Thursday night was a full-circle moment for Lena Waithe.
The Emmy winner and [ReadyPlayerOne Stern, 33, won the award for Outstanding Single Episode (in a series without a LGBTQ character) at the GLAAD Media Awards 2018 for her work Master of None & # 39; Thanksgiving & # 39; – and in a touching moment Waithe was presented the prize of Halle Berry.
Waithe preveyy Told The New York Times The Halle Berry's Oscar-winning 2002 had a great impact on her. Her Oscar win "changes me," she told Berry's newspaper, which dedicated its Oscar to "every nameless, faceless woman of color" in Hollywood. "It let me know that we as a community were really really hugged by Hollywood."
Waithe repeated this mood on Thursday night and said, "I saw her Oscar speech and knew I could do anything, so I'm always grateful to you."
EW has the exclusive video from Waithe & # 39; s Adoption of the ceremony on Thursday in which she called for unity in the LGBTQ community. "We need to support each other, we need to talk to each other, we need to educate each other about our own travels, because at the end of the day, we are all we have, so let's hold that and let us cling to each other," she said added, "We work very hard to tell our stories and continue to tell our stories, because the more we are visible, the less they can behave as we behave invisibly."
Also this evening, Britney Spears was awarded the Ricky Martin Vanguard Award, and Ryan Murphy presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award Jim Bang  Jim Parson's
Denis O'Hare, Jon Huertas, and Chris Sullivan Received the Award of the Outstanding Drama Series for This Is Us Disney Channel Andi Mack Received the Award Outstanding Kids & Family Programming Excerpt Chelsea and Chelsea Peretti, Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero accepted the Oustanding Comedy Series award for Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
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The following is a list of other laureates announced at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles:
Outstanding Movie – Limited Edition: A Fantastic Woman (Sony Pictures Classics)
Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: When We Get Up (ABC)
Outstanding comic book: Black Panther: The World of Wakanda
Outstanding Daytime Drama: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Outstanding article on digital journalism: "Why Bisexual Men Always still struggling to convince them that they exist "by Samantha Allen (Splinter)
Outstanding Blog: TransGriot ( blogspot .com )
Outstanding television series (Span. Language: Las Chicas del Cable (Netflix)
Outstanding Digital Journalism: "Tres Hemanitos Para Dos Papás" by Jacqueline García
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