Transparent took home Outstanding Drama for the second year running at the 27th GLAAD awards over the weekend.
While it would have been nice to see three-time nominee Josh Thomas’ Please Like Me finally grab the gong, we can’t deny that Transparent delivered a stellar second season – where it continued to cast a wide light on issues facing the trans community.
The Jeffrey Tambor-led, Amazon-created series also beat out GLAAD favourite Orange Is The New Black and Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, and was created by Six Feet Under writer Jill Soloway.
In a category for which Transparent could probably qualify—Outstanding Drama Series—Sense8, from the minds of the Wachowskis, took home the statuette, no doubt partly due to the now-famous polysexual orgy scene.
Curiously, in the category of Outstanding Daily Drama, The Bold and the Beautiful scored the win, which suggests to me that either there’s a major lack of qualifying content on daytime TV, or that show is not the same as I remember it.
The Queen Latifah-led telemovie Bessie, the story of bisexual blues performer Bessie Smith, won for Outstanding TV Movie, while Todd Haynes’ Carol walked away with Outstanding Film.
And, of course, there was our Ruby Rose.
Not only did the former Aussie VJ win the Stephen F. Kolzak Award for contributions towards battling homophobia (previously given to Sir. Ian McKellen, Ellen Degeneres, John Waters and Laverne Cox), but it was handed to her by none other than Miss Taylor Swift.
Coming off the back of a coveted role in the cast of Orange Is the New Black, where she became the subject of inappropriate fantasies in the minds of all genders, it seems Rose’s star is set only to rise.
Here is the full list of winners, including the award for Most Outstanding Local Television Interview:
Vanguard Award: Demi Lovato
Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Ruby Rose
Outstanding Reality Program: TIE: I Am Cait (E!) and I Am Jazz (TLC)
Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: Bessie (HBO)
Outstanding Drama Series: Sense8 (Netflix)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Television Interview: “Orientación sexual y acoso escolar” Realidades en Contexto (CNN en Español)
Outstanding Film – Wide Release: Carol (The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Comedy Series: Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)
Outstanding Documentary: Kumu Hina (PBS)
Outstanding Daily Drama: The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS)
Outstanding Music Artist: Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood (Capitol Records)
Outstanding Comic Book: Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (BOOM! Studios)
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Janet Mock” Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
Outstanding Novela: Rastros de mentiras (MundoMax)
Outstanding Music Artist: Ricky Martin, A quien quiera escuchar (Sony Music Latin)
Outstanding Local Television Interview: “La nueva transgeneración” Enfoque Los Ángeles (KVEA-Telemundo 52 [Los Ángeles])
Outstanding Local TV Journalism: “Cada 29 horas” Noticias 19 (KUVS-Univision 19 [Sacramento])
Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Padres transgénero – El único requisito para ser papá es el amor por los hijos” by Virginia Gaglianone (La Opinión)
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Perú: violaciones correctivas: El terrible método para ‘curar’ a las lesbianas” by Leire Ventas (BBCMundo.com)