‘Transparent,’ ‘Shadowhunters’ Win GLAAD Media Awards

Freeform’s Shadowhunters and Amazon’s Transparent were the big winners at Saturday night’s 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

Shadowhunters won the award for Outstanding Drama Series while Transparent was the big winner in the Outstanding Comedy Series Category, according the organization. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.

USA Network’s Eyewitness also won an award for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited series, said the organization.

Additional awards will be presented at the GLAAD Media Awards event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on Saturday, May 6.  

GLADD Media Award winners include:

Vanguard Award: Patricia Arquette  

Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Troye Sivan

Outstanding Film – Wide Release: Moonlight (A24)

Outstanding Drama Series: Shadowhunters (Freeform)

Outstanding Comedy Series: Transparent (Amazon)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release: Other People (Vertical Entertainment)

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: Eyewitness (USA Network)

Outstanding Individual Episode: "San Junipero" Black Mirror (Netflix)

Outstanding Daily Drama: The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Comic Book: The Woods, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.