April 11th, 2011
01:52 PM ET
The folks at "Glee" and "Modern Family" better make some room on their mantels. Both Emmy-winning shows have been named Outstanding Comedy Series by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
"Glee" stars Chris Colfer and Mike O'Malley—who play openly gay student Kurt Hummel and his dad, Burt—as well as "Modern Family" actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter were on hand Sunday to accept their honors at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
(You can see Colfer and O'Malley's acceptance speech in the video above, and Ferguson, Bowen and Winter accept "Modern Family's" award in the video after the jump.)
Kristin Chenoweth was also honored last night with the Vanguard Award, which is given to those who increase the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community in the media through their work. Her award was presented by her "Promises, Promises" cast mate Sean Hayes.
"I want to encourage many people of all faiths to come forward and stand with me," Chenoweth said as she accepted the honor. "Even if you don't believe in Jesus the way I do, he did teach love - not just tolerance, but acceptance. I'm lucky I had parents who adopted me at birth, conservative Southern Baptists who said, 'You will love everyone the same'...I would like to thank GLAAD for this amazing, amazing honor. This is the biggest honor I have ever received."
Dolly Parton was also at the ceremony to present the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. "Project Runway" contestant Mondo Guerra accepted the show's Outstanding Reality Program prize, and MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, who, along with Fort Worth City council member Joel Burns, accepted the Outstanding TV Journalism Segment award for his "Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell" report "Fort Worth Speech."
The Outstanding Film – Limited Release award went to the Jim Carrey/Ewan McGregor comedy "I Love You Phillip Morris," and actress Kirsten Dunst presented a Special Recognition award to 17-year-old Texas student Bianca "Nikki" Peet for her efforts to organize a Gay-Straight Alliance at her high school.
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.
The final round of awards will be presented on May 14 in San Francisco.
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