"Smash," the NBC series featuring "American Idol" alums Katharine McPhee and Jennifer Hudson, won top honors at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York over the weekend.
Well within season two, "Smash" won Outstanding Drama Series. Anderson Cooper and "The Amazing Race" also won awards during the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation event.
Winning the Vito Russo Award, Anderson Cooper was recognized for making a difference and promoting equality. Madonna was on hand to present the prestigious honor.
See a complete list of winners below:
– Vito Russo Award: Anderson Cooper
– Ally Award: Brett Ratner
– Outstanding Drama Series: Smash (NBC)
– Outstanding Documentary: How to Survive a Plague (Sundance Selects)
– Outstanding Reality Program: The Amazing Race (CBS)
– Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Game Changer" by Andy Mannix
– Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Bruni (The New York Times)
– Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: The Boston Globe
– Outstanding Magazine Article: "School of Hate" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely (Rolling Stone)
– Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate/Out
– Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway & Off Broadway: The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter
– Outstanding New York Theatre: Off-Off Broadway: From White Plains written by Michael Perlman in collaboration with Fault Line Theatre
– Outstanding Talk Show Interview: "Entrevista con Orlando Cruz" Titulares Telemundo (Telemundo)
– Outstanding Magazine Article: "Amor genuino" by Cristina Saralegui (People en Español)
– Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Operación tolerancia: la lucha contra la homofobia en los medios hispanos" by Lilia Luciano (voces.huffingtonpost.com)
– Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: "2013: Año clave para la comunidad gay" by Ramón Frisneda (ElDiarioNY.com)