Just when you thought you couldn’t love Kerry Washington anymore, the “Scandal” star delivers an Olivia Pope-esque speech while receiving this year’s Vanguard Award at the 26th GLAAD Awards and we can not stop gushing about it!
GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, honored Kerry Washington, Roland Emmerich, and the best in film and television at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles last night.
Ellen DeGeneres presented the Vanguard Award to Kerry Washington who then took to the podium-less stage and eloquently delivered a several page speech she had written supporting the need for all marginalized groups- women, people of color, the LGBT community- to support each other. We’d try to sum it up here, but you better just WATCH!
The event was hosted by comedian Tig Notaro with a special performance by Alex Newell. Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Shonda Rhimes, Patricia Arquette, and Viola Davis were among the special guests. Awards sponsors included Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo; and Official Presenting Partners Amazon and Bud Light.
For a full list of GLAAD Awards winners and more information visit GLAAD.org/MediaAwards.