Samira Wiley, Gloria Carter, ‘CMBYN,’ honored at GLAAD Media Awards

By : Maia Monet
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ABOVE: Samira Wiley accepting the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards. Image is screenshot via YouTube

The 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards continued in New York City on Saturday hosted by Ross Matthews.

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Screened Out – Whiplash

By : Stephen Miller
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J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist

With a killer score, fierce editing, and electrifying performances, Whiplash has been landing on several “best of” lists. Five minutes into this tight, tense movie and you’ll understand why.

Simmons – an old-school character actor who you’ve seen everywhere (Spiderman, Juno, Up in the Air, and the Farmers Insurance commercials) – finally gets his due. He’s the clear front-runner for Best Supporting Actor this year, playing a manipulative, maniacal jazz teacher and conductor.

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Screened Out – Selma

By : Stephen Miller
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David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey, Allesandro Nivoli, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Tessa Thompson, Nigel Thatch

Like all fights for equality – and we in the LGBT community should know – history is fraught with politics, personalities, sacrifices, compromises, calculated losses, secret deals, and trade-offs. Selma shows all of this. It also makes so many smart choices that it should be a lesson to other biopics.

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