respectively. [News Briefs/EW]

- Outstanding Daily Drama: One Life to Live (ABC)
- Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Ellen DeGeneres and Her Wife, Portia de Rossi” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
- Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Why Will Won’t Pledge Allegiance” American Morning (CNN)
- Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: Tie between “‘We Love You, This Won’t Change a Thing’” by John Buccigross (ESPN.com) and “Why Can’t You Just Butch Up? Gay Men, Effeminacy, and Our War with Ourselves” by Brent Hartinger (AfterElton.com)
- Outstanding TV Journalism — Newsmagazine: “Uganda Be Kidding Me” (series) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
- Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Kept From a Dying Partner’s Bedside” by Tara Parker-Pope (The New York Times)
- Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Rich (The New York Times)
- Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: The New York Times
- Outstanding Magazine Article: “Coming Out in Middle School” by Benoit Denizet-Lewis (The New York Times Magazine)
- Outstanding Magazine — Overall Coverage: The Advocate
- Outstanding Comic Book: Detective Comics by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)
- Outstanding New York Theater — Broadway & Off Broadway: A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo
- Outstanding New York Theater — Off-Off Broadway: She Like Girls by Chisa Hutchinson

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