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2000 GLAAD Media Awards

CENTURY CITY, Calif., April 15, 2000 — The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation held its 11th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. Despite a few protesters outside, the black-tie event brought out some of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest, capping off with a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, who received the Vanguard Award.

“Being John Malkovich” took the award for Outstanding Film, Wide Release, while “Will & Grace” won the television-comedy category. The WB came away with wins for “Dawson’s Creek” (Outstanding TV Drama Series) and “Popular” (Outstanding TV Individual Episode for “Wild Wild Mess”). The Outstanding TV Talk Show award was given to “Leeza,” and the Showtime film “Execution of Justice” starring Tim Daly was named Outstanding TV Movie. The award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater Production went to “Medea, the Musical.”

Anne Heche was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award by Sharon Stone, who acted in Heche’s directed segment of “If These Walls Could Talk 2.” Also in attendance were Garry Marshall, Carrie Fisher, Wayne Brady (“Who’s Line is it Anyway?”) and the casts of “Dawson’s Creek” and “Popular.”

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The event was one of four ceremonies taking place throughout the country. The New York ceremony was held April 2, with other ceremonies to follow in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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