April 23rd, 2012
02:19 PM ET
Cher, Ellen DeGeneres and Josh Hutcherson all brought their star power to GLAAD’s annual Media Awards held on Sunday in Los Angeles.
DeGeneres kept things light, joking that the ceremony "is the largest award show honoring LGBT people in the media except for the Oscars, the Tonys and the Emmys!", reports E!.
Celebrity-surprise-of-the-night Cher showed up in a giant afro to present an award to her son, Chaz Bono, alongside his step-mom, congresswoman Mary Bono Mack.
"What I want to say is you are the most courageous person I know and you really deserve this award," she said during the poignant moment.
And “Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson was also honored for his support of equal rights for the LGBT community through an organization he reps, Straight but Not Narrow.
“I'm sick of saying the words gay and lesbian," the 19-year-old actor said after Benicio Del Toro presented him with the Vanguard Award. "It's just people…One day I want my son to come home from school and be like, ‘Dad, I found this guy and I love him.' And I'll be like, ‘Yes, you do and that's OK!' I so want that. I'll hopefully make a million more movies but this is what I want to do with my life, changing the world and hopefully changing what people think."
Among the TV and films honored at the ceremony were "Beginners," Bono's documentary "Becoming Chaz," ABC's acclaimed series "Modern Family" and the TV programs "Drop Dead Diva" and "Hot in Cleveland."
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