Bette Midler To Appear At GLAAD Media Awards For First Time Ever
FEBRUARY 27, 2020
The singer, actress, and LGBTQ icon will be a presenter at the New York ceremony on March 19, introducing her The Politician co-star Ben Platt’s performance.
As previously announced, Midler’s other Politician co-star Judith Light will be honored with the Excellence in Media Award, and Sarah Paulson and Matt Bomer will be present the Vito Russo Award to screenwriter, producer, and director Ryan Murphy. Late-night host Lilly Singh will host.
It’s also been announced that Adam Lambert and his new Feel Something Foundation have partnered with GLAAD to give fans the chance to win a live FaceTime call from Adam during the awards show red carpet. Each donation of $20 is an entry to win.
Following the New York ceremony, the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards ceremony will take place on April 16. There, Taylor Swift will receive the Vanguard Award.
Beloved actress, singer, songwriter, and comedian Bette Midler has garnered accolades across all facets of show business. Midler’s expansive body of work has been recognized with four Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, three Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and nine American Comedy Awards. Midler began her legendary career as an entertainer in 1965 in New York and has long been one of the LGBTQ community’s most vocal and outspoken allies. Most recently, Midler stars alongside Judith Light and Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Golden-Globe nominated series, The Politician, which is also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award this year.
GLAAD previously announced that award-winning actress, producer, and activist Judith Light will be honored with the Excellence in Media Award and award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director Ryan Murphy will be honored with the Vito Russo Award at the New York ceremony at the Hilton Midtown. Lilly Singh, openly bisexual executive producer and host of NBC’s A Little Late with Lilly Singh, will host the Awards. Transgender actress and advocate Nicole Maines (Supergirl), beauty guru and YouTube personality Patrick Starrr, actor and activist Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), transgender model, advocate, and producer Geena Rocero, and HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen will also present during the event. Additional previously announced special guests will include Jaboukie Young-White (comedian and correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), actress Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), and the cast of Pose.
The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards will continue after the New York event in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 16. Taylor Swift will receive the Vanguard Award and Janet Mock will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 16. GLAAD recently announced over 175 nominees in 30 categories for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. GLAAD also announced Special Recognition honors for Netflix’s Special and for pioneering LGBTQ journalists Karen Ocamb and Mark Segal. For a full list of nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, click here.
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