The stars showed up for a heartwarming evening at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton.
THE PARTY The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception where guests chatted while sipping Ketel One family-made cocktails. After the mingling, attendees noshed on a multicourse meal as host Wanda Sykes kicked off the main event. THE SCENE Britney Spears received a huge round of applause as she popped up onstage to accept the Vanguard Award, presented by none other than Ricky Martin. “Events like this show the world that we’re not alone,” Spears said as she accepted her award. “We can all join hands together here and know that we are all beautiful. And we can lift each other up and show our gifts without hesitation.” THE HIGHLIGHTS “Britney broke the show,” Sykes joked as Spears left the stage. “Everybody lost their minds.” Meanwhile, Ryan Murphy presented Jim Parsons with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, and Halle Berry presented Master of None’s Lena Waithe with the award for outstanding individual episode.
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