1st GLAAD Media Awards
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The 1st GLAAD Media Awards was held on April 29, 1990 at the Time & Life Building, New York City to honor “fair, accurate and inclusive” representations of gay individuals in the media during the 1989 season. This first year was small and low-key, with not many categories. The award this year looks different than it does now - it was a small, square-shaped crystal sculpture that had an etching. The awards have similar criteria that other awards have as to who gets what awards, but the caveat is that there is some element of the LGBTQ+ community in the show and movie. GLAAD honored Phil Donahue as the Media Person of the Year Award for his continued coverage of the LGBT community, and GLAAD co-founder Vito Russo joined him onstage. Other honorees included ''As the World Turns'' (Daytime Drama), ''L.A. Law'' (Drama Series) and ''Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt'' (TV Documentary).


Winners

* Outstanding Daytime Drama: ''As the World Turns'' * Outstanding Comedy Series: ''Doctor Doctor (1989 TV series), Doctor Doctor'' * Outstanding Drama Series: ''HeartBeat (1988 TV series), Heartbeat'' and ''L.A. Law'' (tie) * Outstanding Comedy Episode: ''The Tracey Ullman Show'' * Outstanding Drama Episode: ''Thirtysomething (TV series), thirtysomething'' * Outstanding TV Documentary: ''Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt'' * Outstanding TV Mini-Series: ''The Women of Brewster Place (TV miniseries), The Women of Brewster Place'' * Special Recognition: ''Out in the 90's'' (broadcast by Gay Cable Network)


References

GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies 1990 awards 1990 in LGBT history 1990 in New York City Lists of LGBT-related award winners and nominees {{lgbt-stub